Fabian Heimpel

Fabian Heimpel (born 21 August 1990)[1] is a German international rugby union player, playing for the University of Cape Town RFC and the German national rugby union team.

Fabian (FH6) Heimpel
Birth nameFabian Heimpel
Date of birth (1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 30)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
- 2011
2011
2011 - present
Germany RGH
South Africa UCT RFC
Germany RGH
?
 ?
15
?
 ?
(131)
Correct as of 30 April 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 - present  Germany 10 (72)
Correct as of 8 April 2012
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
 Germany

He made his debut for Germany against Portugal on 27 February 2010.[1]

Heimpel has also played for the Germany's 7's side in the past, like at the 2009 Hannover Sevens.[2]

Heimpel was top scorer of the Rugby-Bundesliga in 2009–10, with 225 points. At the end of the 2010–11 season, Heimpel, together with his friend Florian Wehrspann, moved to South Africa for a year, to join University of Cape Town RFC, a team the former German international Bodo Sieber used to play for,[3] but opted to return to Germany early.

Fabian Heimpel was one of four German rugby players, together with Mustafa Güngör, Raphael Pyrasch and Bastian Himmer, who were promised by the DRV that they could join the Sportkompanie of the Bundeswehr, a special sports unit within the German Army. This was, however, not the case, with no places available in the unit for male rugby players until 2012. This led to great resentment by the players towards the DRV and its then-chairman Claus-Peter Bach because all four had turned down other options in favour of the promised place in the Sportkompanie. Heimpel subsequently opted out of military service altogether and chose civilian service instead.[4]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

  • German sevens championship
    • Champions: 2009

PersonalEdit

  • Rugby-Bundesliga
    • Top scorer: 2009–10

- May 2018- September 2018 Vice European Champion Grand Prix Series Moscow, Exteter, Marcoussis and Lodz - August 2018 German Champions 7's, Heusenstamm - April 2018 World Series Qualifier 7's, Hong Kong (Finalist) - September 2017 Oktoberfest 7's, Munich - July 2017 German Champions 7's, Heidelberg - June 2017 - July 2017 European Grand Prix Series Moscow, Exteter, Clermont and Lodz) - April 2017 World Series Qualifier 7's, Hong Kong (Finalist) - June 2016 - September 2016 European Grand Prix Series Moscow, Exeter, Gdansk) - July 2016 German Champions 7's, Heidelberg - June 2016 Olympic Qualification Repechage, Monaco - July 2015 German Champions 7's, Heusenstamm - June 2015 - July 2015 European Championship Grand Prix Series Moscow, Bucharest, Manchester and Lyon - June 2014- July 2014 European Championship Grand Prix Series Moscow, Bucharest, Manchester and Lyon - June 2013 - July 2013 European Championship Grand Prix Series Bucharest, Lyon - June 2012 - July 2012 European Championship Grand Prix Series Lyon, Moscow, Odense - July 2011 Promotion from B Division to Grand Prix Series - July 2009 European Championships Hanover 7's (debut) - July 2009 German Champion 7's, Heusenstamm - July 2008 German Champion 7's, Heusenstamm

[5]

StatsEdit

Fabian Heimpel's personal statistics in club and international rugby:[6]

ClubEdit

Year Club Division Games Tries Con Pen DG Place
2008–09 RG Heidelberg Rugby-Bundesliga 15 0 26 25 1 5th
2009–10 17 6 46 33 1 2nd — Semi-finals
2010–11 16 5 35 24 0 4th — Semi-finals
2011 University of Cape Town RFC
2011–12 RG Heidelberg Rugby-Bundesliga 15 1 24 26 0 6th
  • As of 30 April 2012

National teamEdit

European Nations CupEdit

Year Team Competition Games Points Place
2008–2010 Germany European Nations Cup First Division 2 7 6th — Relegated
2010–2012 Germany European Nations Cup Division 1B 7 46 4th

Friendlies and other competitionsEdit

Year Team Competition Games Points
2010 Germany Friendly 1 19
  • As of 8 April 2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fabian Heimpel profile at scrum.com accessed: 20 March 2010
  2. ^ Germany roster 2008 Hannover Sevens (in German) Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 2 March 2010
  3. ^ TotalRugby Wechselbörse 2011/2012 (in German) totalrugby.de, accessed: 26 August 2011
  4. ^ Böses Foul gegen Rugbyspieler (in German) Frankfurter Rundschau, accessed: 27 August 2011
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/fabsheimpel6/
  6. ^ Fabian Heimpel profile at totalrugby.de (in German) accessed: 20 March 2010

External linksEdit