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Michael Rensing
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Personal information
Full name Michael Rensing
Date of birth 14 May 1984 (1984-05-14) (age 25)
Place of birth Lingen, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Bayern Munich
Number 1
Youth career
1988–2000 TuS Lingen
2000–2002 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Bayern Munich II 111 (0)
2003– Bayern Munich 52 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Germany U-21 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2009

Michael Rensing (born 14 May 1984 in Lingen, Lower Saxony) is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for German Bundesliga team Bayern Munich.


Club career


Early career

Born of a German father and a Serbian mother,[1] Rensing joined Bayern in 2000 from TuS Lingen, and went on to develop his talent in the club's youth sides.

He spent the 2002–03 season in the German Regionalliga with Bayern's reserve side, and won a place in the UEFA Champions League squad at the start of the following campaign as he moved up the Bayern pecking order to become Oliver Kahn's deputy.

Bayern Munich

Rensing made his Bundesliga debut on 21 February 2004, playing the entire 90 minutes of the 1-0 home win against Hamburger SV. He also kept a clean sheet in his second match against Schalke 04.

Rensing saw action in six Bundesliga games in the 2005–06 season, and saw his first Champions League nod for an injured Oliver Kahn against A.C. Milan on 21 February 2006 (Milan keeper Dida was injured during the match, so both sides finished with reserve goalkeepers in goal), which ended in a 1-1 draw. As Kahn moved towards the end of his career, Rensing gradually received more playing time, covering for Kahn in his final 2007-08 season on 17 occasions. Following Kahn's retirement 2008 Rensing was given a chance as Bayern's first-choice goalkeeper, but on several occasions has since been unable to cement his spot. His experienced teammate Hans-Jorg Butt has since been playing as the Bavarian club's first-choice goalkeeper.

International career

Having been Germany's number one goalkeeper at the U-19 level, Rensing joined the hosts' squad at the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals, although he did not get off the bench. However, he had since become the first choice at U-21, helping his team qualify for the 2006 Euro Under-21 Championship.


  • On 15 April 2006, Rensing was involved in a strange incident prior to a match against Arminia Bielefeld. He took a warm-up shot that struck goalkeeper Oliver Kahn blackening his eye and forcing him to sit out the game. Rensing played in Kahn's place and Bayern went on to win the contest 2–0.[2][3]


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Michael Rensing
Personal information
Full name Michael Rensing
Date of birth 14 May 1984 (1984-05-14) (age 26)
Place of birth    Lingen, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Bayern Munich
Number 1
Senior clubs
Years Club
2003- Bayern Munich

Michael Rensing (born 14 May 1984) is a German football player. He plays for Bayern Munich.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal EuropeTotal
2003/04Bayern MunichBundesliga20000020
CountryGermany 490100140730
Total 490100140730



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