Christian Clemens

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Christian Clemens
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Personal information
Full name Christian Clemens
Date of birth (1991-08-04) 4 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Cologne, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger / Second Striker
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 11
Youth career
1997–2001 SC Köln Weiler-Volkhoven
2001–2009 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 1. FC Köln II 11 (0)
2010–2013 1. FC Köln 89 (13)
2013– Schalke 04 13 (0)
National team
2007 Germany U16 7 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U17 7 (0)
2008–2009 Germany U18 10 (3)
2009–2010 Germany U19 5 (2)
2010–2011 Germany U20 3 (2)
2011–2013 Germany U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2013

Christian Clemens (German pronunciation: [ˈkʁɪs.tɪ.an ˈklɛ.məns]; born 4 August 1991) is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger or second striker for FC Schalke 04.

Club career[edit]

1. FC Köln[edit]

Clemens started his career with SC Weiler-Volkhoven, joined 1. FC Köln at the age of ten and progressed through the club's youth system.[1] He made his first-team debut in a 1–0 win against FC St. Pauli.[2] In December 2010, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.[3] He moved to Schalke 04 for the 2013–14 Bundesliga season.[4]

Schalke 04[edit]

On 17 June 2013, FC Schalke 04 confirmed that Christian Clemens signed a 4-year professional contract with them until 30 June 2017.[5] The transfer fee is reported as €3,000,000 by the S04 Sport and Communications manager Horst Heldt.[5] Christian Clemens was assigned a number 11 shirt, previously worn by Ibrahim Afellay.[5]

International career[edit]

Clemens previously played for several Germany national youth football teams and on 6 September 2010 Clemens made his debut for the Germany U-20 national football team in a 3–2 victory over Switzerland in which Clemens also scored his first goal for the Germany U-20 national football team.[6] On 6 February 2011, Clemens received his first call-up to the Germany U-21 national football team for a match against the Greece U-21 national football team.[7] On 9 February 2011, Clemens debuted for the Germany U-21 national football team in a friendly match against the Greece U-21 national football team.[7]

Playing style[edit]

Clemens is mainly deployed as a winger and utilized on the left or right flanks on the football pitch;[8] but Clemens can also be deployed as a second striker.[8] Clemens himself sees his strengths on the flanks of the football pitch.[8] Clemens possesses accurate heading and shooting of the ball, great agility and endurance, physical strength, rapid acceleration and speed.[8] Clemens is a dummy specialist and a silky dribbler which Clemens utilizes to bamboozle opposition defenders in one-on-one situations with ease.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 13 September 2014[9]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other1 Total
1. FC Köln Bundesliga 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1. FC Köln II Regionalliga West 10 0 10 0
1. FC Köln Bundesliga 2010–11 27 2 3 0 30 2
1. FC Köln II Regionalliga West 1 0 1 0
1. FC Köln Bundesliga 2011–12 31 5 2 0 33 5
2. Bundesliga 2012–13 31 6 2 1 33 7
FC Schalke 04 Bundesliga 2013–14 11 0 2 0 5 0 18 0
2014–15 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Club totals 1. FC Köln II 11 0 0 0 11 0
1. FC Köln 89 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 96 14
FC Schalke 04 13 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 21 0
Career statistics 113 13 10 1 5 0 0 0 128 14

Personal life[edit]

Clemens was dating German, Lynn Julia Mester, a professional female footballer whom played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen (women).[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmidt, Joachim (14 September 2010). "Neue Freiheiten in der Offensive beim 1. FC Köln" (in German). General-Anzeiger Online. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Gonscherowski, Tobias. "Well worth the risk". bundesliga.de. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Köln feiert Bubi Clemens, Poldi verletzt" (in German). Sport Bild. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Vertrag bis 2017: Clemens verstärkt Schalke" (in German). kicker.de. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Schalke 04 sign Christian Clemens from FC Köln". SB Nation. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Premiere für Mark Uth" [Debut for Mark Uth]. ksta.de (in Deutsch). Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "U21 ohne Schürrle und Vukcevic gegen Griechenland" [U21 without Schürrle and Vukcevic against Greece]. zeit.de. Die Zeit. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Clemens und die Ausstiegsklausel" [Clemens and the get-out clause]. kicker.de (in German) (Kicker). 8 February 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Christian Clemens" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Alexander Haubrichs and Markus Crutches (19 October 2010). "Seine Freundin Lynn stürmt für Bayer Leverkusen" [His girlfriend Lynn striker for Bayer Leverkusen]. express.de (in German). Express. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Alexander Haubrichs and Markus Crutches (7 December 2012). "Von der Spielerin zur Spielerfrau" [From player to player woman]. express.de (in German). Express. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 

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