VfL Bochum 1848 have signed Simon Zoller from 1. FC Köln. The 27-year-old attacker Offensivspieler had been with the side from Cologne since 2015, playing in 91 competitive matches and scoring 16 goals, including one goal in three UEFA Europa League matches. Zoller also played for 1. FC Kaiserslautern, VfL Osnabrück and Karlsruher SC. His contract will run until 30 June 2022.

Sebastian Schindzielorz, VfL director of  sport, showed himself more than pleased with the latest addition to the squad: “Simon is a player with tons of experience and quality. We are happy that he decided to join VfL Bochum 1848 and trust that he will add creativity and efficiency to our attack.”

Simon Zoller is raring to go in the New Year: “I am looking forward to joining my new team and to a new challenge. I hope to make a contribution to winning as many points as possible in the remaining 16 matches for VfL Bochum.”

Date of birth: 26.06.1991 (Friedrichshafen)
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Nationality: German
Bundesliga matches/goals: 76/11
2. Bundesliga matches/goals: 56/17
DFB-Pokal (German cup): 13/6
UEFA Europa League: 3/1

Former clubs: 1. FC Köln (since 2015), 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2013-2015), VfL Osnabrück (2012-2013), Karlsruher SC (2011-2012), Karlsruher SC II (2009-2011)