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Baumann with SC Freiburg in 2013
|Full name||Oliver Baumann|
|Date of birth||2 June 1990|
|Place of birth||Breisach, West Germany|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||SC Freiburg|
|FC Bad Krozingen|
|2009–2010||SC Freiburg II||22||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Youth and B Team
Oliver Baumann joined SC Freiburg's youth team in 2002, since then he has gone on to make 104 Bundesliga appearances for the club. He made his youth team debut for Freiburg on 2 September 2007 at the age of 19. Two years later he made his first appearance for Freiburg's second string side SC Freiburg ll in the Regionalliga Süd against Stuttgarter Kickers, keeping a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw. He went on to make another 21 appearances for Freiburg ll.
On the last day of the 2009–10 Bundesliga season, Baumann made his senior team debut in a 3-1 home victory over Borussia Dortmund. From there he has never looked back as he became the SC Freiburg first-choice goalkeeper from the 2010-11 season onwards, where he made 30 appearances in the Bundesliga; even getting one assist. In the following two seasons, 2011-12 and 2012-13, Baumann made a total of 73 appearances for the Freiburg first-team, 67 of those in the league.
In the 2013-14 season he continued to be the mainstay of the Freiburg line-up, starting all of the clubs first six Bundesliga fixtures, as well as starting Freiburg's opening UEFA Europa League and DFB-Pokal matches. On 24 September 2013, Baumann signed a new-contract at the club; although details of the contract were not disclosed.
Baumann is yet to make his senior team debut for Germany, but has made at least one appearance for all of the nations youth sides from Under-18 level to Under-21 level. He made his one and only Germany U-18 appearance in a 2-3 home friendly defeat to the Republic of Ireland Under-18 side.
All four of Baumann's Under-19 appearances came in friendlies, most notable was a 5-0 home win against the Estonia U-19 side. After then making two appearances for Germany's U-20 side against the Switzerland Under-20s and Italy Under-20s, he made the step up to Under-21 level.
For the 2010-11 season, Baumann made four Germany U-21 friendly appearances, conceding six goals during those matches. Since that season, he has made just five Under-21 appearances in three seasons, mainly due to Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno being coach Rainer Adrion's (now Horst Hrubesch's) first choice.
Statistics accurate as of match played 25 September 2013.
- "Steckbrief Oliver Baumann" (in German). scfreiburg.com. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- Auch Baumann verlängert vorzeitig | SC Freiburg
- "Freiburg goalkeeper responsible for ALL THREE Hamburg goals". inside World Soccer. 28 October 2013.