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Johannes Pløger

(second from the right)
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Full nameJohannes Theodor Louis Plöger
Playing positionRight winger

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Johannes Theodor Louis Plöger (April 3, 1922 - February 4, 1991), commonly known as Johannes Pløger, was a Danish football player, who most notably played professionally as a winger for Italian clubs Juventus F.C. and Udinese Calcio. He played 21 games and scored eight goals for the Denmark national football team, with whom he won a bronze medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Born at Frederiksberg in Copenhagen, Pløger started his senior career with Boldklubben Frem. He helped the club win the 1940 Danish Cup, and made his debut for the Danish national team in October 1940. He was a part of the Frem teams that won the 1941 and 1944 Danish championship trophies, and was selected to represent Denmark at the 1948 Olympics. He scored two goals in four games as Denmark won bronze medals, and was one of several Danish footballers who was bought by professional Italian clubs after the Olympics had ended. He played his last Danish national team game in October 1948, as the Danish rules of amateurism prohibited him from representing his country as a professional player.

After finishing his professional career in Italy, Pløger settled as a Ford car dealer in Frederiksberg. He died in February 1991, 69 years old.

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