Michael Rensing

  • Date of birth : 14/05/1984
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : Germany Germany
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Michael Rensing

Michael Rensing

A long-time understudy to Oliver Kahn at FC Bayern München, Michael Rensing was promoted to first-choice goalkeeper following the former's retirement in 2008. Most of his career has been spent performing for Bayern's youth, amateur and reserve teams.

• Joined Bavarian giants from TuS Lingen in 2000 but was not promoted to first-team squad until four years later, making his debut against Hamburger SV in February 2004.

• Made only intermittent Bundesliga appearances over next few seasons as Bayern reigned supreme in Germany, winning the domestic double three times in four years.

• A German international at several age levels, he made 18 appearances for the Under-21 team between August 2004 and October 2006.

• Handed No1 jersey by new Bayern coach Jürgen Klinsmann in 2008/09 and made 26 consecutive Bundesliga starts but lost his place to Hans-Jörg Butt at tail end of season following 5-1 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg.

• Made his 50th Bundesliga appearance on opening day of 2009/10 campaign but again fell out of favour after a shock defeat by 1. FSV Mainz 05 two weeks later.

Did you know?
Rensing was unbeaten in his first 27 Bundesliga games – a league record.

Last updated: 26/01/10 14.26CET


UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Michael Rensing
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (age): 14/05/1984 (29)
  • Country: Germany

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 86kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
    21/02/06: Bayern 1-1 Milan
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    03/10/02: San Marino 0-10 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Germany U-21140
Germany U-1930

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 06/08/2013 05:47 CET