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Gerhard Tremmel with Salzburg in 2010.
|Date of birth||16 November 1978|
|Place of birth||Munich, West Germany|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2004–2005||Hertha BSC II||15||(0)|
|2010–2011||Red Bull Salzburg||28||(0)|
|2016||→ Werder Bremen (loan)||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:56, 11 August 2015 (UTC).
Gerhard Tremmel (born 16 November 1978) is a German professional footballer who plays for Swansea City. Tremmel is a vastly experienced goalkeeper having played at the highest level in the Premier League, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. He is renowned for his shot stopping abilities and his reflexes.
Tremmel holds a number of goalkeeping records. At a rate of 4.2, Tremmel has the best saves per goal conceded ratio in the Premier League for the 2012–13 season. He also had the best save percentage in the Premier League that season, at 80.9%. His saves-to-shots ratio in the Premier League and on a European basis have made him second only to Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich.
Tremmel left Bavaria in 2002 for spells at Hannover 96 then Hertha BSC, where he spent 2004–05 in the reserve side. He then joined Energie Cottbus in 2006 on a two-year contract, announcing his intention to leave the club on 29 April 2010. On 7 May 2010, his transfer to Hertha for the upcoming season was confirmed, but the transfer failed and he signed for Red Bull Salzburg instead on 20 May 2010.
Tremmel joined Swansea City on 30 August 2011 on a free transfer following their promotion to the Premier League. Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers had brought Tremmel to South Wales and signed him after his impressive pre-season performances against Celtic and Real Betis.
Tremmel made his competitive debut for Swansea on 7 January 2012 in an FA Cup fixture at Barnsley, helping his team to a 2–4 away win. He made his Premier League debut on 26 February 2012 in a 2–0 away loss against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
Following an injury suffered by first choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm on 27 October 2012, Tremmel started to have a run of games in the Swansea team for the first time. Swansea, now with Tremmel in the side, went on a seven-match unbeaten run that included memorable away wins at Liverpool in the League Cup, and Newcastle United and Arsenal in the Premier League. He also managed to keep clean sheets against the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. These performances were met with praise from then-manager Michael Laudrup, who said, "Gerhard has done well and it is very important to know you have a goalkeeper of quality when things happen."
On 7 February 2013, Swansea announced that they had extended their contract with the Bavarian until the summer of 2015.
On 24 February 2013, Tremmel helped Swansea beat Bradford City 5–0 to win the 2012–13 League Cup by the competition's highest-ever winning margin for the final. This achievement landed Swansea's first major trophy as well as qualification for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. German mass tabloid Bild hailed Tremmel's "career highlight" at the "legendary" Wembley Stadium and a just reward for 15 years of hard work and professionalism in the game.
On 28 May 2015, Tremmel confirmed that he would not be renewing his contract with Swansea and would therefore be released by the club. On 11 August, however, he re-joined the side, signing a two-year contract to keep him at the club until June 2017.
- Swansea City
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