Dennis Aogo is a young German football player who currently features for the German Bundesliga club SV Hamburg other than the German national football team. He is a versatile footballer who can play either as a defender or as a midfielder.
Dennis Aogo developed at the youth academy of German club SC Freiburg and made his debut for the club in the German Bundesliga in 2005 when he was only 17 years of age. His impressive performances soon earned him a regular place in the starting xi of Freiburg.
Dennis was a member of the German U21 team and because of FIFA regulations that time, he was prevented from representing the Nigeria national team, which had represented Germany at youth and at age group levels. recently, the world governing body FIFA have removed the age limit for switching of any nationalities, which meant that Dennis could have represented the team of Nigeria. But after turning down many many invitations by the Nigerian Football Association, he declared his desire to represent Germany as he saw a good opportunity to earn a place in the German senior squad in the near future.
However, Nigeria team wanted to call him for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010 as Shaibu Amodu observed him for a long time. By 5th January 2010, Aogo announced that he will be only playing for the Germany national football team. On 13th May 2010, he made his national team debut for the Germany national team in their first preparation match held against Malta in a 3-0 victory. He played for 79 minutes before getting replaced by Jerome Boateng, a fellow full back.
Dennis won the UEFA European U21 championship in 2009 with Germany U21 team. He was placed in the third place, with bronze medal, whilst in Germany team at the FIFA World Cup in 2010.