Our Team 2018/19

Timo Boll, Kristian Karlsson, Stefan Fegerl and Anton Källberg have immortalized themselves in the history books by winning the Triples 2018. A good reason to keep this highly motivated and title hungry team together.

So Boll, Karlsson and Källberg in the new season 2018/19, the skeleton of the record champion, only Fegerl after two years and five titles no longer belongs to the squad [change to Ochsenhausen]. For the Austrian, African Champion Omar Assar will wear the jersey of the now 71-times champion. The team is rounded off by former crowd pleaser Kamal Achanta, who returns to the club of his greatest successes.

The quintet would all too gladly repeat the triple triumph and fulfill Achanta's greatest wish, winning the Champions League.


The star of the team, Timo Boll, is now brushing over Borussia's jersey in his twelfth season and has celebrated with Borussia so far outstanding 24 triumphs (as of 1.7.2018). Outstanding are the three triple wins in the club's history, in which Boll was all involved.

Karlsson and Källberg also have a respectable record in their first two years of Borussia: five titles and a final participation (CL, 2017). Returnee Achanta also knows, what it feels like to be at the top of the podium (eight titles with Borussia). Only Assar is in his short time in the table tennis Bundesliga without title.

"We have again a great team with great types, high playful and mental quality, attractive playing style and great fighting spirit," says coach Danny Heister. "I am very happy to be playing the new season with these guys."


Timo Boll

Date of birth: 08/03/1981
Nationality: german
Height: 1,81 m
Weight: 73 kg
Family status: married, one daughter
In the club since: 01/07/2007 

Previous clubs: TSV Höchst (1986 to 1994), FTG Frankfurt (1994 to 1995), TTV Gönnern (1995 to 2007)
Wold ranking:
 3 (Dezember 2018)
German ranking:
1 (Dezember 2018)
Ratio 17/18: 34:5
Handness: Left handed

Material
Timber: Timo Boll ALC ST
Rubber: VH Tenergy 05, RH Tenergy 05

Greatest successes:

  • 5x Olympic-Participant 2016 Rio (3rd Place Team), 2012 London (3rd Place Team), 2008 Peking (Runner-Up Team), 2004 Athen, 2000 Sydney
  • 18x WC-Participant 2018-2010, 2007-2003, 2001-1999, 1997 (Singles: 3rd Place 2011 / Double: Runner-Up with Süß 2005 / Team: Runner-Up 2018, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2004, 3rd Place 2006)
  • 15x EC-Participant 2018-2016, 2014, 2012-2007, 2005, 2003-2002, 2000, 1998 (Singles: Winner 2018, 2012-2010, 2008-2007, 2002, 3rd Place 2016, 2009, 2003 / Double: Winner 2010-2007 with Süß, 2002 with Fejer-Konnerth / Team: Winner 2017, 2011-2007, Runner-Up 2014)
  • Winner World Cup Singles 2005, 2002
  • Runner-Up World Cup Singles 2017, 2012, 2008
  • Winner Europe Top 12/Top 16 Sinlges 2018, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2003, 2002
  • The first german number one at the world rankings (January-May 2003, August-September 2003, January-March 2011, March 2018)
  • 12x Winner German Championship Singles 2018-2017, 2015, 2009, 2007-2001, 1998
  • Winner Triple 2018, 2011, 2010 (with Borussia)

Titles with Borussia Düsseldorf:

  • Winner Champions League 2018, 2011-2009
  • Winner ETTU-Cup 2012
  • German Team Champion 2018-2014, 2012-2008
  • Winner German Cup 2018-2013, 2011-2010, 2008

Latest successes:

  • European Champion Singles 2018
  • 3rd Place Japan Open Singles 2018
  • German Team Champion 2018 (with Borussia)
  • Winner Champions League 2018 (with Borussia)
  • Runner-Up World Championships Team 2018 
  • Winner German Championship Singles 2018
  • Winner Europe Top 16 Sinlges 2018
  • Winner German Cup 2018 (with Borussia)
  • 3rd Place Grand Finals Singles 2017
  • Winner T2 APAC Singles 2017
  • Winner T2 APAC Team 2017
  • Runner-Up German Open Singles 2017
  • Runner-Up World Cup Singles 2017
  • Winner European Championships Team 2017
  • Runner-Up Czech Open Singles 2017
  • Runner-Up China Open Singles 2017

Awards:

  • Male Sports Star Düsseldorf 2017, 2016, 2014, 2011-2008
  • ITTF Star Award 2017 "Male Table Tennis Star"
  • Flag Bearer Germany at Olympic Games 2016
  • 2nd Place sportsman of the year 2010, 2008, 2007
  • 3rd Place sportsman of the year 2011, 2005
  • Silver bayleaf 2008
  • Fair-Play-Price of the federal ministery 2007

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Kristian Karlsson

Date of birth: 06/08/1991
Nationality: swedish
Height: 1,83 m
Weight: 83 kg
Family status: single
In the club since: 01/07/2016

Previous clubs: Halmstad BTK (2011 to 2013), AS Pontoise Cergy (2013 to 2016)
World ranking: 24 (Dezember 2018)
Swedish ranking: 2 (Dezember 2018)
Ratio 17/18: 30:13
Handness: Left handed

Material
Timber: Sk Korbel 07 for Blade
Rubber: VH Tenergy 05, RH Tenergy 05

Greatest successes:

  • Olympic-Participant 2016 (5th Place Team)
  • 7x WC-Participant 2018-2012 (Double: 9th Place 2017, 2015, 2013 / Team: 3rd Place 2018, 5th Place 2016)
  • 8x EC-Participant 2018-2011 (Singles: 3rd Place 2018 / Double: Runner-Up 2018, 2012, 3rd Place 2016, 2015 / Team: 3rd Place 2014, 5th Place 2017, 2015, 2013)
  • Winner Polish Open Double 2015 (with M. Karlsson)
  • Runner-Up Qatar Open Double 2017 (with M. Karlsson)
  • Runner-Up Czech Open Double 2012 (with M. Karlsson)
  • 3rd Place Swedish Open Singles 2015
  • 3rd Place Korea Open Singles 2014
  • 4th Place Word Cup Singles 2016
  • Winner Champions League 2016, 2014 (with Pontoise)
  • Runner-Up Champions League 2017 (with Borussia)
  • German Team Champion 2017 (with Borussia)
  • Winner German Cup 2018, 2017 (with Borussia)
  • French Team Champion 2016, 2015 (with Pontoise) 
  • Swedish Champion Singles 2018, 2015, 2014
  • Winner Triple 2018 (with Borussia)

Titles with Borussia Düsseldorf:

  • Winner Champions League 2018
  • German Team Champion 2018, 2017
  • Winner German Cup 2018, 2017

Latest successes:

  • Runner-Up European Championships Double 2018 (with M. Falck)
  • 3rd Place European Championships Singles 2018 
  • German Team Champion 2018 (with Borussia)
  • Winner Champions League 2018 (with Borussia)
  • Swedish Champion Singles 2018
  • 9th Place Europe Top 16 Singles 2018
  • 5th Place Hungarioan open Singles 2018
  • Winner German Cup 2018 (with Borussia)
  • 5th Place Swedish Open Double 2017 (with M. Karlsson)
  • 9th Place Swedish Open Singles 2017
  • 5th Place Austrian Open Double 2017 (with Källberg)
  • 5th Place European Championship Team 2017
  • 5th Place Czech Open Singles 2017
  • 9th Place Japan Open Singles 2017

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Sharath Kamal Achanta

Date of birth: 12/07/1982
Nationality: indian
Height: 1,86 m
Weight: 82 kg
Family status: married, one daugther, one son
In the club since: 01/07/2018 

Previous clubs: San Sebastian (2006 to 2010), TSV Gräfelfing (2010 to 2011), SV Werder Bremen (2011 to 2012), Sirecusa (2012 to 2013), Borussia Düssledorf (2013 to 2017), TTC Schwalbe Bergneustadt (2017 to 2018)
World ranking: 30 (Dezember 2018) 
Indian ranking: 1 (Dezember 2018)
Ratio 17/18: 1:8
Handness: Right handed

Material
Timber: TP Ligna
Rubber: Rasanter R50

Greatest successes:

  • 3x Olympic-Participant 2016 Rio, 2008 Peking, 2004 Athen
  • 16x WC-Participant 2018-2003 (Singles: 17th place 2009/ double: 17th place 2009, 2007/ Team: rise in Championships Division 2016, 13th place 2018)
  • 4x Asian Games Participant 2018 Jakarta, 2014 Incheon, 2010 Guangzhou, 2006 Doha (Team: 3rd place 2018 / Mixed: 3rd place 2018 (M. Batra))
  • 4x Commonwealth Games participant 2018 Gold Coast Australia, 2014 Glasgow, 2010 Neu-Delhi, 2006 Melbourne (Singles: Winner 2006, 3rd place 2018, 2010/ Double: Winner 2010 (S. Saha), final participant 2018, 2014/ Winner Team 2018, 2006) 
  • 3x Commonwealth Championships participant 2009 Glasgow, 2007 Jaipur, 2004 Kuala Lumpur (Singles: Winner 2004, final participant 2009 / Double: Winner 2009  (S. Saha)/ Team: Winner 2004, final participant 2009, 2007)
  • Winner Indian Championships Singles 2017-2016, 2010-2006, 2003

Titles with Borussia Düsseldorf:

  • German Team Champion 2017-14
  • Winner German Cup 2017-14

Latest successes:

  • 3rd place Asian Games Team 2018 
  • 3rd Place Asian Games Mixed 2018 (with Batra)
  • 5th place Australien Open Double 2018 (with Gnanasekaran)
  • 9th place Australien Open Singles 2018
  • Winner Commonnwealth Games Team 2018
  • Runner-Up Commonwealth Games Doppel 2018
  • 3rd place Commonwealth Games Singles 2018
  • 9th place Polish Open Double 2018 (with Gnanasekaran)
  • 5th place Qatar Open Double 2018 (with Gnanasekaran)
  • 9th place Qatar Open Singles 2018
  • 9th place Hungarian Open Double 2018 (with Gnanasekaran)
  • 3rd place Swedish Open Double 2017 (with Gnanasekaran)
  • 9th place Asien Games Singles 2017
  • 9th place Asien Games Double 2017 (with Shetty)
  • 3rd place India Open Singles 2017
  • German Team Champion 2017 (with Borussia)
  • Winner German Cup 2017 (with Borussia)
  • Winner Indian Championships Singles 2017

Awards:

  • Arjuna Award 2005

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Omar Assar

Date of birth: 22/07/1991
Nationality: egypt
Height: 1,94 m
Weight: 92 kg
Family status: single
In the club since: 01/07/2018 

Previous clubs: Roanne LNTT (2014 to 2015), Istres TT (2015 to 2016), SV Werder Bremen (2017 to 2018)
World ranking: 47 (Dezember 2018)
Egyptian
ranking: 1 (Dezember 2018)
Ratio 17/18: 9:13
Handness: Right handed

Material
Timber: Boll ASC
Rubber: Tenergy 05
Greatest successes:

  • 2x Olympic-Participant 2016 Rio, 2012 London
  • 12x WC-Participant 2018-2007
  • 4x African Championship-Participant 2016,2015,2012,2010 (Singles: 2016,2015, final participant: 2012, 2010/ Double: Winner 2010 (M. Emad), final participant: 2012, 3rd place: 2016, 2015/ Mixed: Winner 2016, 2015, 2012/ Team: Winner 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010)
  • 2x African Games Participant 2015,2011 (Singles: Winner 2015, 2011/ Double: final participant 2011, 3rd place 2015/ Mixed: 3rd place 2015, 2011/ Team: Winner 2011, final participant 2015)
  • 3rd place World Team Cup 2013
  • Winner Nigeria Open Singles 2017, 2015, 2014
  • 3rd place Nigeria Open Singles 2013
  • 5x Afrika-Cup Participant 2018-14 (Singles: Winner 2018, 2015, final participant 2017, 2016, 3rd place 2014)

Latest successes:

  • Winner Afrika-Cup Singles 2018
  • final participant Afrika-Cup Singles 2017
  • Winner Nigeria Open Singles 2017
  • 3rd place German Cup 2018 (with Bremen)

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Anton Källberg

Date of birth: 17/08/1997
Nationality: swedish
Height: 1,83 m
Weight: 65 kg
Family status: single
In the club since: 01/07/2016  

Previous clubs: Borlänge BTK, Söderhamn UIF (to 2014), TTC Ruhrstadt Herne (2014 to 2015), TTC Hagen (2015 to 2016)
World ranking: 113 (Dezember 2018)
Swedish ranking: 5 (Dezember 2018)
Ratio 2017/18: 22:14
Handness: Right handed

Material
Timber: Viscaria blade
Rubber: VH Tenergy 05, RH Tenergy 05

Greatest successes:

  • 2x WC-Participant 2018 (Double: 17th Place (P. Gerell) / Team: 3rd Place 2018)
  • 3x EC-Participant 2017-2015 (Sinlges: 9th Place 2016 / Double: 5th Place 2016 (P. Gerell)/ Team: 5th Place 2017, 2015)
  • 9th Place World Cup Singles 2015
  • 5th Place Swedish Open Singles 2015
  • Runner-Up Champions League 2017 (with Borussia)
  • German Team Champion 2017 (with Borussia)
  • Winner German Cup 2018, 2017 (with Borussia)
  • Runner-Up Swedish Team Champion 2014 (with Söderhamn UIF)
  • Swedish Champion Singles 2017
  • Swedish Champion Double 2018 (with Eriksson)
  • 3rd Place Swedish Championships Singles 2018
  • Runner-Up U21 Czech Open Singles 2015
  • Youth European Champion Singles 2015
  • Runner-Up Youth European Championship Team 2015
  • Winner Triple 2018 (with Borussia)

Success with Borussia Düsseldorf:

  • Winner Champions League 2018
  • German Team Champion 2018, 2017
  • Winner German Cup 2018, 2017

Latest successes:

  • German Team Champion 2018 (with Borussia)
  • Winner Champions League 2018 (with Borussia)
  • Swedish Champion Double 2018 (with Eriksson)
  • 3rd Place Swedish Championships Singles 2018
  • Winner German Cup 2018 (with Borussia)
  • 9th Place German Open Double 2017 (with Persson)
  • 5th Place Austrian Open Double 2017 (with K. Karlsson)
  • 5th Place European Championship Team 2017
  • 9th Place Czech Open Singles 2017
  • German Team Champion 2017
  • Runner-Up Champions League 2017 (with Borussia)
  • 5th Place U21 Korea Open Singles 2017

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Danny Heister

Date of birth: 18/11/1971
Nationality: dutch
Family status: married, two sons, one daughter
Function: head coach
In the club since: 01/07/2010

Greatest successes (as Player and Coach):

  • Winner Champions League 2018, 2011 (with Borussia)
  • Runner-Up Champions League 2017, 2015 (with Borussia)
  • Winner ETTU-Cup 2012, 2007 (with Borussia)
  • German Team Champion 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 (with Borussia)
  • Winner German Cup 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 (with Borussia), 1997 (with Gönnern)
  • 3x Olympia-Participant 2004 Athen, 2000 Sydney, 1996 Atlanta
  • 12x WC-Participant
  • Multiple EC-Participant (3rd Place Double 2002 with Keen)
  • 5th Place Pro Tour Final Singles 2002
  • Winner English Open Double 1999 (with Keen)
  • 11x Dutch Champion Singles
  • 15x Dutch Champion Double

Danny Heister works as a table tennis coach since 2005. Since 2010 he is head coach of Borussia Düsseldorf. Even in his first year in Düsseldorf Heister succeeded a brillant coup - he won the Champions League, the German Championship and the German Cup - and he did it again in 2018. Meanwhile Heister won as coach 17 titles with Borussia Düsseldorf (2x Champions League, 1x ETTU Cup, 7x German Team Champion, 7x Winner German Cup). From 2003 to 2007 Heister played as pro for Borussia Düsseldorf.

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Andreas Preuss Portrait

Andreas Preuß

Date of birth: 30/03/1962 
Nationality: german
Family status: married, three daughters
Function: Manager
In the club since: 01/07/1984

Andreas Preuß is "Mister Borussia Düsseldorf". He came as a young player to the club and later he took the manager position of Wilfried Micke. 1999 Andreas Preuß swapped this position then for the coach position. Since 2006 he workes again as manager of Borussia Düsseldorf.

Preuß stands for integrity and probity and leads this club without any scandals very successful.

Besides the four trophies in the Champions League his best successes were the win of the German Championships 2003 with an inexpierenced "Boygroup" with an average age of 22 years and both triples in 2010 and in 2011.

As coach and manager he obligated for example Jörg Roßkopf, Vladimir Samsonov (which became in his Borussia career number 1 of the world), Michael Maze, also Christian Süß, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll.

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Jo Pörsch

Date of birth: 23/09/1957 
Nationality: german
Family status: married, four sons
Function: General Manager
In the club since: 1991

The qualified sports teacher is active for Borussia Düsseldorf since more than a quarter century.
As a general manager he leads successful the skills of the club and was involved at the successes of the club.

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Jo Poersch Portrait

Borussia Düsseldorf Pressesprecher Schilling

Alexander Schilling

Date of birth: 23/07/1974
Nationality: german
Family status: partnership
Function: Chief Press officer
In the club since: 2002

The qualified sport scientist works for Borussia Düsseldorf since more than 15 years.
Besides his activities as chief press officer he takes care of the organization of the Bundesliga game plant and the home matches of the club.

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Ole Nauert

Date of birth: 30/07/1981
Nationality: german
Family status: married, one son, two daughters
Function: Physical therapist
In the club since: 2007
Adress: Columbusstraße 82, 40549 Düsseldorf 

Ole Nauert is in the club since the season 2007/08 and is an important part of the team. After the training and during the matches he is responsible for the muscular shape of the players.

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Miriam Schulte-Krumpen

Date of birth: 05/04/1983
Nationality: german
Family status: partnership
Function: Physical therapist
In the club since: 2011

Miriam Schulte-Krumpen is one of the physical therapists of the Borussia-Pros since season 2010/11. Together with Ole Nauert she ensures after training and in games that the players stay in good shape and always be succesful.

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Dr. Antonius Kass

Date of birth: 26/04/1963
Nationality: german
Family status: married, three kids
Function: Orthopedic and sport-therapeutic support
In the club since: 2004
Adress: Benderstraße 10, 40625 Düsseldorf
Website: www.kass.de

"Toni" Kass is concerned for the orthopedic and sport-therapeutic support of the Borussia-Pros since season 2004/05. He makes sure by little "minor ailment" and by bigger injuries that the players will get convalesce and that they can go back on the table again.

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Kass Portrait

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