Player Profile

Vitaly Janelt

Vitaly Janelt

27 Midfielder

Nationality :Germany
Date Of Birth :May 10, 1998
Height :184cm
Weight :79kg

Vitaly Janelt (born 10 May 1998) is a German professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Brentford.


Full nameVitaly Janelt
Date of birth10 May 1998 (age 25)
Place of birthHamburg, Germany
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s)Defensive midfielder

Vitaly Janelt Biography, EarlyLife

Janelt was born in Hamburg, Germany, on May 10, 1998. He is 24 years old. In Hamburg, Germany, Vitaly Janelt was born into a lavish household. His parents’ names remain unknown, though. His parents aren’t in the spotlight thanks to Janelt.

Vitaly Janelt Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Vitaly Janelt’s Height, And Weight

Vitaly Janelt has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs around 79 kg. He also has an athletic body type. He has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black. He has a healthy and well-balanced physique.


After beginning his career with spells in the youth systems at Bargfelder SV, SSC Hagen Ahrensburg, and Hamburger SV, Janelt joined the academy at RB Leipzig in 2014, for a fee reported to be €150,000. He signed a five-year professional contract in July 2016 and progressed to the reserve team, for which he made six Regionalliga Nordost appearances during the 2016–17 season. Before Janelt departed from the Red Bull Arena at the end of the 2017–18 season, disciplinary issues led to him spending 18 months away on loan. He failed to win a call into a first-team matchday squad during his time with RB Leipzig.

On 9 January 2017, Janelt joined 2. Bundesliga club VfL Bochum on loan until 30 June 2018, with an option to buy. He made 20 appearances during an injury-affected spell and signed a three-year contract with the club on 30 May 2018, for an undisclosed fee. Janelt looked set to make a breakthrough late in the 2018–19 season before a torn adductor ruled him out of the final eight matches of the campaign. He broke into the first team in 2019–20, making 24 appearances during a season that was ended prematurely by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the final season of his contract, Janelt departed VfL Bochum in October 2020 and made 54 appearances during 3+12 years at the Ruhrstadion. In December 2021, Janelt stated that he “struggled to find consistency” during his spell with the club. He was frequently deployed as a utility player, filling in as a left winger, central defender, and on one occasion, as a stand-in goalkeeper late in a match.

On 3 October 2020, Janelt moved to England to sign a four-year contract with Championship club Brentford for an undisclosed fee, reported to be €600,000. Despite being earmarked by co-director of football Rasmus Ankersen as an overseas player who would “need time to adapt to English football”, an injury suffered by first-choice defensive midfielder Christian Nørgaard in the days following the transfer allowed Janelt to break into the matchday squad. By late October, he had assumed Nørgaard’s starting role. Janelt retained his place throughout the campaign and finished Brentford’s 2021 EFL Championship play-off final-winning 2020–21 season with 47 appearances and four goals.

Janelt began the 2021–22 season as an ever-present starter in Premier League matches and he scored his first goal of the season in a 3–3 draw with Liverpool on 25 September 2021. Aside from missing one month due to a thigh injury suffered in October 2021, Janelt continued in his virtual ever-present role and signed a new four-year contract on 1 April 2022. The following day, he scored his third and fourth goals of the season in a 4–1 win over Chelsea and finished the campaign with 35 appearances.

Janelt began the 2022–23 season primarily in a substitute role but captained the club for the first time during a 2–0 EFL Cup second-round win over Colchester United on 23 August 2022. Despite airing some concerns about his playing time, Janelt finished the season with 37 appearances (predominantly as a starter) and three goals.

Janelt was capped by Germany at U15, U17, U19, U20 and U21 levels. He was a part of the German squads at the 2015 UEFA European U17 Championship and the 2015 U17 World Cup. Janelt made four appearances during the U21 team’s successful 2021 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying campaign. He made four substitute appearances during the team’s successful finals campaign. On 25 September 2021, it was reported that German senior head coach Hansi Flick was present at one of Janelt’s club matches.

Vitaly Janelt’s Net Worth

Janelt’s annual salary at Brentford is £520,000. The market value of Janelt at the moment is about €16 million. He is thought to be worth $5 million.

Vitaly Janelt’s Girlfriend, Dating

Ines Kovac is a stunning woman whom Vitaly Janelt is dating. Janelt and Ines Kovac have been dating since 2016. Ines was surprised with a marriage proposal on her birthday, June 27, 2021, after a five-year relationship.


What is the net worth of Vitaly Janelt?

His net worth is €16 million.

What is the height of Vitaly Janelt?

His height is 6 feet 0 inches.

What is the age of Vitaly Janelt?

His age is 25 years as of 2023.

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