Borussia have signed academy goalkeeper Jan Olschowsky to a professional contract until June 2023.
Olschowsky, 18, signed a professional contract with the club on Monday afternoon. “We’re pleased to have been able to sign another player from our academy to a professional contract. Jan is a very talented goalkeeper and has undergone a tremendous development. Now, he needs to continue working hard to take the next step and to become a Bundesliga goalkeeper,” said sporting director, Max Eberl.
Olschowsky was just 16 years old when he made his debut for the Borussia reserves on 13th October 2018, during a 2-1 victory against SV Straelen in the Regionalliga West. The academy product went on to make one more appearance in the fourth tier in 2018/19. Olschowsky played predominantly for Borussia’s U19s in the Youth Bundesliga during that season (22 appearances). Despite still being eligible to feature for the U19s, Olschowsky made the leap to becoming a regular starter between the sticks for the Borussia reserves last season. He made 18 appearances for the U23s in 2019/20, before the season was abruptly cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic in mid-March.
Olschowsku turned 18 years old on 18th November 2019, making his first - and so far, only - appearance for the Germany U19s on that same day (1-1 vs. Northern Ireland). Despite his young age, the goalkeeper has already gotten a taste of what it’s like to play for the first team. Olschowsky has taken part in several training camps and training sessions with the Foals. He has been Borussia’s fourth-choice goalkeeper - behind Yann Sommer, Tobias Sippel and Max Grün for the better part of the last two years.