KEEPERsport was founded in 2000 by former Austrian professional goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach Georg Heu (Admira Wacker), who runs the company today along with CEO Martin Krenn (also a former professional goalkeeper) and financial expert Franz Kalla (General Manager at Vienna Capitals Ice Hockey).
The early beginnings were a company called "Flying KEEPER", which was founded by Georg Heu too. At the turn of the century KEEPERsport launched its new webshop and targeted telemarketing caused a rapid increase in sales. Since 2008 there is a subsidiary company in Germany, based in Augsburg-Bergheim. It works alongside the headquarters in Kottingbrunn, Austria and is managed by CEO Martin Krenn and sales manager Christian Krieglmeier (another former professional goalkeeper). Christoph Nowak takes care of professional goalkeepers, brand promotion, news and social networks. He is also based in Germany and gained a broad knoledge in the field of goalkeeping during his employment with adidas and PUMA.
The KEEPERsport headquarters in Kottingbrunn (Austria) holds the warehouse, a huge goalkeeping shop with sales area and several offices. KEEPERsport operates franchise businesses and partner agencies in many European countries: Our goalkeeper specialists are represented in France, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary. KEEPERsport has become one of world's leading goalkeeper specialists mainly due to its multibuy offers, which offer good value for money and because of special deals from a variety of well-respected suppliers like Erima, PUMA, Reusch and Uhlsport. Especially our company customized goalkeeper gloves, the "KEEPERsport Editions", are well-known on the market and often used by professionals. Both, our products and professional customer service were and are designed specifically for the needs of a football goalkeeper.
Numerous renowned professionals trust in products by KEEPERsport now as then. Among them are goalkeepers such as Manuel Neuer, René Adler, Timo Hildebrand, Tim Wiese, Diego Benaglio from Switzerland, Michael Gspurning, Logan Bailly from Belgium and Francesco Toldo.
The story of success continues with our own glove production, the KEEPERsport VARAN. Here's a list of the many professionals who trust in it: Daniel Bachmann (Stoke City), Sebastian Mielitz (SC Freiburg), Nico Burchert (SC Paderborn), Sascha Burchert and Marius Gersbeck (Hertha BSC Berlin), Ioannis Gelios (FC Augsburg & Greece U21), Timon Wellenreuther (FC Schalke 04), Patrick Drewes (VfL Wolfsburg), Alexander Brunts-Zöllner (Hamburger SV), Michael Rensing (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Marco Knaller (SV Sandhausen), Marjan Petkovic (Eintracht Braunschweig), Michael Gspurning (PAOK Saloniki), Nick Marsman (FC Twente), Nejc Vidmar (NK Domžale) and Mladen Matković (NK Zadar).