Andreas Hinkel

Andreas Hinkel was born in Backnang, Germany on 26 March 1982 (age 37).

On 4 January 2008, Hinkel was confirmed as a Celtic player, for a fee of £1.9 million. Hinkel played his first Celtic game in a 3–0 Scottish Cup win over Stirling Albion eight days later, and scored his first goal for Celtic a month later, in a 3–0 win over Hearts at Celtic Park. Celtic won the SPL title on a dramatic last day of the season and earned Hinkel his first league title medal.

The following season, Hinkel won a Scottish League Cup winners medal after a 2–0 win over Rangers in the final.

Hinkel played a vital part in Celtic’s Champions League third qualifying round second-leg victory over Russian outfit Dinamo Moscow on 5 August 2009. The match ended 2–0 to the Hoops with Hinkel assisting Scott McDonald for the opener then hitting a long hopeful punt up the pitch which Georgios Samaras latched onto before netting a last-minute winner. The German also cleared two goal-bound Dinamo strikes off the line. Hinkel was seen as an inherent and important part of the team and his performances were not put into question, as shown by his 29 SPL matches.

Daily Record · Dec 12, 2018

Andreas Hinkel pictured at Celtic training but what is he doing at Lennoxtown?

Brendan Rodgers’ spoke with the ex-Hoops right back during Wednesday’s first-team session...

Celts Are Here · Dec 12, 2018

Brendan Rodgers Invites Former Strachan Signing to Lennoxtown

BRENDAN RODGERS has welcomed back former Celtic and Gordon Strachan signing Andreas Hinkel to Lennoxtown today as the bhoys get out through their paces before tomorrow’s big game against Salzburg...

Celts Are Here · Oct 10, 2018

Former Celtic Star Makes Shock Move Into Top Flight Management

FORMER CELT Andreas Hinkel is hoping to become the next permanent manager of Bundesliga side Stuttgart after taking on the role on an interim basis.

FootballFanCast · Oct 9, 2018

“Underrated”, “Better than Lustig” – Loads of Celtic fans react to major boost for former hero

Loads of Celtic fans have been reacting to some news from the Bundesliga, as former fan favourite Andreas Hinkel has been named Stuttgart manager...

The Scotsman · Oct 8, 2018

Former Celtic star Andreas Hinkel appointed interim boss of Bundesliga side

Former Celtic star Andreas Hinkel has been appointed interim manager of Stuttgart and could land the job permanently...

The Celtic Star · Jun 25, 2018

Compper’s last chance, Lazio tapping up Boyata, John Terry waits…

SOME interesting comments from former Celtic star Andreas Hinkel this morning on his fellow countryman Marvin Compper.

Football Insider · Jun 25, 2018

‘He will believe’ – Former Celtic defender claims Hoops outcast still has future at club

Former Celtic defender Andreas Hinkel has claimed that Marvin Compper still has a chance of saving his Hoops career despite becoming an outcast at the club.

Evening Times · Jun 25, 2018

Former Celt Andreas Hinkel backs Marvin Compper to seize second chance

Former Celtic defender Andreas Hinkel believed that Marvin Compper can still resurrect his Parkhead career...

Inside Futbol · Oct 18, 2017

Jupp Heynckes Doesn’t Matter, Bayern Munich Streets Ahead Of Celtic – Former Bhoy

Former Celtic defender Andreas Hinkel thinks that Bayern Munich are streets ahead of the Bhoys, regardless of Jupp Heynckes’ arrival...

Inside Futbol · Oct 18, 2017

Celtic Would Be Magnet For Top Stars In Premier League – Former Bhoy

Former Celtic full-back Andreas Hinkel feels the Bhoys would be a magnet for top players in the Premier League...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 17, 2017

‘Bayern Are Not Unbeatable,’ Admits Ex-Star Hinkel

ANDREAS HINKEL will be an interested onlooker when two of his former clubs meet in the Allianz Arena tomorrow night...

Evening Times · Oct 17, 2017

Andreas Hinkel warns Bayern Munich can be double trouble – unless Celtic take defensive approach

CELTIC were today told they have to double up on Bayern Munich danger men Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben to avoid another Champions League mauling in Germany...

Evening Times · Oct 17, 2017

Andreas Hinkel: Bayern Munich aren’t unbeatable – Celtic can capitalise on their defensive disarray

ANDREAS Hinkel’s current role as manager of VfB Stuttgart II in his native Germany prevents him from taking in many of Celtic’s games these days...

Evening Times · Oct 17, 2017

Andreas Hinkel warns German giants Bayern Munich can be double trouble – unless Celtic take defensive approach

CELTIC were today told they have to double up on Bayern Munich danger men Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben to avoid another Champions League mauling in Germany...

Evening Times · Oct 17, 2017

Andreas Hinkel: Bayern Munich aren’t unbeatable – Celtic can capitalise on their defensive disarray in Germany

ANDREAS HINKEL’S current role as manager of VfB Stuttgart II in his native Germany prevents him from taking in many of Celtic’s games these days...

Herald Scotland · Oct 17, 2017

Former Celtic and Germany full-back Andreas Hinkel believes a shock may be on the cards in his homeland

ANDREAS Hinkel’s current role as manager of VfB Stuttgart II in his native Germany prevents him from taking in many of Celtic’s games these days...

Herald Scotland · Oct 17, 2017

Former Celtic and Germany full-back Andreas Hinkel believes a shock may be on the cards in his homeland

ANDREAS Hinkel’s current role as manager of VfB Stuttgart II in his native Germany prevents him from taking in many of Celtic’s games these days...

20 Minute Tims · Feb 9, 2017

TMT Special – TMT With...Andreas Hinkel

Time for another special episode of Twenty Minute Tims...

Celtic FC · Jun 15, 2016

Andreas Hinkel next up for Celtic View fans’ Q & A

ANDREAS Hinkel is the next the former Celt to step into the hot-seat to answer questions from fans as part of our new Celtic View feature for the upcoming season...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 12, 2015

‘Give Ronny Time,’ Hinkel

FORMER Celtic defender Andreas Hinkel is backing Ronny Deila to be successful if he sticks to his attacking ideals...

Celtic FC · Apr 10, 2014

Hinkel’s delight at another Celtic three-in-a-row

ANDREAS Hinkel understands the joy and satisfaction of Neil Lennon’s men after they clinched three-in-a-row as he was part of the last Celtic side to achieve the feat under Gordon Strachan in 2008...

Daily Record · Apr 18, 2013

Former Celtic star Andreas Hinkel kicks off new career as a coach in Germany

THE former German internationalist has taken charge of the youth team at his first club, VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga in his homeland...

Daily Record · Feb 20, 2013

Former Celtic star Andreas Hinkel reckons football should be kept simple

HINKEL reckons Tony Mowbray over-complicated training sessions while he was in charge at Celtic...

Tribal Football · Feb 20, 2013

Mowbray halted our freedom says former Celtic defender Hinkel

Andreas Hinkel believes Tony Mowbray stopped the Celtic players from playing with freedom during his reign at Parkhead which ended in 2010...

STV Sport · Dec 25, 2012

Ex-Celtic star Hinkel, the singing chocolate-spread loving cowboy

There was a simpler time in Andreas Hinkel’s life...

Sky Sports · Sep 10, 2012

Hinkel hangs up his boots

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Sporting Life · Sep 10, 2012

Hinkel hangs up his boots

Former Germany international Andreas Hinkel has announced his retirement at the age of 30...

The Sun · Jul 18, 2012

Take titles off Gers

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VideoCelts · Jul 17, 2012

Former Celt questions financial doping

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Herald Scotland · Jul 17, 2012

Andreas Hinkel: ‘I could have had more titles had it not been for Rangers’

Andreas Hinkel, who played for Celtic between 2008 and 2011, has met up with his former club during their stay in Stuttgart, and the topic of Rangers’ fall is one which he has been anxious to discuss, not least because Hinkel is convinced he would have...

Daily Record · Jul 16, 2012

Ex-Celtic star Andreas Hinkel insists Rangers did him out of SPL championship medal

ANDREAS HINKEL is well aware Rangers haven’t been found guilty of cheating – but that doesn’t stop the former Celtic full-back feeling cheated...

Jim Craig CSC · Apr 27, 2012

If You Know The History: 27th April 2008 Celtic 3 Rangers 2

27th April 2008 Celtic 3 Rangers 2 On this day in 2008, this Celtic side ran out at Parkhead to face Rangers in the final O** F*** league clash of the season;- Artur Boruc, Andreas Hinkel, Gary Caldwell, Darren O’Dea, Lee Naylor, Shunsuke Nakamura, Bar...

STV Sport · Feb 29, 2012

Football talk: Celtic eye keeper, Rangers players’ fears, Andreas Hinkel interview

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Sky Sports · Oct 7, 2011

Hinkel joins Freiburg

Freiburg have signed former Celtic defender Andreas Hinkel on a free transfer...

Transfermarkt.co.uk · Oct 7, 2011

Hinkel joins Freiburg

Former Celtic FC defender Andreas Hinkel recently joined Bundesliga side SC Freiburg...

Goal.com · Oct 6, 2011

Official: Freiburg sign former Celtic right-back Andreas Hinkel

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VideoCelts · Sep 1, 2011

Freed Celt still looking for new club

Andreas Hinkel is hoping that the closing of the transfer window can help relaunch his career. The former Celtic full-back is still without a club despite interest from a number of Bundesliga clubs and is currently training with Vfb Stuttgart. After mis...

Goal.com · Aug 11, 2011

Former Celtic defender Andreas Hinkel in talks with Stuttgart – report

A report emanating from Germany suggests that negotiations are ongoing, however, sporting director Fredi Bobic seemed uncertain a deal would be finalised...

Yahoo Sport UK · Aug 9, 2011

Bundesliga – Hinkel may return to Stuttgart

Stuttgart sporting director Fredi Bobic says Andreas Hinkel may return to the club after his release from Celtic earlier in the summer...

TEAMtalk · Aug 9, 2011

Hinkel may return to Stuttgart

Hinkel may return to StuttgartTeam talkFormer Germany international Andreas Hinkel could make a return to Stuttgart after being released by Celtic at the end of last season...

VideoCelts · Jul 17, 2011

Schalke interest in former Celt

Schalke 04 have stepped up their interest in former Celt Andreas Hinkel. The full-back left Celtic at the end of June and has been training at home in Stuttgart looking for a club. Hinkel played in a farewell match for Marcelo Bordon in front of 40,000...

· Jul 7, 2011

Former Celt’s pay-as-you-play offer

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Daily Record · Apr 22, 2011

My contract expires soon and I could end up back in Bundesliga, admits Celtic star Andreas Hinkel

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· Mar 22, 2011

Andreas Hinkel nears return

Andreas Hinkel has not given up hope of playing for Celtic again before his contract runs out at the end of this season...

· Jan 19, 2011

Andreas Hinkel’s back in town

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· Jan 19, 2011

Hinkel steps up recovery

Andreas Hinkel has returned to Celtic to step up his rehabilitiation from a long-term knee injury...

· Jan 19, 2011

Hinkel steps up rehabilitation

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· Jan 19, 2011

Hinkel steps up rehabilitation

Celtic defender Andreas Hinkel has returned to Scotland as he steps up his rehabilitation after a serious knee injury...

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