Marco Höger

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Marco Höger
Marco Höger 2011-08-03.jpg
Marco Höger with Schalke 04
Personal information
Full name Marco Höger
Date of birth (1989-09-16) 16 September 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Cologne, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder / Right back
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 12
Youth career
1994–2001 TuS Höhenhaus
2001–2005 Bayer Leverkusen
2005–2008 Alemannia Aachen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Alemannia Aachen II 39 (7)
2009–2011 Alemannia Aachen 43 (7)
2011– Schalke 04 60 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marco Höger (German pronunciation: [ˈmaɐ̯koː ˈhøː.ɡɐ]; born 16 September 1989 in Cologne) is a German professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or right back for Schalke 04.

Career[edit]

Alemannia Aachen[edit]

Höger began his career in 2005 in Alemannia Aachen's youth academy.[1] 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.[2] Höger made his professional debut for Alemannia Aachen in the 2. Bundesliga on 6 March 2010 against FC Energie Cottbus[3] and signed his first professional contract with Alemannia on 26 May 2010.[4]

Schalke 04[edit]

On 9 June 2011, Schalke 04 confirmed that Höger signed a 3-year professional contract with them until 30 June 2014.[5] The transfer fee is reported as undisclosed by Schalke's sport and communications manager Horst Heldt.[5] Marco Höger was assigned a number 12 shirt, previously worn by Peer Kluge.[5]

On 8 January 2013, Schalke announced that Höger signed a two-year professional contract extension to 30 June 2016.[5]

Playing style[edit]

Marco Höger (left) playing for Schalke 04 against Red Bull Salzburg.

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.[6] Höger possesses thunderous sliding tackles and callous standing tackles with immense work rate.[6] Höger has intense physical strength which he utilizes to keep possession of the ball from his opponents.[6] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Club League Season App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
Alemannia Aachen 2. Bundesliga 2009–10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 [7]
2010–11 33 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 37 3
Schalke 04 Bundesliga 2011–12 27 1 3 0 10 0 1 0 41 1
2012–13 22 3 2 0 6 0 0 0 30 3
2013–14 8 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 14 2
2014–15 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 103 6 12 3 21 0 1 0 137 9
Last updated: 20 September 2014

Honour[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stieber kommt, Höger wird Profi" (in German). az-web.de. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Höger, Marco" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Petersen bringt Cottbus auf die Siegerstraße" (in German). kicker.de. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Zoltán Stieber wird ein Schwarz-Gelber" (in German). Alemannia Aachen. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Marco Höger signs extension to stay at Schalke through 2016". SB Nation. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "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. 
  7. ^ a b Marco Höger profile at Soccerway

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