Weidenfenller in 2011
|Full name||Roman Weidenfeller|
|Date of birth||6 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Diez, West Germany|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Current club||Borussia Dortmund|
|1996–1998||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|1998–2002||1. FC Kaiserslautern II||74||(0)|
|1999–2002||1. FC Kaiserslautern||6||(0)|
|2002–2005||Borussia Dortmund II||13||(0)|
|2005||Germany Team 2006||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:59, 31 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Roman Weidenfeller (German pronunciation: [ʁɔˈmaːn ˈvaɪ̯dənˌfɛlɐ]; born 6 August 1980) is a German footballer who plays as goalkeeper for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the German national team. He made his first international appearance in a friendly match against England.
In 1998, Weidenfeller transferred to the 1. FC Kaiserslautern youth team where he made 40 appearances in two seasons. He was then promoted to the first team but made only six league appearances in two seasons.
Weidenfeller moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2002 on a free transfer as a possible replacement for Jens Lehmann, who had moved to Arsenal in 2003. Weidenfeller had reportedly been unhappy at Kaiserslautern, where he was used mainly as a backup to Georg Koch. His debut for Dortmund came on 17 December 2003 against his former club, Kaiserslautern, in a 1–0 loss.
Early in the 2007–08 season, Weidenfeller was given a three match ban and fined €10,000 for racist insults leveled against Schalke 04 striker Gerald Asamoah. Asamoah originally reported Weidenfeller after a match on 18 August 2007 between the two clubs, where the incident occurred after a clash between the two in the 51st minute. Weidenfeller offered an apology to Asamoah following the news reports but denied making the statement.
On 6 May 2013, Weidenfeller signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund, keeping him at the club until 2016.
In November 2013, Weidenfeller was called up to the German national squad for his first time for the friendlies against Italy and England. He received his first cap when he started against England at the Wembley Stadium on 19 November 2013, making him the oldest ever German goalkeeper débutante.
- As of 1 September 2013.
|Germany||League||DFB-Pokal[nb 1]||Continental[nb 2]||Total|
|2000–01||1. FC Kaiserslautern||Bundesliga||3||0||0||0||1||0||4||0|
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- Official website
- Roman Weidenfeller career stats at Soccerbase
- Roman Weidenfeller at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Roman Weidenfeller football profile from Yahoo! Sports UK
- Roman Weidenfeller at ESPN FC