Ashkan Dejagah, 2008
Ashkan Dejagah (Persian اشکان دژاگه, DMG ASKAN Dežāgah; born July 5, 1986 in Tehran ) is an Iranian football player who also has the German nationality. Since the summer of 2012, the offensive player is at FC Fulham under contract.
- 2.1 Germany 2.1.1 controversy surrounding international match in Israel
Youth and amateur
Dejagah began playing football at the Reinickendorfer foxes and Tennis Borussia Berlin. In 2000 he moved to Hertha BSC and went through the youth teams. Since 2003, he stood in the cadre of Hertha amateurs.
At age 18, he was accepted into the professional squad of capital and gave clubs on Matchday 1 of the 2004/05 season his debut in Germany's highest division. On 7 August 2004, the Hertha's coach at the time Falko Götz him changed in the 85th minute in the game against VfL Bochum. In the first two years Dejagah came to a total of four missions in the first team. 2006/07 brought Dejagah for breakthrough in the Hertha: Marko Pantelic backgrounds and Christian Giménez he became number three striker and came regularly from the 10th Round of use. On 14 Matchday he scored his first league goal in a 2-1 win against Alemannia Aachen.
For the season 2007/ 08 Dejagah moved free transfer to VfL Wolfsburg. There coach Felix Magath him formed for regular players; Dejagah had eight goals in a year, his best goal tally to date. He was behind Edin Džeko and Grafite top scorer in the Wolfsburg. Fifth place at the end of the season until then the club's best result was achieved. The following season Dejagah was with the team for the first time German champion. Despite a temporary hepatitis disease he was with 27 inserts a fixture in the midfield. However, he stood after his break only rarely in the starting line-up; this continued in the 2009/10 season: In his 24 missions he only played twice over the full 90 minutes.
Even a year later it was at first only the Joker role in his third race from the start, he was sent off with a red card. Nevertheless, he began the second half as a regular player. Only when the club responded by continuing Erfolgslosigkeit with coach changes, Dejagah was banished back to the bank. In the last four games of the season he returned to the team and contributed with two goals and an assist in the league.
On August 31, 2012 Dejagah moved to the Premier League for Fulham FC. He signed with the London club a three-year contract to 30 June 2015 with an option for another season.
Ashkan Dejagah was first invited with 16 years in the German junior national team. He played for several years gear selection teams and was a regular player of the U21 national team. His biggest international success had Dejagah at the U- 21 Championship 2009 in Sweden. Among national coach Horst Hrubesch There he played mostly as a lone striker and was replaced by Sandro Wagner in the final.
Controversy surrounding international match in Israel
Some vertebrae there was in October 2007 when Dejagah his participation in an international match of the German U - 21 team in Israel on grounds of " highly personal nature" canceled. Since the Islamic revolution in 1979, it is prohibited by law Iranian athletes to compete against Israeli teams; Iran represents the entry of its citizens to Israel criminalized. Double - citizen Dejagah feared because of negative consequences for his parents and living in Iran relatives. In the Bild newspaper he was, however, cited his refusal was " political " nature. Subsequently, the Central Council of Jews in Germany, acting under its Chairman Charlotte Knobloch, the demand for an exclusion from the national team because of the " private Jewish boycott ". CDU politician Ronald Pofalla also called for the exclusion Dejagahs from the German national team.
After a clarifying conversation with the DFB President Theo Zwanziger, the DFB decided that Dejagah should continue to play for the U- 21 team, as he had reliably informed, his motives were not racist or anti -Semitic. It is " self-evident that Ashkan Dejagah will be available for the second leg of the U-21 national team against Israel in the event of nomination available. " However Dejagah remained this game due to a " severe sprain " remote. Similarly, the Iranians Vahid Hashemian was already moved in the season 2004/ 05 for a pending guest of FC Bayern Munich in Israel.
The Iranian Afshin Ghotbi coach traveled the end of 2010 in Wolfsburg, to persuade Dejagah to participate in the Asia Cup 2011. Dejagah finally granted Advertise a refusal to do not miss the back round preparation at VfL Wolfsburg. The Iranian Association accused the club before then to have pressure on the players exercised. In the following months Dejagah was invited again and again, but always said because of injuries or problems with the visa from. In February 2012, Dejagah finally decided on a career in the Iranian national team. In Tehran he gave on February 29th under coach Carlos Queiroz made his debut in a World Cup qualifier against Qatar and scored in the fourth minute play his first international goal. After the temporary equalizer he succeeded in the 50th minute and the Hits 2-1 (final score 2-2 ).
- German Champion with VfL Wolfsburg: 2009
- U- 21 European Champion 2009