Ethiopia’s veteran defender Degu Debebe has just added another feather to his illustrious football career winning his 6th Ethiopian Premier League title in style as the St.George captain fantastic.
The soft spoken Degu has been a no nonsense defender who has thrived in confidence and charisma holding the defence like a colossus at every game he has featured. Degu is a model of consistency, rarely making errors and has helped the St.George win 6 Premier League titles.
When Degu Debebe announced his International Retirement from the Ethiopia Walia Ibex team many thought that was the end of an era having debuted for Ethiopia in 2003 and retired in 2004 a decade playing at the very top and earning himself 46 caps to be one of the highest capped players in the history of Ethiopia.
Earlier this week he capped another milestone as he helped St.George to the 2014/2015 Ethiopian Premier League title while wearing the captain’s armband.
“I am really delighted and happy for winning the league with St.George it is a happy moment for me personally and my family not forgetting my team mates and our very faithful fans “Degu told Soka25east.com
Degu who is a central defender and began his career at Arba Mich City and in the summer of 2004 he joined St.George.
Degu was voted player of the season the same year in 2004/2005 and in return received 1,000 birr cash prize.
Degu was part of the Ethiopian Walia Ibex team that qualified for Africa Cup of Nations 2013 after a 31 year wait while also qualifying for CHAN and reaching the playoffs for World Cup 2014.