Johannes Brenner

Johannes Brenner
Personal information
Date of birth (1906-01-16)16 January 1906
Place of birth Mäo, Estonia
Date of death 9 September 1975(1975-09-09) (aged 69)
Place of death Tallinn, Estonia
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1925 ESS Kalev Tallinn
1925–1930 Tallinna Jalgpalli Klubi
National team
1923–1930 Estonia 16 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Johannes Brenner (16 January 1906 in Mäo - 9 September 1975 in Tallinn) was an Estonia football forward, who played for ESS Kalev Tallinn, Tallinna Jalgpalli Klubi and the Estonia national football team.

Football career[]

Brenner started playing football in 1920 for ESS Kalev Tallinn. He later also played for Tallinna Jalgpalli Klubi. Won two national championships, one with both clubs. Although he played as a forward or midfielder, he only scored one goal in his entire club career.[1]

From 1923 to 1930, Brenner represented Estonian 16 times and scored four goals in those matches.[2] He made the debut on 24 June 1923 in a friendly against Lithuania[3] and became the youngest ever player (17 years and 159 days) to represent the nation.[1] The record was eventually broken by Jarmo Ahjupera in 2001.[4]

Retired at the age of 24 to concentrate on his career as a military pilot.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Brenner, Johannes". Eesti Spordi Biograafiline Leksikon (in Estonian). Spordikoolituse ja -Teabe Sihtasutus. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  3. ^ "LEEDU – EESTI 0:5" (in Estonian). Jalgpallihaigla. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Võimas võitleja!" [Mighty fighter!]. Õhtuleht (in Estonian). 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.

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