Degenek departs Germany for J.League

After four years playing in Germany, the Australia international is heading east for 2017 in search of new adventures

Socceroos defender Milos Degenek has confirmed he is on his way from 1860 Munich to J.League club Yokohama F. Marinos.

The 22-year-old, who was capped by Australia in 2016, told his followers on Instagram the move was an exciting one which he hoped would prove “the right decision”.  


I flew yesterday to search for a better life more stories to tell more goals to fulfil more dreams to achieve and more success to have in football. It’s a step I’m proud of and I can’t wait to get started tomorrow and prove everyone it’s the right decision and the best move possible!!! New home new rules same old game #MD #Yokohama #marinos #football #love #dream #job #passion #believe

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Degenek, who was born in Croatia, had been plying his trade in Germany since 2012 when he first signed with Stuttgart.

The versatile defender has played 33 league matches for 1860 since joining the Bavarian club before last season, while he has played five games for the Socceroos.

Marinos start their J.League campaign on February 25 at home to Urawa Red Diamonds. 

Degenek is the third Australian set to play in Japan’s top division this year alongside Socceroos team-mate Nathan Burns, who is at FC Tokyo, and former Central Coast Mariners striker Mitchell Duke, who plays for Shimizu S-Pulse.