Maximilian Beister

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Maximilian Beister
Maximilian-Beister-2015-07.jpg
Beister training with Mainz 05 in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Göttingen, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Mainz 05
Youth career
1995–2004 VfL Lüneburg
2004–2009 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2015 Hamburger SV II 45 (13)
2009–2015 Hamburger SV 44 (8)
2010–2012 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 59 (18)
2015–2016 Mainz 05 II 2 (0)
2015– Mainz 05 1 (0)
2016 1860 Munich (loan) 8 (0)
2016–2017 Melbourne Victory (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2009 Germany U19 5 (0)
2009–2011 Germany U20[2] 9 (5)
2010–2013 Germany U21 14 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2017.

Maximilian Beister (born 6 September 1990) is a German footballer who plays as a forward for Mainz 05.

Career[edit]

Beister began his career 2001 with VfL Lüneburg. In 2004, he joined the Hamburger SV youth academy.[3] In the season 2008–09, he made his debut in the reserve team of HSV on 21 August 2008 against 1. FC Magdeburg.[4] Beister made his Bundesliga debut on 22 November 2009 against VfL Bochum.[5] On 26 May 2010, Beister joined Fortuna Düsseldorf on a two-year loan.

In May 2015, his contract at Hamburger SV was terminated one year early by mutual agreement and he then joined 1. FSV Mainz 05 as a free transfer on a three-year contract.[6] On 1 February 2016, he joined 1860 Munich on loan.[7] After the loan had ended, he trialed at SV Darmstadt 98 in August 2016. When he was eventually not signed, he returned to Mainz and was assigned to the reserve team.[8]

On 18 October 2016, it was announced that Beister signed for A-League club Melbourne Victory on a one-year loan.[9]

Beister made his debut for Melbourne Victory on 12 November 2016, coming on as a substitute for Fahid Ben Khalfallah. Beister scored Melbourne Victory's third goal of the match in an eventual 3–0 win.[10] He returned to Germany after less than four months on compassionate grounds.[11]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut for the Germany national Under-19 football team on 11 February 2009 in a friendly against Greece national under-19 football team and earned between November 2009 five caps. On 9 October 2009 made his debut for the Germany national under-20 football team against Switzerland national under-20 football team.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 May 2015[12]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other1 Total
Hamburger SV II Regionalliga Nord 2008–09 17 2 17 2
Hamburger SV Bundesliga 2009–10 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Hamburger SV II Regionalliga Nord 24 9 24 9
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2. Bundesliga 2010–11 26 7 1 0 27 7
2011–12 33 11 3 0 2 1 38 12
Hamburger SV Bundesliga 2012–13 23 3 1 1 0 0 24 4
2013–14 16 5 3 1 0 0 19 6
2014–15 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career statistics 136 38 8 2 0 0 2 1 146 41
  • 1.^ Includes Promotion/Relegation playoff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maximilian Beister". melbournevictory.com.au. Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "DFB Profile" (in German). DFB. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Maximilian Beister kommt zur Fortuna" (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Beister, Maximilian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "2. Bundesliga: Zweitligist Düsseldorf verstärkt sich mit Beister" (in German). focus.de. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Beisters Abschied wird zur Posse" (in German). Sport1. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Löwen leihen Maximilian Beister aus" [Lions loans Maximilian Beister] (in German). TSV 1860 München. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Jetzt will ihn nicht mal Darmstadt" (in German). Bild. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Victory signs German forward". FourFourTwo. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Beister scores on debut as Victory defeat Wanderers". The World Game. SBS. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  11. ^ Lynch, Michael (2 February 2017). "Beister quits Victory to return to Germany on compassionate grounds". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  12. ^ "Beister, Maximilian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 December 2012.