Daniel Ellensohn

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Daniel Ellensohn
Personal information
Full name Daniel Ellensohn
Date of birth (1985-08-09) 9 August 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position striker
Club information
Current team
Macarthur Rams
Number 8
Youth career
2001–2003 FC Viktorsberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Waitakere United 6 (2)
2006–2008 Team Wellington 13 (6)
2008 Waitakere United 2 (1)
2009 FC Lustenau 07 2 (0)
2009 FC Koblach
2010 Macarthur Rams
2011– Kiwi FC 8 (9)
National team
2007 New Zealand U-23 15 (5)
2007– New Zealand 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2008

Daniel Ellensohn (born 9 August 1985 in Cape Town) is an association football striker from New Zealand who currently plays for Samoa based League side Kiwi FC.[1] He has also been known to DJ, with popular London clubs Gigalum[2] and Ministry of Sound hosting him.[3]

Club career[edit]

His previous teams include Team Wellington and Waitakere United. Ellensohn holds dual citizenship with Austria and New Zealand. The South African-born striker played from 2004 to 2008 in the New Zealand Football Championship, initially for three seasons at Waitakere United, with whom he twice reached the 2005 and 2007 Grand Final, but lost both went to Auckland City. In 2007, he moved to Wellington team again in 2008 and reached the Grand Final, this time against his former club Waitakere. In spite of his hits for the 1:0-lead his team lost the game even with 2:3. Ellensohn then became the first ever New Zealander to sign in Austria as he signed for FC Lustenau in the Erste Liga, where his contract was no longer extended due to injury.
For the 2008/09 season Ellensohn returned to Waitakere and participated with the team at the FIFA Club World Cup 2008 (however, came at the 1:2 defeat against Adelaide United). Ellensohn has also spent a season with Sydney's Macarthur Rams in the NSW State League. In 2011-12 he signed with Kiwi FC, in London, UK.

International career[edit]

Ellensohn has made a solitary appearance for the New Zealand All Whites as a substitute in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Vanuatu on 17 November 2007.[4][5] He was included in the New Zealand squad for the football tournament at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, where they competed against hosts China, Brazil and Belgium.[6] Ellensohn scored the only goal in New Zealand U-23 historic 1-0 win over Chile, in Wellington, New Zealand on 4 July 2008, which tied the series 1-1.[7] http://www.kiwifc.com/#/squad/4554518247

He has represented New Zealand's national beach soccer team, where he was named captain during the OFC Beach World Cup Qualifiers.[8]


His brother David Ellensohn has represented New Zealand at Secondary School level as a goalkeeper and the South African born New Zealander holds an Austrian passport.[9]


  1. ^ "Kiwi FC Squad Profiles". (Kiwi FC). 
  2. ^ http://www.gigalum.com/whats-on.php?month=2&year=2014
  3. ^ http://www.ministryofsound.com/events/calendar/club/2014/03/12/14/36/140418-aly-and-fila#hvF7Uz6gEhX5KhKV.97
  4. ^ "A-International Lineups 2000-2009". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Fired up Oly-Whites down Chile". (NZPA) stuff.co.nz. 4 July 2008. 
  8. ^ "OFC Beach Soccer Championship New Zealand 2007". Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 20 Sep 2009. 
  9. ^ Doppelpass ins rot-weiß-rote Abseits Archived 19 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

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