Niclas Heimann

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Niclas Heimann
0Full Name Niclas Heimann
0Date of Birth 12 March 1991
0Place of Birth Engelskirchen, Germany
0Position Goalkeeper
0Chelsea career 2007-2010
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) 0/0
0Other clubs Bayer Leverkusen

Niclas Heimann (born 12 March 1991 in Engelskirchen, Germany) is a goalkeeper who formerly played for Chelsea's Youth and Reserve teams.


Pre-Chelsea career

Niclas played for Bayer Leverkusen's youth teams from a young age before leaving for England in 2007.

Chelsea career

Niclas signed for Chelsea on scholarship terms in July 2007, replacing another young German goalkeeper, the similarly named Nick Hamann. After two seasons in the Under-18 set-up, he signed professional terms in the summer of 2009 and moved up into the Reserve ranks full time. However, he has found playing time a struggle as he competes alongside up to three other stoppers for starting duty. As a result, he has occasionally dropped back down into youth team football just to play.

In January 2010 Heimann spent a week training with Arminia Bielefeld with a view to a permanent move. The spell was unsuccessful and was followed by similar periods at Fortuna Dusseldorf and Red Bull Salzburg.


Niclas has represented Germany at Under-17 level.

Career statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Club Total
Apps Goals
2007-08 Chelsea 11 0
2008-09 Chelsea 12 0
2009-10 Chelsea 2 0

Reserve Team Football

Season Club Total
Apps Goals
2008-09 Chelsea 2 0
2009-10 Chelsea 0 0

Career honours


Post Chelsea Career

Out of contract, Niclas signed with Red Bull Salzburg of Austria on June 8th 2010. In July 2012 he signed for Dutch club VVV Venlo and made two league appearances before returning to Germany in July 2013, signing for Energie Cottbus, and he currently plays for Rot-Weiss Essen.

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