André Lenz

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André Lenz
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Lenz playing for Wolfsburg in 2009.
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-11-19) 19 November 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Mülheim an der Ruhr, West Germany
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1979–1989 TV Asberg
1989–1990 Bayer Uerdingen
1990–1992 Wuppertaler SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Wuppertaler SV
1997–2001 Alemannia Aachen 62 (0)
2001–2003 Energie Cottbus 26 (0)
2003–2004 1860 München 3 (0)
2004–2012 VfL Wolfsburg[1] 18 (0)
2007–2008 VfL Wolfsburg II 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:07, 30 April 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

André Lenz (born 19 November 1973 in Mülheim an der Ruhr) is a retired German football goalkeeper who last played for VfL Wolfsburg.


Lenz began his football career as a professional in 1999. Back then, he played for Alemannia Aachen in the 2. Bundesliga. In 2001 he signed a contract with Energie Cottbus, who were playing in the first division. In his second year for Energie, he played almost every match. After Energie relegated in 2003, 1860 Munich were interested in signing him, eventually he chose to sign. In 2004, it was confirmed that André Lenz would be leaving 1860 Munich to join 1. Bundesliga's VfL Wolfsburg. Lenz announced his retirement from active play following the conclusion of the 2012–13 Bundesliga season.


On 8 May 2010, the substitute keeper of VfL Wolfsburg was seriously injured during an altercation in a nightclub.[2] Lenz suffered multiple stab wounds and had an emergency surgery in a hospital.[3]



  1. ^ "André Lenz" (in German). Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "André Lenz erlitt Stichverletzungen" (in German). VfL Wolfsburg. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Discostreit: Wolfsburgs Torwart notoperiert" (in German). Hamburger Abendblatt. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2011.