Philipp Bönig

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Philipp Bönig
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Personal information
Full name Philipp Bönig
Date of birth (1980-03-20) 20 March 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Erding, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left Wingback
Club information
Current team
Ferencváros
Number 5
Youth career
1986–1994 Eintracht Freising
1994–2000 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Bayern Munich II 35 (0)
2001–2003 MSV Duisburg 66 (2)
2003–2012 VfL Bochum 170 (0)
2009–2012 VfL Bochum II 5 (0)
2012– Ferencváros 42 (2)
Total 318 (4)
National team
2003–2004 Germany B 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 March 2011

Philipp Bönig (born 20 March 1980 in Erding, Germany) is a German footballer who plays as a left back for Ferencvárosi TC.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Born in Erding (Bavaria), Bönig started to play football at the local club Eintracht Freising. His first position was keeper but after a couple of matches he moved to the left offensive midfield.[3] Two of his brothers are also football players: his brother Sebastian played more than hundred matches in the second Bundesliga for LR Ahlen and Union Berlin, and his youngest brother Vincent played in the second team of FC Ingolstadt 04.[4]

After impressing as a junior, Bönig joined Bayern Munich as a 14-year old in 1994 and played there for seven years. In the last year he established himself in the second team of the club which played in the Regionalliga. While playing at Bayern Munich, Bönig made twenty starts for the German national youth teams.[3]

MSV Duisburg[edit]

In 2001, Bönig started his professional career at MSV Duisburg in the 2. Bundesliga and stayed for two seasons at this club. In this period he made 66 matches and scored two goals.[3] Since his contract expired at the summer of 2003 he got offers from different clubs and he decided to move to then Bundesliga club, VfL Bochum.[5]

VfL Bochum[edit]

In his first season 2003–04 VfL Bochum qualified itself for the UEFA Cup and Bönig played three matches for Team 2006. However, in the following season Bochum were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga. But in the next season, they returned directly to the highest level again. After Bochum could maintain themselves in the season 2006–07 his contract was extended until the season 2009–10. In the winter of 2009 Tomasz Zdebel left the club which made Bönig the longest-serving player at the club in the selection.

Bönig acts normally as left defender. His biggest assets are his mentality and fighting spirit, which made him to a crowd-pleaser in the past years. Interestingly he never scored a goal in the German Bundesliga in his over 150 matches.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 November 2014

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Total
1998–99 Bayern Munich II Regionalliga Süd 1 0 1 0
1999–00 5 0 5 0
2000–01 29 0 29 0
2001–02 MSV Duisburg 2. Bundesliga 33 1 1 0 34 1
2002–03 33 1 2 1 35 2
2003–04 VfL Bochum Bundesliga 28 0 1 0 1 0 30 0
2004–05 29 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 34 0
2005–06 2. Bundesliga 19 0 1 0 20 0
2006–07 Bundesliga 30 0 3 0 33 0
2007–08 25 0 0 0 25 0
2008–09 18 0 1 0 19 0
2009–10 10 0 0 0 10 0
2010–11 2. Bundesliga 6 0 1 0 7 0
2011–12 5 0 1 0 6 0
2009–10 VfL Bochum II Regionalliga West 2 0 2 0
2010–11 1 0 1 0
2011–12 2 0 2 0
Hungary League Hungarian Cup Ligakupa Europe Total
2012–13 Ferencváros NB I. 7 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2013–14 24 2 1 1 7 0 32 3
2014–15 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
Total Germany 276 2 13 1 2 0 2 0 293 3
Hungary 42 2 2 1 8 0 1 0 53 3
Career total 318 4 15 2 10 0 3 0 346 6

Honours[edit]

Ferencváros
VfL Bochum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Német védőt igazoltunk" [German defender has been confirmed] (in Hungarian). Ferencvárosi TC. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bönig, Philipp" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Philipp Bönig: Beharrlich und flexibel" (in German). Mein VfL. 2 December 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Zwei Bochumer Jungs" (in German). Der Westen. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bochum holt Jungtalent Bönig" (in German). Kicker Magazine. 7 March 2003. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 

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