|Full name||Joseph Andew Enochs|
|Date of birth||September 1, 1971|
|Place of birth||Petaluma, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1993–1994||San Francisco United All Blacks|
|1994–1996||FC St. Pauli||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Joseph "Joe" Enochs (born September 1, 1971, in Petaluma, California) is a retired American soccer player who spent the majority of his career at German Second Division club VfL Osnabrück. He began his professional career with the San Francisco United All Blacks before moving to Germany to sign with FC St. Pauli. He never played for the first team and moved to Osnabrück in 1996. Enochs earned one cap with the United States national team in 2001.
In 1994, Enochs received a phone call from a former Sac State teammate Mark Baena. Baena was playing in Germany and was looking for a roommate. Enochs decided to take Baena up on his offer and moved to Germany. Enochs later explained, "I was going to come home after the first year [in Germany], but I was having too much fun." In 1994, Enochs signed with St. Pauli. The team placed him with its Fourth Division amateur farm team. The next season, Enochs and his team mates had moved to the Third Division for the 1995–96 season where he played in thirty-four games, scoring one goal. He performed well enough that he was offered a position on St. Pauli's first team, but he decided to move to Third Division club VfL Osnabrück in 1996.
Enochs quickly established himself at Osnabrück, seeing time in thirty games in the 1996–97 season. He never played less than twenty-nine games a season as he was selected as team co-captain. In 2000, Osnabrück earned promotion to the Second Division, but was back in the Third Division the next season. The team won promotion again in 2003 and again in 2007, this time in the last game of the season. Enochs broke the club record for games played on May 19, 2007. In June 2007, he signed a one-year extension to his contract.
At the beginning of the 2007–08 season, his club opened a special section for children on the West stand of the stadium, that is named after Enochs. He retired at the end of the 2007–08 season.
Enochs earned his only cap with the U.S. national team in a June 7, 2001, scoreless tie with Ecuador. Enochs came on for Tony Sanneh in the sixty-second minute. He left the game in the ninety-first minute after suffering a gash to his forehead during a collision. Richie Williams came on for him.
Enochs met his wife, Gunilla, a few months after he arrived in Germany through a blind date. That led to marriage and the birth of his daughter, Emily. In 2008, Enochs opened a bar in the historic part of Osnabrück.
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