Lars Unnerstall

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Lars Unnerstall
Lars Unnerstall 2011-08-03.jpg
Personal information
Full name Lars Unnerstall
Date of birth (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Ibbenbüren, West Germany
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Youth career
1994–2002 SV Uffeln
2002–2005 Grün-Weiß Steinbeck
2005–2008 Preußen Münster
2008–2009 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Schalke 04 II 54 (0)
2011–2014 Schalke 04 34 (0)
2014 FC Aarau (loan) 5 (0)
2014– Fortuna Düsseldorf 0 (0)
National team
2010 Germany U20 2 (0)
2011 Germany U21 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lars Unnerstall (born 20 July 1990) is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Fortuna Düsseldorf in the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of the German football league system.

Club career[edit]

FC Schalke 04[edit]

Unnerstall began at the age of three years at SV Uffeln playing football before the stopover Green-White Steinbeck in 2005, the youth division of Preußen Münster changed. After three years in Münster, he joined Schalke 04 where he played for the U19 team. For the 2011/12 season coach Ralf Rangnick announced Unnerstall the new number 2 behind Ralf Fährmann. Unnerstall played the on 31 July 2011 in the first round of the DFB Cup against FC Teningen which was his debut in the senior team.[1] In October 2011 Unnerstall gained a new contract until June 2013.[2] On 15 October 2011 he made his Bundesliga debut at the 1-2 home defeat against 1. FC Kaiserslautern as an alternative for Fährmannn who was sent off. It turned out that Fährmann had suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the same game and he was not able to play for the rest of the season. His first Bundesliga game over the full season Unnerstall completed on the following day in a 1-0 away win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Despite the commitment of the experienced Timo Hildebrand in response to injury of Fährmann, Unnerstall remained the number one. On 3 August 2012 was Unnerstall's contract was extended for another three years until 30 June 2015[3] However, he lost his place for a short time as a result of an injury, so Hildebrand took his place. Unnerstall only returned after Hildebrand was injured again. All goalkeepers who played in this season (Fährmann, Unnerstall, Hildebrand and Mathias Schober) Unnerstall completed most games. For the 2012/2013 season Unnerstall was declared the number 2 behind Hildebrand. Shortly after the first round Hildebrand injured, so again Unnerstall returned into the goal. He also played despite Hildebrand's recovery. During the first round of the season he made several failures, which led to criticism and sometimes whistling while Schalke's home games. Finally, after 13 games he was replaced by Hildebrand. After a long time of several injuries he was only keeper number three behind Hildebrand and Fährmann.

FC Aarau[edit]

On 24 January 2014, Unnerstall was loaned out to Swiss club FC Aarau until the end of the 2013–14 season.[4]

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

On 21 May 2014, it was announced that Unnerstall had signed for Fortuna Düsseldorf as a replacement for the outgoing Fabian Giefer.[5]

International career[edit]

Unnerstall denied on 7 October 2011 his first junior match for the German U-20 national team, as he's 2-0 home win over the Swiss selection for the second half of Niclas Heimann was substituted. On 31 August 2011 he was first for the U-21 team nominated but did not play.[6]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 September 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2010–11 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 21 0 3 0 5 0 29 0
2012–13 13 0 0 0 5 0 18 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Schalke 04 total 34 0 3 0 10 0 47 0
Career total 34 0 3 0 10 0 47 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Schalke 04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lars Unnerstall: Beim Profidebüt stört nur das Gegentor". schalke04.de. 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Torhüter Lars Unnerstall verlängert Vertrag bis zum 30. Juni 2013". schalke04.de. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  3. ^ "S04 bindet Torhüter Lars Unnerstall bis 2015". schalke04.de. 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Schalke verleiht Unnerstall nach Aarau" [Schalke loans Unnerstall out to Aarau] (in German). DFL. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fortuna bestätigt Verpflichtung von Lars Unnerstall". rponline.de. 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  6. ^ "U 21: Unnerstall und Rode vor Premiere". kicker.de. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 

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