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 28)
Place of birth Solingen, Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
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)
2010SpVgg Greuther Fürth (loan) 1 (0)
2010SpVgg 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)
2015–2017 Bayer Leverkusen 53 (4)
2017– RB Leipzig 34 (2)
National team
2009 Slovenia U20 1 (0)
2009–2012 Slovenia U21 17 (1)
2012– Slovenia 28 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2018

Kevin Kampl (born 9 October 1990) is a Slovenian footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Bundesliga club RB Leipzig 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 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.

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Kampl joined RB Leipzig on a four-year contract for a transfer fee of €20 million.[11]

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.[12] 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."[13] 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."[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of matches played on 9 July 2018.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
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 [14]
2009–10 21 1 21 1 [15]
2010–11 14 4 14 4 [16]
Club totals 36 5 36 5
Greuther Fürth 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0 [16]
Greuther Fürth II 2010–11 Regionalliga Süd 7 0 7 0 [16]
Bayer Leverkusen 2010–11 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0 [16]
VfL Osnabrück 2011–12 3. Liga 35 2 1 0 36 2 [17]
VfR Aalen 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 3 2 1 0 4 2 [18]
Red Bull Salzburg 2012–13 Austrian Bundesliga 23 4 4 0 0 0 27 4 [16]
2013–14 33 9 5 2 13[b] 3 51 14 [16]
2014–15 18 5 3 2 10[c] 4 31 11 [16]
Club totals 74 18 12 4 23 7 109 29
Borussia Dortmund 2014–15 Bundesliga 13 0 2 0 1[d] 0 16 0 [16]
2015–16 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 3 0 [16]
Club totals 14 0 2 0 3 0 19 0
Bayer Leverkusen 2015–16 Bundesliga 23 3 2 0 6[d] 1 31 4 [16]
2016–17 30 1 2 0 7[d] 1 39 2 [19]
2017–18 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 [16]
Club totals 53 4 4 0 13 2 70 6
RB Leipzig 2017–18 Bundesliga 26 1 1 0 10[d] 0 37 1 [16]
2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club totals 26 1 1 0 10 0 37 1
Career totals 250 32 20 4 51 9 321 45
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Europa League
  2. ^ Two appearances in the Champions League, eleven appearances and three goals in the Europa League
  3. ^ Four appearances in the Champions League, six appearances and four goals in the Europa League
  4. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Champions League

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.[20]
# 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). RTV Slovenija.
  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. ^ R. K. (31 August 2017). "Rekord: Kampl za 20 milijonov evrov v Leipzig in Ligo prvakov" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Slovenia 1–0 Albania". FIFA. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Kevin Kampl branded a 'deserter' by teammates after withdrawing from qualifiers". Deutsche Welle. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Kevin Kampl". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Kevin Kampl". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Kevin Kampl » Club matches". World Football. 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 30 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Kevin Kampl". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  20. ^ Kevin Kampl at Soccerway

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