Dani Schahin

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Dani Schahin
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Personal information
Full name Dani Schahin
Date of birth (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 23
Youth career
0000–2002 FSV 63 Luckenwalde
2002–2006 Energie Cottbus
2006–2007 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Hamburger SV II 34 (13)
2009–2012 Greuther Fürth II 13 (3)
2009–2012 Greuther Fürth 34 (2)
2011Dynamo Dresden (loan) 12 (9)
2012–2013 Fortuna Düsseldorf 31 (8)
2013–2016 Mainz 05 3 (0)
2014–2015SC Freiburg (loan) 12 (0)
2015–2016FSV Frankfurt (loan) 25 (5)
2016–2018 Roda JC Kerkrade 46 (12)
2018–2019 Pyramids FC 4 (0)
2019– Extremadura 2 (0)
National team
2008 Germany U19 3 (0)
2008–2010 Germany U20 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:45, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Dani Schahin (born 9 July 1989) is a Ukrainian-born German footballer of Palestinian descent who plays for Spanish club Extremadura UD as a forward.

Early life[edit]

Schahin was born in Donetsk to a Palestinian father and Russian mother, but grew up in Baalbek in Lebanon until 1996 when his family moved to Teltow-Fläming in Germany.[1][2]


Schahin played as a youth for FSV Luckenwalde and Energie Cottbus before joining Hamburger SV in 2006. He broke through into HSV's reserve team in the 2007–08 season, making seven substitute appearances in the Regionalliga Nord. The following season, he scored twelve goals in 27 appearances, which made him the team's top scorer. On 8 June 2009, Schahin signed for Greuther Fürth of the 2. Bundesliga He made twelve appearances in his first season, and after a further six appearances (one goal) in the first half of the 2010–11 season, he was loaned to Dynamo Dresden in January 2011.[3]

Schahin made a huge impact at Dynamo, scoring ten goals in fourteen games to help the club finish third in the 3. Liga and win promotion to the 2. Bundesliga via a playoff win against VfL Osnabrück. Schahin scored the decisive goal in the last league game of the season, against Kickers Offenbach, and the winning goal in the second leg against Osnabrück.

After being released by Fürth in 2012, Schahin signed for Fortuna Düsseldorf. He made his Bundesliga debut on the opening day of the 2012–13 season against FC Augsburg. Coming onto the field as a substitute in the 60th minute, Schahin went on to score both goals in a 2–0 away win. He finished the season as the club's top scorer with eight league goals, but could not prevent Fortuna from being relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.

In July 2013, Schahin was transferred to 1. FSV Mainz 05 for a fee of approximately €1.5 million, and signed a four-year contract with the club.[4] For the 2014–15 season he was loaned out to SC Freiburg with an option to make the transfer permanent. He was sent again on loan for the 2015–16 season to FSV Frankfurt in the 2. Bundesliga, before joining Dutch club Roda JC Kerkrade on a permanent deal in 2016.

On 17 July 2018, Schahin joined Pyramids FC in the Egyptian Premier League.[5] The following 31 January, he switched teams and countries again after signing for Spain's Extremadura UD.[6]


  1. ^ "Schahin: "I with this moment would have lasted"". Bundesliga. 29 September 2012. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Deutschland sucht den Fußballstar". Der Spiegel. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Mavraj kommt sofort" [Mavraj is coming immediately] (in German). DFL. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Mainz 05 holt Stürmer Dani Schahin aus Düsseldorf". SWR.de (in German). 6 July 2013. Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Dani Schahin completes his move to Pyramids FC". 17 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Willkommen, Dani Schahin!" [Welcome, Dani Schahin!] (in Spanish). Extremadura UD. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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