Oscar Wendt

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Oscar Wendt
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Wendt playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2011
Personal information
Full name Oscar Wendt
Date of birth (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 17
Youth career
IFK Skövde
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 IFK Göteborg 36 (1)
2006–2011 Copenhagen 138 (6)
2011– Borussia Mönchengladbach 53 (4)
National team
2002 Sweden U17 2 (0)
2003 Sweden U19 7 (0)
2004–2006 Sweden U21 14 (1)
2007– Sweden 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:28, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Oscar Wendt (born 24 October 1985) is a Swedish footballer who currently plays as a left back for Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Swedish national team.

When Oscar Wendt transferred to F.C. Copenhagen he was relatively longhaired, however, after a promise to chairman Flemming Østergaard on whether they would win SAS Ligaen, he and fellow Swede Fredrik Berglund shaved their hair. Ever since Oscar Wendt has kept his hair short.

Biography[edit]

IFK Göteborg[edit]

After playing for IFK Skövde, he joined IFK Göteborg in 2003, a club he played for until 2006, when he moved to the Danish champions F.C. Copenhagen on a four-year contract and 6 million DKK deal.[1]

In IFK Göteborg he became an important first team player, earning 14 appearances on the Swedish U21 team and a call-up for the Swedish national team.

In his time at the club he played 91 matches. After his departure to F.C. Copenhagen a huge gap arose in the defence, later filled by Argentine defender José Shaffer coming from Racing Club.

F.C. Copenhagen[edit]

In his first two years in F.C. Copenhagen he struggled to become a first team regular, first being a backup for former Norwegian international André Bergdølmo and later Danish international Niclas Jensen. However, in 2008, he managed to become a first choice on the left back position for his team, earning him a call-up to the Swedish national team, his first in over 18 months. His strong performances also had him linked with both English club West Ham United and Italian club Genoa.[2][3]

With an injured Niclas Jensen in F.C. Copenhagen's 2006–07 UEFA Champions League campaign, Wendt played regularly as a left back, and in the team's 3–1 win against Celtic, he alongside fellow Copenhagen defender Michael Gravgaard was chosen for the Eurosport "Team of the Round".[4]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

Oscar Wendt moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach on a free transfer after signing a three-year contract on 10 June 2011.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 November 2012
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2003 IFK Göteborg Allsvenskan 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
2004 3 0 1 0 4 1 8 1
2005 21 1 3 0 0 0 24 1
2006 9 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Denmark League Danish Cup Europe Total
2006–07 FC Copenhagen Danish Superliga 21 0 5 0 4 0 30 0
2007–08 24 0 4 0 3 0 31 0
2008–09 6 0 0 0 4 0 10 0
2009–10
2010–11
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2011–12 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 14 0 2 1 0 0 16 1
2012–13 21 1 1 0 2 0 11 1
Country Sweden 42 1 8 0 4 1 54 2
Denmark 30 0 9 0 11 0 50 0
Germany 22 1 3 1 2 0 27 2
Career total 94 2 20 1 17 1 131 4

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

F.C. Copenhagen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCK skriver med svensk stortalent" (in Danish). bold.dk. 
  2. ^ "West Ham så på Wendt" (in Danish). tv2sport.dk. 
  3. ^ "Genoa ude efter Wendt" (in Danish). tv2sport.dk. 
  4. ^ "FCK-spillere på Rundens ChL-hold" (in Danish). bold.dk. 
  5. ^ "Wendt entscheidet sich für Gladbach". kicker Magazine. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 

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