André Schürrle

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André Schürrle
Andre Schürrle, Germany national football team (06).jpg
Schürrle playing for Germany
Personal information
Full name André Schürrle[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-06) 6 November 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Ludwigshafen, Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 14
Youth career
1996–2006 Ludwigshafener SC
2006–2009 1. FSV Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 1. FSV Mainz 05 66 (20)
2011–2013 Bayer Leverkusen 65 (18)
2013– Chelsea 26 (7)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U19 11 (4)
2009 Germany U20 1 (1)
2009–2010 Germany U21 4 (3)
2010– Germany 31 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:21, 13 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:53, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

André Schürrle (born 6 November 1990) is a German footballer, who plays as a forward and winger for Premier League club Chelsea and the German national team. A full international since 2010, he was a member of the German squad at UEFA Euro 2012.

Early life[edit]

Schürrle was born in Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate to Luise[3] and Joachim Schürrle.[4] Growing up in Ludwigshafen, Schurrle joined local club Ludwigshafener SC at the age of 5, where his skills began to blossom.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Schürrle started his career at local club Ludwigshafener SC, before joining 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 2006. He spent three years playing for the club's youth teams, where he won the Under 19 Bundesliga in 2009.

1. FSV Mainz 05[edit]

In August 2009, Schürrle made his Bundesliga debut in a 2–2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen on the opening day of the 2009–10 season.[5] The following month, on 19 September 2009, Schürrle scored his first two league goals in a 3–2 away win against VfL Bochum before signing a professional contract with the club later in the week.[6] He finished his debut Bundesliga season, missing just one match, scoring five goals and making three assists, as Mainz finished ninth.

In September 2010, Mainz announced that Schürrle had signed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen, and would join the club at the end of the 2010–11 season. The transfer fee agreed between the two clubs was believed to be in the region of €8 million.[5] He finished a brilliant second season with Mainz, scoring 15 Bundesliga goals in 34 Bundesliga matches, a club record, surpassing the previous record held by Mohamed Zidan, who scored 14 goals in the 2006–07 season. Also, helping Mainz to finish fifth in the league and qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

Schürrle completed his £6.5 million move to Bayer Leverkusen in 2011,[7] signing a five-year contract with the club until the summer of 2016.[8] He scored on his debut in a German Cup tie against SG Dynamo Dresden. He had to wait until 15 October 2011 to open his Bundesliga account for Bayer Leverkusen, when he netted a late equalizer against Borussia Mönchengladbach, rescuing his side a point as the match finished 2–2.[9] Schürrle registered his first European goal in the Champions League in a home win over Valencia CF four days later.[10] He finished the 2011–12 season, only scoring six league goals, with pundits citing the primary reason for his inconsistency because he was being played out wide, rather than playing mainly as a forward as he did for Mainz.

On 26 September, Schürrle scored his first goal of the season against Augsburg in a 3–1 win.[11] In the fixture against Bayern Munich on 28 October 2012, Schürrle provided an assist for Stefan Kießling in a 2–1 win at the Allianz Arena. This gave Bayern their first loss of the season in the Bundesliga and gave Bayer Leverkusen their first victory in Munich since October 1989.[12] On 30 March 2013, Schürrle scored twice in the match against Fortuna Düsseldorf, in a 4–1 win.[13] On 20 April 2013, Schürrle scored a brace and made an assist as they thumped Hoffenheim 5–0 at home.[14] Schürrle finished the 2012–13 campaign, scoring 14 goals and contributing nine assists.[15]

Chelsea[edit]

Schürrle playing against Roma in 2013
Schürrle warming up for Chelsea in 2013

On 18 April 2013, it was confirmed that Bayer Leverkusen's director of sport Rudi Völler had travelled to London to hold talks with Chelsea over the transfer of Schürrle, although no fee had yet been agreed.[16] On 13 June 2013, Chelsea confirmed via their official website that they had reached an agreement with Leverkusen for the transfer of Schürrle.[17] With the transfer fee reported to be in the region of €21 million (£18 million).[18][19] On 25 June 2013, Chelsea announced that they had completed the transfer of Schürrle, bringing an end to the Londoners' protracted pursuit of the German forward. With Schürrle signing a five-year contract, he was given the number 14 shirt.[20] On 4 August Schürrle scored his first goal in a Chelsea shirt in a pre-season friendly match against Milan during a tour of the United States.[21]

On 18 August 2013, Schürrle made his competitive debut for Chelsea, coming on as a 67th-minute substitute for Kevin De Bruyne in a Premier League 2–0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge.[22] His first goal for Chelsea came in the club's 2–1 home victory over title challengers Manchester City on 27 October 2013, where he scored from a cross by teammate Fernando Torres.[23] On 7 December 2013, he then scored two goals against Stoke City in a 3–2 defeat.[24] On 1 March 2014, Schürrle scored his first Premier League hat-trick, against Fulham in a 3–1 away victory in the West London derby.[25] On 22 March 2014, Schürrle assisted Samuel Eto'o's goal in the 5th minute and sent Chelsea into a 2-0 lead on the 7th minute at home to Arsenal, in a match where he was awarded Man of the match, as Chelsea went on to win 6-0.[26]

On 8 April 2014, Schürrle scored in Chelsea's second leg UEFA Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain to help the Blues overturn a 3–1 first leg deficit, in a match that eventually ended in a 2–0 win and with Chelsea advancing to the semi-finals on the away-goals rule.[27]

International career[edit]

Schürrle playing for Germany in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Austria, on 3 June 2011
Schürrle warming-up for Germany

Youth team[edit]

Schürrle made his debut in a UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualifying match against Luxembourg, which resulted in a 3–0 win. After impressing for 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga he was called up to the under-21 team team in 2009.

Senior team[edit]

In November 2010, Schürrle received a call up to the senior team.[28] He subsequently made his debut in a friendly against Sweden, appearing as a substitute in the 79th minute. Schürrle and Mario Götze, who came on simultaneously, were the first two German international players to be born in reunified Germany.[29] On 29 May 2011, Schürrle scored his first goal for the senior team, during a friendly against Uruguay in a 2–1 win.[30]

Euro 2012[edit]

Schürrle was chosen in Germany's squad for their qualification for UEFA Euro 2012. He scored against Azerbaijan in a 3–1 win, on 7 June 2011.[31] On 2 September 2011, he scored again in the 6–2 thrashing victory over Austria,[32] in both cases coming on as a substitute. In the next qualification fixture against Belgium on 11 October 2011, Schürrle was rewarded with his first start in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, and scored in the 33rd minute chipping over Simon Mignolet.[33] After scoring three times during the campaign as Germany won ten out of ten games to top their group in their qualifiers, Schürrle was named in the Germany 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2012 and was given the number nine shirt.[32] He made his first appearance at Euro 2012 on 17 June, coming on as a substitute in the 64th minute for Lukas Podolski, in the 2–1 win over Denmark.[34] He started the quarter finals against the Greece, but could not find the back of the net and was substituted for Mario Gómez in a 4–2 win for Germany.

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying[edit]

On 11 October 2013, Schürrle scored a goal against Republic of Ireland in a 3–0 victory. Four days later, he scored three goals against Sweden in a 5–3 victory for Germany.

Playing style[edit]

Schürrle usually plays as a winger for Chelsea but naturally positioned as a second striker.[35] One of Schürrle's "key asset" is his "long-distance sprinting on the counter-attack."[35] Schürrle also has an excellent fitness level, work-rate and pace.[35] Schürrle is considered to be a "good finisher" and "capable of executing counter-attacks effectively."[35] He has been called a "really good finisher" by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, going on to say that it is because Schürrle "has cold blood" in "front of the goals".

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 13 April 2014.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
Mainz 05 Bundesliga 2009–10 33 5 1 0 34 5
2010–11 33 15 1 0 34 15
Club totals 66 20 2 0 0 0 68 20
Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 2011–12 31 7 1 1 8 1 40 9
2012–13 34 11 3 1 6 2 43 14
Club totals 65 18 4 2 14 3 83 23
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Chelsea Premier League 2013–14 26 7 1 0 1 0 8 1 1 0 37 8
Club totals 26 7 1 0 1 0 8 1 1 0 37 8
Club totals Germany 131 38 6 2 14 3 151 43
England 26 7 1 0 1 0 8 1 1 0 37 8
Career statistics 157 45 7 2 1 0 22 4 1 0 188 51

International career statistics[edit]

National team statistics[edit]

Germany national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 10 5
2012 9 2
2013 10 4
2014 1 0
Total 31 11

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first.[36][37][38][39][40][41][42]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 May 2011 Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany  Uruguay 2–0 2–1 Friendly
2. 7 June 2011 Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
3. 10 August 2011 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany  Brazil 3–1 3–2 Friendly
4. 2 September 2011 Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany  Austria 5–2 6–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
5. 11 October 2011 Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany  Belgium 2–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
6. 26 May 2012 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland   Switzerland 2–3 3–5 Friendly
7. 31 May 2012 Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany  Israel 2–0 2–0 Friendly
8. 11 October 2013 Rhein-Energie Stadion, Cologne, Germany  Republic of Ireland 2–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying
9. 15 October 2013 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden  Sweden 3–2 5–3 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying
10. 4–2
11. 5–3

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