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Daniel Ginczek (born 13 April 1991) is a German footballer[1][2] who plays as a striker for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. His paternal grandparents are from Silesia.[3]

Daniel Ginczek
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Ginczek with VfB Stuttgart in 2014
Personal information
Full name Daniel Ginczek
Date of birth (1991-04-13) 13 April 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Arnsberg, Germany
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 33
Youth career
1995–2007 SC Neheim
2007–2009 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Borussia Dortmund II 66 (28)
2010–2013 Borussia Dortmund 0 (0)
2011–2012VfL Bochum (loan) 29 (5)
2012–2013FC St. Pauli (loan) 31 (18)
2013–2014 1. FC Nürnberg 17 (3)
2013 1. FC Nürnberg II 1 (0)
2014–2018 VfB Stuttgart 67 (21)
2014–2015 VfB Stuttgart II 5 (5)
2018– VfL Wolfsburg 24 (6)
National team
2008 Germany U17 2 (0)
2008–2009 Germany U18 6 (3)
2009–2010 Germany U19 7 (1)
2010–2012 Germany U21 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:25, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 March 2013

Club careerEdit

Borussia DortmundEdit

In the 2007–08 season, he was the best scorer in the U-17 league. In 25 games he scored 26 goals. In the U-18 national team, Ginczek scored three goals in six games, he also took part in seven matches of the U-19 national team, scoring on one occasion.

Since the 2008–09 season he was playing for the reserves of Borussia Dortmund. He made his debut in professional football on 28 July 2009 at a 0–0 draw against the reserve team of Eintracht Braunschweig.

In 2010, Ginczek was promoted to the Borussia Dortmund first team.

VfL Bochum loan spellEdit

On 10 June 2011, Ginczek joined Bochum on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season. He scored his first goal in a 1–0 win over FSV Frankfurt on 22 July 2011.

FC St. Pauli loan spellEdit

In June 2012, Ginczek joined St. Pauli on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season. He scored his first goal in the 77th minute at a 3–0 away win over Offenburger FV in the DFB-Pokal, on 18 August 2012. He became a key player for the Hamburg side, scoring 18 goals in 31 matches.

1. FC NürnbergEdit

3 June 2013 saw the announcement of Ginczek having agreed to join Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract.[4]

VfB StuttgartEdit

For the 2014–15 season he moved to VfB Stuttgart.[5] In May 2016 Ginczek extended his contract with Stuttgart until June 2020.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

As of matches played on 27 October 2018.
Club Season League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Dortmund II 2008–09 Regionalliga West 16 10 16 10
2009–10 3. Liga 29 6 29 6
2010–11 Regionalliga West 21 12 21 12
Totals 66 28 66 28
Bochum (loan) 2011–12 2. Bundesliga 29 5 3 2 32 7
St. Pauli (loan) 2011–12 31 18 1 1 32 19
Nürnberg 2013–14 Bundesliga 17 3 1 1 18 4
Nürnberg II 2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 1 0 1 0
Stuttgart II 2014–15 3. Liga 5 5 5 5
Stuttgart 2014–15 Bundesliga 18 7 0 0 18 7
2015–16 7 3 1 1 8 4
2016–17 2. Bundesliga 19 4 0 0 19 4
2017–18 Bundesliga 23 7 2 1 25 8
Totals 67 21 3 2 70 23
Wolfsburg 2018–19 Bundesliga 9 2 1 1 10 3
Career totals 225 82 9 7 234 89
Reference:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daniel Ginczek" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Ginczek, Daniel" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Alternative, die Hoffnung macht" (in German). reviersport.de. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Nürnberg sign Daniel Ginczek". 1. FC Nürnberg. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ "VfB sign Daniel Ginczek". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Important signals". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Daniel Ginczek » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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