|Full name||Jochen Kientz|
|Date of birth||17 September 1972|
|Place of birth||Mannheim, West Germany|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|SV 98 Schwetzingen|
|2001–2002||FC St. Pauli||20||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Mannheim, Kientz played youth football at several clubs, including local VfR Mannheim and SV Waldhof Mannheim, but made his professional debuts with Eintracht Frankfurt, with whom he signed in January 1991; during the course of three Bundesliga seasons, he only made one league appearance and, in another winter transfer market move, in 1994, dropped down to the 2. Bundesliga and joined TSV 1860 Munich.
After only seven matches with the Lions, Kientz tried an abroad adventure, playing two seasons in Spain, one apiece with RCD Mallorca and CD Logroñés – the former in Segunda División where he appeared and scored regularly, the latter in La Liga, in a season which ended in relegation.
In the 1997 summer, Kientz returned to his country and to 1860 Munich, now in the top level, starting in one season and being backup in the other. He scored his first goal in the competition on 7 November 1998, albeit in a 1–3 derby loss against FC Bayern Munich.
After a very brief spell in Greece with Panionios FC, Kientz signed for Hamburger SV. At the Hanseatic club, he also appeared in the 2000–01 edition of the UEFA Champions League; during the competition, man-marking Zinedine Zidane in a home fixture, he was eventually headbutted by the French, who was sent off – the hosts won 3–1.
In 2001, Kientz joined neighbouring FC St. Pauli, being ejected from a game for the only time in his career, during a 0–2 loss at VfB Stuttgart, as his team eventually ranked last. After two injury-ravaged campaigns at F.C. Hansa Rostock (mainly ankle), he was forced to retire at the age of 32.
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