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Thomas Hengen

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Full nameThomas Hengen
Date of birthSeptember 22, 1974(age 42)
Place of birthLandau, West Germany
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0.5 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Thomas Hengen (born on 22 September 1974 in Landau in the Palatinate) is a former German football player.

The defensive player was in the amateur side of the SV Rülzheim and Phönix Bellheim before he moved 1989 to 1. FC Kaiserslautern. With the A youth team he won the German youth championship in 1993. As international youth player he amassed a total of 13 international matches in the U16 and U18, then another 13 games for the U21 national team.

In the 1992 93 season, he debuted for 1. FC Kaiserslautern his first Bundesliga match. In his last game for the 1. FC Kaiserslautern he won in May 1996 in Berlin the German Cup.

He then accepted the offer of Karlsruher SC who, after the departure of Jens Nowotny, were on the lookout for a new defense boss. He fit in his first season 1996 97 at KSC seamlessly into the team and completed 30 of 34 games. In the following season the KSC relegated from the Bundesliga but Hengen stayed in the Bundesliga playing for Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg and Kaiserslautern, only interrupted by a brief interlude with Beşiktaş J.K.. Overall, he has 224 Bundesliga matches and 7 goals.

In 2004, he moved to the 2. Bundesliga side Alemannia Aachen, but did not play any more because of a chronic hip osteoarthritis. After unsuccessful rehabilitation he retired in early 2006.

From 2006 to 2007 he was head of the junior excellence centre of TSV Alemannia Aachen. In the 2007 08 season, he took over the training of the second team until the end of the season.

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