Benno Schmitz joins 1. FC Köln

Full back completes move to relegated Köln | The 23-year-old made 19 competitive appearances for RBL | Schmitz joined Leipzig in summer 2016

Benno Schmitz has completed a move to 1. FC Köln. Our number 20 joined Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg in summer 2016 and was part of the side that finished as runners-up in the Bundesliga, securing Champions League qualification. Schmitz made a total of 19 competitive appearances for Die Roten Bulen.

We wish you all the best in Cologne, Benno!


  • Born: 17th November 1994 in Munich
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Nationality: German
  • Squad number: 20
  • Preferred foot: Right
  • Height: 1.82m
  • Position: Full back

RBL performance data

  • 18 Bundesliga appearances
  • 1 DFB-Pokal appearance
  • Overall:
    19 games | 2 assists
  • Honours:
    Bundesliga runner-up 2017, Champions League qualification 2017

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