Christopher Zeller

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Christopher Zeller Field hockey

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Christopher Zeller, 2012

Birthday: September 14, 1984
Place of birth: Munich , Germany

Club information

Club: KTHC Stadion Rot-Weiss
Position: Attack

Clubs in the youth

1989–1995: MTV Munich
1998–2003: Münchner SC

Clubs as active

2003–2006: Münchner SC
2006–2007: HC Bloemendaal
From 2007:    KTHC Stadion Rot-Weiss Köln

Club successes

1998 : German champion boy A in field hockey
2000 : German champion youth B in field hockey
2001 : German champion youth B in indoor hockey
2003 : German champion of men in indoor hockey
2004 : European cup winner of men in Espinho
2006 : German champion of men in indoor hockey
2007 : Dutch Master of the men in field hockey
2009 : German master of the men in indoor hockey
2009 : German master of the men in field hockey
2010 : German master of the men in field hockey


2006: Election as world youth hockey player

National team successes

2000: European Youth Trophy winner of the U16 in Catania
2001: European Youth Trophy winner of the U18 in Hamburg
2001: 3rd place Junior World Championship in Hobart
2002: 2nd place U21 European Championship in Lausanne
2003: European Champion of the men in Barcelona
2004: bronze at the Olympic Games in Athens
2005: 3rd place in the European Men's Championship in Leipzig
2006: 2nd place in the Champions Trophy Men Terrassa
2006: World Champion in the Men in Mönchengladbach
2008: Gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing
2012: Gold at the Olympic Games in London

* As of August 11, 2012.

Christopher Zeller (born September 14, 1984 in Munich ) is a former German hockey player and player in the German national team . He is the younger brother of Philipp Zeller , who also played in the German national team.

Zeller started playing hockey at MTV Munich at the age of five . From 1998 to 2006 he played for Münchner SC . He made his international debut on March 24, 2003 against the Republic of Korea in Ipoh , which Germany won 2-0.

It caused an international sensation for the first time at the European Championship in Barcelona in the same year , when the then 19-year-old Zeller volunteered as the fifth shooter in the seven-meter shootout of the final against Spain and safely converted the last and decisive seven-meter throw, which Germany won the European Championship at the time brought in.

For the 2006/07 season he moved to the Dutch Hoofd class for HC Bloemendaal . In 2006 he was elected U23 world hockey player . In the same year he won the German national team , the World Cup of Men in Moenchengladbach , where he not only eight time scorer and second best by Taeke Taekema was, but also the crucial 4: 3 in the final against Australia scoring.

At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing , Zeller became Olympic champion together with the German national hockey team after they had defeated the Spanish team 1-0 in the final. Christopher Zeller scored the decisive goal.

In 2012, Zeller was again Olympic champion with the national team after a 2-1 final win against the Netherlands in London .

Zeller is currently one of the few complete hockey players who have their strengths both in the course of the game and in set pieces. For the 2007/08 season, Christopher moved with his brother and four other national hockey players, Tibor Weissenborn , Timo Wess , Benjamin Wess and goalkeeper Max Weinhold , to the German second division Rot-Weiss Köln , with whom he made promotion in the same season and the one that followed following season 2008/2009 German champion was.

Zeller ended his career in 2018.

Web links

Commons : Christopher Zeller  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

supporting documents

  1. Rot-Weiss Cologne, the agency for work and studies. FAZ , November 15, 2006, archived from the original on December 24, 2014 .;