Sebastian Mielitz

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Sebastian Mielitz
Sebastian Mielitz - SV Werder Bremen (1).jpg
Mielitz with Werder in 2009.
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-07-18) 18 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Zehdenick, East Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 21
Youth career
2000–2002 Eintracht Oranienburg
2002–2003 MSV Neuruppin
2003–2005 Energie Cottbus
2005–2007 Werder Bremen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Werder Bremen II 55 (0)
2009–2014 Werder Bremen 62 (0)
2014– SC Freiburg 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U-20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 July 2014

Sebastian Mielitz (born 18 July 1989, in Zehdenick) is a German Goalkeeper who currently plays for SC Freiburg.

Club career[edit]

Mielitz dribbling the ball during training at Werder Bremen.

Sebastian Mielitz began his football career at Eintracht Oranienburg, moving later to MSV Neuruppin and Energie Cottbus.[1] In 2005, he joined the youth team of SV Werder Bremen. On 10 November 2007, he debuted for the second team of Werder Bremen in the second half of a match, replacing the injured first-choice goalkeeper Nico Pellatz. In August 2008, Mielitz extended his contract until 2010. His professional debut in the 3. Liga was on 16 August 2008 against SSV Jahn Regensburg.

On 3 December 2009, Mielitz made his first appearance with Werder's first team in a Europe League home match against Nacional, filling in for the injured Tim Wiese. Three days later, on 6 December 2009, he debuted in the Bundesliga in an away match against 1. FC Köln which the match was 0–0 and Mielitz made a good performance and managed to get his first clean sheet. He also played 90 minutes. Despite this, Mielitz remained a third choice goalkeeper behind Wiese and Christian Vander ahead of the new season and continued so the new season as well. In March 2010, Mielitz signed a contract extension, keeping him until 2012.

On 20 October 2010, Mielitz made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage against Twente, coming on for the injured Wiese and played against them as well in a 2–0 loss on 2 November 2010. At the end of the season on 27 May 2011, Mietlitz signed another contract extension, keeping him until 2013.[2] Rumors began to leak that Wiese was on the verge of leaving the club with Mielitz as Wiese's successor.[3]

Ahead of the new season, Mielitz was placed as second choice goalkeeper, taking Vander place and demoting him as a third choice. Mielitz played his first match of the season after Wiese was sent off in the early minutes of a 1–1 draw against 1. FC Nuremberg on 17 September 2011. With Wiese receiving a three match ban, Mielitz played three games where he showed very good performance until Wiese returned from suspension. Throughout the season, Wiese managed to beat off Mielitz becoming first choice, leaving Mielitz on the substitute bench, but he occasionally got playing time.

The following season, Wiese left Werder Bremen to join Hoffenheim, so Mielitz took over the number 1 shirt.[4] Mielitz signed another contract extension, keeping him until 2014[5] In the LIGA total! Cup 2012, Mielitz was the hero when he made two saves in the penalties shoot-out (one from Bastian Schweinsteiger) in a 4–2 win over Bayern Munich to progress through the final which they beat Borussia Dortmund in a penalty shoot-out again the following day. After the match against Bayern Munich, Mielitz said YouTube helped him save a penalty from Schweinsteiger.[6]

International career[edit]

He was part of the team that participated at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mielitz, Sebastian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vorzeitige Vertragsverlängerung: Werder baut auf Mielitz" (in German). Official Website of Werder Bremen. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mielitz ist bereit für die Wiese-Nachfolge" (in German). Syke Kreiszeitung. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ ""Miele" startet vorzeitig ins Torwart-Training" (in German). Official Website of Werder Bremen. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sebastian Mielitz verlängert vorzeitig bis 2014" (in German). Official Website of Werder Bremen. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "'YouTube helped me save Schweinsteiger's penalty' – Werder Bremen's Sebastian Mielitz". Goal.com. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 - List of Players". fifa.com. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2014.