|Date of birth||31 December 1976|
|Place of birth||Berlin, Germany|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1993–1994||Tennis Borussia Berlin|
|1994–2002||Bayer 04 Leverkusen II|
|2001–2002||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||1||(0)|
|2006–2009||SV Eintracht Trier 05||63||(11)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 21:11, 4 February 2009 (UTC)|
Thorsten Wittek (born 31 December 1976 in Berlin) is a German footballer who last played for CS Grevenmacher.
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,748,148 (2018) inhabitants make it the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region, which is, with about six million inhabitants and an area of more than 30,000 km², Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
Association football, more commonly known as football, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
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