Dennis Brinkmann

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Dennis Brinkmann
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-11-22) 22 November 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Essen, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Bochum (youth)
Youth career
TuS 84/10 Essen
SG Wattenscheid 09
Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Borussia Dortmund II
1998–2003 Rot-Weiss Essen
2003–2005 Alemannia Aachen 54 (4)
2005–2010 Eintracht Braunschweig 129 (3)
2010–2011 TuS Koblenz 27 (0)
2011–2012 Wuppertaler SV Borussia 2 (0)
Teams managed
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.

Dennis Brinkmann (born 22 November 1978 in Essen) is a German football coach and former professional footballer[1] who played as a defensive midfielder.

He is currently working as manager for a youth team of VfL Bochum.


In his youth, Brinkmann played for various clubs in the Ruhr Area. He started his senior career at Borussia Dortmund in 1997.

From 1998 to 2003, he spent five years in the Oberliga and the Regionalliga with Rot-Weiss Essen. Then he went to 2. Bundesliga-side Alemannia Aachen.

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


  1. ^ "Brinkmann, Dennis" (in German). Retrieved 26 March 2012. 

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