At 37 years old, Dennis Aogo has this physical status:
Dennis Aogo (born 14 January 1987) is a German former professional footballer who played as a left back and midfielder.
Aogo grew up in Obert, a suburb in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, born to a German mother and a Nigerian father. In 2000, when his parents separated, he and his father moved to Bruchsal, SC, to join Waldhof Mannheim. When graduating with Mittlere Reife in Freiburg, he joined SC Freiburg and attended their youth academy.
Aogo was previously engaged to Alessia Walch, the bass player for German Country-Pop band Mayor's Destiny.
Aogo was honoured with the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt, Germany's highest sports award.
Aogo competed for the Karlsruher SC academy and has competed at various youth levels, including the U15s and U16s. He was a member of the SC Freiburg academy from 2004 to 2017, and he made his debut in the Bundesliga at seventeen years old, winning him a position in the center of midfield.
Aogo joined Hamburger SV in 2008 and was primarily a left back. Aogo was loaned to Schalke 04 on August 29, 2013. S04 then agreed to a permanent €2 million transfer contract in June 2014, and Aogo announced a joint deal with Schalke 04 that will run until June 2017.
Aogo was relocated to VfB Stuttgart on August 9, 2017.
Hannover 96 announced the signing of Aogo on a free transfer on September 3, 2019. He decided against the club's transfer in January 2020.
Aogo announced that he would not play again in August 2020. He has appeared in two of Germany's top divisions.
Aogo was a member of the German U21 squad. He was refused to represent the Nigeria national team at the time because of FIFA rules, although he had previously represented Germany at youth and age group levels. However, FIFA lifted the age for changing nationalities in 2004, implying that Aogo may have represented Nigeria. However, after turning down many invitations from the Nigerian Football Association, he stated his intention to continue representing Germany as he saw a chance to have a spot in the German senior squad in the future.
Nigeria, the homeland of Aogo's father, wanted to call him up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but Shaibu Amodu said on January 5 that he would only play for the German national team. He made his debut for Germany in their first preparation game against Malta, winning 3–0, before being replaced by fellow full-back and then Hamburg clubmate Jérôme Boateng. Aogo was a member of Germany's 2010 FIFA World Cup team. In early June 2013, he earned his last cap.