Alexander Baumjohann

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Alexander Baumjohann
Alexander Baumjohann 2011-08-03.jpg
Baumjohann training with Schalke 04 in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-01-23) 23 January 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Waltrop, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number 10
Youth career
1991–2000 Teutonia Waltrop
2000–2005 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Schalke 04 II 29 (5)
2005–2007 Schalke 04 2 (0)
2007–2008 Borussia Mönchengladbach II 8 (2)
2007–2009 Borussia Mönchengladbach 32 (3)
2009–2010 Bayern Munich II 3 (0)
2009–2010 Bayern Munich 3 (0)
2010–2012 Schalke 04 28 (0)
2012–2013 1. FC Kaiserslautern 25 (5)
2013–2017 Hertha BSC 33 (1)
2014–2017 Hertha BSC II 3 (1)
2017 Coritiba 2 (0)
2018 Vitória 3 (0)
2018– Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (1)
National team
2009 Germany U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2018

Alexander Baumjohann (born 23 January 1987) is a German footballer who plays for Western Sydney Wanderers as an attacking midfielder. After developing as a star junior with Schalke 04, he moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach and enjoyed great success with the Bundesliga club, earning a move to Bayern Munich in 2009.

A return to Schalke 04 soon followed, where he developed a reputation as an excellent provider, a reputation he further enhanced in spells with 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Hertha BSC. As of May 2018, he had amassed 46 career assists.

Baumjohann moved to Brazil so his wife, who is Brazilian, could be closer to her family. He signed a short-term contract with Coritiba in 2017 before moving to Vitória in 2018 with another short-term contract before being released in June.

In 2009, he was twice selected for the Germany U21 team.

Career[edit]

Germany[edit]

Baumjohann began his youth career in 1991 with Teutonia Waltrop and in summer 2000, joined Schalke 04.[1] After only two appearances in the first team he was signed by to Mönchengladbach in January 2007 on the promise of greater first team exposure.[2] On 27 January 2007 he made his debut with Mönchengladbach against Energie Cottbus.[3]

In July 2009, he moved to Bayern Munich on the recommendation of Jupp Heynckes, who personally scouted the player[4]. Six months before the move, Heynckes foreshadowed a deal, saying that "Talent makes Alex a 'Bayern player', even tough he has yet to make the breakthrough in the Bundesliga."[5] However, after six months with Bayern and sporadic Bundesliga game time, he rejoined FC Schalke.[6]

On 21 August 2012, Baumjohann joined 2. Bundesliga club Kaiserslautern on a one-year contract.[7] In Baumjohann's 27th game for the club, he netted his sixth goal, scoring with a free-kick in a playoff vs. Hoffenheim for a place in the Bundesliga.

On 8 June 2013, it was announced that Baumjohann would leave Kaiserslautern, who lost to Hoffenheim in their Bundesliga play-off over two legs, for newly promoted Hertha BSC, signing a three-year contract with the capital club.[8] On 18 March 2016, he extended his contract until 2017.[9]

Brazil[edit]

After the 2016–17 season, Baumjohann considered playing in Brazil, the country of his wife.[10] In July 2017, he signed with Coritiba.[11] Having limited playing time at Coritiba due to a broken hand, Baumjohann left the club after its relegation, although wanting to renew his contract.[12] In 2018, he joined Vitória.[13]

Australia[edit]

On 9 August 2018, Baumjohann was brought to the A-League by coach Markus Babbel, signing with Western Sydney Wanderers.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
Schalke 04 Bundesliga 2004–05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [15][16]
2005–06 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 [17]
2006–07 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 [18]
Totals 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Borussia Mönchengladbach II Regionalliga Nord 2006–07 2 0 2 0 [18]
Regionalliga West 2008–09 2 1 2 1 [19]
Totals 4 1 4 1
Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 2006–07 3 0 0 0 3 0 [18]
2. Bundesliga 2007–08 1 0 0 0 1 0 [20]
Bundesliga 2008–09 28 3 2 0 30 3 [19]
Totals 32 3 2 0 0 0 34 3
Bayern Munich Bundesliga 2009–10 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 [21]
Bayern Munich II 3. Liga 2009–10 3 0 3 0 [21]
Schalke 04 Bundesliga 2009–10 11 0 2 0 13 0 [21]
2010–11 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 [22]
2011–12 8 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 17 0 [23][24]
Totals 28 0 4 0 10 0 1 0 43 0
Schalke 04 II Regionalliga West 2010–11 4 0 4 0 [22]
Kaiserslautern 2. Bundesliga 2012–13 25 5 1 0 2 1 28 6 [25]
Hertha BSC II Regionalliga Nordost 2013–14 1 0 1 0 [26]
Hertha BSC Bundesliga 2013–14 9 0 1 0 10 0 [26]
2014–15 0 0 1 0 1 0 [27]
2015–16 11 1 1 0 12 1 [28]
Totals 20 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Coritiba Brazilian Serie A 2017 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 [29]
Vitória Brazilian Serie A 2018 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 11 1 [30]
Career totals 127 10 12 0 11 0 11 2 161 12
Last updated: 8 June 2018

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04[31]

Early Life[edit]

Baumjohann attended the Gesamtschule Berger Feld.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baumjohann: Schalke konnte ich nie vergessen" (in German). schalke04.de. 4 January 2009. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Alexander Baumjohann erhält Dreieinhalbjahres-Vertrag" (in German). schalke04.de. 3 January 2009. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
  4. ^ Germany, Abendzeitung,. "FC Bayern: Was will Bayern mit Baumjohann? - Abendzeitung München" (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  5. ^ "Baumjohann to Bayern". fcbayern.t-com.de. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Schalke verpflichtet Baumjohann" (in German). spiegel.de. 3 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  7. ^ "Alexander Baumjohann Becomes a Red Devil". fck.de. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Hertha Berlin snaps up Baumjohann". SBS The World Game. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Baumjohann bleibt der Hertha treu" (in German). Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  10. ^ Ventura, Aline (22 June 2017). "Meia alemão com passagem pelo Bayern pode se transferir para o Brasil" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Alemão Baumjohann é o novo reforço do Coritiba". 90min (in Portuguese). 4 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Empresário de Baumjohann espera nova diretoria para renovar com o Coritiba". globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). 13 December 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Vitória anuncia contratações de Pedro Botelho e Alexander Baumjohann". globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). 2 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Wanderers sign German playmaker". Western Sydney Wanderers FC. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
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  24. ^ "Fährmann bringt BVB zur Verzweiflung" (in German). kicker. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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  28. ^ "Alexander Baumjohann". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  29. ^ "Germany - A. Baumjohann - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  30. ^ "Germany - A. Baumjohann - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  31. ^ "A. Baumjohann". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  32. ^ "Das Talentmodell Gelsenkirchen". RevierSport. Funke Medien. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2018. Zwölf von ihnen haben den Sprung in die Bundesliga geschafft, darunter Manuel Neuer, Ralf Fährmann (beide Schalke), Mesut Özil, Sebastian Boenisch (beide Werber Bremen), Tim Hoogland (Mainz 05), Michael Delura (Panionios Athen) und Alexander Baumjohann (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

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