Jens Hegeler

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Jens Hegeler
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Hegeler playing for Bayer Leverkusen in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-01-22) 22 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Cologne, West Germany
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bristol City
Number 31
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 45 (3)
2009–2010 FC Augsburg (loan) 35 (1)
2010–2012 1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 65 (4)
2014–2017 Hertha BSC 46 (1)
2014 Hertha BSC II 4 (0)
2017– Bristol City 12 (0)
National team
2009 Germany U-21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:31, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

Jens Hegeler (born 22 January 1988 in Cologne) is a German footballer who plays for Championship side 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.[1] In July 2010, he joined 1. FC Nürnberg on a two-season-long loan.[2] 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.[3]

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 8 May 2014, he signed a three-year contract with Hertha BSC.[4]

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 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCA verpflichtet Abwehrspieler". FCAugsburg.de. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Hegeler ist da!". fcn.de. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Potter, Steffen (2 October 2013). "Last-gasp Hegeler helps Leverkusen beat Real". UEFA. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hegeler zieht es an die Spree". kicker (in German). 8 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "German midfielder Hegeler signs". Bristol City F.C. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 

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