Jan Kirchhoff

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Jan Kirchhoff
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Kirchhoff with Bayern in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Jan Tilman Kirchhoff[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Frankfurt, West Germany[2]
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
(on loan from Bayern Munich)
Number 3
Youth career
SpVgg Kickers 16 Frankfurt
1999–2007 Eintracht Frankfurt
2007–2009 1. FSV Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 18 (2)
2008–2013 1. FSV Mainz 05 58 (0)
2013– Bayern Munich 7 (0)
2014– Schalke 04 (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Germany U18 3 (0)
2008–2009 Germany U19 8 (1)
2010–2013 Germany U21 18 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 February 2013

Jan Tilman Kirchhoff (German pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈtɪl.man ˈkɐ̯.tʃoːf]; born 1 October 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Schalke 04, on loan from Bayern Munich, in the Bundesliga.[3]

Club career[edit]

1. FSV Mainz 05[edit]

Kirchhoff made his professional debut in the 2. Bundesliga for 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 2 November 2008, when he started in a game against Rot Weiss Ahlen. He has been regarded as one of the most talented defenders in the Bundesliga.[4]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On 4 January 2013, Kirchoff signed a pre-contract with Bayern Munich, agreeing to join them for the 2013–14 season as a free agent.[5]

Schalke 04[edit]

On 27 December 2013, Kirchhoff joined fellow Bundesliga side Schalke 04 on a one and a half year loan until 30 June 2015.[6][7]

International career[edit]

On 13 November 2007, Kirchhoff debuted for the Germany national U-18 football team coming on in the 72nd minute of the match in a 4–0 win over Republic of Ireland national U-18 football team. On 7 September 2008, he debuted for the Germany national U-19 football team in a 5–0 win over the Czech Republic. Kirchhoff scored his first U-19 goal on 11 October 2008 in the 55th minute of the match in a 5–0 win over the Lithuania. On 3 September 2009, he debuted for the Germany's U-21 in a 1–1 draw against the Czech Republic and scored his first goal for Germany 72nd minute of the match. In 2012, Kirchhoff participated with the U-21 team as an important squad member and the team's vice-captain in the 2013 UEFA European U-21 Championship qualification, but due to injury he could not take part in the 2013 UEFA European U-21 Championship.[8]

Attributes[edit]

Kirchhoff is a defender who is superb in the air and possesses good passing ability.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 February 2015[3]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2008–09 1. FSV Mainz 05 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 10 0 0 0 10 0
2011–12 29 0 3 0 0 0 32 0
2012–13 18 0 3 0 21 0
2013–14 Bayern Munich 7 0 2 0 2 0 11 0
Schalke (loan) 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15 11 0 0 0 3 0 14 0
Career total 78 0 8 0 5 0 91 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

1. FSV Mainz 05
Bayern Munich

Personal life[edit]

Kirchhoff's brother Benjamin Kirchhoff is also a professional football defender playing for VfB Stuttgart II.[10] Kirchhoff's father Theo Kirchhoff is a former footballer whom played for German club VfL Germania Leer.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 7 December 2013. p. 5. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jan Kirchhoff". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Kirchhoff, Jan" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kirchhoff, Jan". soccer news. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "FCB verpflichtet Mainzer Jan Kirchhoff" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "FCB leiht Jan Kirchhoff an Schalke aus" (in German). Bayern Munich Official Website. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "S04 leiht Jan Kirchhoff bis zum 30. Juni 2015 aus" (in German). Schalke Official Website. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rüdiger replaces injured Kirchhoff for Germany". uefa.com. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Joe Wright (27 December 2013). "Bayern defender Kirchhoff joins Schalke on loan". goal.com. Goal.com. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Player profile: Benjamin Kirchhoff". vfb.de (in German). VfB Stuttgart. 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Künftiger Bayer hat Oma in Ostfriesland" [Future Bayer Granny in Ostfriesland]. germanialeer.de (in German) (VfL Germania Leer). Retrieved 1 September 2014. 

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