Christoph Janker

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Christoph Janker
Christoph Janker - Hertha BSC Berlin (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Christoph Janker
Date of birth (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Cham, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 6
Youth career
1990–1997 DJK Vilzing
1997–2001 ASV Cham
2001–2003 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 1860 Munich II 81 (0)
2005–2006 1860 Munich 4 (0)
2006–2009 1899 Hoffenheim 68 (2)
2009– Hertha BSC 45 (0)
2009– Hertha BSC II 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christoph Janker (born 14 February 1985) is a German football defender who plays for Hertha BSC.


1860 Munich[edit]

Janker started out in 1860 Munich's youth system. He eventually made his debut in the 2. Bundesliga, and became a regular for their reserve team. After asking for a transfer to another team, he joined TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

1899 Hoffenheim[edit]

In 2009, Janker and his team member Andreas Ibertsberger came under investigation after failing to report to a doping control promptly after the match against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 2 February 2009. The German Football Association (DFB) suspended the investigation due to the lack of evidence, also Janker was later tested negative. The investigation was widely covered by the German press.[1] On 23 May 2009 after the Bundesliga final, he announced his departure at the end of the season on 30 June 2009.

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 28 May 2009, Janker signed a three-year contract with Hertha BSC. In Berlin, Janker struggled to establish himself, sitting on the bench more often than not in his first season for Hertha.[2] At the end of the 2009–10 season, Hertha were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga. In the second division, Janker fared even worse. He made only one start, and came on off the bench a further three times.[2] Back in the Bundesliga for 2011–12, Janker made eighteen appearances.[2]


  1. ^ "Hoffenheim Doping Investigation Suspended". 6 March 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Christoph Janker at (German)

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