Höwedes with Germany in 2011
|Full name||Benedikt Höwedes|
|Date of birth||29 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Haltern, West Germany|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Current club||Schalke 04|
|2007–2009||Schalke 04 II||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:25, 14 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Höwedes started playing football for his hometown club TuS Haltern in 1994. In 2001 he was transferred to the youth teams of Schalke 04. In 2003 he became captain of Schalke's under-19 team, and as a member of that team he won the Under 19 Bundesliga in 2006.
In January 2007, he signed a professional contract, which contracted him to Schalke 04 until 30 June 2010, and joined Schalke's Bundesliga squad in July. Until October 2007, however, he only played for Schalke's second team in the Oberliga (fourth division).
On 10 December 2008, Höwedes extended his contract which will keep him at the club until 30 June 2014.
On 23 July 2011, Höwedes became captain of Schalke 04.
Höwedes played for the under-18 team and under-19 team and appeared in all matches up to and including the semi-final at the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. On 5 September 2007, he made his first and only under-20 team appearance, due to the fact that he was turning out for the under-21 team on a regular basis.
On 29 May 2011, he made his debut for the senior team in a friendly against Uruguay. On 7 June 2011, he played his first official match against Azerbaijan in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying, Germany won the match 3–1, with Höwedes setting up the first goal, which was scored by Mesut Özil.
Höwedes was selected in the German squad for UEFA Euro 2012.
As of 19 November 2013
|Germany national football team|
- Scores and results lists Germany's goal tally first.
|1.||15 August 2012||Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt||Argentina||1–3||1–3||Friendly|
- As of 22 March 2014
|2006–07||Schalke 04 II||Oberliga Westfalen||1||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|2008–09||Schalke 04 II||Regionalliga West||1||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
- FC Schalke 04
- Germany U-21
- Fritz Walter Medal 2007 in Gold (Category U19)
- "DFB ehrt Nachwuchsspieler der Saison mit Medaille". SportBasis.com. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2009.[dead link]
- "Zwangspause für Pander". kicker.de. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
- "Benedikt Höwedes verlängert Vertrag um vier Jahre bis 2014". Schalke04.de. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2008.[dead link]
- Burrow, John (9 March 2013). "Schalke extends Howedes contract until 2017". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- "Deutschland – Österreich 0:1 (0:0)" (in German). dfb.de. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
- "Argentina beats Germany 3–1 in exhibition". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- "Schalker Draxler ab Mitte Februar wieder Schüler". Lübecker Nachrichten Magazin. Lübecker Nachrichten online. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
- German national team profile (German)
- Benedikt Höwedes at transfermarkt.de (German)
- Benedikt Höwedes at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Benedikt Höwedes – FIFA competition record
- Benedikt Höwedes – UEFA competition record
- Benedikt Höwedes at National-Football-Teams.com
- ESPN FC profile
|Schalke 04 captain