Alexander Esswein

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Alexander Esswein
Alexander Esswein FCN 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alexander Esswein
Date of birth (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Worms, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 7
Youth career
1996–1998 TSV Neuleiningen
1998–1999 VfR Frankenthal
1999–2002 SV Waldhof Mannheim
2002–2008 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1 (0)
2008–2010 VfL Wolfsburg II 41 (4)
2008–2010 VfL Wolfsburg 8 (0)
2010–2011 Dynamo Dresden 31 (17)
2011–2014 1. FC Nürnberg 58 (6)
2014–2016 FC Augsburg 61 (4)
2016– Hertha BSC 19 (2)
National team
2006–2007 Germany U17 12 (3)
2007–2009 Germany U18 7 (3)
2008–2009 Germany U19 7 (2)
2009–2011 Germany U20 3 (3)
2011–2013 Germany U21 13 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 May 2013

Alexander Esswein (born 25 March 1990) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Esswein made his debut in the 2007–08 season. He appeared in a league match during the season.[1] He came on in the 63rd minute in a 2–1 loss to 1. FC Köln on 17 December 2007.[2] He then transferred to VfL Wolfsburg and split time between the first and second teams. He made four league appearances during the 2008–09 season[3] and four league appearances and a German Cup appearance in the 2009–10 season.[4] He substantially made more appearances for the reserve team. During the 2008–09 season, he made 21 appearances,[3] and during the 2009–10 season, he scored four goals in 20 appearances.[4] Esswein moved to Dynamo Dresden for the 2010–11 season.[5] During the season, he scored 17 goals in 31 league appearances.[6] This includes two goals against Bayern's reserve team, in a 3–1 win on 11 November 2010;[7] Wehen Wiesbaden, in a 3–0 win, on 5 March 2011;[8] and against SpVgg Unterhaching, in a 4–0 win, on 23 April 2011.[9] He also made two appearances in the promotion playoff.[6] This proved to be Esswein's only season at the club. He transferred to 1. FC Nürnberg for the 2011–12 season.[10] During the 2011–12 season, he scored four goals in 26 league appearances and a goal in three German Cup appearances.[11] His four league goals came against FC Augsburg, in a 1–0 win, on 27 August 2011;[12] Hertha BSC, in a 2–0 win, on 21 January 2012;[13] Köln, in a 2–1 win, on 18 February 2012;[14] and Werder Bremen, in a 1–0 win, on 25 February 2012.[15] His German Cup goal came in the second round[11] against Erzgebirge Aue in a 2–1 win on 26 October 2011.[16] His goal scoring rate would drop in the subsequent seasons with Nürnberg. He dropped down to three goals in 28 appearances in the 2012–13 season[17] and no goals in five appearances during the 2013–14 season.[18] He also made an appearance in the Regionalliga Bayern for the reserve team during the 2013–14 season.[18] He moved to Augsburg during the January transfer window[19] and made 13 appearances for Augsburg during the 2013–14 season.[18] He scored a goal in 19 appearances during the 2014–15 season.[20] The goal came against Köln on 6 December 2014 in a 2–1 win.[21] Esswein played in the opening match of the 2015–16 season, in a German Cup match against SV Elversberg, a 3–1 extra time win.[22] He then opened his Bundesliga campaign by playing in the first three matchdays,[23] including the 1–0 loss to Hertha BSC in the league opener on 15 August 2015.[24]

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 26 August 2016 Esswein signed for Hertha BSC on a 4-year deal.[25] On 24 September Esswein scored his first goal for Hertha in a 3-3 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.[26]

National career[edit]

Presently Esswein plays for the German U-21 national team.[27] Previously he had already played for the U-17, U-18, U-18, U-19 and U-20 national team. He was part of the German U-17 team that finished in third place in the 2007 U-17 World Cup in South Korea. In this tournament, Esswein scored two goals against Trinidad and Tobago in the group-stage and scored the winning goal in the third place playoff against Ghana two minutes into stoppage time.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 January 2016.
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kaiserslautern 2007–08 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0 [1]
Wolfsburg 2008–09 Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 [3]
2009–10 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 [4]
Totals 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Wolfsburg II 2008–09 Regionalliga Nord 21 0 21 0 [3]
2009–10 20 4 20 4 [4]
Totals 41 4 41 4
Dynamo Dresden 2010–11 3. Liga 31 17 2 0 33 17 [6]
Nürnberg 2011–12 Bundesliga 26 4 3 1 29 5 [11]
2012–13 27 2 1 1 28 3 [17]
2013–14 5 0 0 0 5 0 [18]
Totals 58 6 4 2 62 8
Nürnberg II 2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 1 0 1 0 [18]
Augsburg 2013–14 Bundesliga 13 0 0 0 13 0 [18]
2014–15 19 1 0 0 19 1 [20]
2015–16 17 3 3 1 4 0 24 4 [23]
Totals 49 4 4 1 4 0 57 5
Career totals 189 31 8 3 4 0 2 0 203 34

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mohamad schießt Köln ins Glück" (in German). kicker. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Esswein will zukünftig für Dynamo treffen" (in German). kicker. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Esswein legt den Grundstein" (in German). kicker. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Esswein mit wichtigem Doppelpack" (in German). kicker. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Erst Doppelpack Esswein, dann Schahin" (in German). kicker. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Schwarz, J; Sabock, S (18 April 2011). "Esswein glänzt und geht, Herzig fehlt" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Esswein macht den Unterschied" (in German). kicker. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Cohen als Doppel-Retter, Maroh macht alles klar" (in German). kicker. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Pekhart belohnt sich selbst" (in German). kicker. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "Werder drückt - Esswein trifft - Der Club nimmt die Punkte mit" (in German). kicker. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "Essweins Energieleistung bringt FCN auf Kurs" (in German). kicker. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f "Alexander Esswein" (in German). Fussballdaten. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Augsburg verstärkt sich mit Esswein" (in German). kicker. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "Alexander Esswein". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "Esswein sorgt für trübe Stimmung in Köln" (in German). kicker. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "Augsburg entgeht der Blamage - dank dreier Joker" (in German). kicker. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "Alexander Esswein". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "Kalou schießt die Hertha zum Zittersieg" (in German). kicker. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  25. ^ http://www.herthabsc.de/de/profis/verpflichtung-esswein/page/11223--17-17-.html#.V8Ab-JgrLIU
  26. ^ http://www.vavel.com/en/international-football/germany-bundesliga/699509-eintracht-frankfurt-3-3-hertha-bsc-nothing-to-separate-the-clubs-in-goal-fest.html
  27. ^ "Adrion nominiert Esswein" (in German). kicker.de. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 

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