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HIMMELMANN LEAVES CLUB

FC St. Pauli and Robin Himmelmann have terminated the 31-year-old goalkeeper’s contract of employment, which was due to expire at the end of the season, by mutual agreement.

Himmelmann arrived at the Millerntor from FC Schalke 04 II in July 2012 and established himself as the club’s first-choice keeper midway through the 2014/15 season. He made a total of 184 competitive appearances for the senior side.

 

What they said

Director of sport Andreas Bornemann: “It wasn’t an easy decision for us to make but we think it’s a necessary one in the current situation. It was taken solely for football reasons. We started the conversation with Robin early and communicated openly with all concerned. I’d like to wish Robin all the best for the future.”

Head coach Timo Schultz: “On the coaching team we decided to make a change in the goalkeeper position. The fact that Robin is no longer our No1 has nothing to do with him as a person. I’d like to thank Robin for the last eight-and-a-half years and wish him all the best for his future career. When the fans come back, I hope Robin will be given a fitting send-off at a packed Millerntor because that’s what he deserves.”

Robin Himmelmann: “I’d like to thank all the fans and everyone else in and around the club for the faith they have shown me in the last eight-and-a-half years. I certainly hadn’t envisaged it would end like this and at this time, but recent developments have left me with no other choice. This club will always remain a part of me, however. I’d like to wish the team lots of luck and success for the tasks to come.”

Photos: Witters

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