Player Details

Name

Kai Wagner

Pronunciation

Kye VAHg-nur

Height

6' 0"

Weight

176 lbs

Date of Birth

2.15.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Geislingen an der Steige, Germany

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left
2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Wurzburger Kickers and signed on Feb. 6, 2019. Re-signed through the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023 on Jan. 15, 2021

Wagner has been a standout performer at left back since arriving to the club in 2019, starting 30 games and racking up eight assists in his debut MLS season before recording one goal and two assists while starting all 14 of his appearances in 2020. 

OUTSIDE MLS: Wagner came to Philadelphia from German side Würzburger Kickers. Midway through the current 3. Liga season, Wagner has totaled two assists across 13 appearances. In 2017-18, his first full year with Würzburger, he made 27 league appearances. Prior to joining Würzburger, he was a member of Bundesliga club Schalke 04. Playing for the team’s reserves, he made 33 appearances in 2016-17 after joining from SSV Ulm 1846, the club at which he signed his first senior professional contract in 2015. In his youth career, Wagner played for the FC Augsburg academy as well as for SSV Ulm and SV Lonsee.

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