Oscar Wendt

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Oscar Wendt
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Wendt playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2011
Personal information
Full name Oscar Wendt
Date of birth (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 17
Youth career
IFK Skövde
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 IFK Göteborg 36 (1)
2006–2011 Copenhagen 138 (5)
2011– Borussia Mönchengladbach 79 (6)
National team
2002 Sweden U17 2 (0)
2003 Sweden U19 7 (0)
2004–2006 Sweden U21 14 (1)
2007– Sweden 25 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2015

Oscar Wendt (born 24 October 1985) is a Swedish footballer who currently plays as a left back for Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Swedish national team.

Biography[edit]

IFK Göteborg[edit]

After playing for IFK Skövde, he joined IFK Göteborg in 2003, a club he played for until 2006, when he moved to the Danish champions F.C. Copenhagen on a four-year contract and 6 million DKK deal.[1]

In IFK Göteborg he became an important first team player, earning 14 appearances on the Swedish U21 team and a call-up for the Swedish national team.

In his time at the club he played 91 matches. After his departure to F.C. Copenhagen a huge gap arose in the defence, later filled by Argentine defender José Shaffer coming from Racing Club.

F.C. Copenhagen[edit]

In his first two years in F.C. Copenhagen he struggled to become a first team regular, first being a backup for former Norwegian international André Bergdølmo and later Danish international Niclas Jensen. However, in 2008, he managed to become a first choice on the left back position for his team, earning him a call-up to the Swedish national team, his first in over 18 months. His strong performances also had him linked with both English club West Ham United and Italian club Genoa.[2][3]

With an injured Niclas Jensen in F.C. Copenhagen's 2006–07 UEFA Champions League campaign, Wendt played regularly as a left back, and in the team's 3–1 win against Celtic, he alongside fellow Copenhagen defender Michael Gravgaard was chosen for the Eurosport "Team of the Round".[4]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

Oscar Wendt moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach on a free transfer after signing a three-year contract on 10 June 2011.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 November 2012
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2003 IFK Göteborg Allsvenskan 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
2004 3 0 1 0 4 1 8 1
2005 21 1 3 0 0 0 24 1
2006 9 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Denmark League Danish Cup Europe Total
2006–07 FC Copenhagen Danish Superliga 21 0 5 0 4 0 30 0
2007–08 24 0 4 0 3 0 31 0
2008–09 31 2 3 0 12 0 46 2
2009–10 33 2 1 0 13 0 47 2
2010–11 29 1 0 0 12 0 41 1
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2011–12 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 14 0 2 1 0 0 16 1
2012–13 21 1 1 0 2 0 24 1
Country Sweden 42 1 8 0 4 1 54 2
Denmark 138 5 13 0 44 0 195 5
Germany 22 1 3 1 2 0 27 2
Career total 202 7 24 1 47 1 276 9

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

F.C. Copenhagen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCK skriver med svensk stortalent" (in Danish). bold.dk. 
  2. ^ "West Ham så på Wendt" (in Danish). tv2sport.dk. 
  3. ^ "Genoa ude efter Wendt" (in Danish). tv2sport.dk. 
  4. ^ "FCK-spillere på Rundens ChL-hold" (in Danish). bold.dk. 
  5. ^ "Wendt entscheidet sich für Gladbach". kicker Magazine. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 

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