Philipp Degen

Philipp Degen

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Philipp Degen (born 15 February 1983 in Hölstein, Switzerland) is a Swiss footballer who currently plays for Liverpool. Degen is usually a right back but can also play at left back or on the right wing. Degen reached the last 16 in the 2006 World Cup with the Switzerland and was selected again for Euro 2008 but did not play any games.

He began his professional career at Swiss team FC Basel, playing four seasons at the club before moving to Borussia Dortmund. He then spent three years at the German club, his last season being marred by injury. Degen signed for Liverpool on a free transfer on 3 July 2008.

Club career

Degen made the transition to professional football in 1995, signing for the Swiss team FC Basel. He spent five seasons in the youth team before making his first team debut in 2001. In the first four seasons of his senior career Degen made 69 first team appearances and scored four goals for Basel. Degen spent the 2002–03 season on loan to FC Aarau making 16 appearances and playing in the same team as his brother, David Degen. Over this four year period he claimed three league titles and one domestic cup with Basel, managed by Christian Gross.

Borussia Dortmund

Degen was then signed by Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga and in three seasons at the club he made 68 first team...
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