* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 November 2007
Christian Pander (born 28 August 1983 in Münster) is a Germanfootballer who currently plays for Hannover 96 of the Bundesliga, as a left back. He is known for his powerful left-foot free-kicks and willingness to burst up the left wing.
Pander is a product of the Schalke 04 youth system and has been part of the senior squad since 2004. He made his Bundesliga debut on 6 August 2004 in a 1–0 away loss to Werder Bremen. His career has been plagued with injuries. He missed the entire 2005–06 and 2009–10 seasons due to serious injuries. Pander's last competitive game for Schalke was on 10 May 2009 where he injured his knee against Borussia Mönchengladbach and had to be taken off in the 16th minute.
Pander agreed to join league rival Hannover 96 from Schalke on 19 June 2011, signing a one-year contract.
Pander has been capped twice for his country. He scored on his debut for Germany on 22 August 2007, a powerful strike from roughly 25 yards against England. With Gary Lineker proclaiming post match that Pander "Eats, Shoots and Leaves". The game ended with Germany winning 2–1.