Oliver Kirch

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Oliver Kirch
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Oliver Kirch in 2012
Personal information
Full name Oliver Kirch
Date of birth (1982-08-21) 21 August 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Soest, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Right back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 21
Youth career
1992–1993 SuS Legden
1993–1996 SuS Stadtlohn
1996–2000 SpVgg Vreden
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 SpVgg Vreden 35 (5)
2002–2003 SC Verl 32 (3)
2003–2007 Borussia Mönchengladbach 22 (0)
2007–2010 Arminia Bielefeld 71 (7)
2010–2012 1. FC Kaiserslautern 50 (1)
2012– Borussia Dortmund 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Oliver Kirch (German pronunciation: [ˈɔ.lɪ.vɐ ˈkøːtʃ] ( ); born 21 August 1982) is a German footballer who plays for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.[1] Kirch plays as midfielder for BVB and is deployed as either defensive midfielder or deployed as right wing-back; he is also deployed in defense as right defender.[1]

Club career[edit]

Kirch started playing football at age five and was enrolled at the academy of SuS Legden in 1992; spending nine years as an academy player.[2][3] Kirch would go on to join the academy of SuS Stadtlohn and then the academy of SpVgg Vreden.[4] Kirch made his senior professional debut playing for SC Verl in the 2002–03 season before joining Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 2003–04 season, where Kirch made eight appearances in his first professional season. In the 2007–08 Bundesliga season, Kirch left Borussia Mönchengladbach and moved to Arminia Bielefeld and in his first match, he scored his first Bundesliga goal.

Kirch joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the 2010–11 Bundesliga season, where he signed a three-year contract. On 21 April 2012, during the 32nd matchday of the 2010–11 Bundesliga season, Kirch scored his first goal of the season in Kaiserslautern's 2–1 away victory over Hertha BSC.[5]

Kirch joined Borussia Dortmund in the 2012–13 Bundesliga season. He signed a two-year contract with the German champions Borussia Dortmund until 30 June 2014.[6]

He scored his first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund on match day 32 in a 2–2 draw against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Personal life[edit]

Kirch and fiancee, Jana Flötotto, were married in 2011, and the civil marriage took place in December 2011 at the Central Park in New York,[7] with the ecclesiastical taking place at the end of May 2012 at the Gütersloh Apostles Church in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 9 December 2014.
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Supercup[nb 2] Continental[nb 3] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SC Verl 2002–03 32 3 0 0 32 3
Total 32 3 0 0 32 3
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2003–04 8 0 1 0 9 0
2004–05 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 14 0 0 0 14 0
Total 22 0 1 0 23 0
Arminia Bielefeld 2007–08 25 3 3 0 28 3
2008–09 26 0 2 0 28 0
2009–10 20 4 1 0 21 4
Total 71 7 6 0 77 7
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2010–11 29 0 4 0 33 0
2011–12 23 1 3 0 26 1
Total 52 1 7 0 59 1
Borussia Dortmund 2012–13 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
2013–14 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 12 1
2014–15 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Total 12 1 4 0 1 0 4 0 21 1
Career Total 189 11 18 0 1 0 4 0 212 12
  1. ^ Includes DFB-Pokal
  2. ^ Includes DFL-Supercup
  3. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Borussia Dortmund

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kirch, Oliver" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Oliver Kirch - Mit Feinschliff" [Oliver Kirch - with finishing touches] (in German). 1. FC Kaiserslautern. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bewährtes an der Spitze des Jubiläumsvereins" [Proven at the top of the Jubilee Association] (in German). Halterner Zeitung. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Neues von den Senioren" [News from the seniors] (in German). sus-stadtlohn.de. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hertha taumelt, FCK verabschiedet sich siegreich" [Hertha staggers, FCK bids farewell victoriously] (in German). kicker.de. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "BVB verpflichtet Oliver Kirch" [BVB signs Oliver Kirch] (in German). Borussia Dortmund. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Edler, Friederike (25 May 2012). "Ex-Armine Oliver Kirch heiratet Model Jana Flötotto kirchlich" [Former Arminian Oliver Kirch marries model Jana Flötotto in church] (in German). nw-news.de. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

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