Oliver Kirch in 2014
|Full name||Oliver Kirch|
|Date of birth||21 August 1982|
|Place of birth||Soest, West Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Right back|
|2010–2012||1. FC Kaiserslautern||50||(1)|
|2012–2013||Borussia Dortmund II||6||(0)|
|2015–||SC Paderborn 07||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:16, 17 May 2016 (UTC).
Oliver Kirch (German pronunciation: [ˈʔoːlivɐ ˈkɪʁç] ( listen); born 21 August 1982) is a German footballer who plays for German club SC Paderborn 07 of the Bundesliga. Kirch played as a midfielder for BVB and can be deployed as either a defensive midfielder or right wing-back. In defense, he can be played as a right full-back.
Kirch started playing football at age five and was enrolled at the academy of SuS Legden in 1992; spending nine years as an academy player. Kirch would go on to join the academy of SuS Stadtlohn and then the academy of SpVgg Vreden. Kirch made his senior professional debut playing for SC Verl in the 2002–03 season before joining Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 2003–04 season, where Kirch made eight appearances in his first professional season. In the 2007–08 Bundesliga season, Kirch left Borussia Mönchengladbach and moved to Arminia Bielefeld and in his first match, he scored his first Bundesliga goal.
Kirch joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the 2010–11 Bundesliga season, where he signed a three-year contract. On 21 April 2012, during the 32nd matchday of the 2010–11 Bundesliga season, Kirch scored his first goal of the season in Kaiserslautern's 2–1 away victory over Hertha BSC.
He scored his first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund on match day 32 in a 2–2 draw against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
Kirch joined SC Paderborn 07 in the 2015-2016 season. He signed a two-year contract.
Kirch and fiancee, Jana Flötotto, were married in 2011, and the civil marriage took place in December 2011 at the Central Park in New York, with the ecclesiastical taking place at the end of May 2012 at the Gütersloh Apostles Church in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia.
- As of 30 June 2015[update].
|Club||Season||League||Cup[nb 1]||Supercup[nb 2]||Continental[nb 3]||Total|
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||2010–11||29||0||4||0||—||—||33||0|
- Borussia Dortmund
- "Kirch, Oliver" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
- "Oliver Kirch - Mit Feinschliff" [Oliver Kirch - with finishing touches] (in German). 1. FC Kaiserslautern. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "Bewährtes an der Spitze des Jubiläumsvereins" [Proven at the top of the Jubilee Association] (in German). Halterner Zeitung. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "Neues von den Senioren" [News from the seniors] (in German). sus-stadtlohn.de. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "Hertha taumelt, FCK verabschiedet sich siegreich" [Hertha staggers, FCK bids farewell victoriously] (in German). kicker.de. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "BVB verpflichtet Oliver Kirch" [BVB signs Oliver Kirch] (in German). Borussia Dortmund. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- Edler, Friederike (25 May 2012). "Ex-Armine Oliver Kirch heiratet Model Jana Flötotto kirchlich" [Former Arminian Oliver Kirch marries model Jana Flötotto in church] (in German). nw-news.de. Retrieved 15 August 2013.