Our Team 2021/22

Borussia Düsseldorf is `Back at the Top´! Three years after the last triple, the team around exceptional player Timo Boll again managed to win three titles in one season. In the 2020/21 season, which will be remembered for a long time, mainly because of the special (Corona) circumstances, the RekordmeisTTer achieved the coup! The Champions League victory in the ARAG CenterCourt at the end of December was followed only two weeks later by the triumph of the German Table Tennis Cup in Ulm. The season was crowned by the play-off final victory of the Tischtennis Bundesliga against 1. FC Saarbrücken in early June as part of the `Finals 2021´.

Out of a very strong team that won an incredible 33 out of 35 games, one more stood out: Anton Källberg, who became the 'Most Valuable Player' across all competitions with 40 wins in 43 games.

For the 2021/22 season, Ricardo Walther is the only one to leave the triple team. Dang Qiu, German national player, is moving from ASV Grünwettersbach to the state capital and is adding a young, ambitious player to the team. Timo Boll, Kristian Karlsson, Anton Källberg and Kamal Achanta remain loyal to the club. Success coach Danny Heister was also given the confidence to lead the Borussia Düsseldorf team into the next season and beyond.

Timo Boll will also be the top player of the club in the coming season. The "Odenwälde"r also won gold for the 20th time at the European Championships in Warsaw 'between' the seasons. With this, Boll underlined his outstanding form shortly before the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. In addition to him, his teammates Kristian Karlsson, Anton Källberg and Kamal Achanta will also play for the Olympic precious metal.


Timo Boll

Date of birth: 08/03/1981
Nationality: german
Height: 1,81 m
Weight: 73 kg
Marital 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: 10 (19th October 2021)
German ranking: 2 (August 2021)
Handness: Left handed

Material
Timber: Timo Boll ALC
Rubber: fh Dignics 09C, bh Dignics 09C

Greatest successes:

  • 6x Olympic-Participant 2020 Tokyo (2nd Place Team), 2016 Rio (3rd Place Team), 2012 London (3rd Place Team), 2008 Peking (Runner-Up Team), 2004 Athen, 2000 Sydney
  • 19x WC-Participant 2019-2010, 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)
  • 17x EC-Participant 2021, 2019-2016, 2014, 2012-2007, 2005, 2003-2002, 2000, 1998 (Singles: Winner 2021, 2018, 2012-2010, 2008-2007, 2002, 3rd Place 2016, 2009, 2003 / Double: Winner 2010-2007, 2002  / Team: Winner 2019, 2017, 2011-2007, Runner-Up 2014)
  • Winner Grand Finals Singles 2005
  • Winner Grand Finals Double 2009, 2005
  • Winner World Cup Singles 2005, 2002
  • Runner-Up World Cup Singles 2018, 2017, 2012, 2008
  • Winner European Games Singles 2019
  • Winner European Games Team 2019
  • Winner Europe Top 12/Top 16 Singles 2020, 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)
  • 13x Winner German Championship Singles 2019-2017, 2015, 2009, 2007-2001, 1998
  • Winner Triple 2021, 2018, 2011, 2010 (with Borussia)
  • Winner Champions League 2021, 2018, 2011-2009 (with Borussia), 2006-2005 (with Gönnern)

Titles with Borussia Düsseldorf:

  • Winner Champions League 2021, 2018, 2011-2009
  • Winner ETTU-Cup 2012
  • German Team Champion 2021, 2018-2014, 2012-2008
  • Winner German Cup 2021, 2018-2013, 2011-2010, 2008

Latest successes:

  • Runner-Up Olympic Games Team 2021
  • 9th Place Olympic Games Singles 2021
  • Winner European Championships Singles 2021
  • Winner German Team Champion 2021
  • Winner German Cup 2021
  • Winner Champions League 2021
  • Winner Europe Top 16 Singles 2020

Awards:

  • Male Sports Star Düsseldorf 2019, 2018, 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
  • Bambi 2005

mehr


Kristian Karlsson

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

Previous clubs: Trollhättans BTK (1999-2007), BTK Rekord (2007-2011), Halmstad BTK (2011 to 2013), AS Pontoise Cergy (2013 to 2016)
World ranking: 28 (19th October 2021)
Swedish ranking: 2 (October 2021)
Handness: Left handed

Material
Timber: Korbel SK7
Rubber: fh Dignics 09C, bh Tenergy 05 Hard

Greatest successes:

  • Olympic-Participant 2021 Tokyo (5th Place Team), 2016 Rio (5th Place Team)
  • 8x WC-Participant 2019-2012 (Double: 9th Place 2017, 2015, 2013 / Team: 3rd Place 2018, 5th Place 2016)
  • 10x EC-Participant 2021, 2019-2011 (Singles: 9th Place 2021, 3rd Place 2018 / Double: 9th Place 2021, Runner-Up 2018, 2012, 3rd Place 2016, 2015 / Team: 3rd Place 2019, 2014, 5th Place 2017, 2015, 2013)
  • Runner-Up European Games Team 2019
  • Winner Polish Open Double 2015 (with M. Karlsson)
  • Runner-Up Croatia Open Singles 2019
  • Runner-Up Swedish Open Double 2018 (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
  • 3x Winner Swedish Championchip Singles 2018, 2015, 2014
  • Winner Triple 2021, 2018 (with Borussia)
  • Winner Champions League 2021, 2018 (with Borussia), 2016, 2014 (with Pontoise)
  • Runner-Up Champions League 2017 (with Borussia)
  • German Team Champion 2021, 2018, 2017 (with Borussia)
  • Winner German Cup 2021, 2018, 2017 (with Borussia)
  • French Team Champion 2016, 2015 (with Pontoise) 

Titles with Borussia Düsseldorf:

  • Winner Champions League 2021, 2018
  • German Team Champion 2021, 2018, 2017
  • Winner German Cup 2021, 2018, 2017

Latest successes:

  • 5th Place Olympic Games Team 2021
  • 9th Place European Top 16
  • 9th Place European Championshiphs Singles 2021
  • 9th Place European Championshiphs Double 2021
  • Winner German Team Champion 2021
  • 5th Place WTT Star Contender Katar Singles 2021
  • 9th Place WTT Star Contender Katar Double 2021
  • 9th Place WTT Star Contender Singles 2021
  • 9th Place WTT Contender Katar Double 2021
  • Winner German Cup 2021
  • Winner Champions League 2021
  • 5th Place Hungarian Open Singles 2020

mehr


Anton Källberg

Date of birth: 17/08/1997
Nationality: swedish
Height: 1,83 m
Weight: 72 kg
Marital status: partnership
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: 51 (19th October 2021)
Swedish ranking: 4 (October 2021)
Handness: Right handed

Material
Timber: Dimitrij Ovtcharov Innerforce ALC
Rubber: fh Dignics 09C, bh Dignics 09C

Greatest successes:

  • Olympic-Participant 2021 Tokyo (Single 17th Place, Team 5th Place)
  • 3x WC-Participant 2019-2017 (Double:17th Place 2019, 17th Place (P. Gerell) / Team: 3rd Place 2018)
  • 6x EC-Participant 2021 (2x), 2019, 2017-2015 (Sinlges: 5th Place 2021, 9th Place 2016 / Double: 9th Place 2021, 5th Place 2016 (P. Gerell)/ Mixed: 9th Place 2021 / Team: 3rd Place 2021, 3rd Place 2019, 5th Place 2017, 2015)
  • 9th Place World Cup Singles 2015
  • Winner Croatia Open Singles 2019
  • 3rd Place Swedish Open Double 2018
  • 5th Place Swedish Open Singles 2015
  • Winner Champions League 2021, 2018 (with Borussia)
  • Runner-Up Champions League 2017 (with Borussia)
  • German Team Champion 2021, 2018, 2017 (with Borussia)
  • Winner German Cup 2021, 2018, 2017 (with Borussia)
  • Runner-Up Swedish Team Champion 2014 (with Söderhamn UIF)
  • Swedish Champion Singles 2020, 2017
  • Swedish Champion Double 2018 (with Eriksson)
  • Winner Swedish Championships Mix Double 2021
  • Runner-Up Swedish Championschips Singles 2021
  • Runner-Up Swedish Championschips Doubles 2021
  • 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 2021, 2018
  • Winner German Team Champion 2021, 2018, 2017
  • Winner German Cup 2021, 2018, 2017

Latest successes:

  • 5th Place Olympic Games Team 2021
  • 17th Place Olympic Games Single 2021
  • 5th Place European Championships Singles 2021
  • 9th Place European Championships Double 2021
  • 9th Place European Championships Mixed 2021
  • Winner Swedish Championships Mixed 2021
  • Runner-Up Swedish Championschips Singles 2021
  • Runner-Up Swedish Championschips Doubles 2021
  • Winner German Team Champion 2021
  • 5th Place WTT Star Contender Katar Singles 2021
  • 4th Qualification Round WTT Contender Katar Singles 2021
  • Winner German Cup 2021
  • Winner Champions League 2021
  • 17th Place Qatar Open Singles 2020
  • Swedish Champion Singles 2020
  • Runner-Up Swedish Championship Miixed 2020
  • 5th Place Spanish Open Singles 2020

mehr


Dang Qiu

Date of birth: 29/10/1996
Nationality: german
Height: 1,80 m
Weight: 72 kg
Marital status: single
In the club since: 01/07/2021 

Previous clubs: TTC Frickenhausen (to 2015), TTC Ober-Erlenbach (2015 to 2016), ASV Grünwettersbach (2016 to 2021)
World ranking: 52 (19th October 2021)
German ranking: 3 (August 2021)
Handness: Right handed

Material
Timber: Timo Boll ALC
Rubber: fh VH Dignics 09C 5 , bh Dignics 05

Greatest successes:

  • 1x EC-Participant 2021 (Double: 5th Place 2021 / Mixed: Winner 2021)
  • Winner Portugal Open Singles 2020
  • Winner Spanish Open Double 2019
  • Runner-Up  Spanish Open Singles 2019
  • Winner German Cup 2020 (with Grünwettersbach)
  • German Champion Double 2020, 2019, 2018 (with B. Duda)
  • 3rd Place German Championships Singles 2020, 2019
  • Runner-Up U21 European Championships Singles 2017

Latest successes:

  • Winner European Championships Mixed 2021
  • 5th Place European Chamionships Double 2021
  • Winner Portugal Open Singles 2020
  • Winner German Chamionships Double 2020
  • 3rd Place German Championships Singles 2020
  • Winner German Cup 2020 (with Grünwettersbach)

mehr


Sharath Kamal Achanta

Date of birth: 12/07/1982
Nationality: indian
Height: 1,86 m
Weight: 82 kg
Marital 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: 33 (19th October 2021)
Indian ranking: 1 (October 2021)
Handness: Right handed

Material
Timber: Triebher CI off
Rubber: fh Rasanter R53, bh Rasanter R53

Greatest successes:

  • 4x Olympic-Participant 2021 Tokyo (Single 17th place),
  • 2016 Rio, 2008 Peking, 2004 Athen
  • 16x WC-Participant 2019-2003 (Singles: 17th place 2009/ double: 17th place 2009, 2007/ Team: Winner 2nd Divison and be promoted into 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), Runner-Up 2018, 2014/ Winner Team 2018, 2006) 
  • 3x Commonwealth Championships participant 2009 Glasgow, 2007 Jaipur, 2004 Kuala Lumpur (Singles: Winner 2004, Runner-Up 2009 / Double: Winner 2009  (S. Saha)/ Team: Winner 2004, Runner-Up 2009, 2007)
  • 9x Winner Indian Championships Singles 2019, 2017-2016, 2010-2006, 2003
  • Indian Team Champion 2019 (with Chennai Lions)
  • Winner US Open Single 2010 
  • Winner Egyptian Open Single 2010
  • Winner Oman Open Single 2020
  • Indian Team Champion 2019 (with Chennai Lions)
  • German Team Champion 2021, 2017-2014 (with Borussia)
  • Winner German Cup 2021, 2017-2014 (with Borussia)
  • Winner Champions League 2021 (with Borussia)
  • Runner up Champions League 2017, 2015 (with Borussia)

Titles with Borussia Düsseldorf:

  • Winner Champions League 2021
  • German Team Champion 2021, 2017-14
  • Winner German Cup 2021, 2017-14

Latest successes:

  • 3rd Place Asian Table Tennis Championships Double 2021
  • 3rd Place Asian Table Tennis Championships Team 2021
  • 5th Place Asian Table Tennis Championships Single 2021
  • 17th Place Olympic Games Tokyo 2021 Single
  • German Team Champion 2021
  • 9th Place WTT Star Contender Katar Singles 2021
  • 9th Place WTT Contender Katar Singles 2021
  • 9th Place WTT Contender Katar Double 2021
  • Winner German Cup 2021
  • Winner Champions League 2021
  • Winner Oman Open Singles 2020
  • Runner-Up Hungarian Open Double 2020
  • 3rd Place Hungarian Open Mixed 2020
  • 3rd Qualificationround Hungarian Open Single 2020

Awards:

  • Arjuna Award 2005

mehr


Danny Heister

Date of birth: 18/11/1971
Nationality: dutch
Marital 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 2021, 2018, 2011 (with Borussia)
  • Runner-Up Champions League 2017, 2015 (with Borussia)
  • Winner ETTU-Cup 2012, 2007 (with Borussia)
  • German Team Champion 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 (with Borussia)
  • Winner German Cup 2021, 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 20 titles with Borussia Düsseldorf (3x Champions League, 1x ETTU Cup, 8x German Team Champion, 8x Winner German Cup). From 2003 to 2007 Heister played as pro for Borussia Düsseldorf.

mehr

Andreas Preuß

Date of birth: 30/03/1962 
Nationality: german
Marital 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, Timo Boll and Anton Källberg.

mehr


Jo Pörsch

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

The qualified sports teacher is active for Borussia Düsseldorf since 30 years. As a general manager he leads successful the skills of the club and was involved at the successes of the club.

mehr


Alexander Schilling

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

The qualified sport scientist works for Borussia Düsseldorf since nearly 20 years. Besides his activities as chief press officer he is the succesful manager of the Bundesliga department of the club.

mehr


Dr. Antonius Kass

Date of birth: 26/04/1963
Nationality: german
Marital 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.

mehr

Kass Portrait

Bitte nutzen Sie einen moderneren Browser.