Mitchell Weiser

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Mitchell Weiser
2014-05-18 Mitchell Weiser.jpg
Weiser celebrating Bayern Munich's domestic double in 2014
Personal information
Full name Mitchell-Elijah Weiser[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Troisdorf, Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right back, Right winger
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2005 TV Eintracht Veltenhof
2005–2011 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 1. FC Köln II 2 (0)
2011–2012 1. FC Köln 1 (0)
2012–2014 Bayern Munich II 35 (3)
2012–2015 Bayern Munich 16 (1)
2013 1. FC Kaiserslautern (loan) 13 (2)
2015– Hertha BSC 46 (4)
National team
2010 Germany U16 3 (0)
2010–2011 Germany U17 22 (4)
2012 Germany U18 1 (0)
2013–2014 Germany U20 5 (0)
2015– Germany U21 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2017

Mitchell-Elijah Weiser (born 21 April 1994), known as Mitchell Weiser, is a German footballer who plays as a right back for Hertha BSC.

Club career[edit]

The son of former German footballer Patrick Weiser, Weiser spent his early childhood in Braunschweig,[2] where he played for the youth teams of amateur club TV Eintracht Veltenhof.

1. FC Köln[edit]

Weiser started his career in the youth department of 1. FC Köln in the 2005–06 season. He won his first cup with the U-17 team in 2011.

He made his debut in the Bundesliga on 25 February 2012 in a game against Bayer Leverkusen as youngest player for the club.[citation needed]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On 1 June 2012, Weiser moved to Bayern Munich, signing a contract until 2015.[3] On 2 January 2013, he was loaned out to 2. Bundesliga team 1. FC Kaiserslautern until the end of the season.[4]

On his return for Bayern in the 2013–14 season, Weiser scored his first goal for the Bavarians against São Paulo on the 2013 Audi Cup.[5]

On 5 November 2013, he made his UEFA Champions League debut with Bayern Munich in a 1–0 group stage win away to Viktoria Plzeň, coming as a substitute for Mario Götze in the 87th minute.[6]

On 5 April 2014, he made his first Bundesliga appearance for Bayern. With the championship already won, Weiser was selected in the starting line-up as Bayern lost 1–0 to FC Augsburg, their first loss in a league match since October 2012 to end a record 53-match unbeaten run.[7]

On 21 February 2015, in a 6–0 win against SC Paderborn 07,[8] Weiser scored his first Bundesliga goal[9] in the 78th minute.[8]

Hertha BSC[edit]

Weiser signed a three–year contract for Hertha BSC on 17 June 2015.[10] He missed the start of the 2015–16 season after an MRI revealed a "teaser and a sprain of the medial collateral ligament."[11] He debuted for Hertha in a 1–1 draw on matchday two against Werder Bremen.[12] Weiser extended his stay at the Olympiastadion until 2020 on 26 August 2016.[13] He scored the first goal in a 2–0 win against Schalke on 18 September 2016.[14]

International career[edit]

On 10 January 2010, Weiser debuted in the U-16 Germany national team in a 6–0 against Cyprus. He scored his first goal for the U-17 team on 4 September 2010 in a 2–0 against Azerbaijan.

His first international tournament was the 2011 UEFA European U-17 Football Championship in Serbia where the team reached the final against the Netherlands, losing 2–5.

The 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico was his next tournament with the team reaching third place and Weiser ending the tournament with three goals in six matches. His good performance has caught attention of scouts around the world.[15] His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to Barcelona star Dani Alves.[16][17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of matches played on 5 December 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Köln II 2011–12 Regionalliga West 2 0 2 0 [18]
Köln 2011–12 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0 [18]
Bayern Munich 2012–13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 [18]
2013–14 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 [18]
2014–15 13 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 1 [18]
Totals 16 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 21 1
Bayern Munich II 2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern 9 1 9 1 [18]
2013–14 19 3 19 3 [18]
2014–15 7 0 7 0 [18]
Totals 35 4 35 4
Kaiserslautern (loan) 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 13 2 0 0 2 0 15 2 [18]
Hertha BSC 2015–16 Bundesliga 29 2 4 0 33 2 [19]
2016–17 10 1 2 2 2 0 14 3 [20]
Totals 39 3 6 2 2 0 0 0 47 5
Career total 106 10 8 2 5 0 2 0 121 12

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bayern Munich[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 7 December 2013. p. 5. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nicht abgehoben - Mitch Weiser im Portrait" (in German). fck.de. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Vollzug: Weiser landet bei den Bayern" (in German). kicker.de. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bayern verleihen Weiser an den FCK" (in German). kicker.de. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mandzukic bringt die Bayern in die Spur" (in German). kicker.de. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Viktoria Plzeň vs. Bayern München 0 - 1". Soccerway. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bayern focus shifts quickly to United". Bundesliga. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "6:0! Lewandowski und Robben düpieren den SCP" (in German). kicker. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Lovell, Mark (23 February 2015). "Bayern Munich awakening from winter-break hibernation". ESPN FC. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Alles klar mit Weiser: Vertrag bei Hertha bis 2018". kicker (in German). 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Rohr, Steffan (25 July 2015). "Weiser verpasst den Saisonstart" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ujah antwortet Stocker und Vestergaard hat Pech" (in German). kicker. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "Perfekt! Mitchell Weiser verlängert bei Hertha BSC bis 2020". BZ (in German). 27 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Bienkowski, Stefan (18 September 2016). "Bundesliga: Weiser downs Schalke in Berlin, Mainz win first of the season". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  15. ^ Constable, Steven (16 January 2012). "Chelsea Scout ‘New Dani Alves’ As Long Term Bosingwa Replacement". caughtoffside.com. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "The German Dani Alves, the Austrian Nuri Sahin & more - the Bundesliga starlets to watch this spring". goal.com. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  17. ^ Constable, Steven (16 January 2012). "Chelsea Scout ‘New Dani Alves’ As Long Term Bosingwa Replacement". caughtoffside. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mitchell Weiser » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Mitchell Weiser". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Mitchell Weiser". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  21. ^ "M. Weiser". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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