Jens Petersen

Jens Petersen
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-12-22)22 December 1941
Place of birth Esbjerg, Denmark
Date of death 8 March 2012(2012-03-08) (aged 70)
Place of death Esbjerg, Denmark
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1964 Esbjerg fB 147 (7)
1964–1970 Aberdeen 142 (7)
1970–1971 SK Rapid Wien 11 (0)
1971–1973 Racing Mechelen
1973–1975 Varde IF
National team
1962–1965 Denmark 22 (1)
Teams managed
Varde IF
Esbjerg fB
Tarp Boldklub

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jens Petersen (22 December 1941 – 8 March 2012) was a Danish football player and manager. He was born in Esbjerg. During his playing career he played for Esbjerg fB and Varde IF in Denmark, Aberdeen in Scotland,[1] SK Rapid Wien in Austria, and Racing Mechelen in Belgium.

He earned a total of 22 caps for the Danish national side, but his international career was ended when he turned professional and joined Aberdeen.[2] After retiring as a player in 1975 he managed Varde IF and Esbjerg fB.

He died on 8 March 2012, aged 70.[3]


  1. "ABERDEEN: 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  2. "Marathon Man Jens Still Going?". Aberdeen F.C. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  3. "EfB's Jens Petersen er død, 70 år". DR. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.

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