Max Meyer (footballer)
|Full name||Maximilian Meyer|
|Date of birth||18 September 1995|
|Place of birth||Oberhausen, Germany|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Current club||Schalke 04|
|2000–2002||FC Sardegna Oberhausen|
|2013–||Schalke 04 II||2||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Maximilian "Max" Meyer (born 18 September 1995) is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bundesliga club Schalke 04.Joining the club in 2013 he soon established himself in the starting eleven at the age of eighteen. He is also considered as a wonderkid by many.
Meyer left his hometown club Rot-Weiß Oberhausen to join MSV Duisburg in 2004 on a free transfer. Then in 2009 he transferred to FC Schalke 04's youth team. With the Schalke U-19 he won the 2011–12 German U-19 Championship against Bayern Munich with a 2–1 win in the final. He also won the U-19 Bundesliga West in the same season.
In the 2012–13 season, he played 15 matches for Schalke's U-19. He scored 11 goals and made 11 assists. This made him the second top scorer in club behind Tammo Harder. Due to his good performance, Schalke's general manager, Horst Heldt, gave him a professional contract until 2015.
Following the departure of Lewis Holtby to Tottenham Hotspur and the injuries of several other players he was included in the Bundesliga and Champions League squad. On 9 February 2013, he was an unused substitute against Bayern Munich. On 16 February, in a 2–2 draw match against 1. FSV Mainz 05 he replaced Raffael in the 72nd minute and provided an assist for Michel Bastos's goal that helped Schalke secure the draw.
The following season he was issued no 7 jersey (which was last worn by Raúl). He started the season by scoring a brace against SSVg Velbert, playing for FC Schalke 04 II. His first match in 2013-14 Bundesliga was against VfL Wolfsburg coming as a 73rd minute substitute for Jefferson Farfan. In an UEFA Champions League match against PAOK he made his first start of his career but was replaced in 69 minute by Christian Clemens. Then in a DFB-Pokal match against Darmstadt 98 he scored his first ever goal for Schalke 04. He also scored against giants Borussia Dortmund after coming as a substitute for Christian Fuchs. Following his wonderful performance against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League, he became a transfer target for the adversary who was willing to give 15 million euros for Meyer. He scored goals in consecutive matches against Eintracht Braunschweig and FC Augsburg.
Statistics accurate as of 7 December 2013
Meyer was part of Germany U-17 squad for 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. He scored three goals and helped Germany to reach the final which the Germans lost in a penalty shoot-out to the Netherlands. Nevertheless, he was top scorer and awarded best player of the tournament. He won the Fritz Walter Under-17 Silver Medal in 2012.He scored his first goal for Germany U19 in a friendly against Netherlands U19.
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- Max Meyer profile at Soccerway
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- "U23 siegt mit vier Toren gegen Velbert". FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "VfL Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "PAOK vs Schalke". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "Darmstadt 98 vs Schalke". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "FC Chelsea bietet für Schalke-Talent Max Meyer 15 Millionen Euro". Derswesten. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "Augsburg vs Schalke". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "Eintracht vs Schalke". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "Meyer extends Schalke contract".
- "Max Meyer career stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- "Netherland u19 vs Germany U19". Transferamarkt. Retrieved 2 December 2013.