Hanke (left) with fan in 2013
|Full name||Mike Hanke|
|Date of birth||5 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Hamm, West Germany|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1989–1996||TuS 1910 Wiescherhöfen|
|2001–2005||FC Schalke 04 II||25||(22)|
|2010||Hannover 96 II||1||(2)|
|2004||Germany Team 2006||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2014
Mike Hanke (German pronunciation: [ˈmaɪ̯k ˈhaŋkə]; born 5 November 1983 in Hamm) is a German former footballer who played the position of striker. He has been described as a player who "gives it his all in attack and is always dangerous in the opponent's penalty area."
In May 2007, Hanke moved to Hannover 96, and netted eleven league goals, while the side achieved a midtable final position.
On 31 May 2013, Hanke joined SC Freiburg on a free transfer. He said "It's a great package here in Freiburg. I had spoken to Christian Streich beforehand and got to know the place, and I think I'll fit in well here, the opportunity to play in Europe again certainly attracted me, but I also see it as my duty to help the younger players achieve their potential.'
Hanke was first capped for the Germany national football team on 8 June 2005, in a 2–2 friendly draw against Russia in Mönchengladbach. He replaced Gerald Asamoah after 62 minutes. In his second game, on 18 June against Tunisia in the group stage of the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, he came on for Lukas Podolski in the 87th minute. One minute later, he scored his only international goal, the last one in a 3–0 victory. He made his first start in the third-place play-off against Mexico on 29 June, but was sent off in the 53rd minute.
He was a member of the German squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but missed the first two group stage matches due to the red card received in the Confederations Cup. He appeared as a substitute in Germany's 3–1 win over Portugal in the third-place play-off, replacing Lukas Podolski after 71 minutes.
|1.||18 June 2005||RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany||Tunisia||3–0||3–0||2005 FIFA Confederations Cup|
- "FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 12. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
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- "Höhepunkte eines deutschen Stürmers" (in German). 11Freunde. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
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