Florian Kringe is a German football player who plays as a midfielder. Kringe began his playing career with Borussia Dortmund in 1994. As a member of their youth setup, Kringe was 14 at the time of joining the Dortmund school. Graduating at the age of 19, Kringe moved straight into the first team, however playing time was extremely limited.
In 2001, soon after coming into the first team, Kringe was sent out on loan to 1. FC Koln for two seasons. Between 2002 and 2004, Kringe gained a lot of match experience, turning out over 60 times for the Koln first team.
A member of the squad that reached the 2002 UEFA Cup finals as well as being crowned the 2002 Bundesliga champions, a lot was expected from Kringe and he delivered at FC Koln. However, the same magic didn’t last when he returned to Dortmund. Kringe was sent out on loan, again, in 2009-10.
A season long loan period meant that Kringe would have the chance to get some more playtime and come back as a better player, to Dortmund. Despite ending as a losing finalist at the 2008 DFB-Pokal, Kringe has remained there and thereabouts in the Dortmund squad.
In almost 10 seasons at the club, Kringe has made over 150 appearances for Dortmund and at the international level, has played for the German B team as well as the Under-21 squad.
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