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Dani Shaheen

Dani Shaheen

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Germany
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1989
  • Age: 26
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Dani Shahin (born on 9 July 1989 in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR) is a German footballer who plays for Fortuna DüsseldorfShahin was born to a Palestinian father and a Ukrainian mother in Donetsk, Ukraine. His family moved to Germany in 1996.


Achievements and Awards

Shahin played as a youth for FSV Luckenwalde and Energie Cottbus before joining Hamburger SV in 2006. He broke through into HSV's reserve team in the 2007–08 season, making seven substitute appearances in the Regionalliga Nord. The following season he scored twelve goals in 27 appearances, which made him the team's top scorer. On 8 June 2009, Schahin signed for Greuther Fürth of the 2. Bundesliga He made twelve appearances in his first season, and after a further six appearances (one goal) in the first half of the 2010–11 season, he was loaned to Dynamo Dresden in January 2011.
Shahin made a huge impact at Dynamo, scoring ten goals in fourteen games to help the club finish third in the 3. Liga and win promotion to the 2. Bundesliga via a playoff win against VfL Osnabrück. Schahin scored the decisive goal in the last league game of the season, against Kickers Offenbach, and the winning goal in the second leg against Osnabrück.

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