Benjamin Köhler 2013
|Full name||Benjamin Köhler|
|Date of birth||4 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Berlin, West Germany|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder
|1986–1993||Normannia 08 Berlin|
|1997–1998||1. FC Lübars|
|2001–2002||→ MSV Duisburg (loan)||22||(1)|
|2013||1. FC Kaiserslautern||8||(1)|
|* 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
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.
- Profile at worldfootball.net
- Benjamin Köhler at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Benjamin Köhler at eintracht-archiv.de (in German)
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