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From the seventh division to the Bundesliga, the story of Weydandt

ILTEN, GERMANY - JULY 21: (L-R) Darryl Lachman of PEC Zwolle , Jarni Koorman of PEC Zwolle , Destan Basjelmani of PEC Zwolle and Hendrik Weydandt of Hannover battle for the ball during the preseason friendly match between Hannover 96 and PEC Zwolle at Wahre Dorff Arena on July 21, 2018 in Ilten, Germany. (Photo by Cathrin Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The now Hannover footballer was in the Lower Saxony city’s amateur leagues just four years ago, and in the fourth division a few weeks ago

Hannover 96 forward Hendrik Weydandt must be thinking he’s dreaming.

Four years ago he was playing in the seventh division, the Lower Saxony city’s amateurs leagues; a few weeks ago in the fourth division, and on the weekend in the Bundesliga.

He has not only come from the lower division to the top flight of the German football, but he also has managed to score in his two matches with Hannover.

“I just wanted to see if he could show me his scoring qualities,” manager AndrΓ© Breitenreiter said to the official Bundesliga website.

“He’s very hard working, so actually it’s no coincidence he’s here.”

“It’s crazy; it’s like a fairy tale,” said Hannover’s sporting director Horst Heldt.

“This is what makes football so special. He was still kicking about in the local amateur leagues just a few years ago and I think this was only his second or third time on the ball, and he takes his chance so coolly.”

“He was so nervous, he made such a mess as he was getting changed,” revealed Heldt.

“Although I would have expected more from his celebrations,” continued Heldt and promised, “we’re going to give him a professional contract now”.