Rouwen Hennings

Rouwen Hennings (born 28 August 1987) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Rouwen Hennings
Rouwen-Hennings-08-2019.jpg
Hennings with Düsseldorf in 2019
Personal information
Full name Rouwen Hennings[1]
Date of birth (1987-08-28) 28 August 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Bad Oldesloe, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Number 28
Youth career
0000–2001 VfL Oldesloe
2001–2005 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Hamburger SV II 51 (11)
2006–2009 Hamburger SV 0 (0)
2007–2008VfL Osnabrück (loan) 29 (2)
2008–2009St. Pauli (loan) 21 (2)
2009–2012 FC St. Pauli 52 (10)
2011 St. Pauli II 3 (3)
2012VfL Osnabrück (loan) 17 (5)
2012–2015 Karlsruher SC 95 (36)
2015–2017 Burnley 26 (1)
2016–2017Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 30 (9)
2017– Fortuna Düsseldorf 95 (35)
National team
2005–2006 Germany U19 5 (2)
2007 Germany U20 3 (2)
2007–2009 Germany U21 21 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2020

Hennings has previously played for Hamburger SV, VfL Osnabrück, FC St. Pauli, and Karlsruher SC in the Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, and 3. Liga. He has played international football for Germany's under-19, under-20, and under-21 level, making 21 caps and scoring 13 goals for the latter.

Club careerEdit

 
Hennings playing for FC St. Pauli in 2008

Hennings started his career with local junior side VfL Oldesloe before signing for Hamburger SV in 2001. He progressed through the junior sides to be promoted to the first team in 2005.[2] He featured mainly for the second side in the Regionalliga Nord, making 22 appearances in the 2005–06 season[3] and 29 appearances in the 2006–07 season,[4] before joining 2. Bundesliga side VfL Osnabrück on a season-long loan in July 2007.[5] He struggled to score goals for Osnabrück, only scoring 2 goals in 30 appearances as the club finished in mid-table.[6][7] In the summer of 2008 he was again sent out on a season-long loan to 2. Bundesliga side FC St. Pauli.[5] He again struggled for goals, only scoring twice in 21 appearances[8] as the side finished in 8th position, however, St. Pauli made the move permanent at the end of the season in July 2009 for €200,000.[7]

He spent three years at St. Pauli as a permanent player winning promotion to the Bundesliga in the 2009–10 season as the side finished runners-up in the 2. Bundesliga, with Hennings scoring 9 goals in 29 appearances.[9] St. Pauli only lasted one season in the Bundesliga, finishing in last place and Hennings struggled to make an impact, only making 16 appearances.[10] During the 2011–12 season back in the 2. Bundesliga, Hennings struggled to break into the first team, making only seven appearances,[11] and in January 2012 he was sent out on loan to former club VfL Osnabrück in the 3. Liga.[7] He found some goalscoring form at Osnabrück scoring five in seventeen.[7]

In June 2012, he signed for 3. Liga side Karlsruher SC for €50,000 and won promotion to 2. Bundesliga in his first season with the club as they finished as champions.[5] Karlsruher made a good return to the second division finishing in 5th place as Hennings scored 10 goals in 31 appearances.[7] In his final season with the club he finished as top scorer in the league with 17 goals as Karlsruher narrowly missed out on automatic promotion and finished in third position, qualifying for the play-offs.[5] Hennings went on to score once more in the 3–2 aggregate play-off defeat to his former club Hamburger SV.[5] He made a total of 102 appearances for Karlsruher scoring 37 goals.[7]

In the summer of 2015 he was in high demand across Europe, being linked with a move back for former club Hamburger SV and also to SV Werder Bremen, whilst there was also an offer from Greek side PAOK FC, where Frank Arnesen was sporting director.[5] In July 2015, Football League Championship side Sheffield Wednesday had a bid rejected for Hennings, but in August 2015 fellow Championship side Burnley signed him on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[2][5][12] Hennings scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with Cardiff City on 28 November 2015.[13]

Despite having made regular substitute appearances during Burnley's Championship-winning campaign in 2015–16, he did not feature in the Premier League the following season. Instead, he was loaned out for the duration of the 2016–17 season, returning to his homeland to play for Fortuna Düsseldorf. Hennings made 30 appearances and scored nine goals as the club finished 11th in the 2. Bundesliga. On 7 July 2017, it was announced that he had returned to Düsseldorf on a permanent basis after being granted a free transfer by Burnley.[14]

At Fortuna Düsseldorf for the 2017–18 season, he played a key role in helping them gain promotion to the Bundesliga.[15]

International careerEdit

Hennings has represented Germany at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level.[16][17][18] He first represented Germany at under-19 level in October 2005 whilst playing in the qualifiers for the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He gained five caps at this level scoring twice in a 3–2 victory over Greece as Germany failed to qualify for the main tournament.[16] Hennings also gained three caps at under-20 level in 2007, scoring in friendly international victories over Switzerland and Austria.[17] He made his debut for the under-21 side in February 2007, replacing Marcel Heller as a substitute in the 0–0 draw with Italy.[18] He featured heavily in the qualification for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, finishing as joint top scorer in the qualifiers with seven goals.[18] He scored braces against Israel and Luxembourg, and also scored against Northern Ireland and Moldova.[18] Despite being top goalscorer, Hennings could not force himself into the squad for the final tournament and finished his under-21 career with 21 appearances and 13 goals.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played on 21 September 2020
Club Season League Cup1 Other2 Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamburg II 2005–06 Regionalliga Nord 22 3 22 3 [3]
2006–07 29 8 29 8 [4]
Totals 51 11 51 11
Osnabrück (loan) 2007–08 2. Bundesliga 29 2 1 0 30 2 [6]
St. Pauli (loan) 2008–09 21 2 1 0 22 2 [8]
St. Pauli 2009–10 29 9 2 0 31 9 [9]
2010–11 Bundesliga 16 1 1 0 17 1 [10]
2011–12 2. Bundesliga 7 0 1 0 8 0 [11]
Totals 73 12 5 0 78 12
St. Pauli II 2011–12 Regionalliga Nord 3 3 3 3 [11]
Osnabrück (loan) 2011–12 3. Liga 17 5 0 0 17 5 [11]
Karlsruhe 2012–13 35 9 3 0 38 9 [19]
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 31 10 31 10 [20]
2014–15 27 17 1 0 2 1 30 18 [21]
2015–16 2 0 1 0 3 0 [11]
Totals 95 36 5 0 2 1 102 37
Burnley 2015–16 Championship 26 1 2 1 28 2 [11]
Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 2016–17 2. Bundesliga 30 9 0 0 30 9 [22]
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2017–18 33 13 2 2 35 15 [23]
2018–19 Bundesliga 29 7 3 2 32 9 [24]
2019–20 Bundesliga 32 15 4 4 36 19 [11]
2020–21 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 [11]
Totals 125 44 9 8 134 52
Career totals 448 106 24 8 2 1 443 124

HonoursEdit

FC St. Pauli

Karslruher SC

Burnley

Fortuna Düsseldorf

Individual

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Clarets Snap Up Hennings". Burnley F.C. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
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  12. ^ "Hennings, Rouwen" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  13. ^ "Cardiff 2-2 Burnley". BBC. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Hennings heads back to Germany". Burnley F.C. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Welcome back to the Bundesliga, Fortuna Düsseldorf!". bundesliga.com. Deutsche Fußball Liga. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  16. ^ a b "Under-19 - Rouwen Hennings". Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  17. ^ a b "Under-20 - Rouwen Hennings". Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  18. ^ a b c d e "Under-21 - Rouwen Hennings". Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Rouwen Hennings". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Rouwen Hennings". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Rouwen Hennings". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Rouwen Hennings". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Rouwen Hennings". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
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