Jens Keller

  • Date of birth : 24/11/1970
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Germany Germany
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Jens Keller

FC Schalke 04
Jens Keller
Jens Keller took charge of Schalke in December 2012 ©Getty Images

Jens Keller

FC Schalke 04

Date of birth: 24 November 1970
Nationality: German
Playing career: VfL Wangen, VfB Stuttgart (twice), TSV 1860 München, VfL Wolfsburg, 1. FC Köln, Eintracht Frankfurt
Coaching career: VfB Stuttgart (youth), VfB Stuttgart, FC Schalke 04 (youth), FC Schalke 04

• Having risen through Stuttgart's youth department, Keller made his first and only Bundesliga appearance in 1990 before leaving for third-tier 1860 München, where he helped the club to win promotion to the second and then first divisions.

• A fringe player in the Bundesliga, he moved to second division Wolfsburg and again won promotion, subsequently becoming a top-flight regular and earning a return to Stuttgart, where he played in the 1998/99 UEFA Cup.

• Joined Köln in 2000 but relegated two years later, prompting a switch to Eintracht, whom he helped into the Bundesliga only to miss most of the season with cartilage damage; relegation and further injury problems led to retirement in 2005.

• Took over Stuttgart's Under-19 side in 2008/09 and became Christian Gross's assistant with the first team in December 2009; the following October, replaced Gross as head coach but lasted only two months before making way for Bruno Labbadia, although Keller continued to work for the club as a scout.

• Appointed Schalke's U17 coach in summer 2012; on 16 December that year he stepped up to the senior side following Huub Stevens' departure and took the club to fourth place and a UEFA Champions League berth. Went one better in 2013/14 as Schalke finished third.

Last updated: 22/07/14 13.33CET

Match log

Match log
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General info

  • Name: Jens Keller
  • Date of birth: 24/11/1970
  • Country: Germany
  • Club: Schalke ( GER)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Champions League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Group stage)
    21/10/10: Stuttgart 1-0 Getafe

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 18/09/2014 01:45 CET
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