Timm Klose

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Timm Klose
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Klose in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 15
Youth career
1993–2003 BSC Old Boys
2003–2004 FC Basel
2004–2007 BSC Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Basel U21 47 (3)
2009–2011 FC Thun 59 (4)
2011–2013 1. FC Nürnberg 45 (2)
2012 1. FC Nürnberg II 8 (1)
2013–2016 VfL Wolfsburg 30 (2)
2016– Norwich City 9 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Switzerland U21 11 (0)
2011– Switzerland 12 (0)
2012 Switzerland Olympic 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2016

Timm Klose (born 9 May 1988) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a centre back for the English club Norwich City and the Switzerland national team. Born in Frankfurt to a German father and Swiss mother, he was raised in Switzerland from the age of five. After playing in the youth teams of BSC Old Boys and FC Basel, he moved to FC Thun in 2009, and two years later joined the German club 1. FC Nürnberg. He played for VfL Wolfsburg from 2013 until he joined Norwich in 2016. Klose made his full international debut for Switzerland in 2011, and as of January 2016 has 12 caps. He also played for the Switzerland Olympic team at London 2012.

Early life[edit]

Klose was born in Frankfurt, West Germany, to a German father and a Swiss mother. He holds both citizenships. When Klose was five years old, the family moved to Basel, his mother's home town.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Klose made 29 appearances as FC Thun won the 2009–10 Swiss Challenge League, scoring in a 4–0 home win over FC Gossau on 5 December.[1] He made 30 appearances in the following season in the Super League, scoring three times.[1]

On 28 May 2011, he left Thun for 1. FC Nürnberg on a three-year deal for around €400,000.[2] He made 13 league appearances from August to November, and then 8 from March to May with the reserves in the Regionalliga Bayern; he scored the only goal on 8 May against FC Ingolstadt 04 II.[1] The following season he returned to the first team, and scored twice in 32 Bundesliga appearances.[1]

VfL Wolfsburg[edit]

On 1 July 2013, Klose signed for VfL Wolfsburg on a four-year contract.[3] He was sent off on his Wolfsburg debut, a 2–0 away defeat to rivals Hannover 96 on 10 August,[4] and only played 9 more league games throughout the season, with just 4 more as a starter.[1] However, he played the full 90 minutes as Wolfsburg won the DFB-Pokal for the first time with a 3–1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on 30 May 2015.[5]

Norwich City[edit]

On 18 January 2016, Klose signed for Premier League side Norwich City on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee. After a successful start to his Norwich career, Timm won the Player of the Month award for March and then scored his first goal for the Canaries in a vital 3-2 win at home to Newcastle United on the 2 April 2016.[6][7]

International career[edit]

He was named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in which his country reached the final. He also represented Switzerland at the 2012 Olympics, and played every match as Switzerland were eliminated in last place in Group B.

He made his full international debut for Switzerland on 10 August 2011, replacing Philippe Senderos in the 57th minute of a 2–1 away friendly win against Liechtenstein.[8] On 7 October he played his first competitive international and start, as Switzerland lost a Euro 2012 qualifier 2–0 away to Wales.[9] He also played two matches in the team's successful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, but was not selected for the tournament.

An injury sustained by Klose while playing for Norwich City in April 2016,[10] ultimately led to him missing selection for Euro 2016.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 April 2016.
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Other4 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Thun 2009–10 Challenge League 29 2 0 0 29 2 [11]
2010–11 Super League 30 3 1 1 31 4 [11]
Totals 59 5 1 1 60 6
Nürnberg II 2011–12 Regionalliga Süd 8 1 8 1 [11]
Nürnberg 2011–12 Bundesliga 13 0 1 0 14 0 [11]
2012–13 32 2 1 0 33 2 [12]
Totals 45 2 2 0 47 2
Wolfsburg 2013–14 Bundesliga 10 0 2 1 12 1 [13]
2014–15 12 1 4 1 3 1 19 3 [14]
2015–16 8 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 12 1 [11]
Totals 30 2 7 2 5 1 1 0 43 5
Norwich City 2015–16 Premier League 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 [11]
Career totals 151 10 10 3 0 0 5 1 1 0 167 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "T. Klose". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Matthey, James (28 May 2011). "Nurnberg sign Timm Klose from FC Thun". Goal.com. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "KLOSE MAKES WOLFSBURG SWITCH". Bundesliga. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Derby success for Hannover". Sky Sports News. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dortmund 1-3 Wolfsburg: DFB-Pokal won by De Bruyne and Dost". Goal.com. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Canaries secure fourth permanent January deal" (in German). Norwich City F.C. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Timm Klose: Norwich sign Switzerland defender". BBC Sport. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Liechtenstein 1-2 Switzerland". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Wales 2-0 Switzerland". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/injured_norwich_city_defender_timm_klose_sets_ambitious_euro_2016_target_1_4525915
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Timm Klose » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Spielersteckbrief Timm Klose". kicker online (in German). kicker magazin. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Spielersteckbrief Timm Klose". kicker online (in German). kicker magazin. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Spielersteckbrief Timm Klose,". kicker online (in German). kicker magazin. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 

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