René Adler

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René Adler
René Adler, Germany national football team (01).jpg
Adler with Germany in 2011.
Personal information
Full name René Adler
Date of birth (1985-01-15) 15 January 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Leipzig, East Germany
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hamburger SV
Number 15
Youth career
1991–2000 VfB Leipzig
2000–2003 Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Bayer Leverkusen II 30 (0)
2006–2012 Bayer Leverkusen 138 (0)
2012– Hamburger SV 59 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Germany U15 7 (0)
2001–2002 Germany U17 15 (0)
2002–2003 Germany U18 6 (0)
2003–2004 Germany U19 9 (0)
2004–2005 Germany U20 8 (0)
2005 Germany U21 4 (0)
2008– Germany 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:39, 26 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2013

René Adler (born 15 January 1985) is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bundesliga club Hamburger SV and for the German national team.

Career[edit]

He started at age six playing for VfB Leipzig's youth side. After nine years for Leipzig, Adler joined the youth system of Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Club career[edit]

He made his Bundesliga debut in dramatic fashion on 25 February 2007 against league leaders Schalke 04.[1] With starting goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt serving a suspension, Adler saved ten shots on goal, repelling Schalke's repeated attacks. A breakaway goal by Stefan Kießling in the 85th minute gave Leverkusen a 1–0 upset victory. Leverkusen manager Michael Skibbe praised Adler's "world-class saves".[2] His strengths are his quick reactions. He stopped Schalke's record of 13 games unbeaten, Stuttgart's record of five games unbeaten and Hamburg's four-game winning spree with a saved penalty kick against Rafael van der Vaart. Since then, Adler became a first choice goalkeeper until newly signed Bernd Leno took his place due to injuries. Adler announced that he was set to leave the club as his contract expired at the end of the 2011–12 season[3] and on 17 May 2012 he joined Hamburger SV for a free transfer after twelve years with Leverkusen.[4]

International career[edit]

Adler has been a club captain at all levels of competition and at the German Under-19 championships he was one of the star players of the tournament.

Adler has made four appearances for the German U-21 team under the leadership of Dieter Eilts. He was part of the German team that finished as runners-up in Euro 2008. After the retirement of Jens Lehmann and death of Robert Enke, he became first choice during the World Cup qualifying.[5] He made his debut for Germany on 11 October 2008 in a World Cup qualifier against Russia. Despite having been confirmed as Germany's main team goalkeeper for the World Cup, a serious rib injury prevented him from travelling to South Africa. He was out of contention for the national team for two years, but was recalled in November 2012 for a friendly against the Netherlands after putting in impressive performances since joining Hamburger SV. However, Adler was not selected for the German squad for World Cup 2014.

International appearances[edit]

As of 09:47, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Germany
Year Apps Goals
2008 3 0
2009 5 0
2010 2 0
2013 2 0
Total 12 0

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

As of 26 April 2014[6]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2006–07 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 11 0 0 0 4 0 15 0
2007–08 33 0 1 0 10 0 44 0
2008–09 31 0 6 0 0 0 37 0
2009–10 31 0 2 0 0 0 33 0
2010–11 32 0 2 0 10 0 44 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Hamburger SV 32 0 1 0 0 0 33 0
2013–14 27 0 3 0 0 0 30 0
Career total 197 0 15 0 24 0 236 0

Honours[edit]

National Team
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 2 March 2007. 
  2. ^ Steffen Potter (26 February 2007). "Agile Adler addles Schalke". uefa.com. Retrieved 1 December 2007. 
  3. ^ Zocher, Thomas (1 December 2011). "Adler set to leave Leverkusen". skysports.com. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Adler heads to Hamburg". ESPN Soccernet. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Adler eyes qualifying success". fifa.com. 12 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Adler, René" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 

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