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Leo Oppermann receives first professional contract

Commitment to youth:

Wed, 04. September 2019
Leo Oppermann receives first professional contract

1. FC Union Berlin have committed to another academy graduate with goalkeeper Leo Oppermann receiving his first professional contract at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.

The 18-year-old made the switch from Berliner SC to Union and is this season between the sticks for our youth team in the U19 Bundesliga. Oppermann trained with the first-team in the winter camp but has now made that a regular feature alongside Rafal Gikiewicz, Moritz Nicolas and Jakob Busk. After successfully completing the theory element of his vocational diploma at the Berlin School & Sports Centre, he will finish the practical part with Union.

“Leo Oppermann is a young goalkeeper with a lot of potential. It is in our interest to give our youth players a chance to present themselves at the highest level and to develop more in first-team training. Leo should now get that opportunity,” said Oliver Ruhnert, Director for Professional Football at 1. FC Union Berlin.

Oppermann has received a professional contract until June 2020 with the option of a further year, which is valid for Bundesliga, 2.Bundesliga & 3.Liga competition.