Simon Jentzsch

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Simon Jentzsch
Simon Jentzsch.jpg
Jentzsch in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-05-04) 4 May 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1982–1991 SC Waldniel
1991–1993 1. FC Mönchengladbach
1993–1994 Bayer Uerdingen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Bayer Uerdingen 0 (0)
1995–2000 Karlsruher SC 69 (0)
2000–2003 1860 Munich 93 (0)
2003–2009 VfL Wolfsburg 142 (0)
2009–2013 FC Augsburg 98 (0)
National team
1996–1998 Germany U21 12 (0)
1999–2005 Germany B 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Simon Jentzsch (born 4 May 1976) is a German retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

He appeared in 274 Bundesliga games over the course of 14 seasons, mainly with Wolfsburg (six years). He also represented in the competition Karlsruhe, 1860 Munich and Augsburg.

Club career[edit]

Born in Düsseldorf, Jentzsch began his professional career at KFC Uerdingen (then named Bayer), moving in July 1995 to Karlsruher SC. He would have to wait until the 1998–99 season to become first-choice, with the club in the second division.

In July 2000, Jentzsch joined TSV 1860 München, helping the Bavarians to three consecutive mid-table positions upon which he signed with fellow Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg. In his first years he was an important part in the team's consolidation in the top flight, but lost his status midway through 2007–08 to Swiss Diego Benaglio, still appearing in 15 matches to help the Wolves to a final qualification to the UEFA Cup.

On 31 March 2009, Jentzsch's contract with Wolfsburg was terminated and, on 9 June, he signed a one-year deal with FC Augsburg in the second level. He played 33 games in his second year to help his new team reach the main category for the first time in its history; previously, in late November 2009, he extended his link a further two years.[1]

Aged 35–36, Jentzsch was again the starter in the 2011–12 season, helping Augsburg finally avoid relegation while posting the joint-ninth best defensive record with 49 goals against. He retired at the end of the following campaign and, in 2014, joined Fortuna Düsseldorf as their goalkeeper coach.[2]

International career[edit]

A German under-21 international, Jentzsch received one callup to the senior side, but never made his official debut.


  1. ^ "Jentzsch verlängert vorzeitig" [Jentzsch renews early on] (in German). FC Augsburg. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Simon Jentzsch wird neuer Torwart-Trainer" [Simon Jentzsch is new goalkeeping coach] (in German). Rheinische Post. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

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