|Full name||Philipp Bönig|
|Date of birth||20 March 1980|
|Place of birth||Erding, West Germany|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left Wingback|
|1999–2001||Bayern Munich II||35||(0)|
|2009–2012||→ VfL Bochum II||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2015.
Born in Erding (Bavaria), Bönig started to play football at the local club Eintracht Freising. His first position was keeper but after a couple of matches he moved to the left offensive midfield. Two of his brothers are also football players: his brother Sebastian played more than hundred matches in the second Bundesliga for LR Ahlen and Union Berlin, and his youngest brother Vincent played in the second team of FC Ingolstadt 04.
After impressing as a junior, Bönig joined Bayern Munich as a 14-year-old in 1994 and played there for seven years. In the last year he established himself in the second team of the club which played in the Regionalliga. While playing at Bayern Munich, Bönig made twenty starts for the German national youth teams.
In 2001, Bönig started his professional career at MSV Duisburg in the 2. Bundesliga and stayed for two seasons at this club. In this period he made 66 matches and scored two goals. Since his contract expired at the summer of 2003 he got offers from different clubs and he decided to move to then Bundesliga club, VfL Bochum.
In his first season 2003–04 VfL Bochum qualified itself for the UEFA Cup and Bönig played three matches for Team 2006. However, in the following season Bochum were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga. But in the next season, they returned directly to the highest level again. After Bochum could maintain themselves in the season 2006–07 his contract was extended until the season 2009–10. In the winter of 2009 Tomasz Zdebel left the club which made Bönig the longest-serving player at the club in the selection.
Bönig acts normally as left defender. His biggest assets are his mentality and fighting spirit, which made him to a crowd-pleaser in the past years. Interestingly he never scored a goal in the German Bundesliga in his over 150 matches.
As of 10 December 2014[update]
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|1998–99||Bayern Munich II||Regionalliga Süd||1||0||–||–||–||1||0|
|2001–02||MSV Duisburg||2. Bundesliga||33||1||1||0||–||–||34||1|
|2009–10||VfL Bochum II||Regionalliga West||2||0||–||–||–||2||0|
- VfL Bochum
- "Philipp Bönig: Beharrlich und flexibel" (PDF) (in German). Mein VfL. 2 December 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- "Zwei Bochumer Jungs" (in German). Der Westen. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- "Bochum holt Jungtalent Bönig" (in German). Kicker Magazine. 7 March 2003. Retrieved 11 September 2009.