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Roman Weidenfeller

Roman Weidenfeller (born 6 August 1980) is a Germany Association football who plays for Fußball-Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund as a Goalkeeper (association football).

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Roman Weidenfeller biography


Roman Weidenfeller (born 6 August 1980) is a Germany Association football who plays for Fußball-Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund as a Goalkeeper (association football).

Career

Early career

Weidenfeller made Roman Weidenfeller professional debut in 1997, after earning the Best Goalkeeper Award at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship. During Roman Weidenfeller youth years, Roman Weidenfeller played for Sportfreunde Eisbachtal.

Kaiserslautern

In 1998, Weidenfeller transferred to the 1. FC Kaiserslautern youth team where Roman Weidenfeller made 40 appearances in two seasons. Roman Weidenfeller was then promoted to the first team but made only six league appearances in two seasons.

Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2002 on a free transfer (football) as a possible replacement for Jens Lehmann, who moved to Arsenal F.C. in 2003. Weidenfeller had reportedly been unhappy at 1. FC Kaiserslautern, where Roman Weidenfeller was used mainly as a backup to Georg Koch. Roman Weidenfeller debut for Dortmund came on 17 December 2003 against Roman Weidenfeller former club, Kaiserslautern, in a 1–0 loss.

In 2005, Weidenfeller underwent surgery following a meniscus tear in Roman Weidenfeller left knee during training.

Early in the 2007–08 season, Weidenfeller was given a three match ban and fined €10,000 for insults leveled against FC Schalke 04 striker Gerald Asamoah. Asamoah originally reported Weidenfeller after a match on 18 August 2007 between the two clubs, where the incident occurred after a clash between the two in the 51st minute. Weidenfeller offered an apology to Asamoah following the news reports but denied making the statement.

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Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Weidenfeller

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