Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen

Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen (born 6 November 1975) is a Danish former football midfielder and journalist. She most recently played for Brøndby and won over 100 caps for the Danish national team.

Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen
Personal information
Full name Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen
Date of birth (1975-11-06) 6 November 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Horsens, Denmark
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Horsens FC
1993 Vejle BK
1994–2000 HEI
2001 New York Power 11 (0)
2002–2004 IK Skovbakken
2004–2007 Brøndby IF (women)
National team
1993–2007 Denmark 118 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December 2007

After the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup she and her Danish team mates accused the Chinese hosts of harassment and covert surveillance prior to China's first round match against Denmark. When FIFA refused to investigate Eggers Nielsen publicly related the matter to wider allegations of corrupt practices within FIFA.[1][2] She retired from international football in January 2008.[3]

After training as a journalist, in 2011 Eggers Nielsen contributed to a biography of former team mate Katrine Pedersen.[4]


  1. ^ Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen (20 August 2008). "OL er en krejler, der fascinerer og provokerer" (in Danish). Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  2. ^ Grant Wahl (1 August 2008). "Danish coach accuses Chinese of spying at 2007 Women's World Cup". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  3. ^ Helle Møller Riis (10 January 2008). "Anne stopper på landsholdet" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  4. ^ Helle Møller Riis (4 May 2011). "Landsholdsduo bag ny bold-biografi" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.

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