Philipp Köhn joins AS Monaco

Monaco and Austrian champions RB Salzburg have reached an agreement on the transfer of Philipp Köhn, who is now contracted to AS Monaco through to June 2028.

A native of Dinslaken in Germany, the German-Swiss goalkeeper is about to take a new step in his career and play in Ligue 1 after having played professionally in the Swiss and Austrian leagues.

Training in Germany

Having come up through the German youth system, Philipp Köhn has played for Schalke 04, VFB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig, as well as the German national team from U15 to U18 level. He opted to play for the Swiss national team and gave a new direction to his career by signing for Red Bull Salzburg in 2018. In Austria, he discovered the professional world at FC Liefering, before moving to Switzerland on loan with FC Wil in 2020-21.

Discovering top-level football with RB Salzburg

On his return to Salzburg, Philipp Köhn made a name for himself in keeping 30 clean sheets in 60 Austrian Bundesliga games, making a major contribution to Red Bull Salzburg’s success in winning back-to-back titles in 2021-22 and 2022-23. His performances even earned him the title of best goalkeeper in the league last season.

Solid international experience

As well as establishing himself at domestic level, Philipp Köhn has also proved his worth on the European stage (16 Champions League games, 2 Europa League matches), notably playing his part in the team’s run to the Champions League Round of 16 against Bayern Munich (2021-22).

Having played in the group stage of the same competition again last season and been part of the Swiss squad that reached the World Cup Round of 16 in Qatar, the 25-year-old already boasts solid international experience.

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By Monaco Life with press release. Photo source: AS Monaco