|Estimated value:||€6 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||footballer|
Dennis Aogo is a German professional soccer player who mostly plays defensively. From 2010 to 2013 he was also a national team player for Germany. His career began in youth and later with the professionals at SC Freiburg. He is now active in the 2nd Bundesliga for Hannover 96. His wife has gained some notoriety as an influencer.
Dennis Aogo was born in Karlsruhe in 1987 to a German mother and a Nigerian father. He grew up in the district of Oberreuth. His first club was Bulacher SC at the age of 6. From there he moved to Karlsruher SC after just one year. By the year 2000 he had developed so well that he first switched to the youth team of SV Waldhof Mannheim and later to those of the Bundesliga club SC Freiburg. Here he spent the last two seasons in youth football before he played for SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga from 2004, which started his career, which has lasted to this day.
In October 2004, Dennis Aogo made his Bundesliga debut. A total of 94 appearances followed for Baden, in which he, as a mostly defensive player, scored 11 goals himself.
In 2008 he moved to Hamburger SV, where he was able to take part in the UEFA Cup several times. In his youth he had already been able to complete a number of assignments as a junior national player. These were a total of 53 appearances from the U16 to the U21, in which he even scored 8 goals.
The highlight of this phase was winning the European Championship for U21 juniors while he was with Hamburger SV. Here he played alongside future world champions such as Mesut Özil or Sami Khedira as a regular player in this successful tournament.
Things were also going well for Hamburger SV at that time. Back then, they were often among the top teams in the Bundesliga, very often with the support of Dennis Aogo. However, his commitment should come to an end here after five years. In total, he made 131 appearances for Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga when he switched to FC Schalke 04.
Shortly after his move to the Ruhr area, he tore his cruciate ligament in training and had to take a break for the rest of the season. Later he also took part in the Champions League with FC Schalke 04, where Dennis Aogo also played. Nevertheless, he was demoted from regular players more and more to supplementary players. Especially since André Breitenreiter took over the reins at Schalke in the 2015/16 season, he has only made sporadic appearances. His overall record is just 65 league games in his four seasons at FC Schalke 04.
Eventually he moved to VfB Stuttgart. In his first season there, VfB Stuttgart finished a very good 7th place. The following year, however, the club was relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga in the relegation against 1. FC Union Berlin. Dennis Aogo also went this way, but not with his previous club. In the summer of 2019 he signed with fellow relegated Hannover 96, who would like to get promoted again immediately, but it doesn’t look like it. In addition, Dennis Aogo has not yet been able to establish himself as a regular player at his new club.
Dennis Aogo made his debut in Jogi Löw’s senior national team in May 2010 and, as mentioned, then took part in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. However, he was only used in the game for third place. After his last international match in June 2013, he was no longer called up, which means that his career in the national team can be considered over.
Internationally, his greatest success was his participation in the 2010 World Cup and the 3rd place he achieved there with the German national team. A year earlier he had even become European champion with the U21 juniors. Dennis Aogo has not yet achieved a title in club football, which is why reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup with Hamburger SV in the 2009/10 season can count as a highlight.
In terms of individual awards, he received the Silver Laurel Leaf of the Federal Republic of Germany for his successful participation in the 2010 World Cup. In addition, his total of 12 senior international matches can also be regarded as highlights of Dennis Aogo’s career.
“For me, the main focus is that we have people with weak character in the team here.” Dennis Aogo 2010 about his team-mates at Hamburger SV.
During his commitment at SC Freiburg, Dennis Aogo did a voluntary social year in a nursing home.
He is considered to be a very religious person, which he mainly inherited from his father, who was also very religious.
For a time, Dennis Aogo starred in commercials for the Nutella brand spread.
Dennis Aogo is a supporter of the Common Goal initiative, which sees footballers and others involved in the industry donate 1% of their salary to social causes.
|Estimated value:||€6 million|