Daniel Schwaab

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Daniel Schwaab
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Schwaab
Date of birth (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Waldkirch, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
PSV Eindhoven
Number 5
Youth career
1992–2000 SV Waldkirch
2000–2006 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 SC Freiburg 91 (6)
2009–2013 Bayer Leverkusen 96 (0)
2013–2016 VfB Stuttgart 92 (1)
2016– PSV 6 (0)
National team
2006 Germany U18 4 (0)
2006–2007 Germany U19 7 (0)
2007–2010 Germany U21 24 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2010

Daniel Schwaab (born 23 August 1988) is a German footballer who plays as a centre back[1] for PSV Eindhoven.[2]

Club career[edit]

Freiburg[edit]

Born in Waldkirch, West Germany, Schwaab began his career with SV Waldkirch before joining SC Freiburg in 2000 after impressing the club at the trial and while progressing at the youth team, he initially played as a midfielder before converting to a centre-back defender, where he played today.[3] In the summer of 2006, he signed his first professional contract with the club, where the club was then based in the 2. Bundesliga.[3]

It wasn't until on 17 September 2006 when Schwaab made his Freiburg debut, where he made his first start as a right back position and played for 79 minutes, as Freiburg drew 1-1 against 1860 Munich.[4] Since making his debut, he established himself in the starting eleven at the club. In a 2-0 loss against Augsburg on 8 November 2006, Schwaab played in the midfield position for the first time and played for 90 minutes.[5] As the 2006-07 season progressed, Schwaab finished his first season, making thirty-two appearance in all competitions.

In his second season with the first team, he started in every single match that he played,[6] despite suffering from an injury as the season progressed.[7] Nevertheless, Schwaab finished his second season, making thirty-three appearance in all competitions.

In the 2008-09 season, Schwaab started the season well when he helped the club make a perfect to the season in the first seven matches in all competitions and scored his first goal of the season, in a 3-1 win over Augsburg on 14 September 2008.[8] After setting up two goals, in a 5-0 win over Wehen Wiesbaden on 21 September 2008,[9] he scored again in the second round of the DFB Pokal, in a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim three days later.[10] Schwaab continued to be an ever present player as the season progressed, scoring two goals against FSV Frankfurt[11] and Osnabrück.[12] After being suspended for a second bookable offence,[13] Schwaab then scored two more goals towards the end against Frankfurt[14] and Kaiserslautern.[15] Schwaab finished the season, making thirty-five appearances and scoring six times in all competitions.

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

Schwaab playing for Bayer Leverkusen during his last year at the club.

During the 2008-09 season, it was announced that Schwaab was soon snapped up by top flight side Bayer Leverkusen when his contract expected to run at the end of the season.[16] He was previously linked with a move to them a year prior to that.[17] The outcome saw Bayer Leverkusen paying Freiburg 250K as a payment for Schwaab.[18]

Schwaab made his Bayer Leverkusen debut (and his Bundesliga debut), in the opening game of the season, on 8 August 2009, in a 2-2 draw against Mainz 05.[19] After missing out two matches, due to injury,[20] he made his return to the first team from injury on 26 September 2009, in a 1-0 win over Köln.[21] Since returning from injury, Schwaab established himself in the first team in a right-back position and then provided an assist on one of the goals, in a 4-2 win over Hamburg on 14 March 2010.[22] Despite being sent-off, in a 3-2 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt on 1 April 2010[23] and served a three match suspension as a result,[24] he finished his first season, making thirty appearance in all competitions.

In the 2010-11 season, Schwaab continued to be a first team regular in his second season and remained in the right-back position for the most of the season.[25] He also started the season well when he provided two assists, in a 11-1 win over Pirmasens in the first round of the DFB Pokal.[26] He also went on to finish the 2010-11 season, making forty appearance in all competitions.

However, Schwaab 2011-12 season's was disrupted by injuries when he suffered a knee injury at the start of the season.[27] After a week off, due to a knee injury, he made his return to the first team from injury, in a 3-1 win over Wolfsburg on 1 October 2011.[28] Since his return, he managed to regain his first team place as the season progressed until he suffered a shinebone injury that kept him out for the rest of the season.[29] Despite this, he finished the season, making twenty-eight appearance in all competitions.

In the 2012-13 season, Schwaab continued to rehabilitate from a shinbone injury throughout the summer[30] and made his first appearance since suffering from injury, where he set up one of the goals, in a 4-0 win over Carl Zeiss Jena in the first round of DFB Pokal.[31] However, Schwaab found himself competing with newly signing Dani Carvajal over the right-back position and was demoted to the substitute bench as a result.[32] After suffering from a torn ligaments in the ankle during a match against Arminia Bielefeld that kept him out for months,[33] Schwaab made his first team return from injury as a centre back, in a 3-3 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 9 February 2013.[34] Since returning from injury, Schwaab was given a handful of first team as a centre-back following Ömer Toprak's injury.[35] Schwaab finished the 2012-13 season, making twenty-two appearances in all competitions.

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

After the end of his contract with Leverkusen on 1 July 2013, Schwaab moved to VfB Stuttgart on a free transfer.[36][37] On 8 May 2013, Daniel Schwaab signed a contract until June 2016 with VfB Stuttgart.[38]

Schwaab made his Stuttgart, in the opening game of the season, on 11 August 2009, in a 3-2 loss against Mainz 05.[39] In the next game, on 17 August 2013, against his previous team Bayer Leverkusen, where he scored an own goal. The match ended 0-1, with Stuttgart losing the game.[40] Since making his debut, Schwaab established himself in the starting eleven at Stuttgart[41] and then set up a goal for Martin Harnik, in a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen on 5 October 2013.[42] Despite suffering from injuries on two occasions,[43][44] he finished his first season, making thirty-eight appearance in all competitions.

In the 2014-15 season, Schwaab continued to regain his first team place and then scored his first goal for the club on 27 September 2014, in a 1-0 over Hannover 96, giving their first win of the season.[45] Though he suffered an injury, which he sustained during a match against Werder Bremen,[46] Schwaab was sent-off after a second bookable offence, in a 1-0 loss against Augsburg on 23 November 2014.[47] After a one game suspension,[48] Schwaab remained in the first team, playing in either right-back and centre-back position. Despite suffering another injury as the season progressed,[49] he went on to make thirty-two appearance and scoring once in all competitions.

In the 2015-16 season, Schwaab started the season on the substitute bench after Florian Klein played in the right-back position five times at the start.[50] Despite this, Schwaab managed to regain his first team place for the most of the season, and following their relegation to 2.Bundesliga, Schwaab finished the season, making thirty-two appearance in all competitions. At the end of the 2015-16 season, it was announced that Schwaab was released by the club after they decided against offering him a contract.[51]

PSV Eindhoven[edit]

After leaving Stuttgart, Schwaab moved to PSV on a free transfer, where he signed a three-year contract on 11 July 2016.[52]

Schwaab made his PSV Eindhoven debut, in the Johan Cryuff Shield, where he made his first start and played the whole game, in a 1-0 win over Feyenoord.[53] Schwaab then made his league debut for the club, in the opening game of the season, in a 2-1 win over Utrecht.[54]

International career[edit]

Schwaab playing for the U21.

A youth international since the U18 level, Schwaab was called up to the U21 for the first time on 21 August 2007[55] and made his Germany U21 debut soon after, in a 2-2 draw against Republic of Ireland U21.[56] Having become a first team regular for the U21 side, Schwaab for the 2009 European Championships and won the title.[57] He made only one appearance, as a substitute during the final, at the tournament but soon became first choice for the new qualifying campaign.[58] Schwaab went on to score once for the U21 side, which came on 17 November 2009, in a 11-0 win over San Marino U21.[59]

Career Statistics[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Schwaab grew up supporting Freiburg, having revealed he had a bed sheet of the football, eventually playing for them as he reached his adulthood.[3] Schwaab said his favorite subject in school were Sports, Maths and Physics[3] and was graduated in economics at Fernuni Hagen.[60] His girlfriend, Lisa, is a teacher.[61]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

PSV Eindhoven

International[edit]

Germany U21

References[edit]

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