Timon Wellenreuther

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Timon Wellenreuther
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Wellenreuther with Feyenoord in 2023
Personal information
Full name Timon Janis Wellenreuther
Date of birth (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 28)
Place of birth Karlsruhe, Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Team information
Current team
Feyenoord
Number 22
Youth career
2002–2005 SC Bulach
2005–2007 SVK Beiertheim
2007–2009 SpVgg Durlach-Aue
2009–2010 Astoria Walldorf
2010–2013 Karlsruher SC
2013–2014 Schalke 04
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2017 Schalke 04 II 20 (0)
2014–2017 Schalke 04 8 (0)
2015–2016Mallorca (loan) 33 (0)
2017–2020 Willem II 69 (0)
2020–2023 Anderlecht 23 (0)
2021–2022Willem II (loan) 31 (0)
2022–2023Feyenoord (loan) 9 (0)
2023– Feyenoord 10 (0)
International career
2015 Germany U20 1 (0)
2015–2016 Germany U21 10 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 04:59, 19 February 2024 (UTC)

Timon Janis Wellenreuther (born 3 December 1995) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Dutch Eredivisie club Feyenoord.

Contents

Club career

Schalke 04

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Wellenreuther with Schalke 04 in 2015

Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wellenreuther played for various youth teams, starting with SC Bulach, SVK Beiertheim, SpVgg Durlach-Aue, Astoria Walldorf and Karlsruher SC. [1] It was announced in March 2013 that Wellenreuther joined Schalke 04 in 2013 from Karlsruher SC. [2]

After officially joining Schalke 04, Wellenreuther was assigned to Schalke 04 II in July 2013 [3] Wellenreuther made his Schalke 04 II debut in the opening game of the season, where he kept a clean sheet, in a 5–0 win over VfL Theesen U19. [4] However, he struggled throughout the season, making eleven appearances, as he faced the season with injuries, [5] [6] and suspension. [7] Nevertheless, he signed his first professional contract with the club, keeping him until 2017. [8]

In the 2014–15 season, Wellenreuther began to established himself as a first team choice goalkeeper for Schalke 04 II and played sixteen matches in the first half of that season. In the first team, he received a number forty shirt for the new season. [9] In January 2015, Wellenreuther was promoted to the first team after being called up by the first team for the training camp in Qatar. [10] He made his Bundesliga debut on 3 February 2015 against Bayern Munich in a 1–1 away draw. He replaced Fabian Giefer at half-time. [11] Three days later, on 6 February 2015, he made his first Bundesliga start, keeping a clean sheet, in a 3–0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach. [12] He started the Champions League Round of 16 first leg match against Real Madrid on 18 February 2015 [13] and played in the next leg at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, in a 4–3 win but was eliminated from the tournament following a 5–4 defeat on aggregate. [14] Wellenreuther had a handful of first team appearances throughout February and March until he lost his first place in favor of Ralf Fährmann, who returned from injury, for the rest of the season and went on to make eight appearances in all competitions. [15]

After his loan spell at RCD Mallorca came to an end, Wellenreuther remained out of the first team for the most of the 2016–17 season and was demoted to the reserve side, where he made nine appearances. At the end of the 2016–17 season, he was released by the club. [16]

Mallorca (loan)

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Wellenreuther, in action with Mallorca in January 2016

On 25 June 2015, Wellenreuther moved abroad for the first time when he joined Segunda División side Mallorca on a season-long loan to gain some first team experience. [17]

Wellenreuther made his Mallorca debut in the opening game of the season, starting the whole game, in a 2–0 loss against Alcorcón. [18] In the follow-up match against Ponferradina on 30 August 2015, he kept a clean sheet throughout the match, in a 1–0 win, their first win of the season. [19] Since making his Mallorca debut, Wellenreuther began to established himself as a first choice goalkeeper in the first team. [20] However, he served a three match suspension during a 3–2 loss against Athletic Bilbao B on 7 February 2016 after being involved in an incident following the end of the match. [21] Despite this, he went on to make thirty-three appearances for Mallorca in all competitions.

Willem II

Wellenreuther signed a two-year contract at Dutch football club Willem II on 23 May 2017. [22] On 28 February 2019, he helped the club reach the Dutch cup final by stopping 3 out of 5 penalties.

Anderlecht

On 5 June 2020, he moved to Anderlecht in Belgium on a four-year contract. [23] After beginning the 2020–21 season as a back-up to club captain Hendrik Van Crombrugge, he became the starting goalkeeper in November 2020 after Van Crombrugge's back injury required surgery and remained a starter until the end of the season. [24] By the beginning of the 2021–22 season, Van Crombrugge recovered and reclaimed his starting position, pushing Wellenreuther back to the bench.

Willem II (loan)

On 18 August 2021, he returned to Willem II on loan. [25]

Feyenoord

On 16 August 2022, Anderlecht announced that Wellenreuther would be loaned to Eredivisie club Feyenoord for the 2022–23 season. [26] During his season at the club, Wellenreuther played a total of 14 matches, of which 9 in the Eredivisie. Feyenoord went on to win the league. [27] In June 2023, Feyenoord announced that Wellenreuther had joined the club on a permanent deal, with him signing a 2-year contract. [28]

International career

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Wellenreuther with Germany U21

In April 2015, Wellenreuther was called by Germany U20 for the first time. [29] He made his Germany U20 debut, playing 45 minutes, in a 2–1 loss against Italy U20. [30] He was featured for the FIFA U-20 World Cup but appeared as an unused substitute throughout the tournament. [31]

In August 2015, Wellenreuther was called up by Germany U21 for the first time. [32] He made his Germany U21 debut on 3 September 2015, starting the whole game, in a 2–1 win over Denmark U21. [33] However, the following year, Wellenreuther was expected to be included in the Germany U23 squad to follow Leon Goretzka and Max Meyer but was dropped from the squad after Schalke 04 did not give the DFB the clearance to allow him to join the squad for the Summer Olympics. [34]

Personal life

His father, Ingo Wellenreuther, is a politician and the current chairman of Karlsruher SC. [35] [36]

Wellenreuther revealed he started out as a goalkeeper while at Bulacher SC and from that moment on, he played as a goalkeeper. He also excelled in tennis, golf and swimming. [37] He attended the Gesamtschule Berger Feld until 2014. [38]

Career statistics

As of match played on 18 February 2024 [39]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeOtherTotal
DivisionAppsLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Schalke 04 2014–15 Bundesliga 800020100
2016–17 Bundesliga00000000
Total80002000100
Mallorca (loan) 2015–16 Segunda División 33000330
Willem II 2017–18 Eredivisie 15010160
2018–19 Eredivisie29040330
2019–20 Eredivisie25030280
Total690800000770
Anderlecht 2020–21 Pro League 23040270
Willem II (loan) 2021–22 Eredivisie31010320
Feyenoord (loan) 2022–23 Eredivisie90302 [lower-alpha 1] 0140
Feyenoord 2023–24 Eredivisie100103 [lower-alpha 2] 000140
Career total183017070002070
  1. Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, one appearance in UEFA Europa League

Honours

Feyenoord

Individual

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