Heinrich Schmidtgal

Heinrich Schmidtgal (Russian Генрих Шмидтгаль; born November 20, 1985 in Issyk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union ) is a Kazakh football player. He can play at left-back and left winger and is a 1.74 meter tall left-footed.




Schmidtgals Russian-German family settled in 1987 by Issyk made ​​by Pub. Heinrich Schmidtgal at that time was two years old. His first club was the Westphalian club FC Hövelriege, before he moved to the youth to SC Verl. In 2003, he was among the first team in the Oberliga Westfalen, in which he became a regular player. Although the club climb at the end of the 2006/07 season, he left Verl and moved to VfL Bochum.

VfL Bochum II

For Bochum he played in the second team two years in the fourth- highest division, and was again a regular player. He stood in the meantime even in the squad Bochum Bundesliga team, but came to no use.

Rot-Weiß Oberhausen

For the season 2009/10 Left Wing moved to second division Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. In professional football, he was able to hold immediately and had a stem position held in the middle of the Oberhausen. His first Profitor he scored on 7 Round to game-winning 1:0 against MSV Duisburg. In November 2010, Schmidtgal drew at home to Arminia Bielefeld (3-0) to a tear of the biceps tendon in the knee and was sidelined four months. 9 April 2011 ( 29th Round ), he made his comeback on the grass in the match against Fortuna Dusseldorf. His contract at Oberhausen ran until June 30, 2011, but was not renewed because of the descent of the Oberhausen.

SpVgg Greuther Fürth

For the 2011/12 season Schmidtgal moved to SpVgg Greuther Fürth. In Fürth, he received a two-year contract until 30 June 2013. Fürth With it rose at the end of the 2011/2012 season in the Bundesliga, where he made ​​his debut on 25 August 2012 at the game against Bayern Munich under coach Mike Büskens. Sporty but the season for Fürth was sobering and the renewed decline was the result. In addition, he was ousted on his erstwhile regular place, the left -back position of Abdul Rahman Baba. Schmidtgal then extended due to the lack of sporting perspective his contract in Fürth not and left the club after the end of the season.

Fortuna Dusseldorf

For the 2013/14 season Schmidtgal moved to Fortuna Dusseldorf. He signed a two-year contract until 30 June 2015.


Schmidtgal was until 2010 only in the possession of German citizenship, but received 2010, a Kazakh passport. On 30 July 2010 the defender by the then Kazakh national team coach Bernd Storck was nominated in the preliminary squad of the Kazakh national team for the European Championship qualifier against Turkey on 3 September and was from the beginning to his first international cap. On 12 October 2010 Schmidtgal graduated with the European Championship qualifier against Germany his third international match. Against the German national team at the 1:4 defeat in the World Cup qualifier with the results for the interim 1:3 in the 46th minute, he scored in his 12th international match on March 26, 2013 in Nuremberg, his first goal.


  • SC Verl Master of the Oberliga Westfalen 2006/ 07
  • Master of the 2nd Bundesliga 2011/12
  • Promotion to the Bundesliga in 2011/12