Christoph Janker

Christoph Janker (born 14 February 1985) is a German football centre back.

Christoph Janker
Christoph Janker - Hertha BSC Berlin (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Christoph Janker
Date of birth (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Cham, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Augsburg (talent-manager)
Youth career
1990–1997 DJK Vilzing
1997–2001 ASV Cham
2001–2003 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 1860 Munich II 64 (0)
2005–2006 1860 Munich 4 (0)
2006–2009 1899 Hoffenheim 68 (2)
2009–2015 Hertha BSC 47 (0)
2009–2014 Hertha BSC II 21 (2)
2015–2019 FC Augsburg 38 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Germany U20 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:33, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

CareerEdit

TSV 1860 MunichEdit

Janker started out in 1860 Munich's youth system. He played for the reserve team in the 2004–05 season, making 33 appearances,[1] and in the 2005–06 season, making 28 appearances.[2] He eventually made his debut in the 2. Bundesliga in a 2–0 win against Karlsruher SC.[3] He would make three more appearance for the first team during the 2005–06 season.[2] During the following season, he made three appearances for the reserve team[4] before joining 1899 Hoffenheim.

1899 HoffenheimEdit

In his debut season with the club, he scored two goals in 31 league appearances.[4] His first appearance was a 1–1 draw on 19 August 2006 against SV Elversberg.[5] His playing time was reduced the following season. He appeared in 20 matches and two German Cup matches.[6]

In 2009, Janker and his team member Andreas Ibertsberger came under investigation after failing to report to a doping control promptly after the match against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 2 February 2009. The German Football Association (DFB) suspended the investigation due to the lack of evidence, also Janker was later tested negative. The investigation was widely covered by the German press.[7] On 23 May 2009 after the Bundesliga final, he announced his departure at the end of the season on 30 June 2009. In his final season with the club, he made 17 league appearances.[8]

Hertha BSCEdit

On 28 May 2009, Janker signed a three-year contract with Hertha BSC. In Berlin, Janker struggled to establish himself, sitting on the bench more often than not in his first season for Hertha. He made 15 league appearances,[9] one German Cup appearance,[9] and eight Europa League appearances.[4] He also made two appearances for the reserve team.[9] At the end of the 2009–10 season, Hertha were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga. In the second division, Janker fared even worse. He made only one start, and came on off the bench a further three times in the league.[4] He failed to appear in any match between matchday three,[10] when he came on as a substitute in the 83rd minute in a 3–1 win against Arminia Bielefeld,[11] and matchday 25,[10] when he came on in the 71st minute for Christian Lell in a 3–1 win against FSV Frankfurt.[12] He also made seven appearances for the reserve team.[10] Back in the Bundesliga for 2011–12 season, Janker made 18 league appearances, three German Cup appearances, and two relegation playoff appearances.[13] He made 21 appearances in all competitions for both first and second teams during the 2012–13,[14] 2013–14,[15] and 2014–15 seasons.[4] He left the club for FC Augsburg in January 2015.[16]

FC AugsburgEdit

During his debut season, he made two league appearances for Augsburg.[4] He debuted for the club in a 1–0 win against Borussia Dortmund on matchday 19, on 4 February 2015.[17] He was sent–off in the match.[17] His only other match was when he came on late in the match on matchday 24 in a 1–0 win against VfL Wolfsburg.[18] He made 18 appearances during the 2015–16 season.[19] He made 17 appearances during the 2016–17 season.[20] He made five appearances during the 2017–18 season.[21]

On 11 May 2019, Augsburg confirmed that Janker would leave the club at the end of the season.[22]

Later careerEdit

On 23 January 2020, Augsburg confirmed that Janker would continue at the club, though as a talent-manager from 1 February 2020.[23] In this role, he would take on the individual support of the top talents and thus act as an important link between the junior department and the professional team. In addition, Janker will take care of the loan players to ensure that the temporarily professional players was even more closely linked.

International careerEdit

Janker is a youth international for Germany at the U20 level.[24]

Career statisticsEdit

As of matches played on 16 August 2018.
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1860 Munich II 2004–05 Regionalliga Süd 33 0 33 0 [1]
2005–06 28 0 28 0 [2]
2006–07 3 0 3 0 [4]
Club totals 64 0 64 0
1860 Munich 2005–06 2. Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 4 0 [2]
1899 Hoffenheim 2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 31 2 31 2 [4]
2007–08 2. Bundesliga 20 0 2 0 22 0 [6]
2008–09 Bundesliga 17 0 0 0 17 0 [8]
Club totals 68 2 2 0 70 2
Hertha BSC 2009–10 Bundesliga 15 0 1 0 8 0 24 0 [4]
2010–11 2. Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 4 0 [10]
2011–12 Bundesliga 18 0 3 0 2 0 23 0 [13]
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 5 0 0 0 5 0 [14]
2013–14 Bundesliga 5 0 1 0 6 0 [15]
Club totals 47 0 5 0 8 0 2 0 62 0
Hertha BSC II 2009–10 Regionalliga Nord 2 0 2 0 [9]
2009–10 7 0 7 0 [10]
2011–12 1 0 1 0 [13]
2012–13 Regionalliga Nordost 1 0 1 0 [14]
2013–14 5 1 5 1 [15]
2014–15 5 1 5 1 [4]
Club totals 21 2 21 2
Augsburg 2014–15 Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 2 0 [4]
2015–16 12 0 1 0 5 0 18 0 [19]
2016–17 15 0 2 0 17 0 [20]
2017–18 5 0 0 0 5 0 [21]
2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club totals 34 0 3 0 5 0 42 0
Career totals 234 2 10 0 13 0 2 0 259 2

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d "Christoph Janker". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Shao leitet den Sieg ein" (in German). kicker. 21 April 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Christoph Janker » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Christoph Janker » Regionalliga Süd (1994–2012) 2006/2007". World Football. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
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  7. ^ "Hoffenheim Doping Investigation Suspended". dw-world.de. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2009.
  8. ^ a b "Christoph Janker". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
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  11. ^ "Ramos kommt zurück und trifft" (in German). kicker. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Raffael nimmt dem FSV den Wind aus den Segeln" (in German). kicker. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
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  14. ^ a b c "Christoph Janker". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  15. ^ a b c "Christoph Janker". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  16. ^ "FC Augsburg verpflichtet Christoph Janker" [FC Augsburg signs Christoph Janker] (in German). DFL. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  17. ^ a b "Bobadilla sorgt für entsetzte Gesichter" (in German). kicker. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Christoph Janker". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  19. ^ a b "Christoph Janker". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  20. ^ a b "Christoph Janker". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Christoph Janker". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  22. ^ "FCA say goodbye to Ji, Janker and Callsen-Bracker". FC Augsburg. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  23. ^ "Christoph Janker wird Talente-Manager beim FCA". FC Augsburg (in German). 23 January 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  24. ^ "Christoph Janker". DFB (in German). Retrieved 5 February 2017.

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