Climbing the German Soccer Ladder into Bayernliga – Eric Johnson


IFX Transfer News: Johnson moving up the ranks into Bayernliga with DJK Gebenbach

After successful soccer trials managed by IFX this Spring, Eric Johnson recently signed for Bayernliga club DJK Gebenbach. This will be the second season for Eric Johnson playing soccer in Germany. Johnson arrived to Germany in July 2021 as part of our Pro 30 Day program (private soccer trials program) receiving multiple offers to play soccer in Germany, and ultimately signed for ASV Vach in the Landesliga Bayern Nordost. At Vach Johnson quickly adapted to the German game and was a key contributor during the 2021-22 campaign. His recent signing with DJK Gebenbach marks a great achievement moving  into the highly competitive semi-pro German Bayernliga.


Eric Johnson is 20 years-old, plays central defensive midfield and had outstanding appearances with ASV Vach last season, making Johnson a targeted reinforcement for Gebenbach's Coach Markus Kipry for the coming season. Johnson is now back in Nürnberg and beginning his preseason at Gebenbach.

"After attending trials with 3 different teams, DJK Gebenbach offered me a spot on the roster. I am super happy and excited to sign with Gebenbach for this season. The trial was an eye opening experience for me as it showed the level at which I need to be at. The trainer Markus Kipry believes I have the potential to eventually gain minutes on the pitch. I am looking forward to proving myself and hopefully get on the score sheet this season" Eric stated.

DJK Gebenbach recently announced the addition of notable and experienced players like Marco Geier, Fabian Vogl and Matthias Götz to the roster who definitely bring a lot of quality to the team and experience to share with younger players like Eric in his path to ascend in German soccer.

Last weekend Eric's turn came to step onto the pitch during a pre-season friendly match, facing recently relegated 3. Bundesliga team Würzburger Kickers. The match was very intense and despite a final score in favor of Würzburg, Johnson and Gebenbach put up a fight and showed a level of commitment Coach Kipry expects from all the team for the coming season in Bayernliga 2022-23.

We from IFX Soccer are happy to support Eric as a soccer agency and wish him every success in his season next to DJK Gebenbach team. If you want to open doors in European soccer market, let’s talk about your next step +1 510-599-4625!

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