Dan Eggen

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Dan Eggen
Personal information
Full nameDan Eggen
Date of birth (1970-01-13) 13 January 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position(s) Central defender
Youth career
Årvoll IL
Senior career*
1988–1990 Ready 40 (6)
1990–1993 BK Frem 72 (15)
1993–1997 Brøndby IF 108 (6)
1997–1999 Celta Vigo 37 (2)
1999–2003 Alavés 40 (2)
2003 Rangers 0 (0)
2003–2004 Le Mans 22 (1)
National team
1993–2001 Norway 25 (2)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Kolbotn (women)
2012–2013 KFUM Oslo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dan Eggen (born 13 January 1970) is a Norwegian football manager and former player.


He has previously coached KFUM Oslo and Kolbotn in the Norwegian Premier League for women. He was capped 25 times for Norway, scoring two goals.


Dan Eggen played as central defender. He started his career in the Norwegian amateur leagues with sides such as Lyn, 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 (where he played in the 2001 UEFA Cup Final), French team Le Mans and Scottish club Rangers. [1]

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. Eggen scored the equaliser against Morocco to secure a 2–2 draw for the Norwegians at the Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier in 1998.

In 2005, he started a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is currently the manager of the rock band El Caco. He has studied football coaching at Wang Idrettsgymnas and has been head coach of Kolbotn in the Norwegian Premier League for women, and for KFUM.


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 showed off headbanging and air guitar playing.

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  1. "Gers seal Eggen signing" BBC Sport website (31 January 2003)