Christian Gentner | Playerprofile
Christian Gentner was born on 14 August 1985 in Nürtingen and plays for 1. FC Union Berlin. He played for TSV Beuren from 1988-1998, for VfL Kirchheim/Teck from 1998-1999, for VfB Stuttgart from 1999-2007, for VfB Stuttgart II from 1999-2007, for VfL Wolfsburg from 2007-2010, for VfB Stuttgart from 2010-2019 and has played for 1. FC Union Berlin since 2019.
Current season 2020/21
In this season, the 1.89m-tall midfielder has scored three goals and takes fourth place within his squad. He shares this rank with Anthony Ujah. With two assists, the 34-year-old presently has the third-most in his team along with Anthony Ujah, Marcus Ingvartsen, Sebastian Polter, Robert Andrich and Sheraldo Becker. In 29 of the previous 31 games of the season, the player with the shirt number 34 was in the starting line-up. Of these 31 games, he won 12 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for two games.
With a pass success rate of 79.1 per cent, Christian Gentner now occupies second place within his squad. Furthermore, he has attained the fifth position on his squad's leaderboard for a tackle success rate of 49.91 per cent.
Christian Gentner played his last game on the 34th matchday of the 2019/20 season (27 June 2020). He was victorious over Fortuna Düsseldorf while playing for 1. FC Union Berlin with a score of 3-0. He played as a midfielder throughout this entire game. There, Christian Gentner scored one goal and provided one assist. In terms of total touches, he had 49 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 15 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, Christian Gentner was able to win eight. He was additionally able to make 31 successful passes. During his total playing time in this game, he ran 10.5 km and thus covered a longer distance than all other players in the club. In doing so, he ran, like no other player in the game, a total of 25 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Christian Gentner has played 408 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 160. He has netted 46 goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Christian Gentner has completed 31 matches with his present squad. Here, he has scored a total of three goals. He won the German Champion title in 2006/07 while playing for VfB Stuttgart. He claimed the same title while playing for VfL Wolfsburg in 2008/09. With a total of 408 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he currently has played the second-most career matches. With a total of 46 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes 17th place on the active scoring chart.
Up to now, Christian Gentner has played five international matches for Germany.