Denis Wolf

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Denis Wolf
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Personal information
Full name Dennis Santos Wolf
Date of birth (1983-01-15) 15 January 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Hanover, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
TSV Havelse
Youth career
0000–2001 Germania Grasdorf
2001–2002 Hannover 96
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Hannover 96 II 20 (7)
2003 Hannover 96 4 (1)
2005–2006 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 31 (5)
2006–2007 Fortuna Düsseldorf 24 (2)
2007–2009 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 56 (12)
2009–2012 1. FC Magdeburg 64 (12)
2012 Global FC 6 (1)
2013– TSV Havelse 51 (15)
National team
2012 Philippines 15 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 December 2012

Denis Santos Wolf (born January 15, 1983) is a FilipinoGerman footballer who plays as a forward for TSV Havelse. He has also made appearances for the Philippines national team in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Wolf started as a youth at Germania Grasdorf and then moved to Hanover 96 in 2001. After playing for the youth team, he mainly played for the reserve side in the Oberliga. In 2003, he managed to break into the first team making four appearances and scored one goal in the Bundesliga within the first half of the 2003–04 season.

In early June 2005, Wolf joined Fortuna Düsseldorf on loan for the 2005–06 season, after only four seasons with Hannover. He would end up signing for the club permanently in July 2006.

He then moved to rivals Rot-Weiß Erfurt for the 2007–08 season, spending two season with the club being a regular, making 56 appearances and scoring 12 goals. He eventually moved to Magdeburg in 2009.

However, in August 2009, he underwent knee surgery which kept him out until December. He made his debut for Magdeburg on 14 February 2010 against Türkiyemspor Berlin, but was substituted after only 15 minutes.

Following a dismal 2011–12 season where 1.FC Magdeburg saw themselves in 18th and last place in the Regionalliga Nord, on 20 May 2012, the management decided to release almost a dozen players, including Wolf, to begin rebuilding as quickly as possible.[1]

In September 2012, it was announced that Wolf has signed with Filipino side Global FC.[2]

International career[edit]

Being of Filipino descent, Wolf expressed his desire to represent the Philippines internationally.[3] In mid-January 2012, he arrived in Manila to link up with the Philippines national football team ahead of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup[4] and made his unofficial debut against Korean side Icheon Citizen FC.[5] He continued to make unofficial appearances for the Philippines when he joined the team in their Mideast tour in mid-February which also saw him score against Qatari side Al Ahli.[6] On 29 February 2012, he got his official debut in a friendly match against Malaysia, scoring in the Philippines' only goal, before Malaysia managed to get an equalizer in second half. injury time.[7] On 27 September 2012, he then scored his first international hat-trick in a 5–0 win against Macau.[8] On 29 September 2012, scored the first goal in a 3-1 win against Chinese Taipei national football team.

Later that year, he was part of the Philippines squad that competed at the AFF Suzuki Cup. He made two appearances in the group stage as they reached the knockout round. He then came on as sub in the semi-final second-leg against Singapore as they lost 1–0 which was also the final aggregate score. It proved to be Wolf's final appearance for the Philippines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regionalligist verabschiedet Spieler und verkleinert Kader". 1.fc-magdeburg.de (in German). 25 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://soccercentralph.com/news/ufl-releases-division-1-lineup?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
  3. ^ "Michael Weiss stays upbeat despite Azkals' latest loss". Pinoy Football. 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Leyba, Olmin (19 January 2012). "Fil-German to boost Azkals AFC Challenge bid". The Philippine Star. 
  5. ^ Tupas, Cedelf P. (22 January 2012). "Koreans nip Azkals United in shootout". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Philippines bounce back to beat Qatar's Al Ahli". AseanFootball.org. ASEAN Football Federation. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Deadlock in Manila". AseanFootball.org. ASEAN Football Federation. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.tempo.com.ph/2012/wolf-completes-hattrick-for-azkals/

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