Dennis Kempe

Dennis Kempe (born 24 June 1986) is a German footballer who plays as a defender for 3. Liga club Wehen Wiesbaden. He has previously played for Borussia Mönchengladbach II, VfL Wolfsburg II, 1. FC Kleve, FC Vaduz, VfR Aalen, Karlsruher SC and Erzgebirge Aue.

Dennis Kempe
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Personal information
Full name Dennis Kempe
Date of birth (1986-06-24) 24 June 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Wesel, West Germany
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Wehen Wiesbaden
Youth career
0000–1999 TV Voerde
1999–2002 SuS Dinslaken
2002–2006 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Borussia M'gladbach II 7 (0)
2007–2008 VfL Wolfsburg II 11 (0)
2008–2009 1. FC Kleve 28 (0)
2009–2010 FC Vaduz 12 (0)
2010–2011 VfR Aalen 28 (0)
2011–2017 Karlsruher SC 114 (6)
2017–2020 Erzgebirge Aue 63 (2)
2020– Wehen Wiesbaden 0 (0)
National team
2001 Germany U16 1 (0)
2005 Germany U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:01, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2017

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Wesel,[1] Kempe played youth football with TV Voerde and SuS Dinslaken befoe joining the academy of Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2002. Having made his senior debut for Borussia Mönchengladbach II in August 2006,[1] Kempe played for VfL Wolfsburg II and 1. FC Kleve before signing for Liechtenstein based Swiss Challenge League club FC Vaduz in the summer of 2009.[2] After making 12 league appearances across the 2009–10 season for Vaduz,[1] Kempe joined 3. Liga club VfR Aalen on 2 September 2010 on a one-year contract.[3]

Karlsruher SCEdit

In the summer of 2011, Kempe joined Karlsruher SC on a one-year contract,[4] with him making his debut for the club on 17 July 2011 in a 3–2 win at home to MSV Duisburg,[5] He was a regular player for Karlsruhe during the first half of the season,[1] but as a result of influenza, did not appear for the club during the second half of the season.[6] Despite this, at the end of the 2011–12 season, following Karlsruhe's relegation to the 3. Liga , Kempe signed a new two-year contract with the club, lasting until 30 June 2014.[7]

The 2012–13 season saw Kempe make 23 appearances in the 3. Liga, scoring thrice, as the club were promoted back to the 2. Bundesliga.[1] On 18 September 2013, Kempe signed a two-year contract extension with Karlsruhe, keeping him at the club until 2016.[8] Kempe remained a fairly regular player at Karlsruhe, though he often suffered from injuries that limited his playing time.[9]

In April 2016, he extended his contract with Karlsruhe by a further two years.[10] Across the 2016–17 season, he made 21 appearances for the club in the 2. Bundesliga as they were relegated back to the 3. Liga.[1]

Erzgebirge AueEdit

He joined 2. Bundesliga side Erzgebirge Aue on a two-year contract in the summer of 2017, despite still having a year remaining on his contract at Karlsruhe.[11] Over the course of the 2017–18 season, he made 25 appearances in the 2. Bundesliga, scoring once, whilst he made 17 appearances over the 2018–19 season, scoring once.[1] In May 2019, his contract was extended by a further year to the summer of 2020.[12] He was released at the end of the 2019–20 season.[13]

Wehen WiesbadenEdit

In August 2020, Kempe joined newly relegated 3. Liga side Wehen Wiesbaden on a one-year contract.[14]

International careerEdit

Kempe has played for Germany at under-16 and under-19 level.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

His father Thomas Kempe was also a professional footballer as is his younger brother Tobias.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Dennis Kempe". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Neun Neue beim FC Vaduz". Liechtensteiner Vaterland (in German). 19 June 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Kempe am Ball". Vorbehalten Schwäbische Post (in German). 2 September 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. ^ "KSC verpflichtet Dennis Kempe, Dirk Orlishausen und Markus Piossek". ka-news (in German). 17 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  5. ^ "KSC-Neuzugang Dennis Kempe im Interview". ka-news (in German). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  6. ^ "KSC muss auf Dennis Kempe verzichten". ka-news (in German). 31 January 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Kempe, Haas und Krebs bleiben KSC treu". ka-news (in German). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Dennis Kempe verlängert Vertrag beim KSC" (in German). Karlsruher SC. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  9. ^ "KEMPE: "DIE AUTOMATISMEN GREIFEN IMMER BESSER"" (in German). Karlsruher SC. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  10. ^ "KSC verlängert mit Dennis Kempe". kicker (in German). 19 April 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Bis 2019: Aue holt Wydra und Kempe". kicker (in German). 5 July 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Kempe verlängert in Aue". kicker (in German). 12 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Für Kempe ist Schluss in Aue". kicker (in German). 2 July 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  14. ^ ""Bin noch hungrig": Kempe verstärkt Wiesbaden". kicker (in German). 25 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  15. ^ Dennis Kempe at DFB (also available in German)
  16. ^ "Dennis Kempe führt im Bruder-Duell gegen Tobias". kicker (in German). 6 December 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2020.

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