Fabian Giefer

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Fabian Giefer
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Personal information
Full name Fabian Giefer
Date of birth (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Adenau, West Germany
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 34
Youth career
1996–1999 1. FC Oberahr
1999–2003 TuRa Lommersdorf
2003–2009 Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Bayer Leverkusen II 43 (0)
2009–2012 Bayer Leverkusen 6 (0)
2012–2014 Fortuna Düsseldorf 64 (0)
2014– Schalke 04 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Germany U16 4 (0)
2006–2007 Germany U17 16 (0)
2008 Germany U18 1 (0)
2010 Germany U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2010

Fabian Giefer (born 17 May 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Adenau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Giefer began his football career at 1. FC Oberahr as his first youth club. He then move to TuRa Lommersdorf before moving to Bayer Leverkusen, where he started his professional career. He would soon promoted to Bayer Leverkusen II.

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

After being promoted to the first team, He made his Bundesliga debut on 6 November 2009 against Eintracht Frankfurt.[2] He had a clean sheet and the team won 4–0.

On 1 December 2010, he made his international debut for the UEFA Europa League, substituting Bayer's #1 goalkeeper, René Adler. The team won 1–0 against Norway's Rosenborg.

On 7 August 2011 against 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the opening weekend of the 2011–12 Bundesliga season, Giefer was concussed and stated that he doesn't remember anything about the last month.[3][4][5]

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

On 4 June 2012, it was announced that Giefer will join Fortuna Düsseldorf with a two-year contract until 30 June 2014.[6] Giefer revealed he turned down a move to Bayern Munich because he wanted a first team action as Giefer would be a back-up to first choice goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, if he did joined.[7] He made his competitive debut, in the first round of DFB-Pokal, in a 1–0 win over Wacker Burghausen[8] In a 3–2 loss against Augsburg, Giefer says he was responsible for the conceding after the match and will not get over his mistake[9] A week on, Giefer would make amends when he provided assist for Axel Bellinghausen, in a 1–0 win over Greuther Fürth.

Schalke 04[edit]

In June 2014, Giefer joined Schalke 04 on a free transfer signing a 4-year contract running until 30 June 2018 and Giefer was assigned the squad number 34.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Club League Season App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals CS
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
Bayer Leverkusen II Regionalliga 2008–09 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 [11]
2009–10 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 4
2010–11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2
2011–12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 4
Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 2009–10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2
2010–11 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1
2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2012–13 34 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 10
2. Bundesliga 2013–14 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 9
Schalke 04 Bundesliga 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 23 August 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giefer, Fabian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "1, 2, 3 - nach elf Minuten war alles vorbei" (in German). kicker.de. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Giefer loses month's memory". ESPN Soccernet. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Giefer: "Kompletter Filmriss"". kicker. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bayers Pannen-Torwart fehlt "ein Monat Erinnerung"". Die Welt. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fortuna verpflichtet Torhüter Fabian Giefer" (in German). 4 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Giefer: I turned down Bayern Munich". Goal.com. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "SV Wacker Burghausen 0 – 1 Fortuna Düsseldorf". ESPN Soccernet. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "After errors against Augsburg: "Everything is fine " with Fabian Giefer" [Nach Fehlern gegen Augsburg: "Alles ist gut" bei Fabian Giefer] (in German). Goal.com. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Giefer signs for the Royal Blues". Schalke 04. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Fabian Giefer profile at Soccerway

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