Marco Höger with Schalke 04
|Full name||Marco Höger|
|Date of birth||16 September 1989|
|Place of birth||Cologne, West Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder / Right back|
|2008–2011||Alemannia Aachen II||39||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Höger began his career in 2005 in Alemannia Aachen's youth academy. In summer 2008, Höger was promoted to the reserve team where he earned his first senior cap on 17 August 2008 against TSV Germania Windeck in the NRW-Liga. Höger made his professional debut for Alemannia Aachen in the 2. Bundesliga on 6 March 2010 against FC Energie Cottbus and signed his first professional contract with Alemannia on 26 May 2010.
On 9 June 2011, Schalke 04 confirmed that Höger signed a 3-year professional contract with them until 30 June 2014. The transfer fee is reported as undisclosed by Schalke's sport and communications manager Horst Heldt. Marco Höger was assigned a number 12 shirt, previously worn by Peer Kluge.
Höger is primarily deployed as a defensive midfielder on the football pitch, and due to his versatility Höger can also be deployed as a right winger, right wing-back or right-full back. Höger possesses thunderous sliding tackles and callous standing tackles with immense work rate. Höger has intense physical strength which he utilizes to keep possession of the ball from his opponents. Höger is known for his rapid dribbling ability in which Höger rapidly dribbles the ball trough opposition open spaces on the football pitch and cleverly making runs to defensively close down open spaces on the football pitch. In addition, Höger is considered a very fair professional footballer as he does not often commit fouls and misconduct or receive penalty cards and as of August 2014, Höger throughout his professional football career has never been once sent off.
|Alemannia Aachen||2. Bundesliga||2009–10||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10||0|||
|Last updated: 20 September 2014|
- "Stieber kommt, Höger wird Profi" (in German). az-web.de. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- "Höger, Marco" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- "Petersen bringt Cottbus auf die Siegerstraße" (in German). kicker.de. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- "Zoltán Stieber wird ein Schwarz-Gelber" (in German). Alemannia Aachen. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- "Marco Höger signs extension to stay at Schalke through 2016". SB Nation. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Höger’s Saisonaus: Was hat Schalke auf der 6er Position zu bieten" [Höger’s The Season: What has on the 6 position to offer Schalke?]. halbfeldflanke.de (in German). 26 October 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- Marco Höger profile at Soccerway