Lars Unnerstall

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Lars Unnerstall
Lars-Unnerstall.jpg
Unnerstall with Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2014
Personal information
Full name Lars Unnerstall
Date of birth (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Ibbenbüren, West Germany
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
VVV (on loan from PSV Eindhoven)
Number 1
Youth career
1994–2002 SV Uffeln
2002–2005 Grün-Weiß Steinbeck
2005–2008 Preußen Münster
2008–2009 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Schalke 04 II 54 (0)
2011–2014 Schalke 04 34 (0)
2014 Aarau (loan) 16 (0)
2014–2017 Fortuna Düsseldorf 10 (0)
2017–2018 VVV 32 (0)
2018– PSV Eindhoven 0 (0)
2018– VVV (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2010 Germany U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2018

Lars Unnerstall (born 20 July 1990) is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Dutch club VVV-Venlo on loan from PSV Eindhoven.

Club career[edit]

Schalke 04[edit]

Unnerstall with Schalke 04 in 2011

Born in Ibbenbüren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Unnerstall finished his development at FC Schalke 04 after joining at the age of 18.[1] In April 2010, after featuring regularly for the B-team, he signed a professional contract until 2012.[2]

For the 2011–12 season, coach Ralf Rangnick announced Unnerstall as second-choice behind Ralf Fährmann.[3] His professional debut took place on 31 July 2011, in a 11–1 away win against FC Teningen for the first round of the DFB-Pokal;[4] in October, he agreed to an extension until June 2013.[5]

On 15 October 2011, after Fährmann's ejection early in the game, Unnerstall made his Bundesliga debut, in an eventual 1–2 home defeat to 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[6] After it was revealed the former had suffered a serious cruciate ligament injury[7] he became the starter,[8] remaining as such even after the signing of veteran Timo Hildebrand[9][10][11] and earning praise from manager Huub Stevens.[12]

Before the 2012–13 campaign started, Unnerstall agreed to a new deal until 2015.[13] He continued to battle with Hildebrand for starting duties,[14][15][16] and was also first-choice during the team's run in the UEFA Champions League;[17] he also committed several mistakes in home matches, which led to fan criticism.[18][19]

During the 2013 off-season, Unnerstall was linked a move away from the club.[20][21] Nothing came of it, however, and he remained as third-choice behind Fährmann and Hildebrand.[22]

On 24 January 2014, Unnerstall was loaned to Swiss Super League side FC Aarau.[23][24] His first match took place eight days later, in a 1–1 draw against FC St. Gallen;[25] he was later chosen Player of the Month for this display.[26][27]

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

Unnerstall as a Fortuna player (2014)

On 21 May 2014, Unnerstall joined Fortuna Düsseldorf as a replacement for Fabian Giefer,[28] for a reported fee of €250,000.[29] He spent most of his tenure as backup to Michael Rensing,[30] featuring rarely in the 2. Bundesliga[31][32][33] and adding two appearances in the 2015–16 edition of the domestic cup.[34][35]

Increasingly frustrated with his lack of playing time,[36][37][38] and occasionally demoted to the reserves,[39] Unnerstall was also afflicted with pneumonia in early 2017.[40]

VVV-Venlo[edit]

In June 2017, Unnerstall signed for VVV-Venlo on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[41]

PSV[edit]

On 18 May 2018, it was announced that Unnerstall had joined PSV Eindhoven on a three-year deal but would immediately return on loan to VVV for a season.[42]

International career[edit]

In September 2010, Unnerstall was called by the German under-20 team, appearing against Switerzland[43] and Poland the following month.[44] On 31 August 2011 he was selected to the under-21s,[45] but did not appear in any games with the latter.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 September 2013[46][47]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2010–11 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 21 0 3 0 5 0 29 0
2012–13 13 0 0 0 5 0 18 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Schalke 04 total 34 0 3 0 10 0 47 0
Career total 34 0 3 0 10 0 47 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scherr kündigt neuen Trainer an" [Scherr announces new coach] (in German). kicker. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Kuranyi klar mit Moskau, Jendrisek kommt" [Kuranyi off to Moscow, Jendrisek comes] (in German). kicker. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "URLAUBSVERZICHT – Jetzt will Holtby auch Schalke rocken" [FOREGOING VACATION – Holtby wants to rock Schalke too now]. Bild (in German). 26 June 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lars Unnerstall: Beim Profidebüt stört nur das Gegentor" [Lars Unnerstall: Only own goal spoiled pro debut] (in German). FC Schalke 04. 31 July 2011. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Torhüter Lars Unnerstall verlängert Vertrag bis zum 30. Juni 2013" [Goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall extends contract until 30 June 2013] (in German). FC Schalke 04. 4 October 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kouemaha besiegelt erste Stevens-Pleite" [Kouemaha seals first Stevens loss] (in German). kicker. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hildebrand: »Schalke fühlt sich super an!" [Hildebrand: »Schalke feels great!]. Bild (in German). 22 October 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Farfan beschenkt sich zum 100. Bundesligaspiel" [Farfan takes part in 100th league game] (in German). kicker. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Unnerstalls Kampfansage" [Unnerstall's battle] (in German). kicker. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Unnerstalls Verletzung ist Hildebrands Chance" [Unnerstall's injury is Hildebrand's chance] (in German). kicker. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "WER WIRD DIE NUMMER 1? Sechs Fäuste für ein Schalkeluja" [WHO WILL BE NUMBER 1? Six fists for a Schalkelujah]. Bild (in German). 9 May 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Unnerstall macht Stevens froh – Hildebrand mag's harmonisch" [Unnerstall makes Stevens happy – Hildebrand likes harmony] (in German). kicker. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "S04 bindet Torhüter Lars Unnerstall bis 2015" [S04 tie goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall until 2015] (in German). FC Schalke 04. 3 August 2012. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Keeper Unnerstall muss abreisen" [Keeper Unnerstall must leave] (in German). kicker. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  15. ^ "Knie verdreht: Schalke bangt um Torhüter Timo Hildebrand" [Twisted knee: Schalke fear for goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand]. Bild (in German). 31 August 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "HILDEBRAND ODER UNNERSTALL? Stevens' schwerste Derby-Entscheidung" [HILDEBRAND OR UNNERSTALL? Stevens‘ toughest derby decision]. Bild (in German). 21 October 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "Huntelaar kontert Abdoun postwendend" [Huntelaar replies Abdoun on the spot] (in German). kicker. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  18. ^ "Wer steht gegen Gladbach im Schalke-Tor?" [Who stands in Schalke's goal against Gladbach?]. Bild (in German). 30 November 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  19. ^ "NACH FAN-PFIFFEN GEGEN UNNERSTALL: Hildebrand in Schalkes Startelf" [FOLLOWING FAN BOOS ON UNNERSTALL: Hildebrand in Schalke's starting XI]. Bild (in German). 1 December 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "Unnerstall steht auf der Torwartliste bei Energie" [Unnerstall is on the goalkeeper list at Energie] (in German). kicker. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  21. ^ "T-Frage: Unnerstall zögert" [T-question: Unnerstall hesitates] (in German). kicker. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  22. ^ "TORWART TIMO HILDEBRAND: Auf dem Sofa zu Schalkes Nummer 1" [GOALKEEPER TIMO HILDEBRAND: From the couch to Schalke's number 1]. Bild (in German). 22 November 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  23. ^ "DIESE 5 SOLLEN NOCH GEHEN: Die Schalke-Streichliste" [THESE 5 YET TO GO: The Schalke sweeplist]. Bild (in German). 20 January 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  24. ^ "Schalke verleiht Unnerstall nach Aarau" [Schalke loan Unnerstall to Aarau] (in German). Deutsche Fußball Liga. 24 January 2014. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "1:1 gegen St. Gallen auf Acker Brügglifeld – Unnerstall hält Aarau den Punkt fest" [1:1 against St. Gallen at Brügglifeld – Unnerstall gets point for Aarau]. Blick (in German). 1 February 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  26. ^ "Unnerstall ist Fussballer des Monats" [Unnerstall is Footballer of the Month]. Blick (in German). 8 March 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  27. ^ "Fussballer des Monats: FCA-Unnerstall sagt Danke!" [Footballer of the Month: FCA's Unnerstall says thanks!]. Blick (in German). 11 March 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  28. ^ "Fortuna bestätigt Verpflichtung von Lars Unnerstall" [Fortuna confirm commitment of Lars Unnerstall]. Rheinische Post. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  29. ^ "„Bei Aufstieg lass' ich meinen Bart rot-weiß färben!"" [„When we promote let me dye my beard red and white!“]. Bild (in German). 25 May 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  30. ^ "UNNERSTALL UND RENSING STEHEN ABWECHSELND IM TOR: Riese Reck schafft die Nummer 1 ab!" [UNNERSTALL AND RENSING ALTERNATE IN GOAL: Giant Reck has got his number!]. Bild (in German). 21 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  31. ^ "FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF-TORWART LARS UNNERSTALL NACH TOP-DEBÜT GEGEN 1. FC KAISERSLAUTERN MEGA-HEISS: »Jetzt will ich auch gegen Ingolstadt in die Kiste!" [FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF-GOALKEEPER LARS UNNERSTALL RED-HOT AFTER TOP DEBUT AGAINST 1. FC KAISERSLAUTERN: »Now I want to be between the posts against Ingolstadt too!]. Bild (in German). 27 October 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  32. ^ "Pohjanpalos Reise in die Vergangenheit – Rensing fehlt" [Pohjanpalos goes down memory lane – Rensing missing] (in German). kicker. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  33. ^ "0:3! Büskens blamiert Fortuna" [0:3! Büskens blames Fortuna]. Bild (in German). 4 May 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  34. ^ "Düsseldorf zieht in Essen im Elfmeterschießen weiter" [Düsseldorf goes through in Essen on penalties] (in German). kicker. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  35. ^ "POKAL-HELD UNNERSTALL ROTIERT INS TOR ZURÜCK: Fortunas Mr. Ungeschlagen" [CUP-HERO UNNERSTALL REINSTATED IN GOAL: Fortuna's Mr. Unbeaten]. Bild (in German). 26 October 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  36. ^ "Umstrukturierung: Fortuna peilt den Neustart an" [Restructuring: Fortuna reboots reboot] (in German). kicker. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  37. ^ "AB ZU LUMPI? Dresden hat Unnerstall im Visier" [JOINING LUMPI? Dresden have Unnerstall in sight]. Bild (in German). 8 June 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  38. ^ "LÄSST FORTUNA DEN ERSATZ-TORWART GEHEN? Unnerstall will im Winter weg" [WILL FORTUNA LET RESERVE GOALKEEPER GO? Unnerstall wants to leave in winter]. Bild (in German). 11 October 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  39. ^ "Arianit Ferati auf dem Weg der Besserung" [Arianit Ferati down improvement's road] (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf. 9 August 2016. Archived from the original on 18 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  40. ^ "Zwei Wochen Pause für Fortuna-Keeper Unnerstall" [Two-week break for Fortuna keeper Unnerstall]. Bild (in German). 12 January 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  41. ^ Dobrick, Jan (19 May 2017). "Unnerstall-Wechsel nach Venlo ist fix" [Unnerstall's move to Venlo confirmed]. Rheinische Post (in German). Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  42. ^ "PSV sign goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall". PSV Eindhoven. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018. 
  43. ^ "Wormuths Joker Bertram und Bellarabi stechen" [Wormuth's jokers Bertram and Bellarabi sting] (in German). kicker. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  44. ^ "Cenk Tosun lässt Wormuth-Elf jubeln" [Cenk Tosun makes Wormuth's XI rejoice] (in German). kicker. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  45. ^ "Auch Leitner und Sobiech fehlen Adrion" [Leitner and Sobiech are also missing Adrion] (in German). kicker. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  46. ^ "L. Unnerstall". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  47. ^ "Lars Unnerstall". Worldfootball. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 

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