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Stefan Markolf

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Full name  Stefan Markolf
Name  Stefan Markolf
Date joined  2010
2000–2001  KSV Hessen Kassel
Current team  KSV Baunatal
1989–2000  VfB Witzenhausen
Height  1.78 m
Playing position  Defender
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1984-01-03) 3 January 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth  Witzenhausen, West Germany

Stefan Markolf (born 3 January 1984 in Witzenhausen, Hesse) is the first deaf German professional footballer.

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Career

After joining the professional squad of 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 2007, where the defender was mostly substituted, he was signed by third division club Wuppertaler SV in 2008. After eight years he returned to KSV Hessen Kassel.

Personal

Markolf was born deaf (about 90 percent hearing loss). Thanks to speech therapy, he has nearly perfect pronunciation of the spoken language. In spite of his hearing loss, he has a good overview in the football matches. He wears special hearing aids while playing.

References

Stefan Markolf Wikipedia


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