Clemens Fritz (born 7 December 1980) is a German footballer who plays as a right back for Werder Bremen.
Having begun his career at
Rot-Weiß Erfurt and Karlsruher SC, he joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2003, playing sparingly across his three seasons at the Bundesliga club. In 2006 he moved to Werder Bremen, winning the DFB-Pokal and helping them to the UEFA Cup final in 2009. Across all competitions, he has played over 300 matches for Bremen.
In a two-year international career for
Germany starting in 2006, he earned 22 caps and scored two goals. He was part of their team which finished as runners-up at UEFA Euro 2008.
Club career [ edit ]
This article is outdated. (May 2015)
Rot-Weiß Erfurt [ edit ]
Erfurt, then in East Germany, Fritz started his footballing career playing for hometown club Rot-Weiß Erfurt in the Regionalliga.
Karlsruher SC [ edit ]
In the summer of 2001, he joined
2. Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC and scored five goals in 32 games. When he was signed by Bayer Leverkusen in 2003, he was loaned back to Karlsruhe to play first team football.
Bayer Leverkusen [ edit ]
He got onto Leverkusen's first team in the 2003–04 season second half after showing his capabilities for their reserve team. Fritz played 14 more first team games for Leverkusen that season, gaining them a
UEFA Champions League place. In 2004, he broke his leg during a pre-season game against Rot-Weiss Essen, ruling him out the entire season.
International career [ edit ]
Having played for the Germany U-18s and U-21s, Fritz debuted with the
senior team on 7 October 2006, playing the entirety of a 2–0 friendly win over Georgia at the Ostseestadion in Rostock.
On 2 June of the following year, he scored his first international goal, concluding a 6–0 rout of minnows
San Marino in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying in Nuremberg, eight minutes after entering as a substitute. He added a second on 17 November, opening a 4–0 win over [1 ] Cyprus in another qualifier in Hannover by heading in Lukas Podolski's cross after two minutes. [2 ]
Fritz was selected in the 23-man squad for the
European Championship in Austria and Switzerland in 2008. He played in the first four of their six games as they reached the final before defeat to Spain.
International goals [ edit ]
Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first:
Career statistics [ edit ]
As of 26 May 2015. [4 ]
International [ edit ]
Honours [ edit ]
Country [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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