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Oscar Wendt (born 24 October 1985) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a left back for Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Oscar Wendt
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Wendt playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2011
Personal information
Full name Oscar Wendt
Date of birth (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 17
Youth career
IFK Skövde
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 IFK Göteborg 36 (1)
2006–2011 Copenhagen 138 (5)
2011– Borussia Mönchengladbach 202 (13)
National team
2002 Sweden U17 2 (0)
2003 Sweden U19 7 (0)
2004–2006 Sweden U21 14 (1)
2007–2016 Sweden 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2019

Club CareerEdit

IFK GöteborgEdit

After playing for IFK Skövde, he joined IFK Göteborg in 2003. He became an important first team player, earning 14 appearances on the Swedish U21 team and a call-up for the Swedish national team.

In his time at the club he played 91 matches, before moving to the Danish champions F.C. Copenhagen on a four-year contract for 6 million DKK.[1] After his departure to F.C. Copenhagen, a huge gap arose in the defence, later filled by Argentine defender José Shaffer coming from Racing Club.

CopenhagenEdit

In his first two years at Copenhagen, he struggled to become a first team regular, first being a back-up for former Norwegian international André Bergdølmo and later Danish international Niclas Jensen. However, in 2008, he managed to become a first choice on the left back position for his team, earning him a call-up to the Swedish national team, his first in over 18 months. His strong performances also had him linked with both English club West Ham United and Italian club Genoa.[2][3]

With an injured Bergdølmo in F.C. Copenhagen's 2006–07 UEFA Champions League campaign, Wendt played regularly as a left back, and in the team's 3–1 win against Celtic, he alongside fellow Copenhagen defender Michael Gravgaard was chosen for the Eurosport "Team of the Round".[4]

Borussia MönchengladbachEdit

Oscar Wendt moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach on a free transfer after signing a three-year contract on 10 June 2011.[5]

International careerEdit

Having represented Sweden at U17, U19, and U21 levels, Wendt made his senior Sweden debut in January 2007 in a friendly game against Venezuela.[6] Wendt was overlooked for a spot in Sweden's Euro 2016 squad despite a strong season in Bundesliga.[7] Wendt retired from the national team in March 2017, having represented his country a total of 28 times.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 1 July 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IFK Göteborg 2003 Allsvenskan 3 0 2 0 5 0
2004 3 0 1 0 4 1 8 1
2005 21 1 3 0 24 1
2006 9 0 2 0 11 0
Total 42 1 8 0 4 1 54 2
Copenhagen 2006–07 Danish Superliga 21 0 5 0 4 0 30 0
2007–08 24 0 4 0 3 0 31 0
2008–09 31 2 3 0 12 0 46 2
2009–10 33 3 1 0 13 0 47 3
2010–11 29 1 0 0 12 0 41 1
Total 138 6 13 0 44 0 195 6
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2011–12 Bundesliga 14 0 2 1 16 1 [9]
2012–13 21 1 1 0 6 0 28 1 [9]
2013–14 18 3 0 0 18 3 [9]
2014–15 26 2 3 0 7 0 36 2 [9]
2015–16 30 3 3 0 6 0 38 3 [9]
2016–17 28 2 5 1 10 0 43 3 [9]
2017–18 28 1 3 0 31 1 [9]
2018–19 32 1 2 0 2 0 [9]
Total 197 13 19 2 29 0 245 15
Career total 377 20 40 2 77 1 494 23

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FCK skriver med svensk stortalent" (in Danish). bold.dk.
  2. ^ "West Ham så på Wendt" (in Danish). tv2sport.dk. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Genoa ude efter Wendt" (in Danish). tv2sport.dk. Archived from the original on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2008.
  4. ^ "FCK-spillere på Rundens ChL-hold" (in Danish). bold.dk.
  5. ^ "Wendt entscheidet sich für Gladbach". kicker Magazine. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  6. ^ https://www2.svenskfotboll.se/landslag/herrar/tidigare-ar/spelarportratt-2010/?profile=16807
  7. ^ https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/a/Mgmj3o/wendt-tycker-jag-borde-ha-varit-med
  8. ^ https://www2.svenskfotboll.se/landslag/herrar/arkiv/landslag/2017/03/oscar-wendt-slutar-i-landslaget/
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Oscar Wendt at Soccerway

External linksEdit