Buchtmann with FC St. Pauli in 2013
|Full name||Christopher Buchtmann|
|Date of birth||25 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Hameln, Germany|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|FC St. Pauli|
|2010–2012||1. FC Köln II||30||(2)|
|2010–2012||1. FC Köln||2||(0)|
|2012–||FC St. Pauli||130||(12)|
|2013–2015||→ FC St. Pauli II||7||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:26, 29 April 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2017
Buchtmann started his career at Hannover 96 before joining Borussia Dortmund when he was thirteen. He moved to England joining Liverpool youth academy. In February 2010, he left Liverpool for a reported transfer fee of £100,000 to join Fulham, where he was in the development squad after signing an 18-month contract.
However after three months at the club, Buchtmann left Fulham to return to Germany and sign with 1. FC Köln. After two years of playing for the reserves, he made his debut for the relegated club, coming on as a substitute for Sławomir Peszko in the 68th minute as Köln lost 4–1 against Freiburg. He added another appearance in the last game of the season, in a 4–1 defeat to Bayern Munich.
FC St. Pauli
The 2013–14 season was a breakthrough for him, as he established himself in the first team. In late January, he signed a new contract with the club, which would keep him until 2016.
In March 2016, Buchtmann agreed to a contract extension until 2019.
Buchtmann represents the German national team, playing under 15, under 16, under 17, under 18, under 19 and under 20. Buchtmann was captain for the national team in the squad that lead Germany winning the UEFA European Under-17 Championship. As a result of his performance, Buchtmann was named by the UEFA as one of the most promising stars in the future.
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