Jens Hegeler

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Jens Hegeler
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Hegeler playing for Bayer Leverkusen in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jens Hegeler[1]
Date of birth (1988-01-22) 22 January 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Cologne, West Germany
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bristol City
Number 13
Youth career
1993–1995 SV Westhoven
1995–1998 SpVgg Porz
1998–2004 1. FC Köln
2004–2005 Yurdumspor Köln
2005–2006 VfL Leverkusen
2006–2008 Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Bayer Leverkusen II 38 (5)
2008–2014 Bayer Leverkusen 48 (3)
2009–2010FC Augsburg (loan) 35 (1)
2010–20121. FC Nürnberg (loan) 65 (4)
20111. FC Nürnberg II (loan) 2 (0)
2014–2017 Hertha BSC 46 (1)
2014 Hertha BSC II 1 (0)
2017– Bristol City 16 (0)
National team
2009 Germany U-21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:52, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Jens Hegeler (born 22 January 1988 in Cologne) is a German footballer who plays for Championship club Bristol City.

Career[edit]

He began his career at SV Westhoven in 1993 and moved after two years to SpVgg Porz. He left Porz after three years when he was scouted by 1. FC Köln in 1998. He played six years in Köln's youth team before he moved to Yurdumspor Köln in the German Oberliga in 2004. After one year he left Cologne and moved to VfL Leverkusen. In June 2006 he joined Bayer Leverkusen. He was loaned out to FC Augsburg on 7 January 2009 until the end of the 2009–10 season.[2] In July 2010, he joined 1. FC Nürnberg on a two-season-long loan.[3] Hegeler became a key player in Nürnberg's successful squad and played in every 34 matches of the season. Hegeler returned to Leverkusen at the start of the 2012–13 season.

On 2 October 2013, Hegeler secured a 2–1 win for Leverkusen over Real Sociedad in the Champions League with a stoppage-time free-kick.[4]

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 8 May 2014, he signed a three-year contract with Hertha BSC.[5]

Bristol City[edit]

On 4 January 2017, it was announced by Bristol City that Hegeler had joined them on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee. On 7 January 2017 he made his debut in the FA Cup Third Round tie against Fleetwood Town.[6] He scored his first goal for Bristol City in a 5–0 EFL Cup win against Plymouth Argyle on 8 August 2017.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 August 2018[8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayer Leverkusen 2007–08 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Bundesliga 27 3 2 1 6 1 35 5
2013–14 Bundesliga 18 0 3 0 5 1 26 1
Total 48 3 5 1 11 2 64 6
FC Augsburg (loan) 2008–09 2. Bundesliga 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2009–10 2. Bundesliga 24 1 4 0 2 0 30 1
Total 35 1 4 0 2 0 41 1
1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 2010–11 Bundesliga 34 3 4 0 0 0 38 3
2011–12 Bundesliga 31 1 3 0 0 0 34 1
Total 65 4 7 0 0 0 72 4
1. FC Nürnberg II (loan) 2011–12 Regionalliga West 2 0 2 0
Hertha BSC II 2014–15 Regionalliga West 1 0 1 0
Hertha BSC 2014–15 Bundesliga 24 1 2 0 0 0 26 1
2015–16 Bundesliga 16 0 5 0 0 0 21 0
2016–17 Bundesliga 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 46 1 7 0 0 0 53 1
Bristol City 2016–17 EFL Championship 12 0 3 0 0 0 15 0
2017–18 EFL Championship 4 0 0 0 3 1 7 1
Total 16 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 22 1
Career total 213 9 26 1 3 1 13 2 255 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Bristol City" (PDF). English Football League. p. 9. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ "FCA verpflichtet Abwehrspieler". FCAugsburg.de. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Hegeler ist da!". fcn.de. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  4. ^ Potter, Steffen (2 October 2013). "Last-gasp Hegeler helps Leverkusen beat Real". UEFA. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Hegeler zieht es an die Spree". kicker (in German). 8 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  6. ^ "German midfielder Hegeler signs". Bristol City F.C. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Bristol C 5-0 Plymouth". BBC. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  8. ^ Jens Hegeler at Soccerway

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