Patrick Kohlmann

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Patrick Kohlmann
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Kohlmann playing for Union Berlin in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Patrick Kohlmann
Date of birth (1983-02-25) 25 February 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Dortmund, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1990–1992 BV Westfalia Wickede
1992–1993 TSC Eintracht Dortmund
1993–2002 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Borussia Dortmund II 108 (3)
2004–2005 Borussia Dortmund 1 (0)
2007–2008 Rot-Weiß Erfurt 25 (1)
2008–2014 Union Berlin 168 (3)
2014–2017 Holstein Kiel 74 (0)
Total 376 (7)
National team
2003–2004 Republic of Ireland U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Patrick Kohlmann (born 25 February 1983) is a German-Irish retired football player and current assistant coach at Holstein Kiel. A Borussia Dortmund youth exponent, he played as a defender for Holstein Kiel, 1. FC Union Berlin, Rot-Weiß Erfurt, and Borussia Dortmund II.

Club career[edit]

Born in Dortmund to a German father and Irish mother, Kohlmann began his football career with BV Westfalia Wickede, before moving on to TSC Eintracht Dortmund. In 1993, he impressed Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and signed for their youth team.

Kohlmann stayed at Borussia Dortmund for 14 years, where he elevated from youth player to playing for the reserves. His chances with the first team were limited, often as an unused sub. He finally got his chance in 2004 versus 1. FC Kaiserslautern[2] but went off with a bad knee injury. It was to be his only season as a first team squad member. For the reserve team, he made 101 Regionalliga appearances with 2 goals.[3]

In 2007, Kohlmann signed for Regionalliga Nord side Rot-Weiß Erfurt and helped in their push for promotion to the 3. Liga.

The next season, he joined fellow 3. Liga side 1. FC Union Berlin. Until his departure in 2014, he amassed 142 2. Bundesliga appearances scoring 2 goals.[3]

Kohlmann signed for Holstein Kiel in July 2014.[3] After 74 3. Liga caps for Holstein Kiel, he retired at the end of the 2016–17 season and became assistant coach at the club.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Kohlmann represented the Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team five times.[6] He made his debut on 19 August 2003, against Poland. He was also in the squad of Irish U-20 in 2000. Kohlmann was eligible to represent Ireland because of his Irish mother.[6]


  1. ^ "7 Patrick Kohlmann" (in German). FC Union Berlin. Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
  2. ^ "BVB weiter im freien Fall". kicker Online (in German). 13 November 2004. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Störche verpflichten Patrick Kohlmann". Kieler Nachrichten (in German). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Kiels Kohlmann: Trainerstab oder Dortmund?". kicker Online (in German). 24 May 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Kohlmann rückt ins Trainerteam auf". Sportbuzzer (in German). Kieler Nachrichten. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b Hardie, David (25 July 2012). "Hibs' Tim Clancy enjoys re-Union with childhood chum". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 26 July 2012.

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