Kleinheider Loan Terminated by BVB


Goalkeeper Pierre Kleinheider has had his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund terminated this morning following an “incident” at the club’s training ground, which warranted disciplinary action from the BVB management. No further statement has been issued regarding the player, who has immediately returned to his parent club FSV Frankfurt.

kleinheiderKleinheider was on a season-long loan at Dortmund as cover for Australian international Mitchell Langerak, but hadn’t made a first-team appearance. Kleinheider played numerous times for the Under-23 side, including yesterday’s 0-2 defeat at Heidenheim II.

This leaves BVB in a situation where they only have one registered, fit goalkeeper – Langerak – due to first-choice Roman Weidenfeller being unavailable with a virus. Langerak recently issued a transfer request due to a lack of first team starts, though he has started 4 of the last 7 and will likely remain in the starting XI for the visit of Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday evening.

The news comes ahead of the club submitting their 25-man squad list for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, which begins in a fortnight’s time. The only change has been the inclusion of midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski replacing Kleinheider.


 1. Roman Weidenfeller
20. Mitchell Langerak

 2. Andreas Beck
 3. Marcel Schmelzer
 4. Neven Subotic
 5. Mats Hummels
14. Taye Taiwo
15. Felipe Santana
16. Lasse Sobiech
17. Marc Hornschuh
22. Julian Koch

 6. Sven Bender
 8. Ilkay Gündogan
10. Mario Götze
11. Marco Reus
18. Moritz Leitner
19. Kevin Großkreutz
24. Ivan Perisic
26. Dennis Praet
28. Kostas Katsouranis
30. Jakub Blaszczykowski

 7. Viktor Fischer
 9. Robert Lewandowski
21. Daniel Ginczek
23. Julian Schieber