Thorsten Kirschbaum

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Thorsten Kirschbaum
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Kirschbaum in 2013
Personal information
Full nameThorsten Kirschbaum
Date of birth (1987-04-20) 20 April 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Würzburg, West Germany
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
TSV Obernzenn
1999–2004 1. FC Nürnberg
2004–2006 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Senior career*
2006–2008 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II 28 (0)
2006–2009 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 10 (0)
2009 FC Vaduz 16 (0)
2009–2010 SV Sandhausen 20 (0)
2010–2013 Energie Cottbus 91 (0)
2013–2015 VfB Stuttgart 9 (0)
2015–2018 1. FC Nürnberg 46 (0)
2018–2019 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0 (0)
2019– VVV-Venlo 0 (0)
National team
2006 Germany U19 6 (0)
2007 Germany U20 3 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 18:38, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Thorsten Kirschbaum (born 20 April 1987) is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper currently for Dutch club VVV-Venlo. [1]



Kirschbaum was a member of the team of 1899 Hoffenheim that won promotion to the 2. Bundesliga. On 10 January 2009, he moved from 1899 Hoffenheim to Liechtenstein to play for FC Vaduz of the Swiss Super League and was released on 30 June 2009. After one year he left SV Sandhausen and signed a three-year contract for Energie Cottbus.

After the end of his contract with Cottbus on 1 July 2013, Kirschbaum moved to VfB Stuttgart on a free transfer. On 10 March 2013, Thorsten Kirschbaum signed a contract until June 2016 with VfB Stuttgart. [2]

On 1 July 2015 Kirschbaum moved to 1. FC Nürnberg. [3]

On 27 May 2019, Kirschbaum joined VVV-Venlo on a free transfer. [4]

International career

He has made seven appearances for the Germany U-21.

Career statistics

As of match played on 24 December 2018.
1899 Hoffenheim 2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 9090
2007–08 2. Bundesliga 1010
1899 Hoffenheim II 2006–07 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 120120
2007–08Oberliga Baden-Württemberg140140
FC Vaduz 2008–09 Swiss Super League 16000160
SV Sandhausen 2009–10 3. Liga 200200
Energie Cottbus 2010–11 2. Bundesliga32050370
2011–12 2. Bundesliga27000270
2012–13 2. Bundesliga32010330
VfB Stuttgart 2013–14 Bundesliga 301040
2014–15 Bundesliga600060
1. FC Nürnberg II 2015–16 Regionalliga Bayern 2020
1. FC Nürnberg 2015–16 2. Bundesliga12020140
2016–17 2. Bundesliga22010230
2017–18 2. Bundesliga12020140
Bayer Leverkusen 2018–19 Bundesliga00001 [lower-alpha 1] 010
Career totals2200120102330
  1. Appearance in the UEFA Europa League.

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  1. "Kirschbaum, Thorsten". kicker (in German). Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  2. "Kirschbaum signs for VfB". VfB Stuttgart. 10 March 2013. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  3. "Thorsten Kirschbaum moves to Nuremberg". VfB Stuttgart. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  4. "VVV vindt in Duitse doelman Kirschbaum opvolger voor Unnerstall". (in Dutch). 27 May 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. "Thorsten Kirschbaum » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 24 December 2018.