Date of birth
Michael Hefele joined Huddersfield Town from 3. Bundesliga champions Dynamo Dresden as a free agent on 1 July 2016.
Hefele, a 26 year-old centre back, put pen to paper on a three year contract with the Terriers.
Michael arrived at the Club having captained his current side to promotion from the third tier of German football this season, secured by Dresden with five games to spare. Hefele and his teammates lost just two games all season and topped the table by eight points.
Bavaria-born Michael started his career at another 3. Bundesliga side, Spielvereinigung Unterhaching, progressing through the youth system before making 32 senior appearances.
The 6’ 4” tall centre back moved to Bundesliga outfit SpVgg Greuther Fürth in 2012, where he made his German top flight debut.
Hefele spent six months on loan at SV Wacker Burghausen at start of 2014, making 15 appearances in the 3. Bundesliga, before joining Dynamo Dresden in June of that year.
It's at Dresden where he has played regular First Team football, scoring an impressive 10 goals in 72 appearances across the last two seasons.
He was made captain ahead of the 2015/16 campaign and has led Dynamo to promotion, scoring six goals in 34 league appearances.