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Moritz Jenz
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
(on loan from Lorient)
Number 25
Youth career
0000–2015 Tennis Borussia Berlin
2015–2020 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020–2021 Lausanne-Sport 32 (1)
2021– Lorient 17 (1)
2022–2023Celtic (loan) 11 (2)
2023–Schalke 04 (loan) 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 30 January 2023

Moritz Jenz (born 30 April 1999) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Bundesliga club Schalke 04, on loan from Ligue 1 club Lorient.

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Association football

Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players who primarily use their feet to propel a ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposite team by moving the ball beyond the goal line into a rectangular-framed goal defended by the opposing side. Traditionally, the game has been played over two 45 minute halves, for a total match time of 90 minutes. With an estimated 250 million players active in over 200 countries and territories, it is considered the world's most popular sport.

Bundesliga

Bundesliga

The Bundesliga, sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga or 1. Bundesliga, is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Games are played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04

Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V., commonly known as FC Schalke 04, Schalke 04, or abbreviated as S04, is a professional German football and multi-sports club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The "04" in the club's name derives from its formation in 1904. Schalke have been one of the most popular professional football teams in Germany, even though the club's heyday was in the 1930s and 1940s. Schalke have played in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, since 2022, following promotion from the 2. Bundesliga in 2021–22. As of 2022, the club has 160,000 members, making it the second-largest football club in Germany and the fourth-largest club in the world in terms of membership. Other activities offered by the club include athletics, basketball, handball, table tennis, winter sports and eSports.

Ligue 1

Ligue 1

Ligue 1, officially known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats for sponsorship reasons, is a French professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the French football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Administrated by the Ligue de Football Professionnel, Ligue 1 is contested by 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation from and to Ligue 2.

FC Lorient

FC Lorient

Football Club Lorient Bretagne Sud is a French association football club based in Lorient, Brittany. The club was founded in 1926 and currently competes in Ligue 1, the top flight of French football, following promotion from Ligue 2 in the 2019–20 season. Lorient plays its home matches at the Stade Yves Allainmat, named after the former mayor of Lorient. The stadium is surnamed Stade du Moustoir because of its location within the city. The team is managed by Régis Le Bris.

Career

Early career

Jenz joined English side Fulham in July 2015 after being scouted playing for Tennis Borussia Berlin.

Lausanne-Sport

On 25 August 2020, Jenz joined newly-promoted Swiss Super League side Lausanne-Sport on a permanent deal. [1] The following month, he made his professional debut, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–1 win over Servette.[2]

Lorient

On 30 August 2021, Jenz signed a five-year deal with Ligue 1 side Lorient.[3]

Celtic (loan)

On 19 July 2022, Jenz joined Scottish Premiership side Celtic on a season-long loan, with the club having the option of making the move permanent.[4] This seen Jenz reunited with his former Fulham teammate Matt O'Riley.[5] The following month, Jenz scored on his league debut at Ross County[6] On 6 September 2022, Jenz made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 3-0 home defeat against Real Madrid.[7]

In an interview with German website Transfermarkt, Jenz spoke of his admiration for Celtic with him quoted as saying (in German): “Celtic is old school, Celtic is mysterious, Celtic is pure football and above all Celtic is a religion. When you stand at a home game, close your eyes and get goosebumps just from the chants, you know why this club fascinates the world”. Popular with Celtic fans, he is often called by his nickname “Mercedes Jenz”.[8] Although Jenz expressed his desire to remain at Celtic beyond his loan spell - it would later be terminated in January after lack of playing opportunities from November onwards due to the winter arrival of Yuki Kobayashi and regular starting centreback Carl Starfelt returning from injury.[9][10]

Schalke 04 (loan)

On 26 January 2023, Jenz joined Bundesliga club Schalke 04 on loan until the end of the season, with the move becoming permanent if his new club avoid relegation in the 2022–23 season.[11] Three days later, he made his debut for the club in a 0–0 draw against 1. FC Köln.[12]

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Fulham F.C.

Fulham F.C.

Fulham Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, London, which compete in the Premier League. They have played home games at Craven Cottage since 1896, other than a two-year period spent at Loftus Road whilst Craven Cottage underwent redevelopments that were completed in 2004. They contest West London derby rivalries with Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers and Brentford. The club adopted a white shirt and black shorts as its kit in 1903, which has been used ever since.

FC Lausanne-Sport

FC Lausanne-Sport

FC Lausanne–Sport is a Swiss football club based in Lausanne in the canton of Vaud. Founded in 1896, Lausanne Sport played in the Swiss Super League in their most recent 2021–22 season, the highest tier of football in the country, but will play in the second tier Swiss Challenge League in the 2022–23 after being relegated in the 2021–22 Swiss Super League Season.

Ligue 1

Ligue 1

Ligue 1, officially known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats for sponsorship reasons, is a French professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the French football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Administrated by the Ligue de Football Professionnel, Ligue 1 is contested by 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation from and to Ligue 2.

FC Lorient

FC Lorient

Football Club Lorient Bretagne Sud is a French association football club based in Lorient, Brittany. The club was founded in 1926 and currently competes in Ligue 1, the top flight of French football, following promotion from Ligue 2 in the 2019–20 season. Lorient plays its home matches at the Stade Yves Allainmat, named after the former mayor of Lorient. The stadium is surnamed Stade du Moustoir because of its location within the city. The team is managed by Régis Le Bris.

Celtic F.C.

Celtic F.C.

The Celtic Football Club, commonly known as Celtic, is a Scottish professional football club based in Glasgow, which plays in the Scottish Premiership. The club was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow. They played their first match in May 1888, a friendly match against Rangers which Celtic won 5–2. Celtic established themselves within Scottish football, winning six successive league titles during the first decade of the 20th century. The club enjoyed their greatest successes during the 1960s and 70s under Jock Stein, when they won nine consecutive league titles and the 1967 European Cup. Celtic have played in green and white throughout their history, adopting hoops in 1903, which have been used ever since.

Matt O'Riley

Matt O'Riley

Matthew Sean O'Riley is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Celtic. Born in England, he is an under-21 international for Denmark.

2022–23 Scottish Premiership

2022–23 Scottish Premiership

The 2022–23 Scottish Premiership is the tenth season of the Scottish Premiership, the highest division of Scottish football, and the 126th edition overall of the top national league competition, not including one cancelled due to World War II. Celtic are the defending champions. The season began on 30 July 2022.

Ross County F.C.

Ross County F.C.

Ross County Football Club is a professional football club based in Dingwall, Scotland. They play all of their home matches at Victoria Park in Dingwall. The club currently play in the Scottish Premiership, being promoted after winning the Scottish Championship in the 2018–19 season. Prior to the 1994–95 season they played in the Highland Football League, a competition they won three times. They have also won the Scottish First Division, Scottish Championship, Second Division, Third Division and the Challenge Cup on three occasions. In 2010, they reached the Scottish Cup Final, and in 2016 they won the Scottish League Cup. Nicknamed The Staggies, County's colours are dark blue, red and white.

Real Madrid CF

Real Madrid CF

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Carl Starfelt

Carl Starfelt

Carl Anders Theodor Starfelt is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Scottish Premiership club Celtic.

Bundesliga

Bundesliga

The Bundesliga, sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga or 1. Bundesliga, is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Games are played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04

Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V., commonly known as FC Schalke 04, Schalke 04, or abbreviated as S04, is a professional German football and multi-sports club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The "04" in the club's name derives from its formation in 1904. Schalke have been one of the most popular professional football teams in Germany, even though the club's heyday was in the 1930s and 1940s. Schalke have played in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, since 2022, following promotion from the 2. Bundesliga in 2021–22. As of 2022, the club has 160,000 members, making it the second-largest football club in Germany and the fourth-largest club in the world in terms of membership. Other activities offered by the club include athletics, basketball, handball, table tennis, winter sports and eSports.

Career statistics

As of match played 29 January 2023.[13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup League cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lausanne-Sport 2020–21 Swiss Super League 30 1 1 0 31 1
2021–22 Swiss Super League 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 32 1 1 0 33 1
Lorient 2021–22 Ligue 1 17 1 1 0 18 1
Celtic (loan) 2022–23 Scottish Premiership 11 2 0 0 2 0 6[a] 0 19 2
Schalke 04 (loan) 2022–23 Bundesliga 1 0 1 0
Career total 61 4 2 0 2 0 6 0 71 4
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

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FC Lausanne-Sport

FC Lausanne-Sport

FC Lausanne–Sport is a Swiss football club based in Lausanne in the canton of Vaud. Founded in 1896, Lausanne Sport played in the Swiss Super League in their most recent 2021–22 season, the highest tier of football in the country, but will play in the second tier Swiss Challenge League in the 2022–23 after being relegated in the 2021–22 Swiss Super League Season.

2020–21 Swiss Super League

2020–21 Swiss Super League

The 2020–21 Swiss Super League was the 124th season of top-tier competitive football in Switzerland and the 18th under its current name and format.

2021–22 Swiss Super League

2021–22 Swiss Super League

The 2021–22 Swiss Super League was the 125th season of top-tier competitive football in Switzerland and the 19th under its current name and format.

FC Lorient

FC Lorient

Football Club Lorient Bretagne Sud is a French association football club based in Lorient, Brittany. The club was founded in 1926 and currently competes in Ligue 1, the top flight of French football, following promotion from Ligue 2 in the 2019–20 season. Lorient plays its home matches at the Stade Yves Allainmat, named after the former mayor of Lorient. The stadium is surnamed Stade du Moustoir because of its location within the city. The team is managed by Régis Le Bris.

2021–22 FC Lorient season

2021–22 FC Lorient season

The 2021–22 season was the 96th season in the existence of FC Lorient and the club's second consecutive season in the top flight of French football. In addition to the domestic league, Lorient participated in this season's edition of the Coupe de France.

Ligue 1

Ligue 1

Ligue 1, officially known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats for sponsorship reasons, is a French professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the French football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Administrated by the Ligue de Football Professionnel, Ligue 1 is contested by 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation from and to Ligue 2.

Celtic F.C.

Celtic F.C.

The Celtic Football Club, commonly known as Celtic, is a Scottish professional football club based in Glasgow, which plays in the Scottish Premiership. The club was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow. They played their first match in May 1888, a friendly match against Rangers which Celtic won 5–2. Celtic established themselves within Scottish football, winning six successive league titles during the first decade of the 20th century. The club enjoyed their greatest successes during the 1960s and 70s under Jock Stein, when they won nine consecutive league titles and the 1967 European Cup. Celtic have played in green and white throughout their history, adopting hoops in 1903, which have been used ever since.

2022–23 Celtic F.C. season

2022–23 Celtic F.C. season

The 2022–23 season is Celtic's 134th season of competitive football. They are competing in the Premiership, League Cup and Scottish Cup.

Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership

The Scottish Premiership, known as the cinch Premiership for sponsorship reasons, is the top division of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), the league competition for men's professional football clubs in Scotland. The Scottish Premiership was established in July 2013, after the SPFL was formed by a merger of the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League. There are 12 teams in this division, with each team playing 38 matches per season. Sixteen clubs have played in the Scottish Premiership since its creation in the 2013–14 season. Celtic are the current league champions, having won the 2021–22 Scottish Premiership.

FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04

Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V., commonly known as FC Schalke 04, Schalke 04, or abbreviated as S04, is a professional German football and multi-sports club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The "04" in the club's name derives from its formation in 1904. Schalke have been one of the most popular professional football teams in Germany, even though the club's heyday was in the 1930s and 1940s. Schalke have played in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, since 2022, following promotion from the 2. Bundesliga in 2021–22. As of 2022, the club has 160,000 members, making it the second-largest football club in Germany and the fourth-largest club in the world in terms of membership. Other activities offered by the club include athletics, basketball, handball, table tennis, winter sports and eSports.

2022–23 FC Schalke 04 season

2022–23 FC Schalke 04 season

The 2022–23 FC Schalke 04 season is the 119th season in the football club's history and first consecutive and 54th overall season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga, having been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga in 2022. In addition to the domestic league, Schalke also participates in this season's edition of the domestic cup, the DFB-Pokal. This is the 22nd season for Schalke in the Veltins-Arena, located in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The season covers a period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Bundesliga

Bundesliga

The Bundesliga, sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga or 1. Bundesliga, is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Games are played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

Source: "Moritz Jenz", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 30th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moritz_Jenz.

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References
  1. ^ "JENZ JOINS FC LAUSANNE-SPORT". Fulham F.C. 25 August 2020. Archived from the original on 27 July 2022. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  2. ^ "LAUSANNE SPORT VS. SERVETTE 2 - 1". Soccerway. 20 September 2020. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  3. ^ "MORITZ JENZ S'ENGAGE AVEC LES MERLUS" (in French). FC Lorient. 30 August 2021. Archived from the original on 31 August 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Double signing swoop as Aaron Mooy and Moritz Jenz join Celtic". Celtic FC. 19 July 2022. Archived from the original on 19 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  5. ^ FC, Celtic. "Moritz Jenz: my pal, Matt O'Riley, told me I would love it at Celtic". Celtic FC. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Ross County 1-3 Celtic: Mortiz Jenz scores debut goal as Hoops win in the Highlands". Sky Sports. 9 August 2022. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  7. ^ UEFA.com. "Celtic-Real Madrid | Line-ups | UEFA Champions League 2022/23". UEFA.com. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Jenz über „Religion" Celtic, Spitznamen „Mercedes" und „großen Traum" vom DFB-Debüt". www.transfermarkt.ch (in German). Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  9. ^ ""Wenn man für einen Verein wie Celtic spielt, kann man nicht meckern"". www.rbb24.de (in German). Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  10. ^ "'Thank you' - Moritz Jenz shares heartfelt farewell as he confirms Celtic exit". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  11. ^ "Defender Moritz Jenz joins FC Schalke 04". FC Schalke04. 26 January 2023. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  12. ^ "FC Schalke 04 - 1. FC Köln | Season 2022/2023 | Bundesliga". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 29 January 2023.
  13. ^ "Moritz Jenz - Club matches". worldfootball.net.
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