FC extend with Jan Thielmann
1. FC Köln have extend Jan Thielmann’s contract until 2022.
Preview ahead of the game against Wolfsburg
1. FC Köln take on VfL Wolfsburg at the RheinEnergieSTADION on Saturday afternoon as they return to competitive action after the Winter Break. After 28 days without a league fixture, Markus Gisdol’s men are hoping to hit the ground running after the training camp in Benidorm.
The Number Crunch: At home against Wolfsburg
The Bundesliga is back at long last, and FC are back at home after 28 days since the win over Werder Bremen. VfL Wolfsburg are the visitors to the RheinEnergieSTADION at the weekend, and here are 10 stats to get you in the mood for the game.
Bornauw is Player of the Month
The FC fans have voted for their December Player of the Month: Sebastiaan Bornauw was crowned the winner. The voting is presented by uhlsport.
FC loan out Louis Schaub
1. FC Köln have loaned out Louis Schaub to Hamburger SV until the end of the season.
Jakobs is Rookie of the Month
Ismail Jakobs has been named as Bundesliga Rookie of the Month for December. Jakobs was nominated alongside Sebastiaan Bornauw and Noah Katterbach, in an all 1. FC Köln line-up.
Stalemate against Genk
1. FC Köln ended their training camp in Benidorm with a 1:1 draw with KRC Genk. Ismail Jakobs gave FC a deserved lead, before Theo Bongonda hit back late on for the Belgians.
Draw against Mechelen
1. FC Köln’s second game of Tuesday ended in a draw, as goals from Mark Uth and Ellyes Skhiri saw them come from behind on two occasions to rescue a 2:2 draw.
Defeat to Charleroi
In the first of two friendlies on Tuesday in Benidorm, 1. FC Köln fell to a 2:1 defeat against RSC Charleroi. Despite a late goal from Tim Lemperle, FC couldn’t find an equaliser.