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Place of birth  Rottweil, Germany
2013–2015  VfB Stuttgart
Weight  70 kg
Playing position  Midfielder
Name  Joshua Kimmich
Parents  Anja Kimmich
Number  32
Role  Footballer
Siblings  Deborah Kimmich
Years  Team
Height  1.76 m

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Date of birth  (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 20)
Current teams  Germany national under-21 football team, FC Bayern Munich (#32 / Midfielder)
Similar People  Sinan Kurt, Sven Ulreich, Douglas Costa, Gianluca Gaudino, Sebastian Rode

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Joshua Walter Kimmich (born 8 February 1995) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.


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Early career

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Kimmich played youth football for VfB Stuttgart before joining RB Leipzig in July 2013. VfB Stuttgart secured an option to rebuy. He made his 3. Liga debut for the club on 28 September of that year, as a substitute for Thiago Rockenbach in a 2–2 draw with SpVgg Unterhaching. He scored his first professional goal in an 3–2 win against 1. FC Saarbrücken on 30 November 2013.

2015–16 season

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On 2 January 2015, Kimmich agreed to join Bayern Munich on a five-year contract, for a reported fee of €7 million. He made his debut for the club on 9 August, starting in the first round of the DFB-Pokal against FC Nöttingen. His Bundesliga debut came the following month on 12 September when entered play as a late substitute at home against FC Augsburg. Four days later, Kimmich made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League in Bayern's tournament opener away at Olympiakos and he started in the Bundesliga for the first time three days thereafter, playing 90 minutes against SV Darmstadt 98 in a 3–0 win.

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Kimmich ended his first season at Bayern having made 23 league appearances, included in which were 15 starts. He also played the full 120 minutes in Bayern's 2016 DFB-Pokal Final defeat of Borussia Dortmund at the Berlin Olympiastadion on 21 May.

2016–17 season

Kimmich started the 2016–17 season by coming on as a substitute in a 2–0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the 2016 DFL-Supercup.

On 9 September, he scored his first goal for FC Bayern in a 2–0 Bundesliga, away win at FC Schalke 04. Four days later, he scored his first two Champions League goals in a 5–0 home win against FC Rostov. On 24 September, Kimmich recorded his fourth goal in four matches with the winning strike in the 88th minute of a 1–0 win at Hamburger SV.

International career

On 17 May 2016, Kimmich was named in Germany's preliminary 27-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016. On 31 May 2016, he was named in the final 23-man squad and given the shirt number 21.

On 21 June 2016, Kimmich was selected to start for Germany in their final Euro 2016 group match against Northern Ireland, replacing Benedikt Höwedes at right-back. Kimmich remained Germany's first choice right back as they reached the semi-finals and was named in UEFA's Team of the Tournament.

On 4 September 2016, Kimmich scored his first goal for the German national team in a 3–0 victory over Norway during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.

On 17 May 2017, Kimmich was included in Joachim Löw's Germany squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. He started in all five of the teams matches at the tournament, registering two assists, as Germany won its first Confederations Cup title.

Style of play

Horst Hrubesch has praised Kimmich for his versatility. "Joshua has enormous quality and is versatile in both attacking and defensive roles", Hrubesch said, when talking about Kimmich. Amin Younes complimented Kimmich's defensive awareness as well in an interview, after the U21 EURO group stage. "Winning the ball back superbly. He does that really well", Younes told to the media. During the U21 competition, Philip Röber of, described Kimmich's playing style on the website and compared him to İlkay Gündoğan.

At Leipzig, he was part of an extremely attack-minded team in which his ball-winning qualities in front of a high back four shone through. In the Germany U21 side, he has a deeper role, but he has also caught the eye as a tidy defensive midfielder. Kimmich has great timing in his tackles, can dribble and does not mind putting in the legwork.

Kimmich himself has cited Bastian Schweinsteiger as his inspiration.

Club statistics

As of matches played on 19 September 2017

International goals

As of match played 6 June 2017. Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Kimmich goal.


Bayern Munich
  • Bundesliga: 2015–16, 2016–17
  • DFB-Pokal: 2015–16
  • DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017
  • International

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2014
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 2017
  • Individual

  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2016
  • UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2016
  • References

    Joshua Kimmich Wikipedia