Nicolas-Gerrit Kühn

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Nicolas-Gerrit Kühn
Personal information
Date of birth (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 20)
Place of birth Wunstorf, Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich II
Number 11
Youth career
TSV Klein Heidorn
1. FC Wunstorf
2009–2011 FC St. Pauli
2011–2015 Hannover 96
2015–2018 RB Leipzig
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2020 Jong Ajax 43 (5)
2020 Ajax 0 (0)
2020Bayern Munich II (loan) 16 (2)
2020– Bayern Munich II 3 (1)
National team
2015 Germany U15 2 (1)
2015–2016 Germany U16 5 (4)
2016–2017 Germany U17 12 (9)
2018 Germany U18 2 (2)
2018–2019 Germany U19 7 (1)
2019– Germany U20 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:58, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:42, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Nicolas-Gerrit Kühn (born 1 January 2000) is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayern Munich II as a winger and striker.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Wunstorf, Hanover Region[2] Kühn began playing football at TSV Klein Heidorn and 1. FC Wunstorf,[3] before joining the youth academy of FC St. Pauli, where he played for two years.[1][4] In 2011, Kühn moved to Hannover 96, where he joined the U13 team. In the 2014–15 season, at the age of 15, he had already made two appearances for their U17 team in the Under 17 Bundesliga.[5] For the 2015–16 season, Kühn moved to the U17 team of RB Leipzig,[6] for whom he scored 18 goals in 22 appearances in the Under 17 Bundesliga. In the 2016–17 season, the striker scored 6 goals in 13 matches in the Under 17 Bundesliga, but fell out with a high ankle sprain. Upon his return for the second half of the season, he was already a part of the team competing in the Under 19 Bundesliga.[1] In the 2017–18 season he was permanently moved up to the U19-team, for whom he also competed in the UEFA Youth League, and regularly trained with the first team.[7]


Kühn signed for Dutch club Ajax from RB Leipzig in January 2018 for a fee of €2 million.[8] He became part of the second team, Jong Ajax, making 5 appearances in the second-tier Eerste Divisie in the 2017–18 season as the team became league champions. He was also utilised for the U19-team. In the 2018–19 season, Kühn made 21 appearances in the Eerste Divisie, in which he scored 5 goals. He also made 6 appearances for the U19s in the UEFA Youth League, in which he scored 6 goals, and 5 appearances in the domestic under-19 league, where he scored 2 goals. In the first half of the 2019–20 season, Kühn made 17 Eerste Divisie appearances in which he scored 3 goals.[2]

Bayern Munich[edit]

In January 2020 he moved on loan to FC Bayern Munich for six months.[9][10] The move was made permanent on 14 July 2020, when Kühn signed a three-year contract with Bayern, and was placed in the reserve team, Bayern Munich II.[11][12]

International career[edit]

Kühn has played at every youth age group for Germany from under-15 to under-19.[5]


Jong Ajax

Bayern Munich II



  1. ^ a b c Rahe, Dominic (July 2017). "Wird er der erste „Bundesliga"-Bulle aus dem Stall von RB Leipzig?" (PDF). NFV (in German) (7). Barsinghausen. pp. 8–10. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Nicolas-Gerrit Kühn at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ Tugendheim, Albert (16 June 2018). "Jetzt darf Fußball-Profi auch Auto fahren". Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Ex-St. Pauli-Talent wechselt zum FC Bayern". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). 15 July 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Nicolas Kühn - Spielerprofil". German Football Association. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Leipzig schnappt Buli-Klub Ausnahme-Talent weg". T-Online (in German). 1 July 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Vier Spieler von RB Leipzig fahren zur Weltmeisterschaft". (in German). RB Leipzig. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  8. ^ "El Ajax ficha a su primer 'millennial'" (in Spanish). 18 January 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Ajax verhuurt Kühn aan Bayern München". Ajax.
  10. ^ Duit, Nino (20 January 2020). "FCB-Neuzugang Nicolas Kühn im Porträt: "Passt perfekt zum FC Bayern"". Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Nach Leihe: FC Bayern verpflichtet Kühn fest". kicker. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Kühn vertrekt definitief naar Bayern München". (in Dutch). Ajax. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020. In totaal kwam Kühn 43 keer in actie voor het beloftenelftal en scoorde daarin 5 keer. Met Jong Ajax werd hij in 2018 kampioen van de Eerste Divisie.
  13. ^ "Fritz-Walter-Medaille in Gold an Kühn, Bühl und Adeyemi" (in German). German Football Association. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2020.