Lukas Rupp

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Lukas Rupp
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Rupp with VfB Stuttgart in 2015
Personal information
Full name Lukas Rupp
Date of birth (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Heidelberg, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
1899 Hoffenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Karlsruher SC II 23 (7)
2009–2011 Karlsruher SC 26 (3)
2011–2014 Borussia Mönchengladbach II 14 (3)
2011–2014 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 (0)
2012 SC Paderborn 07 (loan) 15 (2)
2014–2015 SC Paderborn 07 31 (4)
2015–2016 VfB Stuttgart 29 (5)
2016– 1899 Hoffenheim 34 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:26, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Lukas Rupp (born 8 January 1991) is a German professional footballer[1] who plays for 1899 Hoffenheim as a midfielder.

Rupp has played for Karlsruher SC, Borussia Mönchengladbach, SC Paderborn 07 and VfB Stuttgart, before joining current club 1899 Hoffenheim.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Rupp's father Franz Rupp was a professional Handball player in Leutershausen.[2] Rupp's professional career as a footballer began with Karlsruher SC. In June 2011, alongside teammate Matthias Zimmermann, Rupp was signed by Borussia Mönchengladbach. Upon his signing, sporting director Max Eberl praised his versatility.[3] Despite managing an assist in a DFB-Pokal match against SSV Jahn Regensburg, 21 year old Rupp was unable to secure first team football in his debut season at the Borussia-Park, playing just three times, before being loaned to SC Paderborn.[4][5]

SC Paderborn 07[edit]

At the end of the 2013/14 season, Rupp was informed that his contract was not to be renewed. Rupp then joined SC Paderborn, for whom he had previously played for on loan.[6] He signed a two-year deal with Paderborn, who had just been promoted for the first time in their history under coach André Breitenreiter.[7] Rupp's new side began the season well, topping the table after four rounds, and Rupp was personally successful in taking a first team spot.[8][9] Rupp came off the bench to score twice in a crucial relegation battle against SC Freiburg, as Paderborn came back to win 2-1, their third away win of the campaign.[10] However, at the end of the season, the team was relegated alongside Freiburg, having finished in last place.[11]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

After Paderborn's relegation, Rupp moved to VfB Stuttgart, who had been Bundesliga champions less than a decade ago.[12] Costing Stuttgart nothing in transfer fees, Rupp signed a three-year contract. On the same day, Stuttgart also signed PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Przemysław Tytoń.[13] Rupp missed some games having suffered from flu, but still made 29 appearances over the course of the season.[14] By the end of the year, Stuttgart were relegated, following a last day 3-1 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg.[15] Rupp's performances were described as the 'bright light in a season to forget' and he was linked with Middlesbrough, newly promoted to the Premier League. Rupp was Stuttgart's player of the season, with his consistency that brought 5 goals and 6 assists.[16]

1899 Hoffenheim[edit]

Rupp's Stuttgart contract was due to run until 2018, but after relegation, his future became uncertain, and he openly admitted that he was looking to leave to ensure top flight football for the upcoming season.[17] On the 28th of June, it was reported that Rupp was in talks with 1899 Hoffenheim and that a transfer was 'imminent'. The reported cost was up to 6 million Euro.[18] The next day his transfer was confirmed, and Rupp returned to the area of his birth, with Hoffenheim very nearby to his hometown Heidelberg.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Rupp split from his girlfriend Noelle Mondoloni in 2014.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rupp, Lukas" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rupp will sich beim KSC und in der Liga weiter etablieren | ka-news" (in German). 2010-10-13. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Gladbach holt Matthias Zimmermann und Lukas Rupp - MOZ.de". Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Lukas Rupp wird an SC Paderborn ausgeliehen". 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Lukas Rupp aktuell - Fussballdaten - Die Fußballdatenbank". www.fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  6. ^ "Borussia Mönchengladbach: Rupp wechselt nach Paderborn". borussia.de. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  7. ^ uefa.com (2014-05-12). "Member associations - Germany - News – UEFA.com". Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  8. ^ "SC Paderborn 07: 2014/15 Season Review - bundesliga.com". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  9. ^ "Rupps nächster Karriereschritt". Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  10. ^ "Lukas Rupp schießt Paderborn von den Abstiegsplätzen". www.tagesspiegel.de. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  11. ^ "SC Paderborn 07: 2014/15 Season Review - bundesliga.com". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  12. ^ "Lukas Rupp wechselt zum VfB". www.vfb.de. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  13. ^ "Eine Neuverpflichtung fürs Tor". www.vfb.de. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  14. ^ "VfB Stuttgart muss gegen Borussia Dortmund wahrscheinlich auf Lukas Rupp verzichten - wetter.de" (in German). Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  15. ^ "Gegentore ins Herz". www.tagesspiegel.de. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  16. ^ "Season Review 2015/16 | VfB Stuttgart | Bundesliga - bundesliga.com". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  17. ^ "Rupp redet Klartext: Ich sitze zwischen allen Stühlen". Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  18. ^ "Rupp: Wechsel zu 1899 steht unmittelbar bevor". Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  19. ^ Hoffenheim, TSG 1899. "TSG sign Lukas Rupp » achtzehn99". www.achtzehn99.de. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  20. ^ http://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/lukas-rupp/beziehungsaus-38827190.bild.html

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