Daniel Bearwolf

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Daniel Bärwolf (born May 13, 1973 in Erfurt ) is a German soccer player .

At the beginning of his career he played at Empor Walschleben and SC 1903 Weimar before moving to FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt in 1992 . There he scored 30 goals in 30 games in the 1993/94 season in the NOFV Oberliga . Although Erfurt did not lose a game during the entire season, they did not get promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga . Bärwolf then moved to the Bundesliga relegated VfB Leipzig . After 49 games in the second division, in which he scored eight goals, he returned to Erfurt in 1996. In the following season he formed the outstanding offensive trio of the Regionalliga Nordost with Marco Weißhaupt and Ronny Hebestreit . Overall, the three scored 54 goals in the 1996/97 season. Just a year later, Bärwolf returned to the 2nd Bundesliga and joined Thuringian local rivals FC Carl Zeiss Jena . With only one goal in 17 missions, however, he could not convince there. That is why he moved to VfB Lübeck in 1998 , where he played until recently. Here he was twice top scorer in the Regionalliga Nord and rose to the 2nd division in 2002. This made him an absolute darling of the public and was nicknamed the “ football god ”. Since July 2007 he has been back in Thuringia for FSV Wacker 03 Gotha . Bärwolf played a total of 113 second division games and scored 20 goals. At FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, with 79 competitive goals, he and Armin Romstedt are third on the all-time list of goalscorer since the club was founded in 1966.

Bärwolf has been a junior coach at his hometown club SV Empor Walschleben since 2008 and also plays in the club's regional class team.

Bärwolf is said to have sympathy for right-wing extremist ideas. For example, he appeared in public several times with items of clothing that are unambiguous symbols of the scene: a black sun and a line of songs by Fritz Sotke on the T-shirt, plus a Thor Steinar jacket . Bärwolf emphasizes, however, that he did not know the background of this clothing and, in particular, the jacket did not belong to him, but was given by a football fan shortly before the photo because he was cold. According to his own statements, he has now disposed of the T-shirt in the trash. Years before he had bought it unsuspectingly (also this according to his own account) on the Internet.

In the match between VfB Lübeck and Eintracht Braunschweig on November 24, 2002, he is said to have racially insulted his opponent Adama Niang . This was confirmed by Niang and his fellow player from Braunschweig at the time, Janosch Dziwior .


supporting documents

  1. Boris Kartheuser: Controversial T-shirt: Ex-professional player under suspicion of neo-Nazi. In: Spiegel Online . August 1, 2007, accessed June 9, 2018 .