HSV sign Bjarne Thoelke from Karlsruher SC

The 25 year old central defender has signed a 12 month contract with the Rothosen.

HSV have signed Bjarne Thoelke from Karlsruher SC. The 25 year old central defender passed the obligatory medical examination in Hamburg on Tuesday afternoon (28.06) before signing a one year deal: “Bjarne is a physically strong player who I know well from my time at Karlsruhe SC. He is a sensible addition to our defence. I think he will thrive in the Bundesliga and is very welcome at HSV”, explained club sport boss Jens Todt who signed the 1,91m tall defender for Karlsruhe in 2015.

Thoelke began to rise through the ranks at VfL Wolfsburg from the age of 13, signing his first professional contract in October 2011. He made his Bundesliga debut four days later and made five further appearances that season. Thoelke who hails from Gifhorn joined SG Dynamo Dresden on loan before going on to join Karlsruher SC at the start of the 2015/16 season where he made 34 appearances. He will wear the number 22 for the Rothosen.


Bjarne Thoelke

Date of birth: 11.04.1992
Age: 25
Height: 1,91 m
Position: Central defender
Previous clubs: VfL Wolfsburg, SG Dynamo Dresden, Karlsruher SC
Bundesliga games: 6
Division 2 games: 38