Antonio Rüdiger

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Antonio Rüdiger
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Rüdiger with Germany in 2018
Personal information
Full name Antonio Rüdiger[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
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
2011–2012 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 VfB Stuttgart II 22 (3)
2012–2016 VfB Stuttgart 66 (2)
2015–2016Roma (loan) 30 (2)
2016–2017 Roma 26 (0)
2017– Chelsea 32 (2)
National team
2010–2011 Germany U18 8 (4)
2011–2012 Germany U19 14 (1)
2012 Germany U20 2 (0)
2012–2014 Germany U21 10 (1)
2014– Germany 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:58, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:54, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Antonio Rüdiger (German pronunciation: [anˈto:nio ˈʁy:diˌgɐ], born 3 March 1993) is a German professional footballer who plays as a defender for English club Chelsea and the Germany national team.

He began his career at VfB Stuttgart, representing their reserves in 3. Liga and the first team in the Bundesliga. In 2015 he joined Roma, initially on loan and a year later for a €9 million fee. He was signed by Chelsea in 2017 for an estimated £27 million.

Rüdiger made his international debut for Germany in March 2014. He was forced to miss UEFA Euro 2016 due to an injury suffered earlier in the season but he was part of the squad that won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. He kept his spot in the squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

On 23 July 2011, Rüdiger made 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 was replaced by Raphael Holzhauser in the 79th minute of a 3–0 defeat.[4]

On 19 April 2013, Rüdiger extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2017.[5] On 4 May he received a red card in the 74th minute of a 2–0 home defeat against Greuther Fürth.[6] On 1 June, Rüdiger played in the final of the DFB Pokal in a match lost 3–2 against Bayer Munich.[7] He finished his second season in the first team with 24 appearances, plus 4 appearances and 2 goals in the reserve team.[8]

On 20 October 2013, Rüdiger was sent off with a red card in the 84th minute of a 3–3 away draw against Hamburger SV.[9] Rüdiger finished the 2013–14 season with 35 appearances and 2 goals.[8] Rüdiger finished the following season with only 20 appearances and 1 assist due to various injuries.

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.[10]

On 12 September, he made his debut in a 2–0 away win over Frosinone.[11] On 9 January 2016 he scored his first goal for Roma in the 4th minute of a 1–1 home draw against Milan.[12] He finished his season-long loan to Roma with 37 appearances and 2 goals.[8] On 30 May, Roma officially signed Rüdiger from for €9 million + €0.5m bonuses on a four-year contract.[13]

On 23 February 2017, as a substitute replacing Kostas Manolas in the 46th minute of a 1–0 home defeat against Villareal in the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League, he was sent off with a double yellow card in the 81st minute.[14] On 30 April he was sent off with a red card in the 93rd minute in Derby della Capitale against Lazio in a 3–1 home defeat.[15] Rüdiger finished his second season at Roma with 35 appearances and 4 assists.[8]

Chelsea[edit]

On 9 July 2017, Rüdiger joined Chelsea from Roma for a reported initial fee of £29 million on a five-year deal.[16] He was given the number 2 shirt.[17]

He made his debut on 6 August as a substitute replacing Marcos Alonso in the 79th minute in a 4–1 loss on penalties to Arsenal in the 2017 FA Community Shield.[18] He made his Premier League debut six days later in a 3–2 defeat against Burnley at Stamford Bridge.[19] He scored his first goal for Chelsea in the round of 16 of the EFL Cup in a 2–1 win over Everton,[20] and his first league goal was the only one of a home win over Swansea City on 29 November.[21]

International career[edit]

Rüdiger was eligible to play for Germany and Sierra Leone, his mother's homeland[22] 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.[23] 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.[24]

Rüdiger was part of the German national squad which won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. He played four matches in the tournament, including the 1–0 win over Chile in the final.[25] On 8 October 2017, he headed his first international goal in a 5–1 home win over Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifying.[26]

Rüdiger was included in Germany's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 4 June 2018.[27] On 24 June, he picked up for the second group stage match against Sweden as first choice centre-back Mats Hummels suffered an injury, the game ended 2–1 win for Germany.[28][29] Four days later, he did not play the last group stage match and his side were knocked out by South Korea after a 2–0 defeat.[30]

Personal life[edit]

Rüdiger's father, Matthias Rüdiger, is German, while his mother Lily is originally from Sierra Leone. He is the half-brother of Sahr Senesie.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 September 2018[32]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VfB Stuttgart II 2011–12 3. Liga 17 1 17 1
2012–13 4 2 4 2
2014–15 1 0 1 0
Stuttgart II total 22 3 22 3
VfB Stuttgart 2011–12 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 16 0 4 0 4[a] 0 24 0
2013–14 30 2 1 0 4[a] 0 35 2
2014–15 19 0 1 0 20 0
Stuttgart total 66 2 6 0 8 0 80 2
Roma 2015–16 Serie A 30 2 1 0 6[b] 0 37 2
2016–17 26 0 4 0 5[a] 0 35 0
Roma total 56 2 5 0 11 0 72 2
Chelsea 2017–18 Premier League 27 2 6 0 5 1 6[b] 0 1[c] 0 45 3
2018–19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0[a] 0 1[c] 0 6 0
Chelsea total 32 2 6 0 5 1 6 0 2 0 51 3
Career total 176 9 17 0 5 1 25 0 2 0 225 10
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b Appearance in FA Community Shield

International[edit]

As of 9 September 2018[33]
Germany
Year Apps Goals
2014 5 0
2015 2 0
2016 4 0
2017 11 1
2018 5 0
Total 27 1

International goals[edit]

As of 8 October 2017 (Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Rüdiger goal)[33]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 October 2017 Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern, Germany  Azerbaijan
3–1
5–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Chelsea

Germany

Individual

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 2 July 2017. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Arminia Bielefeld – VfB Stuttgart II 1:2 (1:0)" (in German). German Football Association. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
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  12. ^ "Roma vs. Milan – 9 January 2016 – Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
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