Tim Wiese Biography

Tim Wiese is a German goalkeeper who has played six games for the German national team. His character is unique, and he seems very arrogant when he appears in public. His career has been a controversial one.

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Early Years

Tim Wiese was born on December 17, 1981, in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Wiese's first soccer team was DJK Dürscheid, where he played as striker first.

In 1989, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen. Due to injury problems, his coach told him to play in goal. His performances were really impressive, so he continued as keeper.

After he had played for all of Leverkusen's youth teams, Wiese was signed by Fortuna Köln in the 4th highest German league. He played 27 games for Köln before 1.FC Kaiserlautern's goalkeeping coach scouted him in 2002 and he signed on.


In Kaiserslautern, he battled with Georg Koch for the spot in goal. After several games, Wiese became the number one goalkeeper, but a knee injury in the season 2004/2005 caused him a very long time without soccer.

Nevertheless, he moved to Werder Bremen in the summer of 2005, but he suffered from the same knee injury at the beginning of his time in Bremen.

After more than one year without any game time, he made his debut for Bremen on February 8, 2006 when he was substituted for Andreas Reinke who got injured. He finally got his spot in goal and remained in it until 2012.

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In the summer of 2012 he decided not to extend his contract. He explained that he wanted to play in the Champions League.

Even before the public got to know about this, several rumors appeared. Real Madrid was interested in Wiese who said he was already signing with a new team that would regularly be on the top of their league. Soon after, he published his new club: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

From this point on, people started making fun of him. Hoffenheim is a club which many believe plays in the Bundesliga only because of a big external financier. Hoffenheim is probably the most hated club in Germany. Critics say that Wiese joined them just because of the money.

Wiese was struggling with his form in the first half of the season, leading Hoffenheim to 17th place ri the league. In the winter of 2012, Hoffenheim signed a new keeper to replace Wiese. It is expected that Wiese will leave after the 2012/2013 season.

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