Gentner with VfB Stuttgart in 2013
|Full name||Christian Gentner|
|Date of birth||14 August 1985|
|Place of birth||Nürtingen, West Germany|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2004–2007||VfB Stuttgart II||30||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:12, 12 February 2016 (UTC).
Christian Gentner (born 14 August 1985 in Nürtingen) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for and captains VfB Stuttgart. He won the Bundesliga twice, with VfB Stuttgart in 2007 and VfL Wolfsburg in 2009. He was also called up three times to the senior Germany squad.
In the 2004–05 season, he played 28 times and scored six times for the Regionalliga (third division) team of VfB Stuttgart. In the same season, he had his Bundesliga debut against Hertha BSC on 20 February 2005 (1–0). He scored his first goal in a UEFA Cup game against NK Domzale on 25 September 2005.
In 2006, Gentner's contract in Stuttgart was extended until 2010.
On 8 January 2010, Gentner announced that he would be joining VfB Stuttgart at the end of the season. After seeing out his contract with the Wolves which ended on 1 July 2010, Gentner returned to Stuttgart on a free transfer.
On 6 January 2013, Gentner extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2016 with an option for a further year. Following Tasci's departure to FC Spartak Moscow, it was announced that Gentner is to be his successor as the new club captain. In May 2016 Gentner extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2019.
|2004–05||VfB Stuttgart II||Regionalliga Süd||28||6||-||-||-||-||28||6|
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|VfB Stuttgart captain