Timm Klose

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Timm Klose
Timm Klose 2011 cropped-2.jpg
Klose with 1. FC Nuremberg in 2011
Personal information
Full name Timm Klose
Date of birth (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 5
Youth career
1993–2003 BSC Old Boys
2003–2004 Basel
2004–2007 BSC Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Basel U21 47 (3)
2009–2011 Thun 59 (4)
2011–2013 1. FC Nuremberg 45 (2)
2012 1. FC Nürnberg II 8 (1)
2013– VfL Wolfsburg 12 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Switzerland U21 11 (0)
2011– Switzerland 9 (0)
2012 Switzerland Olympic 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 October 2013

Timm Klose (born 9 May 1988) is a German-born Swiss footballer who plays as a centre back for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.[1]

Early life[edit]

Klose was born in Frankfurt, West Germany, to a German father and a Swiss mother. He holds both citizenships. When Klose was five years old, the family moved to Basel, the hometown of his mother.

Club career[edit]

Klose made 29 appearances as FC Thun won the 2009–10 Swiss Challenge League, scoring in a 4–0 home win over FC Gossau on 5 December.[2] He made 30 appearances in the following season in the Super League, scoring three times.[2]

On 28 May 2011, he left Thun for 1. FC Nürnberg on a three-year deal for around €400,000.[3] He made 13 league appearances from August to November, and then 8 from March to May with the reserves in the Regionalliga Bayern; he scored the only goal on 8 May against FC Ingolstadt 04 II.[2] The following season he returned to the first team, and scored twice in 32 Bundesliga appearances.[2]

On 1 July 2013 he transferred from Nürnberg to VfL Wolfsburg on a four-year contract.[4] He was sent off on his Wolfsburg debut, a 2–0 away defeat to rivals Hannover 96 on 10 August,[5] and only played 9 more league games throughout the season, with just 4 more as a starter.[2]

International career[edit]

He was named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in which his country reached the final. He also represented Switzerland at the 2012 Olympics, and played every match as Switzerland were eliminated in last place in Group B.

He made his full international debut for Switzerland on 10 August 2011, replacing Philippe Senderos in the 57th minute of a 2–1 away friendly win against Liechtenstein.[6] On 7 October he played his first competitive international and start, as Switzerland lost a Euro 2012 qualifier 2–0 away to Wales.[7] He also played two matches in the team's successful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, but was not selected for the tournament.

Honours[edit]

FC Thun

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Klose, Timm" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "T. Klose". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Matthey, James (28 May 2011). "Nurnberg sign Timm Klose from FC Thun". Goal.com. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "KLOSE MAKES WOLFSBURG SWITCH". Bundesliga. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Derby success for Hannover". Sky Sports News. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Liechtenstein 1-2 Switzerland". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Wales 2-0 Switzerland". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 

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