Dennis Grote

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Dennis Grote
Grote 2015.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-09) 9 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Kaiserslautern, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chemnitzer FC
Number 7
Youth career
1. FC Kaiserslautern
FC Vorwärts Wettringen
0000–2002 SC Preußen Münster
2002–2004 VfL Bochum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 VfL Bochum II 41 (3)
2004–2011 VfL Bochum 85 (7)
2011 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (loan) 13 (0)
2012–2014 Preußen Münster 77 (11)
2014–2016 MSV Duisburg 55 (6)
2016– Chemnitzer FC 18 (1)
National team
2004–2005 Germany U-19 5 (0)
2005–2006 Germany U-20 5 (0)
2007–2009 Germany U-21 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:32, 22 December 2016 (UTC).

Dennis Grote (born 9 August 1986) is a German footballer for Chemnitzer FC. He plays as a left winger and midfielder.[1] In 2009, he won the 2009 UEFA Under-21 Championship with the German under-21 football team.

Career[edit]

After starting his career at Bundesliga side 1. FC Kaiserslautern, he joined VfL Bochum in 2002 and came from the youth team to the first team in the Bundesliga. In the second half of the 2004–05 season, Grote played as an amateur in five league games. In summer 2005, he signed a professional contract.

On 16 December 2005, he scored his first professional goal in the 88th minute for a 1–0 victory in a second division match against Unterhaching. Easter Monday 2006, he earned promotion with VfL Bochum to the Bundesliga after winning the 2. Bundesliga.

He scored his first Bundesliga goal on 5 May 2007 in a 3–0 away victory against Hamburger SV. In 2007, he signed a new deal with Bochum until the end of the 2011 season.[2] He also scored his first goal of the season against Hamburger in a 1–0 victory for Bochum in November 2009.[3][4] In his final season at Bochum in 2010–11, he only played eight times for them in the Bundesliga.[5] During winter break 2010–11, he moved to Rot-Weiß Oberhausen on loan. However, Grote was unable to save them from relegation after playing 13 times. Oberhausen finished the season in 17th place and were relegated from the 2. Bundesliga.

In August 2011, Grote joined Leeds United on trial.[6] In August 2011, he played for Leeds against Farsley Celtic.[7] He helped getting two assists in the match for fellow German trialist Felix Luz.[8]

He joined MSV Duisburg for the 2014–15 season.[9]

He moved to Chemnitzer FC for the 2016–17 season.[10]

International career[edit]

Grote played for Germany at various age levels, he won the 2009 UEFA Under-21 Championship with Germany in 2009, in the same side as the likes of Mesut Özil, Manuel Neuer and Sami Khedira.[2][11] He was an unused substitute against England Under 21's in the final.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 March 2016[1]
Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Total
VfL Bochum II 2003–04 Oberliga Westfalen 2 0 2 0
2004–05 4 0 4 0
2005–06 12 2 1 1 13 3
2006–07 6 0 6 0
2007–08 6 0 6 0
2008–09 Regionalliga West 4 1 4 1
2009–10 7 0 7 0
Total 41 3 1 1 42 4
VfL Bochum 2004–05 Bundesliga 5 0 0 0 5 0
2005–06 2. Bundesliga 9 1 0 0 9 1
2004–05 Bundesliga 16 1 1 0 17 1
2007–08 18 1 2 1 20 2
2008–09 20 3 1 0 21 3
2009–10 10 1 1 0 11 1
2010–11 2. Bundesliga 7 0 1 0 8 0
Total 85 7 6 1 91 8
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 13 0 0 0 13 0
SC Preußen Münster 2011–12 3. Liga 12 1 12 1
2012–13 36 2 2 0 38 2
2013–14 21 6 2 0 23 6
Total 69 9 4 0 73 9
MSV Duisburg 2014–15 3. Liga 35 6 1 0 36 6
2015–16 2. Bundesliga 20 0 1 0 21 0
Total 55 6 2 0 57 6
Chemnitzer FC 2016–17 3. Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 262 25 13 2 276 27

Honours[edit]

Germany U-21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grote, Dennis" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Dennis Grote". UEFA.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Grote Gets Bochum Going". Sportinglife.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "www.ifotbol.com". www.ifotbol.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dennis Grote". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Pyke, Chris (25 May 2010). "Transfer talk: Chelsea yet to agree a deal for Romelu Lukaku". The National. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Trialists In Frame At Farsley". Leeds United. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Hay, Phil (7 August 2011). "Leeds United: Whites eye Mendy deal". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Vertrag bis 2016: MSV Duisburg verpflichtet Dennis Grote" (in German). msv-duisburg.de. 1 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dennis Grote wird ein Himmelblauer" (in German). chemnitzerfc.de. 4 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Dennis Grote". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Germany v England - Final". TheFA.com. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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