Tobias Sippel

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Tobias Sippel
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Sippel with Kaiserslautern in 2011
Personal information
Full name Tobias Sippel
Date of birth (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Bad Dürkheim, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Number 1
Youth career
1993–1998 SV 1911 Bad Dürkheim
1998–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 18 (0)
2006– 1. FC Kaiserslautern 177 (0)
National team
2007 Germany U19 1 (0)
2008–2010 Germany U21 9 (0)
2010 Germany 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 March 2013

Tobias Sippel (born 22 March 1988 in Bad Dürkheim) is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sippel began his football career playing for his hometown club of SV 1911 Bad Dürkheim. While with Bad Dürkheim, he rose through the youth ranks culminating as the first goalkeeper for their 2005 entry in the Regionalliga Süd (tier four of the German football league system) at the age of 17.

Kaiserslautern[edit]

In 2006, Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern signed him to his first professional contract.

Sippel spent one season playing with Kaiserslautern II in the Oberliga Südwest (then tier four of the German football league system). After one year, he joined the first team as the third keeper behind Jürgen Macho and Florian Fromlowitz. The previous season had seen Kaiserslautern relegated from the Bundesliga to the 2. Bundesliga. He ascended to the second keeper behind U-21 national keeper Florian Fromlowitz when Jürgen Macho left Kaiserslautern to play for the Greek club AEK Athens.

Ten games into the 2007–08 season, Fromlowitz was injured thrusting Sippel into the role of starting goalkeeper. He helped Kaiserslautern avoid relegation to the 3rd Liga on the last day of the season with a clean sheet versus already promoted 1. FC Köln.

The 2008–09 campaign started with a bang for Sippel as Kaiserslautern shot to the top of the league table anchored by their number one goalkeeper, however nine games into the season, Sippel broke his arm on a freak play during a 2–1 win versus Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. He was placed on injured reserve until the beginning of 2009.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

As of 8 October 2011
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2007–08 Kaiserslautern 2. Bundesliga 25 0 1 0 - - 26 0
2008–09 15 0 0 0 - - 15 0
2009–10 33 0 2 0 - - 35 0
2010–11 Bundesliga 25 0 4 0 - - 29 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Career total 106 0 7 0 0 0 113 0

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sippel, Tobias" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 

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