Kevin Kampl

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Kevin Kampl
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Kampl with Bayer Leverkusen in 2016
Personal information
Full name Kevin Kampl
Date of birth (1990-10-09) 9 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Solingen, Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 44
Youth career
1994–1997 VfB Solingen
1997–2009 Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Bayer Leverkusen II 36 (5)
2010–2011 Bayer Leverkusen 0 (0)
2010 SpVgg Greuther Fürth (loan) 1 (0)
2010 SpVgg Greuther Fürth II (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 VfL Osnabrück 35 (2)
2012 VfR Aalen 3 (2)
2012–2015 Red Bull Salzburg 74 (18)
2015 Borussia Dortmund 14 (0)
2015– Bayer Leverkusen 53 (4)
National team
2009 Slovenia U20 1 (0)
2009–2012 Slovenia U21 17 (1)
2012– Slovenia 25 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2017

Kevin Kampl (born 9 October 1990) is a Slovenian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Slovenia national football team.

Family and early years[edit]

Kampl was born in Solingen, Germany.[1] His parents moved to Germany from Maribor, a city near the Austrian border in northeastern Slovenia.[2] Kampl has dual citizenship and would have been eligible to play for Germany but chose Slovenia early on.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kampl began his career with Bayer Leverkusen. After some years in the youth team of Bayer Leverkusen II he signed for SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

On 30 August 2010, he signed a one season loan contract with SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Kampl made his first team debut on 29 October 2010 as a late substitute in a 2. Bundesliga tie with Erzgebirge Aue.[3] After only half a season for Greuther Fürth, he returned to Bayer Leverkusen during the 2010–11 winter transfer window.[4] Kampl made his Leverkusen 2010–11 season debut as a second-half substitute in the UEFA Europa League game against Metalist Kharkiv. In the summer of 2011, Kampl transferred to 3. Liga side VfL Osnabrück.[5] After having played a great season for Osnabrück, he joined newly promoted 2. Bundesliga club VfR Aalen for a transfer fee of €250,000. For Aalen however he played only four matches, scoring two goals and assisting another three. This marvelous start drew the attention of well-financed Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg and they acquired him just before the end of the transfer window by fulfilling his release clause in the amount of €3 million.[6] He was nominated for the best player of the Austrian Bundesliga at the beginning of the 2013–14 season, but had to eventually concede to Philipp Hosiner.

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

On 22 December 2014, it was announced that he would join Borussia Dortmund on a five-year contract for a €12 million fee on 1 January 2015.[7] He was originally going to go to RB Leipzig.[1] He made his debut on 31 January 2015.[8] On 28 April 2015, in the DFB-Pokal semi–final against Bayern Munich, Kampl came on in the 83rd minute for Jakub Błaszczykowski and was sent–off after receiving a second yellow card; Dortmund went through to the final via a penalty shootout.[9]

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

On 28 August 2015, Kevin returned to Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal.[10] He made his debut on 12 September 2015 versus SV Darmstadt 98. On 26 September, Kampl scored his first goal for Leverkusen in a 3–0 away win against Werder Bremen. Later, on 20 October, he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 4–4 home group stage draw against Roma.

International career[edit]

Kampl is a member of the Slovenia national football team. He scored his first goal for Slovenia on 6 September 2013 against Albania, which Slovenia won 1–0.[11] Kampl scored his second goal in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against San Marino, the second of their 6–0 win. In October 2016, the Slovenian squad released a statement "condemning Kampl's absence from both games."[12] In response, Kampl stated "Firstly, I always play with pride and happiness for Slovenia and I intend to do so in the future" and secondly, I have made it clear I will be available next time, I just need some rest now."[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of matches played on 21 May 2017.
Club Season League Cup Continental Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayer Leverkusen II 2008–09 Regionalliga West 1 0 1 0 [13]
2009–10 21 1 21 1 [14]
2010–11 14 4 14 4 [15]
Club totals 36 5 36 5
Greuther Fürth 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0 [15]
Greuther Fürth II 2010–11 Regionalliga Süd 7 0 7 0 [15]
Bayer Leverkusen 2010–11 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 [15]
VfL Osnabrück 2011–12 3. Liga 35 2 1 0 36 2 [16]
VfR Aalen 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 3 2 1 0 4 2 [17]
Red Bull Salzburg 2012–13 Austrian Bundesliga 23 4 4 0 0 0 27 4 [15]
2013–14 33 9 5 2 13 3 51 14 [15]
2014–15 18 5 3 2 10 4 31 11 [15]
Club totals 74 18 12 4 23 7 109 29
Borussia Dortmund 2014–15 Bundesliga 13 0 2 0 1 0 16 0 [15]
2015–16 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 [15]
Club totals 14 0 2 0 3 0 19 0
Bayer Leverkusen 2015–16 Bundesliga 23 3 2 0 8 1 33 4 [15]
2016–17 30 1 2 0 7 1 39 2 [18]
Club totals 53 4 4 0 15 2 72 6
Career totals 223 31 18 4 43 9 283 44

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.[19]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 2013 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Albania 1–0 1–0 FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualification
2 27 March 2015 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  San Marino 2–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2016 Qualification

Honours[edit]

Red Bull Salzburg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kneer, Christof (24 December 2014). "Ribéry aus Salzburg" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Matej Rijavec (10 October 2012). "Kampl: Treniram, o drugem pa odloča selektor" [I train, everything else its up to the national team manager] (in Slovenian). RTVSLO. 
  3. ^ "Kern: Eine Aktion, drei Punkte für Aue" (in German). kicker. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Stocksauer auf den Schiedsrichter" [Very angry at the referee] (in German). Nürnberger Zeitung. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Erstes Training, weitere Verpflichtungen" [First training, more signings]. official website (in German). VfL Osnabrück. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Paukenschlag! Kampl geht - Aydemir kommt" [Sensation! Kampl leaves - Aydemir arrives] (in German). kicker.de. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Hennecke, Thomas (22 December 2014). "Dortmund verpflichtet Kampl". kicker (in German). Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Wöckener, Lutz (31 January 2015). "Dortmund startet mit Punktlandung auf Platz 18" (in German). Die Welt. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bayern Mun 1 1 Bor Dortmd". BBC Sport. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kampl-Rückkehr zu Bayer ist fix". kicker (in German). 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Slovenia 1–0 Albania". FIFA. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Kevin Kampl branded a 'deserter' by teammates after withdrawing from qualifiers". Deutsche Welle. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Kevin Kampl". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kevin Kampl". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Kevin Kampl » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kevin Kampl". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Kevin Kampl". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Kevin Kampl". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  19. ^ Kevin Kampl at Soccerway

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