Success stories of Palestinian achievers from all over the world

Dani Schahin

Dani Schahin

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Ukraine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1989
  • Age: 28
  • Curriculum vitae :


Dani Schahin "born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union on July 9, 1989" is a German footballer of Palestine descent who plays for Roda JC Kerkrade in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Schahin was born in Donetsk to a Palestine father and Russian mother, but grew up in Baalbek in Lebanon until 1996 when his family moved to Teltow-Fläming in Germany.


Schahin played as a youth for FSV Luckenwalde and Energie Cottbus before joining Hamburger SV in 2006. He broke through intoHSV's reserve team in the 2007–08 season, making seven substitute appearances in the Regionalliga Nord. The following season, he scored twelve goals in 27 appearances, which made him the team's top scorer.

On 8 June 2009, Schahin signed for Greuther Fürth of the 2. Bundesliga He made twelve appearances in his first season, and after a further six appearances (one goal) in the first half of the 2010–11 season, he was loaned to Dynamo Dresden in January 2011.

Schahin made a huge impact at Dynamo, scoring ten goals in fourteen games to help the club finish third in the 3. Liga and win promotion to the 2. Bundesliga via a playoff win against VfL Osnabrück. Schahin scored the decisive goal in the last league game of the season, against Kickers Offenbach, and the winning goal in the second leg against Osnabrück.

After being released by Fürth in 2012, Schahin signed for Fortuna Düsseldorf. He made his Bundesliga debut on the opening day of the 2012–13 season against FC Augsburg. Coming onto the field as a substitute in the 60th minute, Schahin went on to score both goals in a 2–0 away win. He finished the season as the club's top scorer with eight league goals, but could not prevent Fortuna from being relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.

In July 2013, Schahin was transferred to 1. FSV Mainz 05 for a fee of approximately €1.5 million, and signed a four-year contract with the club. For the 2014–15 season he was loaned out to SC Freiburg with an option to make the transfer permanent.


Achievements and Awards

  • Marital status :
  • City :
  • Status :
  • Years in active : From To