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Dan Eggen

Dan Eggen

Dan Eggen (born January 13, 1970 in Oslo) is a former Norwegian footballer, who played as a central defender. He started his career in the Norwegian amateur side Årvoll and Ready. Later he went on to play for several teams outside of Norway: Danish teams BK Frem and Brøndby IF, Spanish teams Celta Vigo and Alavés, French team Le Mans and Scottish club Rangers. Dan Eggen is one of the six players with caps for Norway who has not played in the Norwegian Premier League.

Eggen represented Norway in 25 caps, scoring two goals. He was a part of the 1994 and 1998 World Cup squads, and the 2000 European Football Championship squad. He was not used in any matches in the 1994 World Cup, but was a key player in 1998 and 2000.

He is currently the manager of the rock band El Caco, and has started to study for football coaching at Wang Idrettsgymnas. In 2005 he started a bachlors degree in social economics at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Trivia

Appears in Satyricon's DVD Roadkill Extravaganza, where he is visiting the band backstage, revealing himself as a fan of Norwegian black metal.

During a Pantera concert in Spain, Eggen joined the band on stage for 30 seconds and showing off headbanging and air guitar playing.

In a recent interview, Dan named Gary Naysmith, Gianluca Festa, Djimi Traore, Lars Ricken, Cesar Sampaio and Stefan Rehn as the players he most admires.

He was the only known footballer to successfully learn and sing the Champions League anthem that is played before matches in that competition.

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