Bernd Leno

Bernd Leno is a German professional Football player who is playing for English premier league Club Arsenal as a Goalkeeper and for German National Team. He started his professional career playing for VfB Stuttgart II from 2009. He played for Bayer Leverkusen before joining Arsenal. He won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2009 and FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

What is Bernd Leno famous for?

  • Goalkeeper playing for Arsenal.
  • Won the UEFA European U17 Championship.
  • Won the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. 

Bernd Leno Nationality

Germany is the home to many great football players from history and Leno is another talent from the country who impressed everyone with consistency and reality. He was born on March 4, 1992, in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. He holds a German Nationality. His father’s name is Viktor Leno and his mother’s name is Rosa Leno. His family is half German and half Russian.  origin. He is of White Ethnicity. He is Catholic by his religion. Pisces is his zodiac sign. He has one brother and grew up in the small town of Bietigheim-Bissingen in south Germany. 

Social Media Presence

He has huge fan followers on his social media accounts.

Twitter: Bernd _Leno and has 397.7K followers

Instagram: Bernd and has 849K followers. 

Facebook: Bernd and has 421.1K followers.


Club Career

  • Since childhood, he was interested in playing football. As his mother says, Leno would go on playing on local games especially in bad pitches with his friends, and at the age of 6, he decided to take football seriously by picking up a career. Then his family admits him to this youth team SV Germania Bietigheim in Beitigheim. He started playing him as a midfielder right since he joined the club.
  • Leno attended and clear his trials game among 200 players to join the VfB Stuttgart youth team when he was at the age of 11. He was still playing as a midfielder. He changed his playing style from midfield into goalkeeper as everyone was asked formally by his coaches who want to be goalkeeper since then he never left the goal post. He played 3 seasons for VfB Stuttgart II, 3rd division games. He has appeared in 17 games for the first season and 37 games in second and 3 games in the last season in 2011-12.


  • Leno was loaned for five months to Bayer Leverkusen on August 10, 2011. He made his debut game against Werder Bremen and became the third goalkeeper in Bundesliga to keep a clean sheet in his first three Bundesliga games. He was the youngest German goalkeeper ever to play in a Champions League match against Chelsea in the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League group stage.
  • His transfer to Bayer Leverkusen was made permanent on November 30, 2011. He has appeared in 304 games in 7 seasons. He has played Bundesliga, Champions League and UEFA Europa League for Bayer Leverkusen.
  • English Premier League Club Arsenal announced that Leno had signed a five-year contract and £22.5 million was his transfer fee to Bayer Leverkusen.

Source: @premierleague

  • He made his Arsenal debut against Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League and won by 4-2.
  • He made his Premier League debut against Watford and won by 2-0 after replacing him Petr Cech who was injured in the first half.
  • He has appeared in 32 games in the 2018-19 season and 30 games in the 2019-20 season. 
  • He was part of Arsenal that finished runner-up in the 2018-19 season.

International Career

  • Bernd Leno was part of the German U17 team that won the UEFA European U17 Championship in 2009.
  • In October 2015, he was called up for his senior game for the National team for UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland. 
  • He was also selected for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia and played against Australia. He was also named in Germany’s provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but was not selected. He has appeared 6 National games for Germany in 2016 and 2017.

Source: @goal

Awards and Honours

Arsenal was the runner-up club for UEFA Europa League in 2018-19.

He was also honored in the UEFA European Under-17 championship in 2009.

His national team has won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

Bernd Leno Wife

Leno is still unmarried but he is in a relationship. He is straight on his sexual orientation. He is in relation to Sophie Christin since August 2015, who is 5 years younger than Leno. She is a German and Czech descent who is a Marketing student and a model.

How Tall is Bernd Leno?

He is very much concerned with his healthy body as he is a professional footballer he maintains his body and kept him fit all the time. He is 1.90m (6feet 3inch) tall and weight of 79kg (174lbs). His eye color is Blue and Golden Brown is his hair color.

Bernd Leno Salary

His primary income source is from his professional football career, his contracts, sponsorship, and national team salary. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is approx. USD $16 million.

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