Roman Neustädter

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Roman Neustädter
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Neustädter playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2009
Personal information
Full name Roman Neustädter
Date of birth (1988-02-18) 18 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 33
Youth career
1994–2006 Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Mainz 05 II 65 (8)
2008–2009 Mainz 05 16 (1)
2009–2010 Borussia Mönchengladbach II 23 (3)
2009–2012 Borussia Mönchengladbach 59 (1)
2012– Schalke 04 63 (5)
National team
2008 Germany U20 2 (1)
2009 Germany U21 1 (0)
2012– Germany 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Roman Neustädter (born 18 February 1988) is an Ukrainian-born German footballer of Volga German descent who plays as a defensive midfielder for Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.

Career[edit]

Neustädter began his career in 1. FSV Mainz 05's youth team, before being promoted to Mainz 05 II in July 2006.[2] After playing in Mainz's first team during the 2008–09 season, he signed a three-year contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach.[3] With die Fohlen, Neustädter enjoyed a particularly successful 2011–12 season, finishing fourth and qualifying for the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League.

At the end of the season, Neustädter left Mönchengladbach and joined Schalke 04 on a free transfer, signing a four-year contract.[4]

Position[edit]

Neustädter plays primarily as a defensive midfielder, but can also play as a centre back.[5]

International career[edit]

Neustädter played twice for Germany U-20, making his debut as a substitute against Italy U-20 on 9 April 2008.[6] He scored a goal against Switzerland U-20 on 22 April.[7]

The Football Federation of Ukraine has stated its interest in calling up Neustädter for its national team. Neustädter, who was born in Ukraine, has indicated that he would be likely to accept a call-up if asked. He would first require a Ukrainian passport in order to be eligible for national team duties.[8]

On 9 November 2012, Neustädter was called up for the Germany squad to face the Netherlands five days later.[9][10] He made his debut for Germany in this match as a late substitute for Schalke team-mate Lewis Holtby.

Personal life[edit]

Neustädter is the son of Peter Neustädter, a former footballer for Mainz 05 and former manager of Mainz 05 II.[11] Neustädter was born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, while his father was playing for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.[12]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roman Neustädter". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Roman Neustädter" (in German). fsv05.de. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Neustädter wird ein Borusse" (in German). kicker.de. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Official: Schalke confirm summer signing of Roman Neustadter from Borussia Monchengladbach". ESPN Soccernet. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Roman Neustädter". Borussia.de. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Deutschland - Italien" (in German). dfb.de. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wormuth feiert erfolgreiches Debüt als U20-Trainer" (in German). 1asport.de. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Fohlen Neustädter will für die Ukraine ran". Express.de (in German). 28 September 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mit Adler und Neustädter nach Holland". dfb.de (in German). 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Löw holt Adler zurück und beruft Neustädter". kicker.de (in German). 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  11. ^ ""Als Mainzer geht man nicht nach Frankfurt"" (in German). spox.com. 25 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Peter Neustädter". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 28 July 2012.