Daniel Caligiuri

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Daniel Caligiuri
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Caligiuri in October 2014
Personal information
Full name Daniel Caligiuri
Date of birth (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 18
Youth career
1995–2001 BSV 07 Schwenningen
2001–2005 SV Zimmern
2005–2007 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 SC Freiburg II 70 (22)
2009–2013 SC Freiburg 93 (11)
2013–2017 VfL Wolfsburg 97 (12)
2017– Schalke 04 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2017.

Daniel Caligiuri (pronounced [kaliˈdʒuri]; born 15 January 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.

Club career[edit]

Born in Germany to an Italian father and a German mother, Caligiuri began his professional career with SC Freiburg. Caligiuri made his Bundesliga debut for Freiburg on 7 November 2009, starting against VfL Bochum. He joined VfL Wolfsburg in 2013 after a solid season with Freiburg. On 19 March 2015, Calgiuri scored in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Europa League against Inter Milan.[1]

International career[edit]

Caligiuri is eligible to represent both Germany through being born there (and to a German mother), as well as Italy through his father. On 22 May 2015, Caligiuri expressed his desire to play for the country of his father's heritage, stating "I have always said that I will play for the national team which invites me first. And I have big hopes now to be part of the Italy squad."[2]

On 31 May 2015, it was announced that Antonio Conte named Caligiuri alongside fellow débutant Nicola Sansone in his preliminary squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Croatia.[3] However, Caligiuri was dropped from the squad on 6 June.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Caligiuri is of Italian descent.[5] His older brother Marco is also a professional footballer, who currently plays for Greuther Fürth.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 8 April 2017.[6][7]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SC Freiburg II 2006–07 Oberliga 3 0 3 0
2007–08 13 2 13 2
2008–09 Regionalliga 32 7 32 7
2009–10 19 13 19 13
2010–11 1 0 1 0
2011–12 2 1 2 1
Total 70 23 70 23
SC Freiburg 2009–10 Bundesliga 16 0 0 0 16 0
2010–11 23 0 2 0 25 0
2011–12 25 6 1 0 26 6
2012–13 29 5 4 3 33 8
Total 93 11 7 3 100 14
VfL Wolfsburg 2013–14 Bundesliga 24 1 3 0 27 1
2014–15 28 7 6 2 11[a] 1 45 10
2015–16 29 2 2 0 8[b] 1 1[c] 0 40 3
2016–17 16 2 2 0 18 2
Total 97 12 13 2 19 2 1 0 130 16
FC Schalke 04 2016–17 Bundesliga 11 2 2 1 2[a] 0 15 3
Total 11 2 2 1 2 0 15 3
Career Total 271 48 22 6 21 2 1 0 315 56
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Champions League.
  3. ^ Appearance in the DFL-Supercup.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Freiburg
Wolfsburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lässig ins Viertelfinale" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Wolfsburg midfielder Daniel Caligiuri looking forward to dream Italy call-up". ESPN FC. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Hiete, Thomas (21 May 2015). "Conte statt Löw: Caligiuri vor Debüt für Italien" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Enttäuschung! Caligiuri nicht im Italien-Aufgebot" (in German). kicker. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  5. ^ http://m.fantagazzetta.com/articolo.vbhtml?id=203821
  6. ^ "Daniel Caligiuri » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Daniel Caligiuri at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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