Sports Nicknames - Alleskonner, King Kai

Kai Havertz has not been playing at the top level of football for very long, yet he has already started making an impact. The German international played most his career for Bayer Leverkusen before making a big move to Chelsea FC for the 2020-21 season.

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It was at the youth level that Havertz first started to get followers. At the age of 11, he was given a nickname while playing for Leverkusen's youth academy. That nickname was 'Alleskonner' meaning 'Jack of all trades'. It would be only 6 years until he would make his full first team debut for the club, becoming the club's youngest ever Bundesliga player (until the record was broken in 2020).

Havertz quickly became a fan favourite, with his attacking movement and skillful technique finding a way through almost all defences. He became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach 100 appearances.

In 2020, it was announced that Havertz signed a 5-year deal with London club Chelsea. It didn't take him long to get off the mark with the Blues, scoring his first professional hat-trick in a 6-0 EFL cup win over Barnsley. However, the campaign was marred by the lack of any sort of pre-season, as well as the fact that Havertz was infected with COVID-19 in November.

Kai Havertz is undoubtedly one of the most exciting German prospects to come through in recent times. His combination of skills has led to comparisons with Mesut Ozil, Michael Ballack and Toni Kroos, which is certainly not a bad line-up. We can only hope that with a proper pre-season and lack of global pandemic that Havertz will shine for his team.


Kai Havertz has also been nicknamed "King Kai" for his performances (and goals) in the UEFA Champions League and Club World Cup finals.


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