Antonio Rüdiger

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Antonio Rüdiger
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Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back / Full back
Club information
Current team
Roma
Number 2
Youth career
2000–2002 VfB Sperber Neukölln
2002–2005 SV Tasmania Berlin
2005–2006 Neuköllner Sportfreunde 1907
2006–2008 Hertha Zehlendorf
2008–2011 Borussia Dortmund
2011 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 VfB Stuttgart II 22 (3)
2012–2015 VfB Stuttgart 66 (2)
2015– Roma 44 (2)
National team
2010–2011 Germany U18 8 (4)
2011–2012 Germany U19 13 (1)
2012 Germany U20 2 (0)
2012–2014 Germany U21 10 (1)
2014– Germany 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 06:15, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Antonio Rüdiger (born 3 March 1993) is a German footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Roma and the Germany national football team.[2]

Club career[edit]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

On 23 July 2011, Rüdiger had his debut for VfB Stuttgart II in the 3. Liga against Arminia Bielefeld.[3]

On 29 January 2012, Rüdiger made his Bundesliga debut for VfB Stuttgart's first team in a home professional match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. He had his first appearance in the UEFA Europa League on 4 October 2012 against Molde FK.

On 19 April 2013, Rüdiger extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2017.[4] He scored his first goal for Stuttgart on 1 September 2013 in a 6–2 home victory against TSG Hoffenheim.

Roma[edit]

On 19 August 2015, Serie A side Roma signed Rüdiger on loan from VfB Stuttgart for €4 million. The clubs agreed on an optional €9 million transfer fee at the end of the one-year contract.[5] On 30 May 2016 Roma officially signed Rüdiger from VfB Stuttgart for €9 million + €0.5m bonuses in a 4-year contract.[6]

International career[edit]

Rüdiger was eligible to play for Germany and Sierra Leone, his mother's homeland[7] and was a member of the several German national youth football teams up to the Germany U21 team.

He made his debut for the German national senior team on 13 May 2014 in a 0–0 draw against Poland.[8] and his competitive debut for Germany on 11 October 2014 in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D against the same opponent. Although he was initially included in his nation's 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016, Rüdiger was later ruled out of the tournament due to injury, after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session on 7 June.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Rüdiger's father, Matthias Rüdiger, is ethnic German, while his mother Lily is originally from Sierra Leone. He is the half-brother of Sahr Senesie.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 8 May 2016
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2011–12 VfB Stuttgart II 3. Fußball-Liga 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
2012–13 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 2
2011–12 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 16 0 4 0 4 0 24 0
2013–14 30 2 1 0 4 0 35 2
2014–15 19 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2015–16 Roma Serie A 30 2 1 0 6 0 37 2
Career total 117 7 7 0 14 0 148 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ AS Roma profile
  2. ^ "VfB kassiert: Roma zieht Kaufoption bei Rüdiger" [VfB cashes in: Roma activates clause with Rüdiger] (in German). kicker. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Arminia Bielefeld – VfB Stuttgart II 1:2 (1:0)" (in German). German Football Association. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Antonio Rüdiger extends contract with VfB". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Roma complete Rüdiger signing". asroma.it. A.S. Roma. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "La Roma ha esercitato il diritto di opzione per l'acquisizione di Antonio Rudiger" (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  8. ^ "Germany 0-0 Poland". www.goal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Antonio Rudiger tears ACL in Germany training, ruled out of Euro 2016". ESPN FC. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Antonio Rüdiger: "Manchmal musst du volles Risiko gehen"" (in German). German Football Association. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at VfB-Stuttgart.de (German)