Toni Leistner

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Toni Leistner
Leistner with Union Berlin in 2016
Personal information
Full nameToni Leistner [1]
Date of birth (1990-08-19) 19 August 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Dresden, Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Hamburger SV
Number 37
Youth career
Verkehrsbetriebe Dresden
0000–2008 Borea Dresden
Senior career*
2008–2010 SC Borea Dresden 26 (2)
2010–2014 Dynamo Dresden II 53 (3)
2010–2014 Dynamo Dresden 21 (0)
2013Hallescher FC (loan) 13 (0)
2014–2018 Union Berlin 115 (4)
2018–2020 Queens Park Rangers 65 (2)
20201. FC Köln (loan) 13 (0)
2020– Hamburger SV 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Toni Andreas Leistner (born 19 August 1990) is a German footballer who plays as a defender for 2. Bundesliga club Hamburger SV.



Leistner began his career with Dynamo Dresden, who he joined in 2010 from Borea Dresden, primarily as a reserve-team player. After a few appearances on the bench he made his first-team debut in April 2011, when he replaced Florian Jungwirth in a 3. Liga match against SpVgg Unterhaching. [2] Dynamo were promoted at the end of the 2010–11 season, and Leistner made three appearances in the 2. Bundesliga the following year. In January 2013 he signed for Hallescher FC on a six-month loan. He returned to Dynamo for the 2013–14 season, and became a first-team regular after the winter break, but was unable to prevent the club being relegated to the 3. Liga. At the end of the season, he signed for Union Berlin.

Queens Park Rangers

On 1 July 2018, Leistner signed for Queens Park Rangers on a three-year deal following the expiry of his contract in Germany. [3] He scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 win against Reading on 2 October 2018. [4]

Leistner was ever-present in the Rangers defense in his first season at the club, appearing 45 times in all competitions.

After being in and out of team under by new manager Mark Warburton on 30 January 2020, Leistner was loaned out to 1. FC Köln until the end of the 2019–20 season. [5]

On 28 August 2020, Leistner had his contract terminated by mutual consent. [6] The same day he became a new Hamburger SV player. [7]

Career statistics

As of match played 10 November 2018 [8]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupOtherTotal
Dynamo Dresden 2010–11 3. Liga 10000010
2011–12 2. Bundesliga 30000030
2012–13 2. Bundesliga10000010
2013–14 2. Bundesliga1600000160
Hallescher FC (loan) 2012–13 3. Liga1300000130
Union Berlin 2014–15 2. Bundesliga3011000311
2015–16 2. Bundesliga2610000261
2016–17 2. Bundesliga3012000321
2017–18 2. Bundesliga2911000301
Queens Park Rangers 2018–19 EFL Championship 1610010171
Career total16544010001705

Personal life

During the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020, Leistner donated one-month salary to his youth team SC Borea Dresden. [9]

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