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Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich
Personal information
Full name Joshua Walter Kimmich
Date of birth 8 February 1995 (1995-02-08) (age 25)
Place of birth    Rottweil, Germany Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Right-back
Club information
Current club Germany Bayern Munich
Number 6
Youth clubs
0000–2007
2007–2013
Germany VfB Bösingen
Germany VfB Stuttgart
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2013–2015
2015–
Germany RB Leipzig
Germany Bayern Munich
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National team
2011
2013
2013–2014
2014–2015
2016–
Germany Germany U17
Germany Germany U18
Germany Germany U19
Germany Germany U21
Germany Germany
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014 00(2)
048 00(3)

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

He started his footballing career at his local youth team, VfB Bösingen. During his time at Bösingen, he scored a hattrick against the youth team of VfB Stuttgart. His performances led him to join Stuttgart youth team in 2007. Kimmich progressed quickly through all youth ranks. However, his requests to play for the senior team was rejected. His new coach said that Kimmich was not 'strong enough' and he needed one more year with the youth team.

He got an opportunity to start his professional career with RB Leipzig through his former youth coach who brought him to Stuttgart. In July 2013, he officially joined Die Roten Bullen with Stuttgart secured a buy-back option. 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 was in the club for two years contributing three goals in 53 games.

On 2 January 2015, Kimmich agreed to join Bayern Munich on a five-year contract for a reported fee of €7 million. He officially joined Bayern in the start of 2015–16 season. Kimmich made his debut with the club in the first round of DFB Pokal match against FC Nöttingen on 9 August. His first appearance in the Bundesliga came on 12 September when he played as a late substitute in a home match against Augsburg. During his time at Bayern, he played in various positions, mostly as right-back and midfielder. Kimmich played every single minute in all 34 matches in the 2018–19 Bundesliga. He won four Bundesliga titles in all seasons since he joined the Bavarians. In the 2019–20 season, he played an important role in the team and helped them to win the continental treble.

Kimmich has represented Germany at several youth levels, including at under-21 level. Kimmich made his international debut in a friendly match against Slovakia on 29 May 2016. He was selected as part of Germany squad for UEFA Euro 2016. He made an impressive performance in the tournament which led him to be named in UEFA's Team of the Tournament. He also represented the nation in 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Honours

Club

Bayern Munich

International

Germany Youth
Germany

Individual

External links

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Bayern München squad - 2020–21

1 Neuer (c) · 4 Süle · 5 Pavard · 6 Kimmich · 7 Gnabry · 8 Martínez · 9 Lewandowski · 10 Sané · 11 Costa · 13 Choupo-Moting · 14 Zirkzee · 15 Arp · 17 Boateng · 18 Goretzka · 19 Davies · 20 Sarr · 21 Hernandez · 22 Roca · 23 Nianzou · 24 Tolisso · 25 Müller · 27 Alaba · 29 Coman · 30 Fein · 35 Nübel · 37 Richards · 39 Hoffmann · 42 Musiala ·

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Germany – UEFA Euro 2016 – Semi-finalists

1. Neuer 2. Mustafi 3. Hector 4. Höwedes 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Schürrle 10. Podolski 11. Draxler 12. Leno 13. Müller 14. Can 15. Weigl 16. Rüdiger 17. Boateng 18. Kroos 19. Götze 20. Sané 21. Kimmich 22. Ter Stegen 23. Gómez

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Germany – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Trapp 2. Mustafi 3. Hector 4. Ginter 5. Plattenhardt 6. Henrichs 7. Draxler (c) 8. Goretzka 9. Wagner 10. Demirbay 11. Werner 12. Leno 13. Stindl 14. Can 15. Younes 16. Rüdiger 17. Süle 18. Kimmich 20. Brandt 21. Rudy 22. Ter Stegen

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Germany – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Neuer (c) 2. Plattenhardt 3. Hector 4. Ginter 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Draxler 8. Kroos 9. Werner 10. Özil 11. Reus 12. Trapp 13. Müller 14. Goretzka 15. Süle 16. Rüdiger 17. Boateng 18. Kimmich 19. Rudy 20. Brandt 21. Gündoğan 22. Ter Stegen 23. Gómez

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