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Joshua Kimmich biography and net worth

Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich. Photo/Premier league
  • Joshua Kimmich impressively plays defensive midfielder or right-back positions
  • Kimmich began his football career as a youth player for VfB Stuttgart
  • Together with his wife, Lina Meyer, Joshua Kimmich is a father of three

Joshua Kimmich is a professional footballer from Germany currently playing for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the German national team. He impressively plays defensive midfielder or right-back positions. His full play style, adaptability, aggressiveness, and playmaking abilities earned him a lot of fame in football circles. Football pundits often compare him to Bayern’s former captain, Philipp Lahm.

If you asked the majority of German football fans if they knew Kimmich before January 2015, the reaction would have been a resounding ‘no’. However, his name and face are now so well-known that you have to pinch yourself if you ever forget it.

Joshua Kimmich Biography

Full Name Joshua Walter Kimmich
Source of wealth Football
Age 27
Place of Birth Rottweil
Height 1.77 m
Nationality German
Date of birth February 8 1995
Occupation Footballer
Marital Status Married
Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich. Photo/Bavarian Football club

Early Life

On February 8, 1995, Joshua Kimmich came into the world in Rottweil, Germany. Kimmich began his football career as a youth player for VfB Stuttgart. After that, in July of 2013, he became a member of RB Leipzig. Stuttgart negotiated a repurchase option and he made his debut for the club in the 3. Liga that same year. He came on as a replacement for Thiago Rockenbach during the club’s 2–2 draw with SpVgg Unterhaching.

In March 2015, Kimmich scored his first goal of the 2014–15 season in a game against Union Berlin, which ended in a 3–2 victory for his team. After 53 games in the league for the club, Kimmich finished his career with Stuttgart with a total of three goals.

Career

Joshua Kimmich signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich in January 2015 for a reported sum of €7 million. Most of this fee went to VfB Stuttgart. In August 2015, he started against FC Nöttingen in the DFB-Pokal. Pep Guardiola made him his Bundesliga debut against FC Augsburg later in September. Kimmich made his Bayern debut four days later against Olympiakos. Three days later, he played SV Darmstadt 98 and won 3–0.

The Bayern player made 23 league appearances in the 2015-2016 season. He kicked off the 2016–17 campaign by making his debut in the 2016 DFL Supercup as a substitute during Bayern Munich’s two-nil victory against Borussia Dortmund. He scored his first goal for FC Bayern in an away victory over FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. The result was 2–0. Four days later, he scored his first two goals in the Champions League during a home victory over FC Rostov with a score of 5–0. In the 88th minute of their match away at Hamburger SV, Kimmich scored the game-winning goal to give Bayern Munich a 1–0 victory. He played in all forty games during the 2016–17 season and finished with nine goals scored.

Joshua Kimmich was a member of Bayern’s 2017 DFL-Supercup-winning team, who defeated Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on penalties after extra-time finished 2–2. In March 2018, Kimmich extended his contract until June 30, 2023. He scored in both legs of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, but his club lost 4–3 overall. Kimmich scored six goals and had 17 assists in 47 games in 2017–18.

Kimmich played in the German Super Cup on August 12. His squad won the championship by beating Eintracht Frankfurt. Kimmich wore the number 6 shirt in 2020–21 after Thiago Alcantara went to Liverpool. His squad won 3–2 in the DFL-Supercup against Borussia Dortmund in September 2020. Kimmich signed a new contract with Bayern Munich on August 23, 2021, until 2025.

Joshua Kimmich wife

Joshua Kimmich wife Lina Meyer. Photo/WT foot

Personal Life

Together with his wife, Lina Meyer, Joshua Kimmich is a father of three; a son, and two daughters. The football player and his wife who is an attorney first met in Leipzig, the city where the football player was under contract until 2015. They dated for years and finally wedded and got three children together.

FAQs

  1. What is Joshua Kimmich’s net worth?

$44 million

  1. What is Joshua Kimmich’s salary?

$19 million

  1. Does Joshua Kimmich have an agent?

Joshua Kimmich fired his agent before Bayern discussions in 2021 saying he needed independence and that he would handle all future negotiations.

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