|Full name||Markus Pröll|
|Date of birth||28 August 1979|
|Place of birth||Rheinbach, West Germany|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1995–1998||1. FC Köln|
|1998–2003||1. FC Köln||111||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
- "Pröll hört auf: "Es macht so keinen Sinn mehr"" [Pöll quits: "It doesn't make sense anymore"] (in German). kicker.de. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013.