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Daniel Imhof
Personal information
Full name Daniel Wendel Imhof
Date of birth November 22, 1977 (1977-11-22) (age 32)
Place of birth    Wil, Switzerland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club St. Gallen
Number 15
Youth career
Bulkley Valley Blast
University of Victoria
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
FC Wil
St. Gallen
VfL Bochum
St. Gallen
033 (3)
152 (9)
088 (5)   
National team2
2000–2008 Canada 035 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of May 25, 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 1 December 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Daniel Wendel Imhof (born November 22, 1977 in Wil, Switzerland) is a Canadian footballer who currently plays for St. Gallen[1].


Club career


Early life

He was born in Switzerland but his parents immigrated to Canada when he was four. Imhof grew up in Smithers, British Columbia and started a study to become a sport teacher at the University of Victoria. In this period he was key player of the university's soccer team. His two brothers play in the lower leagues in Switzerland, Dominic Imhof plays for FC Rapperswil-Jona,and Christoph Imhof played for FC Gossau. He also has a younger sister, Angela Imhof.


During the spring of 1998 Imhof went to Europe in order to secure a place in a European football club. Relatives had arranged for him to take part in a training session at their local Swiss Second Division club FC Wil, after which Marcel Koller, the head coach, offered him his first professional contract. Two years later Imhof followed Koller to his next club, FC St.Gallen with whom he would win the Swiss championship.

VfL Bochum

During the summer of 2005 Imhof followed coach Koller to a new club for the second time by joining German Second Bundesliga club VfL Bochum. In 2006, after Imhof's fist season with Bochum, the club was promoted to the First Bundesliga. When Imhof's contract expired in 2007, Bochum was at first reluctant to offer him a new contract as Imhof had not seen consistent playing time during previous seasons. However, as Bochum were unable to find an adequate replacement for Imhof, he was offered a new one year contract. Ironically, Imhof appeared in the majority of matches for Bochum during the 2007-2008 season, and following the season it was rumoured that clubs such as FC Middlesbrough of the English Premier League, and Celtic F.C. of the Scottish Premier League were interested in him.

Return to St. Gallen

On 14 January 2010, he announced his return to FC St. Gallen, leaving VfL Bochum and the Bundesliga after four and half years[2].

International career

He made his debut for Canada in an October 2000 World Cup qualification match against Panama. As of November 2009, he has earned a total of 35 caps, scoring no goals.[3] He has represented Canada in 13 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4]. He has also played at the 2001 Confederations Cup.


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