NEWS: 13.07.2020

Olschowsky signs professional contract with Borussia

Olschowsky signs professional contract with Borussia
Sporting director Max Eberl (l.) and Jan Olschowsky. The academy goalkeeper has signed at professional contract at the club running until 2023.

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 Gn for the better part of the last two years.