Marc-André ter Stegen
Ter Stegen with Barcelona in 2014
|Date of birth||30 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Mönchengladbach, Germany|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2009–2011||Borussia Mönchengladbach II||18||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:04, 14 May 2016 (UTC).
After four seasons in the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach, making 108 league appearances, he joined Barcelona for €12 million in 2014. He won the treble in his first season in Spain, playing in Barcelona's wins in the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League.
Ter Stegen has represented Germany at several youth levels and made his senior international debut in 2012.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Born in Mönchengladbach, Ter Stegen began his career at hometown team Borussia Mönchengladbach. In the first half of the 2010–11 season, he established himself as the star of their reserve team and was frequently seen on the first-team bench. Whilst he was enjoying a relatively successful season, the same could not be said for his first-team colleagues. Mönchengladbach's senior side were seemingly failing in their efforts to avoid relegation, and on 14 February 2011, manager Michael Frontzeck was replaced by Lucien Favre, with the team rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga, having accumulated only 16 points after 22 match days.
Results soon improved, but the erratic form of first-choice goalkeeper Logan Bailly held the team back. Whilst he was able to produce match-winning performances such as the one against Werder Bremen, these were few and far between, and were frequently cancelled out by uninspiring games. The fans of Mönchengladbach were quick to discredit the Belgian international, with some accusing him of putting more effort into his modelling career than his football. Ter Stegen's progress for the reserve team had not gone unnoticed by the supporters, and the new manager was inundated with demands to start the young prodigy in the league. Favre eventually lost patience with Bailly, and on 10 April 2011, relegated him to the bench in favour of Ter Stegen for the match against 1. FC Köln. The young German did not disappoint, and the defence boasted a previously unseen solidity. He kept his place in the team for the remainder of the season, keeping four clean-sheets out of a possible five in the last five matchdays as Mönchengladbach avoided relegation via the playoffs. During this run, he shot to prominence with a last-man-standing display against eventual champions Borussia Dortmund, making a string of world-class saves as Mönchengladbach secured a famous 1–0 victory.
Ter Stegen's status as first-choice goalkeeper was cemented when Bailly was sent on loan to Swiss side Neuchâtel Xamax and the no.1 shirt delegated to Ter Stegen, who had previously worn 21.
During the summer transfer window, Bayern Munich had succeeded in their drawn-out pursuit of Schalke 04's captain Manuel Neuer. The German international made his debut against Ter Stegen's Mönchengladbach at the Allianz Arena. The game did not go the way the pundits predicted, however, with Ter Stegen producing yet another inspired display whilst his counterpart Neuer made the error that condemned Bayern to a 1–0 defeat. Following this game, Borussia Mönchengladbach embarked on an unlikely title challenge, with Ter Stegen and fellow youngster Marco Reus providing the inspiration for Mönchengladbach.
After the departures of Reus to Borussia Dortmund and Dante to Bayern Munich, Ter Stegen emerged as Mönchengladbach's main star for the season. He was again first-choice, and in February 2013, it was reported that Ter Stegen signed a pre-agreement with La Liga club FC Barcelona. The deal was later denied by himself.
After being strongely linked to Barça, Ter Stegen remained at Mönchengladbach for the new season. On 6 January 2014, he rejected a new deal from the club, raising the speculation over his future. In the last home game of the season, a 3–1 home success against Mainz 05 on 5 May, Ter Stegen sent a tearful goodbye to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
On 19 May 2014, Ter Stegen was announced as the new goalkeeper of Spanish club Barcelona, after the departures of Víctor Valdés and José Manuel Pinto, effective during the summer transfer window. On 22 May 2014, he signed a five-year contract that would keep him at the club until June 2019. The transfer fee was €12 million (£9.7 million), and the buy-out clause was set to €80 million (£63.6 million). After the move, Ter Stegen said joining the club was the right move and that he aimed to settle at the club. Days after signing for Barcelona, Ter Stegen was unveiled at the stadium of Camp Nou and dismissed his comparison to Valdés, insisting "I am who I am and that’s that".
Ter Stegen would suffer an injury prior to the first league game of the season. Due to this injury, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique made Claudio Bravo the starting league goalkeeper, where he would go on to win the Zamora Trophy. Ter Stegen however, was made the first choice goalkeeper in both the Copa del Rey and in the UEFA Champions League. He made his debut in the latter tournament on 17 September, keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 home win over APOEL. He helped Barcelona win the final of the domestic cup in his first season, a 3–1 victory against Athletic Bilbao on 30 May 2015. A week later he played in the Champions League Final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a 3–1 win over Juventus. Nonetheless, he did not play at all in the team's victorious league campaign. But he made significant contributions in the Copa del Rey and in the UEFA Champions League. He won the "Best Save" award for his spectacular "goal-line" save vs Bayern Munich, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final.
His second season opened with victory in the 2015 UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla FC in Tbilisi on 11 August. Having led 4–1, he then conceded three more goals to send the game into extra time, in which Barcelona won 5–4. He made his La Liga debut on 12 September 2015 in a match against Atlético Madrid which Barcelona won 2–1.
In March 2016, Ter Stegen said on the subject of Luis Enrique's rotation policy "In the long run, these 25 games per season are not enough for me. The decision is made by the coach. I hope that the quality I've shown recently is rewarded."
Ter Stegen was rewarded for his performances by Joachim Löw, who called him up to Germany's provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2012. He made his debut on 26 May 2012, in the 5–3 loss against Switzerland in a friendly match, but did not make the final cut for the tournament. He stopped a penalty from Lionel Messi in his second international match in a 1–3 loss against Argentina on 15 August, immediately after coming on following Ron-Robert Zieler's sending off. He was called up to Germany's tour of the United States in mid-2013. On 2 June, against the United States, he failed to control the ball after a back pass from Benedikt Höwedes, to concede an own goal. The game ended 4–3 to the United States. In the first three matches that he played for Germany the team never won and they conceded 12 goals. His first clean sheet for his country came in a friendly against Poland in Hamburg, coming on at half time for Zieler in a scoreless draw on 13 May 2014.
Ter Stegen was selected by German national team manager Joachim Löw to be part of his Euro 2016 squad.
|Germany national team|
- La Liga: 2014–15, 2015–16
- Copa del Rey: 2014–15, 2015–16
- Supercopa de España: 2016
- UEFA Champions League: 2014–15
- UEFA Super Cup: 2015
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2015
- UEFA Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2009
- Fritz Walter Medal: U17 Bronze Medal 2009
- Fritz Walter Medal: U19 Gold Medal 2011
- kicker Bundesliga Goalkeeper of the Season: 2011–12
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2014–15
- UEFA Save of the Season: 2014–15
- "Marc-André ter Stegen profile". FC Barcelona. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- "Analyzing ter Stegen – The best of the German goalkeeper". grup14.com. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
- "Ter Stegen, following in Neuer's footsteps". Marca. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "Barcelona celeberate [sic] ter Stegen as "the new Manuel Neuer"". Deutscher Fußball-Bund. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "Scouting Network: Marc-André ter Stegen : "The fans already had their support for Ter Stegen, and had known what this teenager was capable of, and thus demanded the new manager to utilise him and give him a taste of football at the highest level, hoping that he would deliver the goods for them"". goaldentimes.org. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- "Favre soll Gladbach retten" (in German). Abendzeitung München. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- "Ter Stegen signs pre-agreement with Barça". Marca. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- Coerts, Stefan (4 July 2013). "Ter Stegen laughs off Barcelona links". Goal.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Marc-Andre ter Stegen rejects Borussia Monchengladbach offer". Sky Sports. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Transfer news: Barcelona-bound Marc-Andre ter Stegen says goodbye to Monchengladbach". Sky Sports. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Llega Ter Stegen y se va Pinto" [Ter Stegen arrives and Pinto leaves] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- "Marc-André ter Stegen signs 5-year contract". FC Barcelona. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "I'm fulfilling my dream, says Barcelona newbie Ter Stegen". Goal.com. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- "Marc-Andre ter Stegen is unveiled by Barcelona at the Nou Camp... and distances himself from Victor Valdes comparisons". Daily Mail. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- "Ter Stegen injury confirmed". FC Barcelona. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "Claudio Bravo wins first Zamora Trophy". FC Barcelona. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- Hunter, Graham (17 September 2014). "Piqué the head boy as Barça edge past APOEL". UEFA. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
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- "Ter Stegen scoops UEFA Save of the Season award". FC Barcelona. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- "Barcelona 5–4 Sevilla". BBC Sport. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Ter Stegen feiert erfolgreiches Liga-Debüt" [Ter Stegen celebrates successful league debut]. T-Online (in German). 13 September 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- "Ter Stegen drops Barcelona exit hint". FourFourTwo. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- "Marc-André ter Stegen". DFB – Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V.
- "Messi misses penalty; Argentina beat Germany". sportsnet.ca. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- Hart, Simon (27 June 2015). "Five-goal Portugal stun Germany in semi-finals". UEFA. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- "Marc-André ter Stegen". ESPN FC. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- Marc-André ter Stegen profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- Includes cup competitions such as the DFB-Pokal and Copa del Rey
- "Marc-André ter Stegen". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- Marc-André ter Stegen at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Ter Stegen". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "UEFA Champions League squad of the season". UEFA. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- "UEFA Save of the season". UEFA. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
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