Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich: Life, Club, Career, Stats and Net Worth

Joshua Kimmich is a midfielder and right-back and plays for Bayern Munich and Germany. He started his career as a midfielder but can also play right-back. He came from VfB Stuttgart’s academy before joining RB Leipzig and then moving to Bayern, where he’s won eight Bundesliga titles.

He was born in Rottweil, Germany and is an important player for the German national team. He is married to Lina Meyer and they have four children together.

Joshua Kimmich Information

  • Full Name: Joshua Walter Kimmich
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Height: 1.77m
  • Weight: 75 kg
  • Foot: Right-footed
  • Preferred position: Central midfield
  • Jersey Number: 6
  • Professional Debut: 2013
  • Date of Birth: February 8, 1995
  • Place of Birth: Rottweil, Germany
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Father: Berthold Kimmich
  • Mother: Anja Kimmich
  • Siblings: Deborah Kimmich
  • Wife: Lina Meyer
  • Children: 4

Early Life

Kimmich began his football journey with a club named VfB Bosingen in 2006 before moving to Vfb Stuttgart a year later. He only played in the club’s youth teams, making almost 60 appearances for Stuttgart U17 and U19.

He then joined RB Leipzig’s youth system in 2013 with his contract containing an option to rebuy for Stuttgart.

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RB Leipzig

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Joshua Kimmich at RB Leipzig (Pic credits: Getty)

Joshua Kimmich started at Leipzig in their youth systems and first featured in the third tier of German football – 3. Liga – in September 2013 against SpVgg Unterhaching. He scored in a 3-2 win over Saarbrucken, marking his first professional goal.

He then moved to the senior team and made over 50 appearances in total before joining Bayern Munich for €7 million, signing a five-year deal, in 2015.

Bayern Munich

Joshua Kimmich made his debut for Bayern Munich against FC Nottingen in the DFB-Pokal first round in August. He made his Bundesliga debut next month as a substitute against Augsburg. He then also made his UEFA Champions League debut four days later, featuring against Olympiacos.

He soon became a key player and played the entire 120 minutes in their DFL-Supercup win over Borussia Dortmund in 2016. He scored his first goal for the club in the 2016-17 season, scoring in a 2-0 win over Schalke.

Kimmich then won another DFL Supercup with Bayern as they beat Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on penalties in 2017. He signed a new five-year contract in March 2018, extending his stay at the club until 2023. He scored twice in the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid but the Bavarians were knocked out, losing 4-3 on aggregate.

He helped Bayern win another DFL Supercup as they hammered Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0. He was an important player in the team and completed his 100 appearances for the club against Schalke in February 2019.

In the 2018-19 season, Kimmich played every minute of every Bundesliga game for Bayern and registered two goals and 13 assists. In August 2020, the German side hammered Barcelona 8-2 in the Champions League quarter-final and Kimmich scored one and provided an assist.

He also made the assist for Kingsley Coman to score the only goal in the Champions League final that season against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Kimmich was given the No. 6 shirt ahead of the 2020-21 season after Thiago Alcantara’s move to Liverpool. He scored the third goal for his side in a 3-2 DFL Supercup win over Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder signed a four-year contract in 2021 extending his stay until 2025. He received his first-ever red card in a senior game in 2023 in an 8-0 win for Bayern over Darmstadt, who had two players sent off.

In April 2024, he scored the winning goal in a 3-2 aggregate win for Bayern over Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals. They lost in the semis against Real Madrid. The 2023-24 season ended without a trophy for the German giants.

International Career

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Joshua Kimmich with German national team (Pic credits: Getty)

Joshua Kimmich made his debut for Germany in a friendly against Slovakia on May 29, 2016. Two days later, he was named in the 23-man squad for the 2016 European Championships. He played as a right-back in the tournament, helping his side reach the semi-finals. He also featured in the Team of the Tournament.

He scored his first goal for Germany in a 3-0 win over Norway in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification in September 2016. He scored a sensational overhead kick in a 1-1 draw in a friendly against Denmark in 2017.

He was also part of the German team’s 2018 FIFA World Cup squad, who were eliminated from the group stages. He played in every big tournament for Germany since then.

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Style of Play

Joshua Kimmich is primarily as midfielder but has often operated as a right-back. He is known for his excellent passing ability, particularly his long balls and crossing. He is extremely hardworking, which helps in his operating as a right-back or a defensive midfielder.

Pep Guardiola was the first manager to play Kimmich as a right-back. The German can also strike the ball well and has scored memorable goals from a distance.

Personal Life

Joshua Kimmich with wife Lina Meyer (Pic credits: Getty)

Kimmich was born on February 8, 1995, to Berthold Kimmich and Anja Kimmich. He is married to Lina Meyer and they have four kids together.

The German helped charities and other institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic through an online campaign ‘We Kick Corona’ with teammate Leon Goretzka. While he was unvaccinated at first, after a few health issues, he did get the vaccinations.

He also featured in a German crime television series named Tatort in 2023.

Career Statistics

VfB Stuttgart (U17 and U19)2007-201358812
RB Leipzig2013-20155534
Bayern Munich2015-39042104
Table: Joshua Kimmich Career Statistics


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Joshua Kimmich with Bundesliga trophy (Pic credits: Getty)

Bayern Munich:

Bundesliga: 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23

DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

DFB-Pokal: 2015-16, 2018-19, 2019-20

UEFA Champions League: 2019-20

UEFA Supercup: 2020

FIFA Club World Cup: 2020

Germany U19:

U19 Euros: 2014


FIFA Confederations Cup: 2017

Net Worth

As per CAKnowledge, Joshua Kimmich’s net worth is around €70 million. He earns €19,500,000 per year at Bayern Munich on his current contract, which is €375,000 per week. He also earns well from his deals with Adidas and Pepsi, among others.

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