Niklas Dorsch

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Niklas Dorsch
Personal information
Full name Niklas Dorsch[1]
Date of birth (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Lichtenfels, Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gent
Number 30
Youth career
2002–2006 1. FC Baiersdorf
2006–2009 DTFS Rehau
2009–2012 1. FC Nürnberg
2012–2018 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Bayern Munich II 60 (7)
2016–2018 Bayern Munich 1 (1)
2018–2020 1. FC Heidenheim 62 (3)
2020– Gent 0 (0)
National team
2012 Germany U15 1 (0)
2014–2015 Germany U17 15 (0)
2016 Germany U19 2 (0)
2018–2019 Germany U20 6 (0)
2019– Germany U21 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:44, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:07, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Niklas Dorsch (born 15 January 1998) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Belgian club K.A.A. Gent.[2]

Club career[edit]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On 2 September 2015, Dorsch signed a one-year apprentice contract, lasting until 30 June 2016, followed by a two-year full professional contract from 1 July 2016 until 30 June 2018.[3]

In the 2015–16 season, Dorsch joined the squad of Bayern Munich II, making his debut in the Regionalliga Bayern on 5 March 2016 in a 0–1 away loss against Wacker Burghausen.[4] Dorsch scored his first goal for the reserve team in the first match of the 2016–17 season on 17 July 2016, opening the scoring in the 7th minute of the 2–1 home win against FV Illertissen.[5] The following season, Dorsch became captain of the second team.[6]

In the 2017–18 season, Dorsch made his Bundesliga debut for the first team on 28 April 2018 in a 4–1 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt. Dorsch opened the scoring in the 43rd minute via an assist from Sandro Wagner.[7]

1. FC Heidenheim[edit]

On 23 May 2018, Dorsch moved to 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Heidenheim on a free transfer, with a three-year contract lasting until 30 June 2021.[8]

Gent[edit]

On 22 July 2020, Dorsch joined Belgian First Division A side K.A.A. Gent, signing a four-year contract.[9][10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 8 July 2020[2]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayern Munich II 2015–16 Regionalliga Bayern 6 0 6 0
2016–17 24 3 24 3
2017–18 31 4 31 4
Totals 61 7 61 7
Bayern Munich 2017–18 Bundesliga 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1. FC Heidenheim 2018–19 2. Bundesliga 30 2 3 0 33 2
2019–20 32 1 2 0 2 0 36 1
Totals 62 3 5 0 2[a] 0 69 3
Career totals 124 11 5 0 0 0 2 0 131 11
  1. ^ Appearances in Bundesliga relegation playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 – List of Players" (PDF). fifadata.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 October 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 November 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Niklas Dorsch". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Pro contracts for Benko and Dorsch". fcbayern.com. FC Bayern München AG. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Wacker Burghausen – Bayern München II 1:0 (Regionalliga Bayern 2015/2016, 23. Round)". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Bayern München II – FV Illertissen 2:1 (Regionalliga Bayern 2016/2017, 1. Round)". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Kapitän Dorsch lässt Bayern II jubeln" [Captain Dorsch lets Bayern II rejoice]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Bayern München – Eintracht Frankfurt 4:1 (Bundesliga 2017/2018, 32. Round)". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Heidenheim schnappt sich FCB-Juwel" [Heidenheim grabs FCB jewel]. sport1.de (in German). Sport1. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Belgien statt Bundesliga: Dorsch verlässt Heidenheim". kicker (in German). 22 July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Le milieu de terrain allemand Niklas Dorsch signe pour quatre ans à La Gantoise". rtbf.be (in French). 22 July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

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