18.08.2023Bayer 04

Kießling named as official Bayer 04 'Club representative'

Honorary captain Stefan Kießling takes up the newly created position as official Club representative at Bayer 04 with immediate effect.

The Bundesliga top goalscorer in 2012/13 will in future be in action in this role primarily in the areas of marketing, sponsorship, internationalisation and fans.

Kießling played for Bayer 04 between 2006 and 2018 making 444 appearances for the Werkself scoring 162 goals. He played in two games for Germany at the 2020 World Cup in South Africa. Up to the end of last season, Kießling was coordinator within the licensed department at Bayer 04 and he played a big part in the professionalisation of procedures and structures.

Kießling said about his new role: "After all that time I still felt the need to draw back from the day-to-day business of the senior squad and be in a position to gain a new orientation. I have a lot to thank the club for. I think the role as Club representative will be interesting and varied. This will maintain our strong connection – I'm excited for the new challenges ahead."

Werkself-TV: Interview with Stefan Kießling

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