Kai Havertz was introduced to football by his grandfather. Living in a place near a football field also helped his passion for football.
He then spent his days practicing football under the guidance of his grandfather, and at the age of 4, he began playing for a local team, Alemannia Mariadorf.
His talent got him placed in the group of two years older than him and by the age of 9.
His family then began taking action on helping him get a contract with a football team where he could have a competitive career.
He joined the biggest club in his region, Alemmania Aachen, when he was 10 but he only last a year because he was above the level of the club.
That’s when scouts began for Kai and when he had a match against Bayern Leverkusen, the coach, Slawomir Czarniecki initiating a transfer for him.
He joined Bayern Leverkusen Academy when he was 11 and playing for the youth team. He was called up to play for Bayern Leverkusen’s senior side when he was 17.
When he was 19, he helped Bayer Leverkusen to Champions League and became the captain at the age of 21.
In 2020, he signed a five year contract with Chelsea and became the second expensive signing player at the club. He made his debut with Chelsea in a match against Brighton & Hove Albion in the league opener.
He was also a part of Germany’s squad. He was called on to represent German senior team in 2018. He was also part of Germany’s squad in the UEFA Nations League against France.
- Real Name: Kai Lukas Havertz
- Stage Name: Kai Havertz
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: Alleskönner
- Birthday: June 11, 1999
- Birthplace: Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Nationality: German
- Height: 190 cm (6’3”)
- Weight: 82 kg (181 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: Christian
- Profession: Professional Football Player
- Education: Landrat Lucas Gymnasium
- Hobbies: Playing Piano
- Position: Midfielder
Chelsea (2020 – );
Bayern Leverkusen (2016 – 2020)
- Parents: –
- Siblings: Leah (Sister), Jan (Brother)
- Girlfriend: Sophia Weber
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- Instagram: @kaihavertz29
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- His mother is practicing law while his father is a policeman, but the identity of his parents remains in discreet.
- He has a dog and is often sharing pictures of his dog on his social media.
- He is the last son of three siblings.
- His grandfather, Richard Havertz takes a big part in making him a footballer as his grandpa was the one who introduced Kai to football and took him to a club where the grandpa is the chairman.
- He met his girlfriend, Sofia Weber when he was at Bayern Leverkusen and have long term relationship since then.
- He is quite discreet about his personal information, so there’s little information about his family, whether it is his parents or siblings.
- He loves to play instruments, especially piano. He believes that piano is good for his brain and his intelligence.
- He won two Fritz Walter Medals as the most promising talent and he won silver for U-19 category and gold in U-19 category.
- He transferred from Bayern Leverkusen to Chelsea on a transfer fee of $123 million.
- While he was at Bayern Leverkusen, he also attended high school so sometimes he would miss the game to attend the school.
- His role model was also German footballer Mesut Özil and Toni Kroos.
- He had no relationship before dating Sofia, and because he’s quite discreet about his personal life, there’s no record of him talking about his ideal type of woman.
- His net worth is around $9 million.
“I try to play good football. I am not thinking about my market value when I enter the pitch.”
“I wanted to find a club with a vision. There’s a change happening right now. We’re a young team with many great players. We play offensive. That’s very motivating.”
“I am not a buff guy who’s working out at the gym after practice.”
“I’m not the type to talk a lot, I try to let my game speak for me.”
“I really don’t know what to say, i waited a long time for this.”
“People who want to jump on to criticise should just wait and give a young player time. I know the player that Havertz is going to be.”
“It was important for us that we didn’t throw everything overboard after the lost game against France, but stuck to our plan, we trust the coach, we trust the system.”
His grandfather played a big part in his foundation in football, and with his family’s support, he could get use of his talent in football.