Czech former national football team striker Jan Koller is regarded as one of the most fantastic strikers to ever grace his home country’s football league. He has also played with his national football team for a long time after making his debut back in 1999. In his football career, Koller has played for different national and foreign football clubs like Athletic Club Sparta Prague, Borussia Dortmund, and Monaco football club in his professional football career. He was an excellent center forward but he was more comfortable playing as a striker for his football team in his old football playing days.
Jan Koller is currently the 45th highest international goal scorer in football history, along with six other footballers from different countries. Koller has scored many goals for his national team and assisted his teammates in international matches. He has been rewarded with many national honors for his contribution to football. The German league title-winner striker is considered one of the best Czech footballers due to his ball heading ability and goal scoring ability. This biography on former Czech football player Jan Koller covers some of the important moments from his early life to date.
Jan Koller: Quick facts
|Full name||Jan Koller|
|Nickname||Also nicknamed as “Human lighthouse.”|
|Date of birth||30-03-1973|
|Father’s name||Petr Koller|
|Mother’s name||Hana Koller|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Not available|
|Height||6.7 feet (2.02 m)|
|Weight||105 Kg (233 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Chest size: N/A Waist size: N/A Biceps: N/A|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Light brown color|
|Shoe size||Not available|
|Wife/girlfriend/ex-wife||Wife whose name is Hedvika Kankova|
|Children||One child only|
|Children name||Not available|
|Net worth||Around 7 million dollars|
|Salary||Retired professional football player|
|Playing position||Striker and central forward|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Football Club salary, additional bonuses, sponsorship and merchandise|
|Last Updated||February 2022|
Former Borussia Dortmund striker Jan Koller was born to a sports background family in Czechoslovakia called Prague. He was born to their father, Petr Koller, and mother, Hana Koller. His father, Petr Koller was a former goalkeeper in his early playing days which motivated the Czech international to become a professional footballer. Currently, we do not have any information about his siblings, age, and profession. We will try to update the information very soon.
Koller was so interested in this sport that he used to miss his school to play football. Footballer Koller initially wanted to play as a goalkeeper, motivated by his former goalkeeper father. However, blessed with tall height and athletic body, Koller started to impress more as a striker for his youth football team. Delighted by his talent and his physical strength, he was given chance to join the youth football team of TJ Smetanova Lhota. He played with the iconic number 9 on his jersey during his playing days with Borussia Dortmund and his national football team. Likewise, he used Koller in his club and national team jersey.
Jan Koller Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
The German league title winner Czech striker was born on 06-09-1985, making him 48 years old. He follows Christianity as the religion and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Aries. Jan Koller is a right-footed football player with a tall height and strong physical power. However, he also has excellent shooting and ball controlling ability with his weak left foot. Koller is also known by the nickname “Human lighthouse” by his fans, for his taller height than his teammates.
Jan Koller has an athletic body and he currently stands 6.7 feet tall. He has evenly matched weight for a professional athlete as he weighs around 233 pounds (105 kilograms). Former Czech international footballer Koller has light brown eyes and does not have hair currently (he is bald). We currently do not have any information about his body measurement. We will update the information soon.
Jan Koller Net Worth
According to multiple sources, Jan Koller is worth around 7 million dollars to date. He has played for different national and foreign football clubs like Athletic Club Sparta Prague, Borussia Dortmund and Monaco football club. Koller made most of his fortune while playing in the German league with Borussia Dortmund. The former Czech footballer has also made 91 appearances for his national football team.
So, he has earned a significant salary playing for his national football team. Therefore his current net worth includes club salary, performance bonuses and tournament prize money he earned during his playing days. His career earnings and current net worth makes him one of the richest former football players in his home country.
Who is Jan Koller wife?
The Czech Republic international all-time top scorer is a true Christian. Koller was also known by the nickname “Dino” while playing in Germany. Likewise, he is also nicknamed as a “towering striker” by his fans for his height. Jan Koller is married to his sweetheart girlfriend whose name is Hedvika Kankova. The couple has been together since they got married in 2004.
We currently do not have any information about his children and their age. We will try to update the information soon. The German league title winner Czech former footballer is regarded as a legendary footballer in his home country.
Jan Koller International Records and Goals
Jan Koller has always been a prolific forward for his national football team. He is the highest all-time international goal scorer in his country’s football history. Jan Koller has scored 55 international goals for his national football team. He has achieved this feat in 91 appearances with Czech Republic national football team. The Czech former striker is also the 45th highest all-time international goal scorer in football history, along with six other footballers from different countries. (As of February 2022)
Style of play and playing position
Jan Koller is quite famous in football for his towering height and physical power. His aerial ball-winning ability, lethal finishing and heading quality makes him one of the former athletic striker in this sport. In his prime playing days at professional clubs, he used to win the balls in the air against his opposition players. When his team’s goalkeeper was sent off, Koller even played as a goalkeeper once in the German league.
Jan has won several major trophies like the German league title and the Belgian Cup playing for different football clubs. Koller’s goal scoring form also rewarded him with the Belgian top scorer award and the Belgian golden shoes in his old playing days in the Belgian league. Current Czech Republic all-time top scorer Jan Koller has played mostly as the striker and central forward in his football career.
Jan Koller Instagram
Jan Koller is not quite active on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Though Jan has huge fan followings in his country and Asia , his fans sometimes uploads pictures with his teammates, spouse, and children on his social media accounts.
FIFA 22 rating
The former Monaco football club striker is already retired from professional football. Koller does not have a player rating in FIFA 22 as he is not playing for any club or his national football team anymore. However, FIFA may release a prime icon card for the legendary footballer in the future but we are not sure about it. The FIFA 22 game has prime icon cards for legendary footballers like Ronaldo Nazario, and Ronaldinho.
- Jan Koller initially wanted to play as a goalkeeper motivated by his former goalkeeper father.
- He was blessed with tall height and athletic body, Koller started to impress more as a striker for his youth football team.
- Impressed his physical strength and height, he was given chance to join the youth football team of TJ Smetanova Lhota.
Professional career (Playing from 1994-2011)
- Jan Koller played 39 matches for Sparta Prague in two seasons and scored 5 goals.
- He was sold to the Belgian football club Lokeren, where he was quite impressive as he scored 43 goals in 97 appearances.
- Koller also made 65 appearances for the rival Belgian football club Anderlecht, where he scored an impressive 42 goals.
- The Czech striker was sold to Borussia Dortmund, where he scored 59 goals in 138 appearances for the German football club.
- Jan Koller is the Czech all-time top scorer and joint 45th highest all-time international goal scorer in football history. (As of February 2022)
- The former Czech striker scored 55 goals in 91 appearances for his national football team.
Trophies and titles:
- Czech first league and Czech Cup winner with Sparta Prague
- Belgian first division winner with Anderlecht
- Belgian Cup winner with Anderlecht
- German league title winner with Borussia Dortmund