Biography

A No. 1 like no other German goalkeeper

An exceptional character, in both his sporting and private life. A no. 1 who, like no other German goalkeeper, can look back on an international carrier distinguished by success, awards and records which have not been surpassed to this day.

German Champion

Wins German Championship with B Youth Team S/W Essen.

1983
First professional contract

At the age of 17 years, Jens Lehmann signed his first professional contract at FC Schalke 04. At that time he played in the second national league.

1987
German national league

As a result of conceding just 25 goals in 34 games at the FC Schalke 04, he paved their ascent into the highest national league.

1991
First penalty

Jens Lehmann scores his first penalty.

1995
UEFA Cup

At the FC Schalke 04, he topped his career by winning the UEFA Cup. In the same year, he was voted the best European goalkeeper. He also scored the goal of the months for Schalke against Borrussia Dortmund.

1997
Move to Borussia Dortmund

He moved to the soccer club Borrussia Dortmund, and qualified with them three times for the Champions League. In 2002, they reached the UEFA Cup final. German National League Championship achieved with Borussia Dortmund.

1999
Move to Premier League

In the middle of 2003, he joined Arsenal Football Club London. During his first season, he was voted the best goalkeeper of the Premier League. Arsenal are undefeated English champions with 11 points During his time at Arsenal, he held the record for the longest run without conceding a goal in the Champions League, 852 minutes, and replaced the previous record held by Edwin van der Sar. He was the: ldquoMan of the Matchldquo of the FA Cup final in 2005, and in August 2006, he was voted ldquothe best goalkeeperrdquo of the UEFA 2005/2006 Champions League.

2004
Germanys No. 1 at the home World Championship

With two saved penalties, he kept the German national team safe during the World Cup against Argentina, securing their entry into the semi-final in a memorable way. He was accepted into the World Cup All-Star Team and received the Bambi for sporting achievement and team spirit.

2006
Back to the Bundesliga

Lehmann transferred to VfB Stuttgart and back to the Bundesliga premiere division. In 2008 he received the Steiger Award in the category of Sport, Fairness and Team Spirit. With 681 minutes without conceding a goal he holds the record of the longest run in the national team. A record he still holds to this day.

2008
Award of the "Golden Glove" by the internet portal torwart.de

At the end of his active career, Jens Lehmann received the Goldenen Handschuh for the best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga for the 2009/2010 season.

He also published his book "Der Wahnsinn liegt auf dem Platz [The Madness is on the Field]".

2010
social commitment

Jens Lehmann becomes a member of the Deutsche Kinderkrebsnachsorge (German aftercare following cancer) – foundation for children who are chronically ill.

2010
New in the SCHUNK team

Jens Lehmann is the first Brand Ambassador in machinery manufacturing.

2011
The campaign starts

Start of the international advertising campaign with motifs from the Brand Ambassador Jens Lehmann, together with SCHUNK Mitarbeitern and SCHUNK number one products.

This communication is unique for the sector. The Jens Lehmann EM Online Tippster Game created a furore online and has been a complete success, with tip duels and special bets.

2012
Jens Lehmann impressed the show audience

Jens Lehmann is the attraction at the Hanover and EMO show. He inspires customers, visitors, and fans at photo shootings, during conversations and at the technology-goalkeeper-discussion round.

2013
Lehmann Meets Netzer and Völler

Soccer legends Jens Lehmann, Günter Netzer, and Rudi Völler, captivate at the SCHUNK Special Talk World Championship at Automatica.

2014
Visit at SCHUNK in Mengen

In addition to the successful appearance at the Hannover Messe 2015 trade fair, there will be another very personal appointment this year. Staff at SCHUNK's Mengen site get the chance to meet Jens Lehmann in person at the Expert Day.

2015
Lehmann Meets Zambrotta and Völler

SCHUNK brings Zambrotta, Völler, and Lehmann live to EMO in Milan.

2015
And suddenly he was there
2016
Lehmann Meets Petit

SCHUNK special talk with Jens Lehmann and Emmanuel Petit live at INDUSTRIE PARIS.

2016