Vitaly Janelt is a professional football player from Germany. As of the end of 2022, he plays for Brentford. He also used to play for VfL Bochum and RB Leipzig.

Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career

Vitaly Janelt was born on May 10, 1998, in Hamburg, Germany. He stands 184 cm tall and he plays a defensive midfielder. His brothers Victor Janelt and Vincent Janelt are also professional footballers.

He started his youth career playing for Bargfelder SV. In 2007, he moved to play for SSC Hagen Ahrensburg. He played with the team through to 2010. In 2010, he was signed with Hamburger SV. Then in 2014, he joined the youth team of RB Leipzig.

Team 532 brentford fc Brentford FC
Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.84 m / 79 kg
Born 10 May 1998
Nationality Germany Germany
Team History
532 brentford fc Brentford 2020 - present
116 vfl bochum VfL Bochum 2018 - 2020
116 vfl bochum VfL Bochum 2017 - 2018 (loan)
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig Loksche 2016 - 2018
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig Loksche 2016 - 2017

Senior Career

In 2016, he was promoted to play for the senior team RB Leipzig II. He made 6 appearances for the second team before he decided to sign for the main team of RB Leipzig. He was signed with them from 2016 to 2018. At that time, he was loaned to Vfl Bochum.

He made 20 appearances with Bochum before he was officially signed with the team. During his stay with Bochum, he made 33 appearances with the team. Then in 2020, he signed with the newly promoted English club Brentford.

In 2021, he helped Brentford win the EFL Championship Play-Offs. In the same year, he also helped Germany win the UEFA European U21 Championship.

Career Accomplishments


  • EFL Championship play-offs - 2021

Germany U21

  • UEFA European U21 Championship -2021

Team History:

National Career

  • 2013 - Germany U15
  • 2014–2015 - Germany U17
  • 2016 - Germany U19
  • 2019 - Germany U20
  • 2019–2021 - Germany U21

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