Epstein with FSV Frankfurt in 2015
|Date of birth||2 July 1986|
|Place of birth||Cologne, West Germany|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left Midfielder / Left Winger|
|Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|2007||→ Rot-Weiss Essen (loan)||5||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ Kerkyra (loan)||27||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:13, 30 March 2019 (UTC)|
Epstein played for three youth clubs, ranging from 1995 to 2005, including the youth teams of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Fortuna Köln, and 1. FC Köln. In the 1998–99 season, he made a rivalry switch from Bayer Leverkusen to 1. FC Köln. He was picked up as a senior team member for 1. FC Köln II in 2005, playing 31 games for the third division reserve team and scoring three goals.
1. FC KölnEdit
Epstein made his senior debut for 1. FC Köln, in Köln's 2005–06 Bundesliga squad, against Hannover 96, Köln losing the match 1–4. He scored his first Bundesliga goal after he was substituted in for Dimitrios Grammozis against VfL Wolfsburg. He ended a seven-game losing streak for the relegation-threatened club. After that, he rarely started a match for Köln, scoring only one goal in the 2006–07 season.
On 24 June 2008, he signed a contract with Iraklis Thessaloniki. Epstein appeared in 24 matches with Iraklis shirt during the 2008–09 season. Based on his speed, he managed to score very important goals for the team in the Greek Superleague. He was the top scorer of the team. After another equally successful season (with four goals in 26 appearances), his contract was terminated by mutual consent on 18 June 2010.
At the summer of 2011, Epstein, became the first of the 'unwanted list' of Ernesto Valverde that is leaving the club, after a successful year loan to Kerkyra. The player had solved his contract by consensus collaboration and now looks for a new start in his career. Atromitos has approached the player and both sides seem positive to work together. On 18 July 2011, Epstein signed a three years' contract with Atromitos for an undisclosed fee. On 9 April 2013, he solved his contract wity the club.
Οn summer of 2013, he signed a three years' contract with FSV Frankfurt, returned to German second-division. The Bornheimer club watched the player intensively for one year. "Denis Epstein is both offensively and defensively on the left side," said FSV sports director Uwe Stöver and is sure that "he will be an asset to the club." Denis Epstein is no stranger to the Rhine-Main area. In the 2007/08 season, the former U19 and U20 national player played for Kickers Offenbach. After the club's delegation, he moved to Super League club Iraklis. Actually, the 21-year-old only looked forward for a new step in his career, as his former Kickers colleague Anestis Agritis called him to join Iraklis.
During his five years in Greece, he has been an asset for various clubs including Olympiakos Piraeus, Kerkyra and most recently Atromitos For the Athenian club, he completed 64 appearances(4 goals) in all competitions.
Return to GreeceEdit
On 20 June 2016, Epstein is currently at Kerkyra island, to speak with the administration of the newly promoted to Superleague club about a possible return. Eventually, two days later, Epstein signed a two years' contract with Kerkyra.
On 6 June 2018, the experienced German left midfielder who was recently released from Kerkyra, signed a contract with Lamia until the summer of 2020. On 24 September 2018, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 away draw against Panetolikos. On 12 October 2018, he opened the score in an eventual 2-1 away loss against AEK Athens for the Greek Cup. On 20 October 2018, he scored against AEL, completing his team's comeback and helping to a 2-1 away win.
- As of 6 May 2019
|Rot-Weiss Essen (loan)||2006–07||5||1||0||0||–||–||–||–||5||1|
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