Christian Clemens

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Christian Clemens
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Personal information
Full name Christian Clemens
Date of birth (1991-08-04) 4 August 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Cologne, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
1. FSV Mainz 05
Number 27
Youth career
1997–2001 SC Köln Weiler-Volkhoven
2001–2009 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 1. FC Köln II 11 (0)
2010–2013 1. FC Köln 89 (13)
2013– Schalke 04 19 (0)
2015– 1. FSV Mainz 05 (loan) 11 (2)
National team
2007 Germany U16 7 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U17 7 (0)
2008–2009 Germany U18 10 (3)
2009–2010 Germany U19 5 (2)
2010–2011 Germany U20 3 (2)
2011–2013 Germany U21 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Clemens (German pronunciation: [ˈkʁɪs.tɪ.an ˈklɛ.məns]; born 4 August 1991) is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger for 1. FSV Mainz 05 on loan from FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.

Club career[edit]

1. FC Köln[edit]

Clemens started his career with SC Weiler-Volkhoven, joined 1. FC Köln at the age of ten and progressed through the club's youth system.[1] He made his first-team debut in a 1–0 win against FC St. Pauli.[2] In December 2010, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.[3] He moved to Schalke 04 for the 2013–14 Bundesliga season.[4]

Schalke 04[edit]

On 17 June 2013, FC Schalke 04 confirmed that Christian Clemens signed a 4-year professional contract with them until 30 June 2017.[5] The transfer fee is reported as €3,000,000 by the S04 Sport and Communications manager Horst Heldt.[5] Christian Clemens was assigned a number 11 shirt, previously worn by Ibrahim Afellay.[5]

International career[edit]

Clemens previously played for several Germany national youth football teams and on 6 September 2010 Clemens made his debut for the Germany U-20 national football team in a 3–2 victory over Switzerland in which Clemens also scored his first goal for the Germany U-20 national football team.[6] On 6 February 2011, Clemens received his first call-up to the Germany U-21 national football team for a match against the Greece U-21 national football team.[7] On 9 February 2011, Clemens debuted for the Germany U-21 national football team in a friendly match against the Greece U-21 national football team.[7]

Playing style[edit]

Clemens is mainly deployed as a winger and utilized on the left or right flanks on the football pitch;[8] but Clemens can also be deployed as a second striker.[8] Clemens himself sees his strengths on the flanks of the football pitch.[8] Clemens possesses accurate heading and shooting of the ball, great agility and endurance, physical strength, rapid acceleration and speed.[8] Clemens is a dummy specialist and a silky dribbler which Clemens utilizes to bamboozle opposition defenders in one-on-one situations with ease.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 November 2014[9]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other1 Total
1. FC Köln Bundesliga 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1. FC Köln II Regionalliga West 10 0 10 0
1. FC Köln Bundesliga 2010–11 27 2 3 0 30 2
1. FC Köln II Regionalliga West 1 0 1 0
1. FC Köln Bundesliga 2011–12 31 5 2 0 33 5
2. Bundesliga 2012–13 31 6 2 1 33 7
FC Schalke 04 Bundesliga 2013–14 11 0 2 0 5 0 18 0
2014–15 8 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Club totals 1. FC Köln II 11 0 0 0 11 0
1. FC Köln 89 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 96 14
FC Schalke 04 19 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 28 0
Career statistics 119 13 10 1 5 0 0 0 134 14

Outside football[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Clemens was dating German, Lynn Julia Mester, a professional female footballer whom played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen (women).[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmidt, Joachim (14 September 2010). "Neue Freiheiten in der Offensive beim 1. FC Köln" (in German). General-Anzeiger Online. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Gonscherowski, Tobias. "Well worth the risk". bundesliga.de. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Köln feiert Bubi Clemens, Poldi verletzt" (in German). Sport Bild. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Vertrag bis 2017: Clemens verstärkt Schalke" (in German). kicker.de. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Schalke 04 sign Christian Clemens from FC Köln". SB Nation. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Premiere für Mark Uth" [Debut for Mark Uth]. ksta.de (in German). Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "U21 ohne Schürrle und Vukcevic gegen Griechenland" [U21 without Schürrle and Vukcevic against Greece]. zeit.de. Die Zeit. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Clemens und die Ausstiegsklausel" [Clemens and the get-out clause]. kicker.de (in German) (Kicker). 8 February 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Christian Clemens" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Alexander Haubrichs and Markus Crutches (19 October 2010). "Seine Freundin Lynn stürmt für Bayer Leverkusen" [His girlfriend Lynn striker for Bayer Leverkusen]. express.de (in German). Express. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Alexander Haubrichs and Markus Crutches (7 December 2012). "Von der Spielerin zur Spielerfrau" [From player to player woman]. express.de (in German). Express. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 

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