Sascha Riether

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Sascha Riether
2008-08-11 010 FC-Training; Sascha Riether.JPG
Riether with Köln in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Sascha Riether[1]
Date of birth (1983-03-23) 23 March 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Lahr, West Germany
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 22
Youth career
1987–1995 FV Kuhbach
1995–1998 Offenburger FV
1998–2002 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 SC Freiburg 139 (4)
2007–2011 VfL Wolfsburg 116 (6)
2011–2013 1. FC Köln 33 (0)
2012–2013 Fulham (loan) 35 (1)
2013–2014 Fulham 31 (0)
2014– SC Freiburg 0 (0)
National team
2002 Germany U-20 2 (0)
2004–2006 Germany U-21 20 (0)
2010 Germany 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:19, 4 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 February 2013

Sascha Riether (born 23 March 1983 in Lahr) is a German professional footballer who plays for SC Freiburg. He plays as a right back.[2]

Career[edit]

Club career in Germany[edit]

Riether started his professional club career in the 2. Bundesliga in 2002 with SC Freiburg after progressing through their youth ranks. In his first season with the club he appeared in 23 league games, helping Freiburg become champions and secure promotion back into the Bundesliga.[3] In over five seasons with the club, he made 139 appearances.[4] Riether stayed with Freiburg until July 2007 when he was signed by VfL Wolfsburg for €500,000. Riether stayed with Wolfsburg until July 2011, helping the club achieve their first Bundesliga title in 2009.[5] Riether was instrumental in the campaign, featuring in 28 league games as part of a solid defense helping his side record 10 straight Bundesliga victories, including a memorable 5–1 thrashing of Bayern Munich.[6][7] Riether also helped on the attacking side of the undefeated run, scoring the game winner against Borussia Monchengladbach on 11 April.[8] In July 2011, Riether was transferred to Bundesliga rivals Köln for €2.8 million. In his debut season with the club, he featured in 33 league fixtures[9] as the side was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.[10]

Fulham[edit]

On 6 July 2012, Riether moved to Fulham on a season-long loan deal from parent club 1. FC Köln, after they were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga, reuniting with his former Wolfsburg teammate Ashkan Dejagah.[11][12] After securing the move to his new club, Riether spoke of his delight for being able to suit up at Craven Cottage, "I remember Craven Cottage being a great stadium with great fans, and I hope I can go on to have a great season here."[13] He made his Fulham debut on the first day of the season against Norwich, a 5–0 thumping of the Canaries at Craven Cottage.[14]

On 10 November, Riether was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area and referee Phil Dowd awarded a 93rd minute penalty to Arsenal with the game tied 3–3; Mikel Arteta's spot-kick was saved by Mark Schwarzer and Fulham escaped the Emirates with a point.[15] Riether scored his first goal in the Premier League for Fulham in a 2–2 draw at Sunderland on 2 March 2013.[16]

Following a successful debut season in England, Riether was voted as the club's Player of the Season by his fellow players, beating out the likes of top scorer Dimitar Berbatov and Greek midfielder Giorgos Karagounis.[17] On 16 May, Riether agreed a permanent deal with Fulham for an undisclosed fee. He said "I am pleased after a first season in England and am focused on my other tasks in Fulham."[18]

On 5 October 2013, Riether twice cleared shots off the line from fellow countryman Robert Huth as Fulham beat Stoke City 1–0 at home.[19] Riether received much praise for his play and was recognized by Sky Sports as the game's "Man of the Match" for his endeavors.[20] On 4 November, Riether was charged with violent conduct by the The FA after video evidence showed that he stamped on Manchester United player Adnan Januzaj in stoppage time of Fulham's 3–1 loss to United two days before.[21]

Return to Freiburg[edit]

On 26 June 2014, Riether left relegated Fulham and rejoined his first club SC Freiburg for an undisclosed fee.[22]

International career[edit]

Riether made his debut with the German national team on 11 August 2010, in a friendly against Denmark.[23] Riether played 34 minutes coming on as substitute for Andreas Beck, as the match finished in a 2–2 draw.[24] To date, Riether's only other appearance with the national side was on 7 September 2010, playing the full 90 minutes of a 6–1 thumping of Azerbaijan in a Euro 2012 qualifying match.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 April 2014.[26][27]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2002–03 SC Freiburg 2. Bundesliga 23 0 3 0 - - 26 0
2003–04 Bundesliga 33 3 3 0 - - 36 3
2004–05 25 1 2 1 - - 27 2
2005–06 2. Bundesliga 29 0 2 0 - - 31 0
2006–07 29 1 2 0 - - 31 1
2007–08 VfL Wolfsburg Bundesliga 27 1 5 0 - - 32 1
2008–09 28 2 3 0 6 0 37 2
2009–10 33 1 2 1 12 0 47 2
2010–11 28 2 3 0 - - 31 2
2011–12 1. FC Köln 33 0 3 0 - - 36 0
England Premier League FA Cup/League Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Fulham (loan) Premier League 35 1 4 0 - - 38 1
2013–14 Fulham 30 0 1 0 - - 31 0
Career total 347 12 32 2 18 0 397 14

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Riether, Sascha" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "34. Spieltag – 2. Bundesliga 02/03" (in German). fussball.de. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fulham sign Sascha Riether from Köln on season-long loan". The Guardian. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wolfsburg Champions After Win Over Werder Bremen". Goal. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Magath declines the role of Bundesliga favorite". dw.de. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Report: VfL Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich". ESPN Soccernet. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Report: Borussia Monchengladbach v VfL Wolfsburg". ESPN Soccernet. 11 April 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sascha Riether". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Cologne relegated as Dortmund hit record Bundesliga points haul". The Guardian. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Fulham sign German international Riether on season-long loan". Daily Mail. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Fulham sign Cologne defender Sascha Riether on loan". BBC Sport. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Fulham secure Riether on loan". FIFA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Fulham 5 Norwich 0: Petric leads charge as hosts dismantle Canaries". Daily Mail. 18 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Collins, Patrick (10 November 2012). "Arsenal 3 Fulham 3: It's all going a bit Fawlty as Wenger suffers another comedy show". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Sunderland rallied from two goals down to draw with Fulham and end a three-match losing run.". BBC Sport. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  17. ^ Bennett, Roger; Macintosh, Iain (20 May 2013). "Premier League report card: 11th to 20th". ESPN FC. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Premier League: Sascha Riether agrees permanent deal with Fulham". Sky Sports. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  19. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (5 October 2013). "Fulham 1-0 Stoke City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "PL Team of the Week". Sky Sports. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "FA charges Riether for Januzaj clash". ESPN FC. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "Sascha Riether: Fulham defender joins SC Freiburg". BBC Sport. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Sascha Riether". UEFA. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  24. ^ "Danes fight back to claim draw". ESPN Soccernet. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  25. ^ "Germany 6 Azerbaijan 1: match report". Telegraph. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "Riether, Sascha" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "S. Riether". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

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