Benjamin Köhler

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Benjamin Köhler
Benjamin Köhler beim Aufwärmen (10315120305).jpg
Benjamin Köhler 2013
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Köhler
Date of birth (1980-08-04) 4 August 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Left winger
Youth career
1986–1993 Normannia 08 Berlin
1993–1997 Reinickendorfer Füchse
1997–1998 1. FC Lübars
1998–2000 Hertha BSC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Hertha BSC 1 (0)
2001–2002 MSV Duisburg (loan) 22 (1)
2003–2004 Rot-Weiss Essen 34 (13)
2004–2013 Eintracht Frankfurt 229 (32)
2013 1. FC Kaiserslautern 8 (1)
2013–2017 Union Berlin 49 (5)
National team
Germany U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:37, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2012

Benjamin Köhler (born 4 August 1980) is a former German footballer.[1] Köhler, who is left-footed, can play flexibly on all offensive positions but often finds himself on the left wing.


After getting just one appearance with Hertha BSC he had a one-year loan stint with Duisburg; he finally moved to Regionalliga side Rot-Weiss Essen where he scored 13 goals. After that season, Eintracht Frankfurt scouted and finally signed him. In the promotion season he netted seven goals in 29 games. In the next season he had as many games while scoring three goals, one which was among the goal of the week choices.

On 7 February 2015, his Union Berlin team-mates held a tribute to him in support after his diagnosis of stomach cancer after the seventh minute of the game, a 2–1 defeat of VfL Bochum. They received an ovation from both the fans and players from both teams. His contract was later renewed, even after the diagnosis. On 25 July 2015 it was announced that he had beaten stomach cancer and he was given the all clear.

At the end of his contract in summer 2017, Köhler's contract at Union Berlin was not renewed;[2] moreover, he decided to put an end to his career because of knee issues.[3]


  1. ^ "Köhler, Benjamin" (in German). Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Benjamin Köhler: "Ich habe keinen Zeitdruck"". Sportbuzzer (in German). 16 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Bundesligaspieler Köhler beendet Karriere". kicker Online (in German). 5 August 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 

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