It is a sport that is not yet very well known in Germany, although it looks like normal soccer to outsiders. We are talking about Futsal. A jump reduced ball, a hall, 4 field players and 1 goalie are needed to play this sport. Our colleague Christopher Wittig, 24, mechanic, masters this sport with his team the best in Germany. He has recently become German champion.
He started his career with normal soccer at the Vfl 05 Hohenstein-Ernstthal e.V. Shortly afterwards, the Chemnitz soccer club, where he was trained up to A‑youth level, became aware of him. Already during this time, our mechanic had preferred to play futsal indoors during the winter breaks rather than just go running outside.
After his decline to Vfl 05 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, the first leagues around Futsal were introduced and Wittig made a quick decision: This is his passion. »Futsal is simply more fun because you have to make quick decisions in a small space and the game itself is much faster. Even though I’m tall, I’ve never liked these wide and high balls in ’normal」 soccer. Especially when it came to the header, I or my opponent usually had a lot of bruises.«
In 2018, he and his club will be German champions for the first time and take part in the Champions League. No wonder that the national team will then also take notice of him. Just one year later he travels with the national team to Portugal for the main round of the World Cup qualification in futsal and finishes 4th. In addition to his already steep career, he will become captain of the German national team in 2020.
»I am glad that I am working for NILES-SIMMONS in a company where I was already strongly supported during my apprenticeship to be able to pursue my sport«. After all, three times a week there is club training, once individual fitness training and once a month training courses for the national team lasting several days.
For the coming years, the declared goal is to participate again in the Champions League, to take part in the European Championship Elite Round and to qualify for the first Bundesliga season 2021/2022.
For this goal we wish Christopher and his team maximum success and are proud to have such an employee with us.