Daniel Halfar

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Daniel Halfar
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Halfar in 2017.
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-01-07) 7 January 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Mannheim, West Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1994–1998 MFC Phönix Mannheim 02
1998–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 1. FC Kaiserslautern 29 (3)
2005–2007 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 12 (5)
2007–2010 Arminia Bielefeld 73 (1)
2007 Arminia Bielefeld II 5 (1)
2010–2013 1860 Munich 68 (8)
2013–2015 1. FC Köln 55 (3)
2015–2018 1. FC Kaiserslautern 65 (3)
Total 307 (24)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U21 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel Halfar (born 7 January 1988) is a German former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Mannheim, Halfar began his career at MFC Phönix Mannheim 02.

In 1997, he joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern. He made his debut on 11 December 2005 against Bayern Munich.[2] Ten days later, with Halfar having made three substitute appearances in the Bundesliga, it was announced his first professional contract had been agreed, which would run from 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2010.[3] He scored his first two goals in a match against MSV Duisburg on 4 February 2006.[4] making him the youngest Kaiserslautern player to score (18 years, 28 days). Following his first season, Halfar was seen as a very big talent.[5]

In August 2007 he moved to Arminia Bielefeld. He scored his first goal for his new club on 22 November 2008 against VfB Stuttgart. After three seasons with Arminia Bielefeld and scoring only one goal for the club, he was sold on a free transfer to 1860 Munich. In the summer of 2013 he transferred to 1. FC Köln, signing a three-year contract.

After having played for 1. FC Kaiserslautern between 2015 and 2018, Halfar retired from football in November 2018 due to a hip injury.[6]

International career[edit]

Halfar played for the Germany U21 national team.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[8]
Club Season League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2005–06 Bundesliga 18 3 1 0 19 3
2006–07 2. Bundesliga 11 0 0 0 11 0
Total 29 3 1 0 30 3
1. FC Kaiserslautern II 2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 7 5 7 5
2006–07 4 0 4 0
2007–08 Oberliga Südwest 1 0 1 0
Total 12 5 12 5
Arminia Bielefeld II 2007–08 Oberliga Westfalen 5 1 5 1
Arminia Bielefeld 2007–08 Bundesliga 16 0 1 0 17 0
2008–09 28 1 2 0 30 1
2009–10 2. Bundesliga 29 0 2 1 31 1
Total 73 1 5 1 78 2
1860 Munich 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 23 2 1 0 24 2
2011–12 18 3 1 0 19 3
2012–13 27 3 3 0 30 3
Total 68 8 5 0 73 0
1. FC Köln 2013–14 2. Bundesliga 33 3 3 0 36 3
2014–15 Bundesliga 22 0 3 0 25 0
Total 55 3 6 0 61 3
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2015–16 2. Bundesliga 31 1 2 0 33 1
2016–17 25 1 1 0 26 1
2017–18 9 1 1 0 10 1
Total 65 3 4 0 69 3
Career total 307 24 21 1 328 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Halfar, Daniel" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Kahn sichert die Herbstmeisterschaft". kicker Online (in German). 11 December 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  3. ^ "FCK-Talent Daniel Halfar wird Profi". Rheinische Post (in German). 21 December 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Halfar wird Held des Tages". kicker Online (in German). 4 February 2006. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ Müller, Jan Christian (24 November 2008). "Gelobt, gefallen, auferstanden". Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  6. ^ Arndt, Maurice (2 November 2018). "Halfar: "Kleine Schritte gehen und mit den Aufgaben wachsen"". fupa.net. Fußball Passau. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Nationalspieler Daniel Halfar" (in German). dfb.de. 10 February 2009. Archived from the original on 24 April 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Daniel Halfar » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 29 May 2018.

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