Mike Hanke

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Mike Hanke
Mike Hanke.jpg
Hanke (left) with fan in 2013
Personal information
Full name Mike Hanke[1]
Date of birth (1983-11-05) 5 November 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Hamm, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Guizhou Renhe
Number 24
Youth career
1989–1996 TuS 1910 Wiescherhöfen
1996–1999 Hammer SpVg
1999–2000 VfL Bochum
2000–2001 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 FC Schalke 04 II 25 (22)
2001–2005 Schalke 04 58 (7)
2005–2007 VfL Wolfsburg 53 (16)
2007–2010 Hannover 96 81 (19)
2010 Hannover 96 II 1 (2)
2011–2013 Borussia Mönchengladbach 77 (13)
2013–2014 SC Freiburg 15 (2)
2014– Guizhou Renhe 12 (1)
National team
2000–2001 Germany U18 16 (9)
2001–2002 Germany U19 13 (7)
2002–2003 Germany U20 9 (8)
2003–2005 Germany U21 26 (14)
2004 Germany Team 2006 1 (0)
2005–2007 Germany 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2014.
† 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 Guizhou Renhe F.C.. He has been described as a player who "gives it his all in attack and is always dangerous in the opponent's penalty area."[2]

He earned 17 caps for the German national side between 2005 and 2007, and was in the teams which finished third at the 2005 Confederations Cup and 2006 World Cup on home soil.

Club career[edit]

Hanke made his debut in the 2001–02 season of the German Bundesliga for Schalke 04. He was transferred to VfL Wolfsburg during the 2005–06 season upon request by then Wolfsburg manager Thomas Strunz.

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.

On 31 May 2013, Hanke joined SC Freiburg on a free transfer. He said "It's a great package here in Freiburg. I had spoken to Christian Streich beforehand and got to know the place, and I think I'll fit in well here, the opportunity to play in Europe again certainly attracted me, but I also see it as my duty to help the younger players achieve their potential.'[3]

On 8 July 2014, Hanke transferred to Chinese Super League side Guizhou Renhe.[4]

International career[edit]

Hanke was first capped for the Germany national football team on 8 June 2005, in a 2–2 friendly draw against Russia in Mönchengladbach. He replaced Gerald Asamoah after 62 minutes. In his second game, on 18 June against Tunisia in the group stage of the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, he came on for Lukas Podolski in the 87th minute. One minute later, he scored his only international goal, the last one in a 3–0 victory. He made his first start in the third-place play-off against Mexico on 29 June, but was sent off in the 53rd minute.

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 Germany's 3–1 win over Portugal in the third-place play-off, replacing Lukas Podolski after 71 minutes.[5]

Hanke appeared in three of Germany's qualifiers for Euro 2008, earning the last of 12 caps on 17 November 2007 in a 4–0 home win over Cyprus.[6]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 June 2005 RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany  Tunisia 3–0 3–0 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup

Personal life[edit]

Hanke is allergic to grass. He gets blisters and sore skin from contact with grass.[7]


Schalke 04





  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 12. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". www.hanover96.com. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hanke signs for Freiburg". Bundesliga. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ 德国前国脚麦克·汉克正式加盟我俱乐部 (in Chinese). renhefc.hupu.com. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Germany 3-1 Portugal". BBC Sport. 8 July 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mike Hanke". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rasen-Allergie immer schlimmer" (in German). bild.de. Retrieved 28 June 2008. 

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