LAFC announced today that the Club has signed midfielder Timothy Tillman to a contract through 2025 with an option for 2026. Tillman will be added to LAFC’s roster pending receipt of International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
“Timothy is a dynamic, versatile midfielder with incredible experience in one of the top leagues in the world,” LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington said. “We are excited to welcome him to LA as we firmly believe he will contribute immediately and help in our ambitions to win more trophies.”
Tillman, 24, joins LAFC after playing with German Bundesliga 2 side Greuther Fürth since 2019. Tillman made 85 career appearances across all competitions for Greuther Fürth, helping the team earn promotion to Bundesliga 1 in 2021. The Nuremberg, Germany native appeared in 29 games in the top tier of German football in 2021-22, scoring one goal and registering two assists.
“I am very excited and looking forward to being a part of LAFC and Major League Soccer,” Tillman said. “I want to thank everyone at Greuther Fürth, especially Rachid Azzouzi, for helping me to develop and for giving me this opportunity at this stage of my career.”
Tillman moved to the youth system of F.C. Bayern Munich in 2015, appearing 61 times across all competitions for the U-17 and U-19 teams and recording 15 goals and 21 assists. He joined FC Bayern II in the summer of 2017, making his Bundesliga 2 debut during the 5-0 win vs. FC Ingolstadt 04 II on Jul. 14. Tillman was a member of the FC Bayern first team that won the German Super Cup after defeating Borussia Dortmund in penalties on Aug. 5, 2017.
FC Bayern loaned Tillman to FC Nürnberg for the 2018-19 season where he made a total of 13 appearances across all competitions, including six Bundesliga 1 appearances.
He was transferred to Greuther Fürth in January, 2020 where he re-joined a club that he played with at the youth level from 2009-2015.
A dual citizen of the United States and Germany, Tillman has represented Germany from the U-16 through the U-19 levels. Tillman received his first call up to the German U-16 squad during a 2-0 friendly win over Italy on Mar. 18, 2015. Tillman helped Germany win the 2016 FIFA Algrave Tournament at the U-17 level. Overall, Timothy has made 20 appearances and has registered 3 goals for Germany across all competitions from the U-16 to U-19 levels.
TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs midfielder Timothy Tillman from Germany’s Greuther Fürth to a contract through 2025 with an option for 2026.