Sören Gonther

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Sören Gonther
2017-08-11 TuS Koblenz vs. SG Dynamo Dresden (DFB-Pokal) by Sandro Halank–021.jpg
Gonther with Dynamo Dresden in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-12-15) 15 December 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Schrecksbach, West Germany[1]
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Dresden
Number 26
Youth career
1990–1998 VfB Schrecksbach
1998–2001 ESV Jahn Treysa
2001–2003 KSV Hessen Kassel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 KSV Baunatal
2007–2012 SC Paderborn 07 113 (5)
2012–2017 FC St. Pauli 89 (3)
2013 FC St. Pauli II 2 (0)
2017– Dynamo Dresden 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:08, 23 August 2017 (UTC).

Sören Gonther (born 15 December 1986) is a German footballer who currently plays for Dynamo Dresden.[2]

Career[edit]

Gonther played in the youth for Jahn Treysa, VfB Schrecksbach and KSV Hessen Kassel. From 2004 to 2007 he played at KSV Baunatal in the Oberliga Hessen.

Paderborn[edit]

For the 2007–08 season Gonther transferred to 2. Bundesliga side SC Paderborn 07. On 3 February 2008, he completed his first professional match in the game against Kickers Offenbach. After that, the Gonther he into a regular starter. The relegation at the end of the season was followed by an immediate promotion the following year. In the following two years, Gonther was a regular starter in the defense of the Paderborn. In February 2012, he suffered cruciate ligament injury and missed the rest of the season.

St Pauli[edit]

Despite Gonthers injury, FC St. Pauli signed him on 1 July 2012. He signed a two-year contract until 30 June 2014. In preparation for the new season, he was injured for most the season due to his cruciate ligament injury suffered at Paderborn, however On 12 May 2013, the penultimate round of the 2012–13 season, he made his debut for St.Pauli in at 5–1 win over newly promoted Bundesliga Eintracht Braunschweig.

In the 2013–14 season was Gonther was one of the linchpins in central defense and was one of the top performers at FC St. Pauli. Before the season 2014/15 he was appointed as successor to Fabian Boll and made captain of the club. During the 2015–16 season, Gonther led FC St. Pauli to a 4th-place finish in 2.Bundesliga and narrowly missed out on Promotion to Bundesliga. His impressive form for the club saw him linked with rivals Karlsruher SC and TSV 1860 Munich during the summer of 2016, however he remained at FC St. Pauli.

Dresden[edit]

In May 2017, Dynamo Dresden announced the signing of Gonther on a three-year deal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sören Gonther". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Gonther, Sören" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dresdner Doppelpack: Gonther und Horvath kommen". kicker Online (in German). 18 May 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 

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