Nico Rinderknecht is a 19-year-old defensive midfielder for FC Ingolstadt 04. Rinderknecht was born on October 11, 1997, in Giessen, Germany, and played football for various clubs in Giessen and, starting in 2011, in the youth organization of Eintracht Frankfurt. His senior career began with Eintracht’s squad in the 1. Bundesliga, where he made 1 appearance in the 2015-16 season. He transferred to Ingolstadt for the current season on a 3-year contract, and the club expected him to start by training with the senior squad and playing on the u-23 squad, with the potential to appear in 1. Bundesliga matches.