|Date of birth||22 November 1978|
|Place of birth||Essen, West Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|VfL Bochum (youth)|
|TuS 84/10 Essen|
|SG Wattenscheid 09|
|1997–1998||Borussia Dortmund II|
|2011–2012||Wuppertaler SV Borussia||2||(0)|
|2012–2013||VfL Bochum Youth Academy (assistant)|
|2013–2015||VfL Bochum II (assistant)|
|2015–||VfL Bochum (youth)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He is currently working as manager for a youth team of VfL Bochum.
Brinkmann then successfully spent two years in Aachen along with players like Frank Paulus and Emmanuel Krontiris. He was part of the so-called "New Alemannia" and was capped 54 times. However, in 2005 he went to Eintracht Braunschweig, which was also a member of the 2nd Bundesliga at that time.
- Promotion to the Regionalliga West/Südwest with Rot-Weiss Essen in 1999
- Runner-Up in the 2003–04 DFB-Pokal
- "Brinkmann, Dennis" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 March 2012.