Capital: € 9 million
Age: 25th
Born: 02/08/1995
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: Soccer player
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Joshua Kimmich is a German soccer player born in Rottweil who is under contract with FC Bayern Munich. The defensive all-rounder, trained by VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig, has been a regular member of the club and national team since his first steps in adult football. This fact is also reflected in the merit of the Bayern player. Kimmich is one of the best paid footballers in Germany. In addition to some personal awards, he also has several championships and cup wins with FC Bayern Munich. In 2018 he took part in the World Cup for the first time with the national team.

Early life

Joshua Kimmich was born on February 8th, 1995 in Rottweil. His parents Anja and Berthold Kimmich raised him in Bösingen, where he also discovered his passion for football and took the first steps at the local VfB Bösingen. When he was young, Kimmich was sometimes known as a scorer. This finally helped him to move to the VfB Stuttgart football boarding school, since a game against his youth team was decisive. At the age of twelve he started his career in competitive sports, which was hardly characterized by injuries or lack of game practice until he entered the men’s division. In 2011 Joshua Kimmich was first nominated for the U17 national team and came on February 12th and 15th. against Azerbaijan on his first two missions.

Career

After going through all the youth teams, Joshua Kimmich switched to RB Leipzig for the 2013/14 season, with VfB Stuttgart securing a right of repurchase after two years. At the then third division club, which was considered a favorite for promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga, Joshua Kimmich did not get a chance on the first ten match days. He made his debut in professional football on February 28, 2013 against SpVgg Unterhaching after Kimmich came on for Thiago Rockenbach. From then on Joshua Kimmich belonged to the regular staff of the Saxons and rose after 26 games with the runner-up of the 3rd division.

Even in the following season, coach Alexander Zorniger consistently relied on the young defensive player. Joshua Kimmich also went through all age groups in the national team. After the missed promotion to the Bundesliga in Leipzig, VfB Stuttgart exercised its buyback right, but transferred Kimmich directly to Bayern Munich.

Joshua Kimmich was able to assert himself quickly under coach Pep Guardiola and made 15 starts in his premier season. From the following season at the latest, Joshua Kimmich was an indispensable regular in the Munich defensive team. Joshua Kimmich gained practical experience as a right-back and defensive midfielder. But it was also used more often later in the defense and midfield center.

Joshua Kimmich made his debut in the senior team on May 29, 2016 in the 1-3 loss to Slovakia. Kimmich was appointed to the final squad for the following European Championship and has been a regular player under national coach Joachim Löw since then. In March 2018, the defender extended his contract with Bayern Munich until the end of the 2022/23 season. Since then he has earned an estimated 9 million euros a year from Bayern. The assumed assets of Kimmich in the amount of 9 million euros should also increase through lucrative advertising contracts.

Career highlights

Joshua Kimmich was one of the few players to receive the Fritz Walter Medal twice. He received the award for the three best young footballers of one year in 2013 in silver and in 2014 in bronze. His first success as a soccer player in the men’s field came at the end of the 2013/14 season by promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga with RB Leipzig. The first championship in the Bundesliga was won by FC Bayern Munich on match day 33 of the 2015/16 season.

Joshua Kimmich became European champion in Hungary in 2014 with the U19 national team. As part of the senior team, he also won the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia in 2017.

Famous quotes

“Perhaps the DFB will have to produce a captain’s armband in XS, because with me it kept slipping down. I have to pump up my biceps a little bit tomorrow. ” – Joshua Kimmich on 09.10.2019 after his first game as captain for the national team against Argentina

“I am sure that Robert knows how important he is to us. With it you have a guarantee of 30 goals. Last season, I think, was only 29. That was almost disappointing. ” – Joshua Kimmich about Robert Lewandowski (https://www.sueddeutsche.de/sport/sport-sprueche-jahres-zitate-2018-1.4266320-6)

Amazing facts

The letter “h” in his first name Joshua is silent. Therefore, the defensive player often had to correct the wrong pronunciation of the correct “Joshua” in front of reporters.

In his time in Leipzig, Joshua Kimmich lived with RB teammate Yussuf Poulsen in a shared apartment.

Alexander Zorniger, who was fired as Joshua Kimmich’s coach at RB Leipzig and later hired at his home club VfB Stuttgart, described its sale to Bayern Munich as one of the biggest mistakes in recent club history.

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