Jeff Schlupp

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Jeff Schlupp
Jeffrey Schlupp.jpg
Schlupp playing for Leicester City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Schlupp[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-23) 23 December 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [2]
Playing position Left back
Winger
Forward
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 15
Youth career
2005–2010 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Leicester City 80 (8)
2011 Brentford (loan) 9 (6)
National team
2011– Ghana 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:59, 21 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:26, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Jeffrey "Jeff" Schlupp (German pronunciation: [ˈdʒɛ.fʀiː ˈʃlʊp]; born 23 December 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for English club Leicester City and the Ghana national team as a left back or winger. He started his career as a striker.

Early life[edit]

Jeff Schlupp was born in Hamburg, Germany to Ghanaian parents. Schlupp and his family later moved to England when he was young.[3] Schlupp attended Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes along with Oxford United player Max Crocombe.[4][5]

Club career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

A product of the Leicester City youth academy, Schlupp was given a squad number, 31, for the first time for the 2010–11 season along with fellow academy players Tom Parkes and Jorrin John by then manager Paulo Sousa.[6] Schlupp signed a new contract keeping him at the club until 2013 on 14 March 2011.[7] Schlupp was named amongst the Leicester City substitutes for the first time by, then manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson in the 3–2 home defeat to Norwich City on 8 March 2011.

Loan to Brentford[edit]

Schlupp joined Brentford on a one-month loan on 14 March 2011, declining a call up to the Germany Under-19 squad in order to complete the move.[7] He made his senior debut in a 1–0 defeat to Huddersfield Town coming on as a substitute on 77 minutes on 15 March 2011.[8] On his first full senior appearance in his career he scored two goals winning the match against Carlisle United 2–1 on 25 March 2011.[9] Schlupp earned a start in Brentford's next match and proved himself once more by scoring a header from a Lewis Grabban cross against Sheffield Wednesday in a 3–1 victory.[10]

On 3 April Schlupp started in the 2011 Football League Trophy Final, playing the full 90 minutes. Schlupp hit the post with an effort on goal. Carlisle United won the match 1–0.[11]

On 14 April the loan deal was extended to the end of the 2010–11 season.[12]

Return to Leicester City[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

Schlupp warming up for Leicester City in 2011

On returning to Leicester, Schlupp travelled with the squad on their tour to Sweden often playing in friendlies as a left-back. He was given the squad number 27 for the 2011–12 season.[3] In his first competitive senior appearance for the club he scored a hat-trick against Rotherham United in the League Cup first round on 9 August,.[13][14] He made his league debut in a 2–0 defeat to Reading on 13 August,[15] and scored his first league goal in a 4–0 win over Derby County on 1 October.[16] Schlupp scored his second league goal, and Leicester City's 4,000th home league goal, against Birmingham City in the 80th minute of 13 March 2012 Championship clash. Schlupp ended his first season in the Leicester first team, scoring six times in 26 games in all competitions.

2012–13 season[edit]

Schlupp spent a week in January 2013 training with Manchester United.[17] This trial was extended into a second and third week into the beginning of February.[18] During his time at Manchester United he played two under-21 games, a game against Liverpool and then a game against West Ham at Upton Park.

Upon Schlupp's return to Leicester he found his way into the Leicester team both at left back and in attack, scoring three goals towards the latter part of the 2012–13 season. Schlupp scored key goals in back to back home games against Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers.

2013–14 season[edit]

Schlupp opened his goalscoring account for the 2013–14 season, rounding off a 3–1 away win to against Millwall on New Year's Day 2014 with smart finish through the goalkeeper's legs on his weaker foot. Following regular Left Back Paul Konchesky receiving a three-match suspension for a red card against East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest, Schlupp has found greater opportunities at the back of the Leicester side, putting in highly rated performances against Ipswich Town and Charlton Athletic.

2014–15 season[edit]

On August 16 2014, Schlupp made his Premier League debut as a 2nd half substitute against Everton on the opening weekend of the season. On October 4, Schlupp scored his first Premier League goal, in the 2–2 draw with Burnley.

International career[edit]

Germany[edit]

Schlupp was called up to a Germany under-19 training camp in early 2011, but did not earn a cap in Ralf Minge's side.[19][20]

Ghana[edit]

On 7 November 2011 Schlupp was called up to the Ghana squad to face Sierra Leone and Gabon.[21] Schlupp made his Ghana debut against Gabon on 15 November, coming on as a late substitute for Prince Tagoe.[22] In April 2014, it was reported that The Black Star's coaching team are believed to have watched Schlupp play with a view to taking him to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil following a string of impressive performances for Leicester. Schlupp played in a friendly against Netherlands on 31 May but wasn't named in Ghana's final 23. Schlupp was recalled to the Ghana squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Uganda and Togo in September 2014.[23] Schlupp earned his fourth cap as a late substitute in Ghana's 3–1 win against Togo in the Blackstars last African Cup of Nations qualifier on 19 November 2014.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 13 December 2014
Club statistics
Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford (loan) 2010–11[25] League One 9 6 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 10 6
Leicester City 2011–12[26] Championship 21 2 2 0 3 4 26 6
2012–13[27] Championship 19 3 0 0 1 0 2[b] 0 22 3
2013–14[28] Championship 26 1 1 0 5 0 32 1
2014–15[29] Premier League 14 2 0 0 1 0 15 2
Total 80 8 3 0 10 4 2 0 95 12
Career total 89 14 3 0 10 4 3 0 105 18
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Championship play-offs

International[edit]

As of match played 19 November 2014.[30]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
Ghana 2011 1 0
2014 3 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Leicester City

Brentford

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13". The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 19. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Barclays Premier League Player Profile Jeffrey Schlupp". web page. Premier League. 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "2011/12 Squad Numbers Confirmed". Leicester City F.C. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Oakgrove Alumni Football Success". Oakgrove School. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Oakgrove School March 2008 Newsletter". Oakgrove School. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "City Finalise Squad Numbers". Leicester City F.C. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Brentford bring in Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp". BBC Sport. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Brentford 0 – 1 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Brentford 2 – 1 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Sheff Wed 1 – 3 Brentford". BBC Sport. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  11. ^ Shemilt, Stephan (3 April 2011). "Brentford 0 – 1 Carlisle". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Brentford to keep Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp". BBC Sport. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Rotherham vs Leicester City". Leicester City F.C. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Eriksson praises Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp". BBC Sport. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Leicester 0 – 2 Reading". BBC Sport. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Leicester 4 – 0 Derby". BBC Sport. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  17. ^ Sky Sports http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11712/8406224/Manchester-United-have-taken-Leicester-City-s-Jefferey-Schlupp-on-trial |url= missing title (help). 
  18. ^ "Jeffrey Schlupp: Nigel Pearson coy about Man Utd 'move'". BBC Sport. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "DFB lädt "Engländer" Jeffrey Schlupp ein". fussballtalente.net (in German). 28 February 2011. [dead link]
  20. ^ "DFB confirm Schlupp's status". Ghana Football Association. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "Black Stars squad announced". Ghana Football Association. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "Ghana: Asamoah Scores Black Star's Winner". allAfrica. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "Ghana drop Kwarasey and Essien for Nations Cup qualifiers". BBC Sport. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Ghana 3–1 Togo LIVE". Goal.com. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Jeff Schlupp in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Jeff Schlupp in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Jeff Schlupp in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Jeff Schlupp in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Jeff Schlupp in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "Schlupp, Jeffrey". National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 

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