Gerhard Tremmel

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Gerhard Tremmel
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Gerhard Tremmel with Salzburg in 2010.
Personal information
Full name Gerhard Martin Tremmel
Date of birth (1978-11-16) 16 November 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Munich, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 25
Youth career
1983–1987 SV Lochhausen
1987–1990 Bayern Munich
1990–1991 SC Olching
1991–1992 1860 Munich
1992–1998 SpVgg Unterhaching
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 SpVgg Unterhaching 68 (0)
2002–2004 Hannover 96 22 (0)
2004–2005 Hertha BSC II 15 (0)
2004–2006 Hertha BSC 5 (0)
2006–2010 Energie Cottbus 93 (0)
2010–2011 Red Bull Salzburg 28 (0)
2011– Swansea City 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17.01, 11 May 2014 (UTC)[1].
† Appearances (Goals).

Gerhard Martin Tremmel (born 16 November 1978 in Munich) is a German footballer who plays for Swansea City, as a goalkeeper. Tremmel is a vastly experienced goalkeeper having played at the highest level in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Champions League and European League. He is renowned for his shot stopping abilities and his reflexes.

Tremmel holds a number of goalkeeping records. At a rate of 4.2, Tremmel has the best saves per goal conceded ratio in the Premier League for the season 2012–13.[2] He also has the best save percentage in the Premier League at 80.9%.[2] His saves-to-shots ratio in the Premier League and on a European basis have made him second only to Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

His previous clubs include Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich, where he spent three years as a youth, before SpVgg Unterhaching where he made his senior debut.

Tremmel left Bavaria in 2002 for spells at Hannover 96 then Hertha BSC, where he spent 2004–05 in the reserve side. He joined Cottbus in 2006 on a two-year contract and announced his intention to leave the club on 29 April 2010.[3] On 7 May 2010, his transfer to Hertha BSC for the upcoming season was confirmed,[4] but the transfer failed and he signed for FC Red Bull Salzburg on 20 May 2010.[5]

Swansea City[edit]

He joined Swansea City on 30 August 2011 on a free transfer following their promotion to the Premier League.[6][7][8] Brendan Rodgers had brought Tremmel to South Wales and signed him after his impressive pre-season performances against Celtic and Real Betis.

He made his competitive debut for Swansea on 7 January 2012 in an FA Cup fixture at Barnsley, helping his team to a 2–4 away win.[9] Tremmel made his Premier League debut on 26 February 2012 in a 2–0 away loss against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

He made his fourth appearance for Swansea and first in the 2012–13 season in a 3–1 win against Barnsley in the league cup.[10]

Following an injury suffered by first choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm on 27 October 2012, Tremmel started to have a run of games in the Swansea team for the first time.[11]

Swansea, now with Tremmel in the side, went on a seven-match unbeaten run that included memorable away wins at Liverpool in the League Cup and Newcastle and Arsenal in the Premier League.[12] He also managed to keep clean sheets against the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. These performances were met with praise from then manager Michael Laudrup who said 'Gerhard has done well and it is very important to know you have a goalkeeper of quality when things happen'.[13]

On 7 February 2013, Swansea announced that they had extended their contract with the Bavarian until the summer of 2015.[14]

On 24 February 2013, Tremmel helped Swansea beat Bradford City 5–0 to win the 2012–13 Football League Cup by the competitions highest ever wining margin for the final. This achievement landed Swansea's first major trophy as well as qualification for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.

German mass tabloid Bild hailed Tremmel's "career highlight" at the "legendary" Wembley Stadium and a just reward for 15 years of hard work and professionalism in the game.[15]

Honours[edit]

Swansea City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerhard Tremmel" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Barries View Goalkeeping Stats". Barrie's View. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Energie Cottbus sucht neuen Torwart" [Energie Cottbus looking for new goalkeeper] (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Energie-Keeper Tremmel zurück nach Berlin" [Energie Keeper Tremmel returns to Berlin] (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Tremmel nach Salzburg – Miriuta im Trainerstab" (in German). ftd.de. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "German goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel joins Premier League club Swansea". The Associated Press. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tremmel joins Swans as Vorm back-up". ESPN Soccernet. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Swansea complete Gerhard Tremmel signing". BBC Sport. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Barnsley 2 – 4 Swansea". bbc.co.uk. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gerhard Tremmel". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel eager for Swansea 'chance'". BBC Sport. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "How Swansea's Gerhard Tremmel came to the brink of his first silverware". the guardian. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Michael Laudrup talks up Gerhard Tremmel's recent performances for Swansea". Sky Sports. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Tremmel pens new deal". Swansea City. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "World reacts to Swansea City's historic cup win". Wales Online. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

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