Christian Wetklo

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Christian Wetklo
Christian Wetklo, 2006.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-01-11) 11 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Marl, NRW, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 28
Youth career
DJK Armina Hassel
0000–1995 SC Hassel
1995–1999 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Rot-Weiss Essen
2000–2014 1. FSV Mainz 05 124 (0)
2003–2014 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 40 (0)
2014 SV Darmstadt 98 0 (0)
2014– Schalke 04 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Wetklo (German pronunciation: [ˈkʁis.ti̯an ˈvɛt.klɔ]; born 11 January 1980 in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German professional footballer who plays in the goalkeeper position for Schalke 04.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Wetklo began his career with DFJ Arminia in Gelsenkirchen in 1986 and moved to neighbors SC Hassel in 1988.[2] Wetklo was discovered as a youngster for the Schalke 04 academy and spent his youth career with Schalke 04’s B- and A- junior teams between 1995 and 1999.[2] The 190cm tall shot-stopper then went onto play a role for Rot-Weiss Essen in the Regionalliga West in the 1999-2000 season, before transferring to 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.[2]

1. FSV Mainz 05[edit]

Wetklo made his professional debut in the Bundesliga for 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 19 February 2005, when he came on as a half-time substitute in a game against Arminia Bielefeld.[2] Wetklo spent a total of fourteen season with 1. FSV Mainz 05 prior to Wetklo joining recently promoted second-league 2. Bundesliga side SV Darmstadt 98 in July 2014 after 114 Bundesliga appearances and 10 second-division 2. Bundesliga appearances for 1. FSV Mainz 05, as Wetklo terminated his contract with 1. FSV Mainz 05 in July 2014 on his own wishes.[2]

Schalke 04[edit]

On 13 August 2014, Wetklo joined Schalke 04 on a free transfer signing a 1-year contract running until 30 June 2015.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Club League Season App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals CS
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
Rot-Weiss Essen Regionalliga 1999–00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [3]
Mainz 05 II 2003–04 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
2004–05 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
2008–09 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1
2009–10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1
2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mainz 05 Bundesliga 2004–05 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
2005–06 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 4
2006–07 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2
2. Bundesliga 2007–08 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bundesliga 2009–10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1
2010–11 24 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 8
2011–12 22 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 25 0 7
2012–13 31 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 11
2013–14 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Schalke 04 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 17 September 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wetklo, Christian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "S04 sign keeper Christian Wetklo on one-year deal". Schalke 04. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Christian Wetklo profile at Soccerway

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