Jens Lehmann

Date of birth10 November 1969
Place of birthEssen
NationalityGerman
Weight87 kg
Height1.90 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Listed as Germany's first choice keeper for the 2006 World Cup finals ahead of Oliver Kahn, Jens didn't suffer a Premiership defeat until his 48th game for Arsenal.

An excellent goalkeeper who would have more caps if it were not for the dominance of Oliver Kahn.

He began his career at FC Schalke in 1988 where he spent ten years, winning a UEFA Cup in 1997, before an unsuccessful move to Italy to play for AC Milan in the 1998 close season.

The move was a disaster and, in mid season, he moved back to Germany to play for Borussia Dortmund.

Jens made his international debut in February 1998 against Oman.

His contract at Arsenael was extended to June 2008 in April 2007.

Jens re-joined Arsenal in March 2011 with a contract to the end of the season.

As a late replacement for Manuel Almunia, he made his first appearance for Arsenal in almost three years in the Premier League game at Blackpool on 10 April 2011.

In doing so, at 41 years and 151, he was only eight days short of equalling Jackie Rutherford's record as the Gunners oldest-ever player, a record that has stood since 1926.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Schalke 04 01 Jul 1988 30 Jun 1998
AC Milan 01 Jul 1998 01 Jul 1999
Borussia Dortmund 01 Jul 1999 25 Jul 2003
Arsenal 25 Jul 2003 30 Jun 2008
VfB Stuttgart 01 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2010
Arsenal 17 Mar 2011 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 31 7 37
5
2001-02 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 30 11 27
2
2001-02 Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 8 2 8
2001-02 Borussia Dortmund UEFA Cup 9 4 7
2002-03 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 24 6 20
3
2
2002-03 Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 12 2 12
1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1 1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Cup 5 5
1
2003-04 Arsenal Premier League 38 12 25
2
2003-04 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 10 3 11
2004-05 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1 1
2004-05 Arsenal FA Cup 5 3 1
2004-05 Arsenal Premier League 28 10 27
2004-05 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 7 3 7
2005-06 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1 2
2005-06 Arsenal Premier League 38 13 31
1
2005-06 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 8 4 2
1
2006-07 Arsenal Premier League 36 10 34
8
2006-07 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 8 1 5
2007-08 Arsenal FA Cup 3 2 4
2007-08 Arsenal Premier League 6
1
2 5
1
2007-08 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3 1 1
2010-11 Arsenal Premier League 1 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Aug 2000 Borussia Dortmund v Hansa Rostock W 1-0 Bundesliga 1
18 Aug 2000 Energie Cottbus v Borussia Dortmund W 1-4 Bundesliga 2
06 Sep 2000 Borussia Dortmund v TSV 1860 München L 2-3 Bundesliga 3
09 Sep 2000 Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund W 1-2 Bundesliga 4
16 Sep 2000 Hamburger SV v Borussia Dortmund W 2-3 Bundesliga 5
23 Sep 2000 Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 L 0-4 Bundesliga 6
29 Sep 2000 Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 7
13 Oct 2000 Borussia Dortmund v SC Freiburg W 1-0 Bundesliga 8
21 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund L 2-0 Bundesliga 9
28 Oct 2000 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 1-2 Bundesliga 10
04 Nov 2000 Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund L 6-2 Bundesliga 11
10 Nov 2000 Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin W 2-0 Bundesliga 12
19 Nov 2000 VfL Bochum v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 13
25 Nov 2000 Borussia Dortmund v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-1 Bundesliga 14
02 Dec 2000 VfB Stuttgart v Borussia Dortmund W 0-2 Bundesliga 15
09 Dec 2000 Borussia Dortmund v SpVgg Unterhaching W 3-0 Bundesliga 16
13 Dec 2000 1.FC Köln v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 Bundesliga 17
16 Dec 2000 Hansa Rostock v Borussia Dortmund W 1-2 Bundesliga 18
27 Jan 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Energie Cottbus W 2-0 Bundesliga 19
02 Feb 2001 TSV 1860 München v Borussia Dortmund L 1-0 Bundesliga 20
24 Feb 2001 Schalke 04 v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 Bundesliga 23
10 Mar 2001 SC Freiburg v Borussia Dortmund D 2-2 Bundesliga 25
17 Mar 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-3 Bundesliga 26
01 Apr 2001 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Borussia Dortmund W 1-4 Bundesliga 27
07 Apr 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München D 1-1 Bundesliga 28
14 Apr 2001 Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund L 1-0 Bundesliga 29
20 Apr 2001 Borussia Dortmund v VfL Bochum W 5-0 Bundesliga 30
27 Apr 2001 VfL Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 31
04 May 2001 Borussia Dortmund v VfB Stuttgart D 0-0 Bundesliga 32
12 May 2001 SpVgg Unterhaching v Borussia Dortmund W 1-4 Bundesliga 33
19 May 2001 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Köln D 3-3 Bundesliga 34
28 Jul 2001 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Nürnberg W 2-0 Bundesliga 1
04 Aug 2001 Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund W 0-2 Bundesliga 2
07 Aug 2001 Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
11 Aug 2001 Borussia Dortmund v VfL Wolfsburg W 4-0 Bundesliga 3
18 Aug 2001 Hansa Rostock v Borussia Dortmund W 0-2 Bundesliga 4
22 Aug 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Shakhtar Donetsk D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Sep 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München L 0-2 Bundesliga 5
11 Sep 2001 Dynamo Kiev v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
15 Sep 2001 Schalke 04 v Borussia Dortmund L 1-0 Bundesliga 6
19 Sep 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
22 Sep 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 7
26 Sep 2001 Boavista v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
29 Sep 2001 FC St Pauli v Borussia Dortmund W 1-2 Bundesliga 8
13 Oct 2001 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund W 1-2 Bundesliga 9
16 Oct 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
21 Oct 2001 Borussia Dortmund v SC Freiburg L 0-2 Bundesliga 10
24 Oct 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Dynamo Kiev D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
27 Oct 2001 Energie Cottbus v Borussia Dortmund W 0-2 Bundesliga 11
30 Oct 2001 Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
03 Nov 2001 Borussia Dortmund v VfB Stuttgart W 1-0 Bundesliga 12
17 Nov 2001 TSV 1860 München v Borussia Dortmund W 1-3 Bundesliga 13
22 Nov 2001 FC København v Borussia Dortmund W 0-1 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
25 Nov 2001 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 3-0 Bundesliga 14
01 Dec 2001 1.FC Köln v Borussia Dortmund W 0-2 Bundesliga 15
04 Dec 2001 Borussia Dortmund v FC København W 1-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
08 Dec 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Hamburger SV W 1-0 Bundesliga 16
15 Dec 2001 Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 17
18 Dec 2001 1.FC Nürnberg v Borussia Dortmund D 2-2 Bundesliga 18
27 Jan 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin W 3-1 Bundesliga 19
02 Feb 2002 VfL Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 20
06 Feb 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Hansa Rostock W 2-0 Bundesliga 21
09 Feb 2002 Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 22
16 Feb 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 D 1-1 Bundesliga 23
21 Feb 2002 Lille v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
24 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund L 4-0 Bundesliga 24
28 Feb 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Lille D 0-0
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
03 Mar 2002 Borussia Dortmund v FC St Pauli D 1-1 Bundesliga 25
09 Mar 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 3-1 Bundesliga 26
14 Mar 2002 Slovan Liberec v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
17 Mar 2002 SC Freiburg v Borussia Dortmund W 1-5 Bundesliga 27
21 Mar 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Slovan Liberec W 4-0
Agg: 4-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
04 Apr 2002 Borussia Dortmund v AC Milan W 4-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
11 Apr 2002 AC Milan v Borussia Dortmund L 3-1
Agg: 3-5
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
20 Apr 2002 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Köln W 2-1 Bundesliga 32
27 Apr 2002 Hamburger SV v Borussia Dortmund W 3-4 Bundesliga 33
04 May 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen W 2-1 Bundesliga 34
08 May 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Feyenoord L 2-3 UEFA Cup Final
09 Aug 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin D 2-2 Bundesliga 1
17 Aug 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 2
24 Aug 2002 Borussia Dortmund v VfB Stuttgart W 3-1 Bundesliga 3
10 Sep 2002 VfL Bochum v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 Bundesliga 4
14 Sep 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 D 1-1 Bundesliga 5
17 Sep 2002 Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
21 Sep 2002 Hansa Rostock v Borussia Dortmund W 0-1 Bundesliga 6
25 Sep 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Auxerre D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
28 Sep 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 1-0 Bundesliga 7
02 Oct 2002 PSV Eindhoven v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
05 Oct 2002 Hannover 96 v Borussia Dortmund W 0-3 Bundesliga 8
19 Oct 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Arminia Bielefeld D 0-0 Bundesliga 9
22 Oct 2002 Borussia Dortmund v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
26 Oct 2002 Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund W 1-4 Bundesliga 10
30 Oct 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group A
02 Nov 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Hamburger SV D 1-1 Bundesliga 11
09 Nov 2002 Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund L 2-1 Bundesliga 12
12 Nov 2002 Auxerre v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
23 Nov 2002 VfL Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund L 2-0 Bundesliga 14
26 Nov 2002 Lokomotiv Moskva v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
30 Nov 2002 1.FC Nürnberg v Borussia Dortmund W 1-2 Bundesliga 15
07 Dec 2002 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 3-1 Bundesliga 16
11 Dec 2002 Borussia Dortmund v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
14 Dec 2002 Energie Cottbus v Borussia Dortmund W 0-4 Bundesliga 17
25 Jan 2003 Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund L 2-1 Bundesliga 18
02 Feb 2003 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-0 Bundesliga 19
09 Feb 2003 VfB Stuttgart v Borussia Dortmund L 1-0 Bundesliga 20
15 Feb 2003 Borussia Dortmund v VfL Bochum W 4-1 Bundesliga 21
19 Feb 2003 Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
22 Feb 2003 Schalke 04 v Borussia Dortmund D 2-2 Bundesliga 22
25 Feb 2003 Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
08 Mar 2003 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund L 1-0 Bundesliga 24
12 Mar 2003 Borussia Dortmund v Lokomotiv Moskva D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
15 Mar 2003 Borussia Dortmund v Hannover 96 W 2-0 Bundesliga 25
18 Mar 2003 AC Milan v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
22 Mar 2003 Arminia Bielefeld v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 Bundesliga 26


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1987-88 Germany UEFA Under-18 1 1
1989-90 Germany OT 2 4
1990-91 Germany OLY Under-21 1 1
1990-91 Germany OT 1 1
1990-91 Germany UEFA Under-21 1 1
1990-91 Germany Under-21 3 1 2
1991-92 Germany OT 1 1
1991-92 Germany OT XI
1
1991-92 Germany UEFA Under-21 1 1
1991-92 Germany Under-21
1
1997-98 Germany International Friendly
2
1998-99 Germany International Friendly 1
1
1
1999-00 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 3 1 6
1999-00 Germany International Friendly 3 1 3
1999-00 Germany UEFA European Championship 2 1 1
2000-01 Germany International Friendly 1 1
2001-02 Germany International Friendly 1 1
2002-03 Germany International Friendly 1
1
2
2003-04 Germany International Friendly 2 2
2004-05 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 2 1 3
2004-05 Germany International Friendly 4
1
2 3
2005-06 Germany FIFA World Cup 6 3 5
2005-06 Germany International Friendly 7 2 10
2006-07 Germany International Friendly 2 1 1
2006-07 Germany UEFA European Championship 6 4 2
1
2007-08 Germany International Friendly 5 2 4
2007-08 Germany UEFA European Championship 10 4 7
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 May 1988 West Germany v Switzerland W 3-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
15 May 1990 West Germany v Switzerland W 2-1 OT
18 May 1990 West Germany v Czechoslovakia L 0-3 OT
28 Aug 1990 Portugal v West Germany D 1-1 OT
28 Aug 1990 Portugal v West Germany D 1-1 Olympic Under-21
09 Oct 1990 Sweden v Germany W 1-2 U21
26 Mar 1991 Germany v USSR D 1-1 U21
30 Apr 1991 Germany v Belgium W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group
04 Jun 1991 Germany v Bulgaria W 2-0 U21
15 Oct 1991 Germany v Morocco W 2-0 U21
17 Dec 1991 Germany v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group
18 Feb 1992 Spain v Germany L 2-0 OT XI
25 Feb 1992 Germany v Poland W 2-1 OT
18 Feb 1998 Oman v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Germany v Luxembourg W 7-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 1999 Colombia v Germany D 3-3 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Germany v Scotland L 0-1 International Friendly
24 Jul 1999 Brazil v Germany L 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
28 Jul 1999 Germany v New Zealand W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
30 Jul 1999 USA v Germany L 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
04 Sep 1999 Finland v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Nov 1999 Norway v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Germany v Switzerland D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2000 Germany v Liechtenstein W 8-2 International Friendly
29 May 2001 Germany v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Germany v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Bulgaria v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Germany v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Germany v Malta W 7-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Austria v Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Iran v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 2004 Germany v Cameroon W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Germany v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-4 International Friendly
18 Jun 2005 Germany v Tunisia W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
25 Jun 2005 Germany v Brazil L 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
03 Sep 2005 Slovakia v Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Germany v South Africa W 4-2 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 France v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Italy v Germany L 4-1 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Germany v Luxembourg W 7-0 International Friendly
30 May 2006 Germany v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Germany v Colombia W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2006 Germany v Costa Rica W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
14 Jun 2006 Germany v Poland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
20 Jun 2006 Ecuador v Germany W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
24 Jun 2006 Germany v Sweden W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
30 Jun 2006 Germany v Argentina W 1-1 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
04 Jul 2006 Germany v Italy L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
16 Aug 2006 Germany v Sweden W 3-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Sep 2006 San Marino v Germany W 0-13 UEFA European Championship Group D
11 Oct 2006 Slovakia v Germany W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Feb 2007 Germany v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Czech Republic v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
02 Jun 2007 Germany v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Jun 2007 Germany v Slovakia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
22 Aug 2007 England v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Wales v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
13 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Nov 2007 Germany v Cyprus W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
21 Nov 2007 Germany v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Feb 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Switzerland v Germany W 0-4 International Friendly
27 May 2008 Germany v Belarus D 2-2 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Germany v Serbia W 2-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 Germany v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
12 Jun 2008 Croatia v Germany L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Jun 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2008 Germany v Portugal W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2008 Germany v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
29 Jun 2008 Germany v Spain L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.