VfL Bochum 1848 agreed a deal with 1. FC Union Berlin to have Dominique Heintz on loan for one year. The loan will last until 30.06.2023. The 28-year-old central defender has played for the Köpenicker since January of this year, and has played most of his 186 Bundesliga games for 1.FC Köln and SC Freiburg. Born in Palatinate, he made his debut in the German top flight in the 2011/12 season, wearing the jersey of 1.FC Kaiserslautern. Heintz gained European Cup experience with the Cologne Geißbock squad, appearing four times in the Europa League.

Sebastian Schindzielorz, Director of Sport at VfL Bochum 1848, is delighted with the new signing: "Dominique Heintz is a Bundesliga player with quality. He will strengthen our central defense, and as a left-footer he fits the requirement profile exactly: experienced at Bundesliga level, tall, robust, strong in two fights, a leader. Dominique knows the challenges that the team faces and he is ready to face them and go forward. He is in training rhythm so the acclimation period will be as smooth as possible."

"I am very happy that the move to VfL has worked out," said Dominique Heintz. "Bochum has made an intensive effort to sign me and I hope that I can do my part to help VfL stay in the Bundesliga. I know the fight to stay in the class from my previous stations, in Kaiserslautern, Cologne, Freiburg and also at Union, that has often enough been the goal of the season. VfL is a traditional club, the stadium in the middle of the city, nice and close, with a good atmosphere and enthusiastic fans - that's what I like. The last time I wore a blue and white jersey was at my hometown club SV Herta Kirrweiler, which was a while ago."


Date and place of birth: 15.08.1993 in Neustadt an der Weinstraße

Height: 188 cm

Weight: 89 kg

Nationality: Germany


BL games/goals: 186/4

2.BL games/goals: 63/0

Relegation BL Games/Goals: 1/0

EL games/goals: 4/0

Internationals/Goals: 6/1 (U21), 3/0 (U20), 11/2 (U19)

Participations: U21 European Championship 2015

Previous clubs: 1.FC Union Berlin (since 01/2022), SC Freiburg (2018 - 01/2022), 1.FC Köln (2015-18), 1.FC Kaiserslautern (2001-15), SV Herta Kirrweiler (until 2001)