Bernd Leno

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Bernd Leno
Bernd-Leno.jpg
Leno with Bayer Leverkusen in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 1
Youth career
1998–2003 SV Germania Bietigheim
2003–2009 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 VfB Stuttgart II 56 (0)
2011– Bayer Leverkusen 153 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U17 4 (0)
2009–2010 Germany U18 5 (0)
2010–2011 Germany U19 5 (0)
2012– Germany U21 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 6 February 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:35, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Bernd Leno (born 4 March 1992) is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayer Leverkusen.

Club career[edit]

In May 2011, Leno extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2014.[1] On 10 August 2011, he was loaned out to Bayer 04 Leverkusen until 31 December 2011.[2][3] Four days after the five months loan deal was signed, Leno made his Bundesliga debut against SV Werder Bremen. He became after Dirk Krüssenberg and Heribert Macherey the third goalkeeper in Bundesliga history who was keeping a clean sheet in his first three Bundesliga games.[4] When he played on 13 September 2011, at the age of 19 years and 193 days, against Chelsea F.C. in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage he was the youngest goalkeeper to ever to play in a Champions League match. The transfer was made permanent on 30 November 2011, when Leno received a deal that keeps him with Bayer until 2017.[5][6]

International career[edit]

Leno received his first call up to the senior Germany team in October 2015 for Euro 2016 qualifiers against Republic of Ireland and Georgia.[7] When Leno was 17 years of age officials from the Russian Football Federation had met with his father.[8] With Roman Neustädter and Konstantin Rausch recently becoming naturalized Russians, it is possible they were looking at naturalizing Leno.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 6 February 2016[9]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2009–10 VfB Stuttgart II 3. Liga 16 0 0 0 16 0
2010–11 37 0 0 0 37 0
2011–12 3 0 0 0 3 0
Stuttgart II total 56 0 0 0 56 0
2011–12 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 33 0 0 0 8 0 41 0
2012–13 32 0 2 0 6 0 40 0
2013–14 34 0 4 0 8 0 46 0
2014–15 34 0 4 0 10 0 48 0
2015–16 20 0 3 0 8 0 31 0
Bayer Leverkusen total 153 0 13 0 40 0 196 0
Career total 209 0 13 0 40 0 262 0

Personal[edit]

Leno's father is of German-Russian descent.[10] He has stated that one of his favorite music artists is Russian pop star Dima Bilan [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Changes afoot". VfB Stuttgart. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Leno on loan to Leverkusen". VfB Stuttgart. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bayer 04 sign Stuttgart keeper Leno on loan". Bayer Leverkusen. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Leno unbezwingbar" [Leno invincible]. bundesliga.de (in German). 27 August 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bernd Leno to sign for Bayer 04". VfB Stuttgart. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bayer 04 sign Bernd Leno". Bayer Leverkusen. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Joachim Low adds Bernd Leno to squad for Euro 2016 double-header". football.co.uk. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.sport-express.ru/football/champions-league/reviews/832324/
  9. ^ "Bernd Leno". soccerway. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/bernd-leno/lehmann-gab-mir-tipps-fuers-leben-19716546.bild.html (German)
  11. ^ http://www.sport-express.ru/football/champions-league/reviews/832324/

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