Caleb Stanko

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Caleb Stanko
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-07-26) July 26, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Holly, Michigan, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 33
Youth career
0000–2011 Vardar SC
2011–2013 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– SC Freiburg II 71 (3)
2013– SC Freiburg 11 (0)
2016–2017FC Vaduz (loan) 26 (0)
National team
2013 United States U20 8 (0)
2016– United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 17, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 6, 2016

Caleb Stanko (born July 26, 1993) is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club SC Freiburg.

Youth[edit]

Stanko started playing soccer with the local U.S. Soccer Development Academy club Vardar SC.

Professional[edit]

SC Freiburg[edit]

In 2011, Stanko moved to the German side SC Freiburg, and began playing for its second team. From 2013, he started training with the first team and was benched for several matches before debuting in August 2015 in a German Cup match against Barmbek-Uhlenhorst.[1] In November 2015, he made his league debut for Freiburg in a 2. Bundesliga match against Paderborn 07.[2] Stanko had five 2. Bundesliga appearances for the season, helping Freiburg to Bundesliga promotion.

FC Vaduz (loan)[edit]

Stanko was loaned by Freiburg to Liechtenstein-based FC Vaduz in the Swiss Super League for the 2016–2017 season, making 26 appearances.

International career[edit]

Stanko played at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship for the United States, who finished as runners-up. Later that year, he also played at the 2013 Toulon Tournament for the U.S., and then captained the U.S. during their opening match against Spain at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[3]

Stanko received his first call-up to the United States men's national team for a May 22, 2016 friendly against Puerto Rico.[4] On September 6, 2016, he made his full USMNT debut in a World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad & Tobago.

Honours[edit]

FC Vaduz

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2018[5]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Freiburg II 2011–12 Regionalliga Südwest 1 0 1 0
2012–13 17 0 17 0
2013–14 32 3 32 3
2014–15 6 0 6 0
2015–16 13 0 13 0
2017–18 1 0 1 0
Total 70 3 0 0 70 3
Freiburg 2015–16 2. Bundesliga 5 0 1 0 6 0
2017–18 Bundesliga 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Total 11 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
FC Vaduz (loan) 2016–17 Swiss Super League 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Career total 107 3 2 0 0 0 109 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Paul (August 10, 2015). "Caleb Stanko makes pro debut for Freiburg". Soccer America Daily. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Goff, Steven (November 22, 2015). "How American soccer players abroad fared this weekend". Washington Post. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Deaver, Josh (December 5, 2013). "Caleb Stanko finds success with SC Freiburg". American Soccer Now. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Creditor, Avi (May 16, 2016). "Green, Hyndman among Klinsmann's USMNT extras vs. Puerto Rico". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "C. Stanko". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

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