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Jens Petersen Squad Index
Information:
1964-65 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Right Half
Date of Birth:
22nd December 1941
Birthplace:
Esbjerg
Nationality:
Danish
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
11st 2lbs
Signed:
January 1965
Career History:
Esbjerg/Aberdeen 23rd January 1965, Released on 30th April 1970/Rapid Vienna June 1970/KV Mechelen July 1971/Varde IF July 1973, Retired in 1975
 
Profile:
Arrived at Pittodrie from Danish club Esbjerg where he had played as an amateur and initially struggled to make an impact. The Scandinavian invasion of Scotland was to prove a popular source of talent for Scottish clubs and none personified the success of the strategy more than Jens. After new boss Eddie Turnbull took over, Petersen began to make his mark at Pittodrie, and Jens developed in to a top-drawer defender. Played for the Dons in the 1967 Cup Final, and was appointed captain the following season. Left Aberdeen in 1970, after the emergence of Martin Buchan. Died: Esbjerg, 8th March 2012
Jens Petersen

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
27/01/1965
Aberdeen 3-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 9,000 23 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1969-70
17
3
2
8
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
27
3
2
4
0
1
1968-69
34
0
1
6
0
0
6
0
0
4
0
0
50
0
1
7
0
1
1967-68
32
0
3
6
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
1
43
0
4
2
0
0
1966-67
30
0
1
10
0
1
6
0
0
0
0
0
46
0
2
4
0
1
1965-66
24
0
0
1
0
0
5
0
1
0
0
0
30
0
1
1
0
0
1964-65
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
140
3
7
31
0
1
22
0
1
7
0
1
200
3
10
18
0
3
Total Appearances/Goals: 203 10