Felix Kroos

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Felix Kroos
Felix Kroos 2016.jpg
Kroos with Union Berlin in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-03-12) 12 March 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Greifswald, Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Union Berlin
Number 23
Youth career
1997–2002 Greifswalder SV
2002–2008 Hansa Rostock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Hansa Rostock II 26 (4)
2009–2010 Hansa Rostock 27 (0)
2010–2013 Werder Bremen II 66 (11)
2010–2016 Werder Bremen 65 (1)
2016Union Berlin (loan) 12 (2)
2016– Union Berlin 43 (2)
National team
2006–2007 Germany U-16 8 (6)
2007–2008 Germany U-17 10 (6)
2008–2009 Germany U-18 10 (6)
2009 Germany U-19 6 (2)
2010 Germany U-20 0 (0)
2011 Germany U-21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:41, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 March 2011

Felix Kroos (born 12 March 1991) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Union Berlin.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kroos began his career in 1997 at Greifswalder SC and was in summer 2002 scouted by Hansa Rostock.[1] Kroos played for Hansa Rostock II for two seasons.[2] Kroos made his professional debut in a third round German Cup match for Hansa Rostock against VfL Wolfsburg on 28 January 2009.[3] He was substituted on in the 69th minute for Sebastian Svärd. Two days prior to the relegation of Hansa Rostock, Kroos announced his departure from the club.

Werder Bremen[edit]

Kroos signed a three-year contract for Werder Bremen on 15 June 2010.[1] On 24 November 2010, he made his first-team debut during an away UEFA Champions League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur during which he gave away a penalty for a foul on Luka Modrić in a 3–0 loss.[4] He finished the 2010–11 season with no goals in six matches played.[2] He played in one match during the 2011–12.[2] He scored no goals in five matches played during the 2012–13 season.[2] On 9 November 2013, he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Schalke in an away match, which ended as a 3–1 defeat for Bremen.[5] He finished the 2013–14 season with a goal in 20 matches played.[6] He finished the 2014–15 season with no goals in 29 matches played.[7] During the 2015–16 season, Kroos made nine appearances before moving to Union Berlin.[2]

Union Berlin[edit]

Kroos was loaned out to Union Berlin on 28 January 2016.[8] He joined the club permanently in June, reportedly for a transfer fee of €500,000 and a 20% share of a potential future transfer fee.[9] He finished the 2015–16 season with two goals in 12 matches played for Union Berlin.[2]

He scored his first goal for Union Berlin on 12 February 2017 in a 3–1 win over Arminia Bielefeld in the 2.Bundesliga, with a free kick.[10] He finished the 2016–17 season with two goals in 31 matches played.[11]

He finished the 2017–18 season with a goal in 30 matches played.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Kroos was born in Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. He is the younger brother of German international midfielder Toni Kroos.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 June 2018.
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hansa Rostock II 2008–09 Regionalliga Nord 7 1 7 1 [2]
2009–10 18 3 18 3 [2]
Totals 25 4 25 4
Hansa Rostock 2008–09 2. Bundesliga 16 0 1 0 17 0 [2]
2009–10 11 0 1 0 12 0 [2]
Totals 27 0 1 0 1 0 29 0
Werder Bremen II 2010–11 3. Liga 21 6 21 6 [2]
2011–12 25 4 25 4 [2]
2012–13 Regionalliga Nord 20 1 20 1 [2]
Totals 66 11 66 11
Werder Bremen 2010–11 Bundesliga 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 [2]
2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0 [2]
2012–13 5 0 0 0 5 0 [2]
2013–14 20 1 0 0 20 1 [6]
2014–15 26 0 3 0 29 0 [7]
2015–16 8 0 1 0 9 0 [2]
Totals 65 1 4 0 1 0 70 1
Union Berlin 2015–16 2. Bundesliga 12 2 0 0 12 2 [2]
2016–17 29 2 2 0 31 2 [11]
2017–18 29 1 1 0 30 1 [12]
Totals 70 5 3 0 73 5
Career totals 253 21 8 0 1 0 1 0 263 21

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New acquisition: Felix Kroos transfers to Werder". Werder Bremen. 15 June 2010. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Felix Kroos » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  3. ^ ""Wölfe" zeigen erst spät Biss". kicker.de. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  4. ^ McNulty, Phil (24 November 2010). "Tottenham 3–0 Werder Bremen". BBC News. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Schalke 3–1 Werder Bremen". 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Felix Kroos". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Felix Kroos". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Kroos wechselt auf Leihbasis zu Union Berlin" [Kroos changes on loan to Union Berlin] (in German). SV Werder Bremen. 28 January 2016. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  9. ^ Klemm, Hans-Günter (10 June 2016). "Werder verkauft Kroos an Union". Kicker Online (in German). Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Polter macht alles klar für Union" [Polter makes everything clear for Union] (in German). kicker.de.
  11. ^ a b "Felix Kroos". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Felix Kroos". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Hanseaten bei OZ-Sportlerehrung dreimal siegreich" (in German). FC Hansa Rostock. 18 January 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2011.

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