Markus Pröll

Markus Pröll (born 28 August 1979) is a German former professional football goalkeeper.[1] During his career, he played for 1. FC Köln and Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany and Panionios F.C. in Greece.

Markus Pröll
Personal information
Full name Markus Pröll
Date of birth (1979-08-28) 28 August 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Rheinbach, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1985–1991 VfR Flamersheim
1993–1995 Eintracht Lommersum
1995–1998 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 1. FC Köln 111 (0)
2003–2010 Eintracht Frankfurt 93 (0)
2011 Panionios 1 (0)
Total 205 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Germany U-21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Pröll was born in Rheinbach. He started his professional career with 1. FC Köln before moving to Frankfurt for the 2003–04 season.

He was elected by the German football magazine kicker as the Bundesliga's best goalkeeper of the first half of the 2006–07 season. Unfortunately he hardly could contend this title as he suffered of many injuries.


At the beginning of his career, Pröll became a target of some ridicule because his name "Pröll" literally means something like "lout" in German.


  1. ^ "Pröll hört auf: "Es macht so keinen Sinn mehr"" [Pöll quits: "It doesn't make sense anymore"] (in German). 20 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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