Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany)


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The big buzz about the North Rhineland this summer is that BAYER 04 LEVERKUSEN trainer JUPP HEYNCKES (right), a former international striker himself, will have Germany’s veteran international midfielder MICHAEL BALLACK (13), returning to the Bundesliga after four years in the English Premier League with FC Chelsea, in the squad this season. (Hermann J. Knippertz/APN)
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BAYER LEVERKUSEN off-season transactions
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Players In
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19 – fw – Nikolai JORGENSEN — Denmark — fr AB Copenhagen (Den)
33 – mf – Michael BALLACK —— Germany int’l — fr FC Chelsea (Eng)
29 – mf – Hanno BALITSCH —— Germany int’l — fr SV Hannover 96
22 – mf – Sidney SAM —————- Germany — fr 1.FC Kaiserslautern
20 – mf – Marcel RISSE ————- Germany — fr 1.FC Nuremberg
19 – mf – Zvonko PAMIC ———– Croatia — fr HNK Rijeka (Cro)
21 – df – Domagoj VIDA ————- Croatia — fr NK Osijek (Cro)

(Risse had been out on loan last year, Sam had been out on loan at Kaiserslautern the past two seasons; Pamic was on loan with NK Karlovac the past two seasons)

Players Out
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30 – fw – Theofanis GEKAS ——- Greece int’l — to Eintracht Frankfurt
37 – mf – Tomasz ZDEBEL ——— Poland int’l — to Alemania Aachen
22 – mf – Jens HEGELER ———– Germany — to 1.FC Nuremberg
20 – mf – Toni KROOS ————— Germany int’l — to Bayern Munich
20 – mf – Marcel RISSE ————- Germany — to FSV 05 Mainz
19 – mf – Zvonko PAMIC ———– Croatia — to SC Freiburg
34 – df – Hans SARPEI ————– Ghana int’l — to Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen
24 – df – Lukas SINKIEWICZ —- Germany int’l — to FC Augsburg
24 – df – Sascha DUM —————- Germany — to Fortuna Dusseldorf
19 – df – Thanos PETSOS ———– Greece — to 1. FC Kaiserslautern

(Gekas had been out on loan at SC Hertha Berlin since December, Dum had been out on loan all season at Energie Cottbus; Kroos was on loan from Bayern Munich; Hegeler, Pamic, Petsos, Risse are all out on loan for the 2010-11 season)

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BAYER LEVERKUSEN squad
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25 – GK – Rene ADLER ————————– (GERMANY – 9 caps)
25 – GK – Benedikt FERNANDEZ
20 – GK – Fabien GIEFER

36 – DF – Sami HYYPIA ————————- (FINLAND – 105 caps, 5 goals)
30 – DF – Manuel FRIEDRICH ————— (GERMANY – 9 caps, 1 goal)
25 – DF – Michal KADLEC ——————— (CZECH REP – 15 caps, 1 goal)
23 – DF – Gonzalo CASTRO ——————- (GERMANY – 5 caps, 0 goals)
21 – DF – Stefan REINARTZ —————— (GERMANY – 1 cap, 0 goals)
21 – DF – Daniel SCHWAAB
21 – DF – Domagoj VIDA ———————– (Croatia)

33 – MF – Michael BALLACK —————— (GERMANY – 98 caps, 42 goals)
29 – MF – Hanno BALITSCH —————— (GERMANY – 1 cap, 0 goals)
28 – MF – Simon ROLFES ———————– (GERMANY – 21 caps, 1 goal)
25 – MF – Tranquillo BARNETTA ———- (SWITZERLAND – 55 caps, 6 goals)
23 – MF – Arturo VIDAL ————————- (CHILE – 27 caps, 1 goal)
22 – MF – RENATO S.d.O. AUGUSTO —- (Brazil)
22 – MF – Sidney SAM
21 – MF – Lars BENDER
20 – MF – Burak KAPLAN ———————— (Turkey)

26 – FW – Stefan KIESSLING ——————- (GERMANY – 6 caps, 0 goals)
26 – FW – Patrick HELMES ———————- (GERMANY – 13 caps, 2 goals)
22 – FW – Eren DERDIYOK ———————- (SWITZERLAND – 22 caps, 2 goals)
19 – FW – Nikolai JORGENSEN —————- (Denmark)

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