Jens Nowotny

Date of birth11 January 1974
Place of birthMalsch
NationalityGerman
Weight87 kg
Height1.84 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

A powerful yet skilful defender, Jens is best used as a sweeper, but can also play as a centre back or in a defensive midfield role.

His early career was spent with Karlsruher SC before he joined Bayer Leverkusen in 1996.

Jens won his first cap against Ukraine in April 1997 but injury robbed him of participation in the 1998 and 2002 World Cup finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Karlsruhe SC 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1996
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 1996 30 Jun 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 27
1
1
11
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 5
3
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Cup 1
2001-02 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 28
1
6
1
2001-02 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 16
4
2002-03 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 1
2003-04 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 22
1
4
1
2004-05 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 16
4
1
2005-06 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 13
1
3
2006-07 Dinamo Zagreb UEFA Champions League 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
12 Aug 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-0 Bundesliga 1
19 Aug 2000 VfB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-1 Bundesliga 2
05 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v SpVgg Unterhaching W 1-0 Bundesliga 3
09 Sep 2000 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 4
12 Sep 2000 Spartak Moskva v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
16 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Hansa Rostock L 1-2 Bundesliga 5
20 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Sporting Lisboa W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group A
23 Sep 2000 Energie Cottbus v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 6
27 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Real Madrid L 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group A
30 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v TSV 1860 München D 0-0 Bundesliga 7
14 Oct 2000 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen D 3-3 Bundesliga 8
17 Oct 2000 Real Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen L 5-3 UEFA Champions League Group A
21 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund W 2-0 Bundesliga 9
25 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Spartak Moskva W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
28 Oct 2000 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 10
03 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt W 1-0 Bundesliga 11
18 Nov 2000 Hamburger SV v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 13
23 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v AEK Athens D 4-4 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
27 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 4-2 Bundesliga 14
02 Dec 2000 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 15
13 Dec 2000 VfL Bochum v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-2 Bundesliga 17
16 Dec 2000 VfL Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 18
28 Jan 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfB Stuttgart W 4-0 Bundesliga 19
04 Feb 2001 SpVgg Unterhaching v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 20
10 Feb 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln W 4-1 Bundesliga 21
18 Feb 2001 Hansa Rostock v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 22
17 Mar 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 26
31 Mar 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 L 0-3 Bundesliga 27
07 Apr 2001 Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 28
14 Apr 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v SC Freiburg L 1-3 Bundesliga 29
28 Apr 2001 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 31
05 May 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern München L 0-1 Bundesliga 32
12 May 2001 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 33
19 May 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Bochum W 1-0 Bundesliga 34
28 Jul 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-1 Bundesliga 1
04 Aug 2001 Hansa Rostock v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-3 Bundesliga 2
08 Aug 2001 Crvena Zvezda v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
11 Aug 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern München D 1-1 Bundesliga 3
18 Aug 2001 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen D 3-3 Bundesliga 4
21 Aug 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Crvena Zvezda D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Sep 2001 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 5
15 Sep 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v FC St Pauli W 3-1 Bundesliga 6
18 Sep 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
22 Sep 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 7
25 Sep 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
30 Sep 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v SC Freiburg W 4-1 Bundesliga 8
10 Oct 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
13 Oct 2001 Energie Cottbus v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-3 Bundesliga 9
17 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
23 Oct 2001 Fenerbahçe v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
27 Oct 2001 TSV 1860 München v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-4 Bundesliga 11
03 Nov 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 2-1 Bundesliga 12
17 Nov 2001 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 13
24 Nov 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Hamburger SV W 4-1 Bundesliga 14
29 Nov 2001 Juventus v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
01 Dec 2001 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 15
04 Dec 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Deportivo La Coruña W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
15 Dec 2001 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 17
26 Jan 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Hansa Rostock W 2-0 Bundesliga 19
03 Feb 2002 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 20
06 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 L 0-1 Bundesliga 21
09 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 5-0 Bundesliga 22
16 Feb 2002 FC St Pauli v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 23
19 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
24 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund W 4-0 Bundesliga 24
27 Feb 2002 Arsenal v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
09 Mar 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Energie Cottbus W 2-0 Bundesliga 26
12 Mar 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Juventus W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
16 Mar 2002 VfB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-2 Bundesliga 27
20 Mar 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
23 Mar 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v TSV 1860 München W 4-0 Bundesliga 28
30 Mar 2002 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-4 Bundesliga 29
06 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln W 2-0 Bundesliga 30
09 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Liverpool W 4-2
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
13 Apr 2002 Hamburger SV v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 31
20 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen L 1-2 Bundesliga 32
24 Apr 2002 Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
27 Apr 2002 1.FC Nürnberg v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 33
30 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United D 1-1
Agg: 3-3
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
26 Jan 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Energie Cottbus L 0-3 Bundesliga 18
05 Oct 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Hansa Rostock W 3-0 Bundesliga 8
18 Oct 2003 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-4 Bundesliga 9
26 Oct 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 1-0 Bundesliga 10
02 Nov 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 11
09 Nov 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 W 3-1 Bundesliga 12
22 Nov 2003 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 13
29 Nov 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v TSV 1860 München D 2-2 Bundesliga 14
07 Dec 2003 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 15
13 Dec 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen L 1-3 Bundesliga 16
01 Feb 2004 SC Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 18
07 Feb 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt L 1-2 Bundesliga 19
14 Feb 2004 Hannover 96 v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 20
21 Feb 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Bochum L 1-3 Bundesliga 21
28 Feb 2004 Hamburger SV v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-1 Bundesliga 22
06 Mar 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern München L 1-3 Bundesliga 23
03 Apr 2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 27
10 Apr 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 6-0 Bundesliga 28
17 Apr 2004 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-3 Bundesliga 29
24 Apr 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund W 3-0 Bundesliga 30
08 May 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln W 2-0 Bundesliga 32
15 May 2004 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-6 Bundesliga 33
22 May 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v VfB Stuttgart W 2-0 Bundesliga 34
07 Aug 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v Hannover 96 W 2-1 Bundesliga 1
15 Aug 2004 VfL Bochum v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 2
02 Oct 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v Hamburger SV W 3-0 Bundesliga 7
16 Oct 2004 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-1 Bundesliga 8
23 Oct 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 9
27 Oct 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v Arminia Bielefeld W 3-2 Bundesliga 10
30 Oct 2004 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 11
13 Nov 2004 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 13
27 Nov 2004 Hansa Rostock v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-2 Bundesliga 15
04 Dec 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-1 Bundesliga 16
12 Dec 2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 17
23 Jan 2005 Hannover 96 v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-3 Bundesliga 18
29 Jan 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Bochum W 4-0 Bundesliga 19
05 Feb 2005 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 20
13 Feb 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FSV Mainz 05 W 2-0 Bundesliga 21
19 Feb 2005 1.FC Nürnberg v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-4 Bundesliga 22
08 Feb 2006 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg W 4-0 Bundesliga 20
18 Feb 2006 Bayer Leverkusen v MSV Duisburg W 3-2 Bundesliga 22
25 Feb 2006 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-3 Bundesliga 23
04 Mar 2006 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 24
11 Mar 2006 DSC Arminia Bielefeld v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 25
18 Mar 2006 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FSV Mainz 05 L 1-2 Bundesliga 26
25 Mar 2006 VfB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-2 Bundesliga 27
01 Apr 2006 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 5-1 Bundesliga 28
08 Apr 2006 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 29
15 Apr 2006 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 2-1 Bundesliga 30
22 Apr 2006 Hamburger SV v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-2 Bundesliga 31
02 May 2006 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-5 Bundesliga 32
06 May 2006 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Nürnberg D 2-2 Bundesliga 33
12 May 2006 Hannover 96 v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 34


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 Goals Y R
1992-93 Germany UEFA Under-18 1
1992-93 Germany Under-18 1
1992-93 Germany Under-19 1
1993-94 Germany Under-21 3
1994-95 Germany UEFA Under-21 4
1
1994-95 Germany Under-21 1
1995-96 Germany UEFA Under-21 3
1995-96 Germany Under-21 1
1996-97 Germany FIFA World Cup
1
1997-98 Germany FIFA World Cup 2
1
1997-98 Germany International Friendly
1
1998-99 Germany International Friendly 3
1
1998-99 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
2
1999-00 Germany International Friendly 3
1999-00 Germany UEFA European Championship 5
2000-01 Germany FIFA World Cup 6
1
2000-01 Germany International Friendly 3
2001-02 Germany FIFA World Cup 4
2001-02 Germany International Friendly 2
2003-04 Germany International Friendly 6
1
2003-04 Germany UEFA European Championship 2
1
2005-06 Germany International Friendly
1
2006-07 Germany International Friendly 1


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
20 Jul 1992 Germany v Portugal L 0-4 UEFA U18 Quarter-final
20 Oct 1992 Germany v Mexico D 1-1 U19
08 Dec 1992 Germany v Denmark L 1-2 U18
08 Mar 1994 Germany v Hungary D 0-0 U21
19 Apr 1994 Turkey v Germany L 1-0 U21
10 May 1994 Greece v Germany L 1-0 U21
15 Nov 1994 Germany v Finland W 2-1 U21
14 Dec 1994 Moldova v Germany D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 7
28 Mar 1995 Georgia v Germany W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
25 Apr 1995 Germany v Wales W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
06 Jun 1995 Bulgaria v Germany L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
14 Nov 1995 Germany v Bulgaria W 7-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
20 Feb 1996 Portugal v Germany D 3-3 U21
13 Mar 1996 Germany v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
26 Mar 1996 France v Germany L 4-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
30 Apr 1997 Germany v Ukraine W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
20 Aug 1997 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
06 Sep 1997 Germany v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
10 Sep 1997 Germany v Armenia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
22 Feb 1998 Saudi Arabia v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
02 Sep 1998 Malta v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Germany v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Turkey v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Oct 1998 Moldova v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
18 Nov 1998 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
31 Mar 1999 Germany v Finland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
28 Apr 1999 Germany v Scotland L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1999 Germany v Moldova W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
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
29 Mar 2000 Croatia v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Germany v Czech Republic W 3-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 2000 Germany v Liechtenstein W 8-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Germany v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 Portugal v Germany L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Aug 2000 Germany v Spain W 4-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Germany v Greece W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
07 Oct 2000 England v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Nov 2000 Denmark v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Germany v Albania W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
28 Mar 2001 Greece v Germany W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
29 May 2001 Germany v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Finland v Germany D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Jun 2001 Albania v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Sep 2001 Germany v England L 1-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Oct 2001 Germany v Finland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Nov 2001 Ukraine v Germany D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Germany v Ukraine W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
13 Feb 2002 Germany v Israel W 7-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Germany v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2003 Germany v France L 0-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Croatia v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Germany v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Germany v Malta W 7-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 Switzerland v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2004 Germany v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Germany v Czech Republic L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
30 May 2006 Germany v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Germany v Sweden W 3-0 International Friendly


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