Clemens Fritz

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Clemens Fritz
Clemens Fritz - SV Werder Bremen (2).jpg
Fritz playing for Werder in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Clemens Fritz
Date of birth (1980-12-07) 7 December 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Erfurt, East Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back / Right wing back
Club information
Current team
Werder Bremen
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Rot-Weiß Erfurt 32 (10)
2001–2003 Karlsruher SC 61 (7)
2003–2006 Bayer Leverkusen 43 (2)
2006– Werder Bremen 206 (4)
National team
2001 Germany U-21 1 (0)
2002 Germany Team 2006 1 (0)
2006–2008 Germany 22 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:43, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Clemens Fritz (born 7 December 1980 in Erfurt, East Germany) is a German footballer who plays as a right back for Werder Bremen. He also plays as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Fritz started his footballing career playing for the Regionalliga club Rot-Weiß Erfurt. In the summer of 2001, he joined 2. Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC and scored five goals in 32 games. When he was signed by Bayer Leverkusen in 2003, he was loaned back to Karlsruhe to play first team football. He got onto Leverkusen's first team in the 2003–04 season second half after showing his capabilities for their reserve team. Fritz played 14 more first team games for Leverkusen that season, gaining them a UEFA Champions League place. In 2004, he broke his leg during a pre-season game against Rot-Weiss Essen, ruling him out the entire season. He became a first team regular for Leverkusen until he joined Werder Bremen in the summer of 2006.

International career[edit]

Having played for the Germany U-18s and U-21s, Fritz debuted with the senior team in October 2006, in a 4–1 win in Slovakia. In June of the following year, he scored his first international goal, in a 6–0 rout of minnows San Marino.

Euro 2008[edit]

Fritz was selected in the 23-man squad for the European Championship in Austria and Switzerland in 2008. He appeared in Germany's opening game against Poland, which his team won 2–0. He also appeared in the second game against Croatia, but his team lost 1–2.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2007 Frankenstadion, Nuremberg, Germany  San Marino 6–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
2. 17 November 2007 AWD Arena, Hannover, Germany  Cyprus 1–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

As of 20 October 2013.[1]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rot-Weiß Erfurt 2000–01 Regionalliga Süd 32 10 1 0 33 10
Total 32 10 1 0 33 10
Karlsruher SC 2001–02 2. Bundesliga 31 5 1 0 32 5
2002–03 30 2 1 0 31 2
Total 61 7 2 0 63 7
Bayer Leverkusen 2003–04 Bundesliga 14 1 1 0 15 1
2004–05 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2005–06 29 1 1 0 2 0 32 0
Total 43 2 2 0 3 0 48 2
Werder Bremen 2006–07 Bundesliga 32 1 0 0 12 1 44 2
2007–08 23 1 0 0 8 0 31 1
2008–09 24 0 6 0 12 0 42 0
2009–10 30 1 6 0 18 0 54 1
2010–11 29 0 2 0 6 1 37 1
2011–12 32 1 1 0 33 1
2012–13 22 0 1 0 23 0
2013–14 14 0 1 0 15 0
Total 206 4 17 0 56 2 279 6
Career total 342 23 22 0 59 2 423 25

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Werder Bremen

National team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fritz, Clemens". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 20 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Per Mertesacker
Werder Bremen captain
2011-present
Incumbent