Thomas Gilej


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Wuppertal, Germany
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 180
  • Club Wuppertaler SV

🔊 Pronunciation | 🔊 Wuppertal, Germany Pronunciation

NCAA Career Stats

Career Highlights

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2021, 2022)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2022)

2021 (Fall-Sophomore at Ohio State)

  • Appeared in all 14 games, attempting nine shots with four on net
  • Helped the Ohio State defense allow just 1.5 goals per game.
  • Played 1,032 minutes in the fall for a career total of 1,775 in 24 games

2021 (Spring-Freshman at Ohio State)

  • Appeared in all 10 games, attempting 10 shots with eight on net


  • Son of Aneta and Daniel Gilej
  • Played Wuppertaler SV (Club)
  • Has one sibling, Jacqueline
  • Enjoys playing soccer and basketball, spending time with family and friends, gaming, listening to music and watching movies
  • Winning the league championship (Niederrheinlinga) and getting promoted to the Bundesliga is one of his greatest sports thrills to date. The feelings associated with winning a championship in his sport of choice alongside his teammates after months of hard work made winning the championship even more memorable.

Quoting Coach Maisonneuve – Thomas Gilej

“Thomas has a high soccer IQ with the physical attributes to be an exceptional college soccer player. With a 6-3 frame, Thomas moves very well and has soft feet for a big man. He is captain of his U19 Bundesliga team and will be a great teammate in the locker room. Thomas has some versatility and can sit in the midfield or be a force at centerback. We couldn’t be more excited to have Thomas part of the Buckeye family.”