Jens Lehmann


  • Retired professional footballer

  • Played for FC Schalke 04, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and VFB Stuttgart

  • 61 caps for Germany

  • Welsh FA Pro-License

Jens Lehmann is a former Premier League and German international goalkeeper.

Jens started his career with Schalke 04, scoring twice in his decade-long spell at the club in which he won the 1996/97 UEFA Cup.

He went on to play for ACMilan where he won Serie A in 1998/99, before moving to Borussia Dortmund where he won the 2001/02 Bundesliga title and was runner-up in the 2001/02 UEFA Cup.

Jens joined Arsenal in 2003 and was a member of the Invincibles, playing every match in their unbeaten Premier League title-winning season in 2003/04. While at The Gunners, he also won the FA Cup in 2004/05 and was part of the squad who finished runners-up in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League.

On the international scene, Jens made his debut in 1998, earning 61 caps for his country which included appearances in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

During his playing career, Jens was voted UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year for the 1996/97 and 2005/06 season. He also holds the UEFA Champions League record for the most consecutive clean sheets, having not conceded a goal in 10 matches whilst at Arsenal.

Since retiring, Jens has become a notable TV pundit, working as a commentator for Sky Germany at the 2010 World Cup and writing exclusive columns for during the UEFA Euro 2012.

More recently he worked as an expert analyst for RTL Television on Euro 2016. He has also featured on BBC, Sky Sports News and Fox USA.

Outside of football, his other talents include a brief foray into the acting scene, where he made his film debut in the German/South African production Themba, playing Big John Jacobs.

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