Amaury Bischoff

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Amaury Bischoff
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Bischoff in training with Werder Bremen.
Personal information
Full name Amaury Armindo Bischoff
Date of birth (1987-03-31) 31 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Colmar, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Preußen Münster
Number 10
Youth career
Colmar
2004–2005 Strasbourg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Werder Bremen II 62 (6)
2006–2008 Werder Bremen 0 (0)
2008–2009 Arsenal 1 (0)
2009–2011 Académica 10 (0)
2010 Aves (loan) 10 (1)
2011–2012 Aves 20 (1)
2012– Preußen Münster 50 (13)
National team
? France U18
2009 Portugal U21 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Amaury Armindo Bischoff (born 31 March 1987) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for SC Preußen Münster in Germany, as a central midfielder.

Early years[edit]

Bischoff was born in Colmar, Haut-Rhin, the son of a French father – from Alsace – and a Portuguese mother.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bischoff began his football career at SR Colmar, finishing his formation at RC Strasbourg. Aged 18, he moved to Germany and signed for SV Werder Bremen, going on to spend the majority of his spell with the reserve side, but training with the main squad several times.

On 14 March 2007, Bischoff made his debut for Werder's first team, replacing Brazilian Diego in the 74th minute of a 2–0 home win against Celta de Vigo, for the season's UEFA Cup (3–0 on aggregate). It would be his only official game for the club.

Arsenal[edit]

Bischoff left Werder Bremen on 1 July 2008, after rejecting a contract extension. Shortly after, he made a statement in which he said that his transfer to Arsenal was imminent.[1][2] It was subsequently confirmed on 30 July, with manager Arsène Wenger stating he knew the signing was a "gamble on talent" due to the midfielder's injury record.[3]

Bischoff made his debut in an Arsenal shirt on 6 October 2008, in a reserve match against Stoke City,[4] making his first appearance with the first team on 11 November, in a 3–0 home win against Wigan Athletic for the season's League Cup, coming on as a substitute in the 77th minute.[5] He made two more cup appearances for Arsenal's main squad, both as a substitute: the 2–0 League Cup defeat at Burnley in December 2008, and the 4–0 FA Cup win against Cardiff City in February 2009.

On 2 May 2009, Bischoff made his first and only Premier League appearance for Arsenal, replacing Theo Walcott in the 64th minute of the side's 3–0 away win against Portsmouth. He was released by the Gunners when his contract expired on 30 June 2009, having been unable to break into the first team.[6]

Portugal[edit]

On 26 August 2009, Bischoff signed with Académica de Coimbra in Portugal, on a two-year deal.[7] He made his top division debut on 2 October in a 2–4 home defeat against C.S. Marítimo, starting the match and being replaced at half-time. It would be his only appearance of the season, which he finished on loan to C.D. Aves, in the second level.

On 30 June 2011, after declining all offers from Académica to renew his contract, Bischoff left the Students. He signed shortly after with former club Desportivo das Aves.

International career[edit]

Bischoff started representing France at under-18 level. However, on 14 May 2007, he chose to play for Portugal.

On 10 February 2009, in his debut with Portugal under-21s (ultimately his only appearance), Bischoff scored the opener in a 3–1 friendly win against Switzerland.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 22 July 2013[8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Werder Bremen II 2005–06 34 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 4 2
Total 34 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 4 2
Werder Bremen II 2006–07 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 2 4
Total 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 2 4
Werder Bremen 2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Werder Bremen II 2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Arsenal 2008–09 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Total 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Académica 2009–10 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Aves 2009–10 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0
Total 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0
Académica 2010–11 9 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0
Total 9 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0
Aves 2011–12 20 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2 0
Total 20 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2 0
Preußen Münster 2012–13 34 10 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 10 13
Total 34 10 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 10 13
Preußen Münster 2013–14 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2
Total 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2
Career total 141 21 20 12 3 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 160 24 21


References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawless, Matt (1 July 2008). "Amaury transfer to Arsenal 'imminent'". London: The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 3 July 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Bischoff set for Gunners". Sky Sports. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Portuguese midfielder Amaury Bischoff joins Arsenal". Arsenal FC. 30 July 2008. Archived from the original on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2008. 
  4. ^ "Arsenal 3–2 Stoke City match report". Arsenal FC. 6 October 2008. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 6 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Arsenal 3–0 Wigan Athletic match report". Arsenal FC. 11 November 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Bischoff released by Arsenal". Sky Sports. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Académica: Amaury Bischoff assina por duas épocas" [Académica: Amaury Bischoff signs for two seasons] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Amaury Bischoff – Performance data". Retrieved 22 July 2013. 

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