Pierre de Wit

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Pierre de Wit
Pierre De Wit 2013 1.jpg
Pierre de Wit in 2013
Personal information
Full name Pierre Marcel de Wit
Date of birth (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Cologne, West Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1992–2005 SC Köln Weiler Volkhoven
2005–2006 Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Bayer Leverkusen II 50 (10)
2007–2009 Bayer Leverkusen 4 (0)
2007–2009 VfL Osnabrück (loan) 47 (5)
2010–2013 1. FC Kaiserslautern 16 (0)
2013–2016 MSV Duisburg 49 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:30, 29 August 2015 (UTC).

Pierre Marcel de Wit (born 26 September 1987) is a German footballer.

Early life[edit]

Pierre was born in Köln to Lothar and Monika de Wit and grew up in the suburban Chorweiler.[1]


De Wit began his career 1992 with SC Köln Weiler Volkhoven and in 2005, he was scouted by Bayer 04 Leverkusen.[2] After one year in the A-Youth (U-19) of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, he was promoted to the Regionalliga team, and earned his first professional games. In July 2007 he was called for the Bundesliga team of Leverkusen. He gave his debut on 8 November 2006 in 3–1 win over VfL Bochum.[3] After the season, de Wit left Leverkusen and joined VfL Osnabrück on loan. He played for VfL Osnabrück for two years, earning 47 caps, and scoring five goals.[4] On 30 June 2009, returned to Leverkusen.[5] After his return he only played for Leverkusen's reserve team. On 3 December 2009, he announced his signing with 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

On 5 August 2013, he joined MSV Duisburg on a three-year contract until June 2016.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Turkish-German girl Sevgi Özdamar. The couple has a daughter – Amelie, born in May 2011. Pierre's uncle is the former 2. Fußball-Bundesliga player Dirk de Wit.