Hanke (left) with fan in 2013
|Full name||Mike Hanke|
|Date of birth||5 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Hamm, West Germany|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||SC Freiburg|
|1989–1996||TuS 1910 Wiescherhöfen|
|2001–2005||FC Schalke 04 II||25||(22)|
|2010||Hannover 96 II||1||(2)|
|2004||Germany Team 2006||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mike Hanke (German pronunciation: [ˈmaɪ̯k ˈhaŋkə]; born 5 November 1983 in Hamm) is a German football player who plays the position of striker, with Germany's SC Freiburg. He has been described as a player who "gives it his all in attack and is always dangerous in the opponent's penalty area."
In May 2007, Hanke moved to Hannover 96, and netted eleven league goals, while the side achieved a midtable final position.
After three and a half seasons with Hannover 96, he transferred to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Hanke was first capped for the Germany national football team on 8 June 2005, at the 2005 Confederations Cup, in a 2–2 draw against Russia. He netted his first international goal on 29 June, against Tunisia, but was sent off in his second match against Mexico.
He was a member of the German squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but missed the first two group stage matches due to the red card received in the Confederations Cup. He appeared as a substitute in the third place play-off against Portugal.
Hanke and his former long term girlfriend Jenny McManus have a daughter named Janatha-Fey, born on 15 March 2007 and a son named Jayron-Cain, born on 20 February 2008.
- Silbernes Lorbeerblatt: 2006
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