Nicolai Müller

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Nicolai Müller
Nicolai Müller.jpg
Müller in August 2013
Personal information
Full name Nicolai Müller
Date of birth (1987-09-25) 25 September 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Lohr am Main, West Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Hamburger SV
Number 27
Youth career
Eintracht Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Greuther Fürth II 64 (16)
2006–2011 Greuther Fürth 69 (13)
2008–2009 SV Sandhausen (loan) 18 (5)
2011 Mainz 05 II 1 (1)
2011–2014 Mainz 05 81 (21)
2014– Hamburger SV 80 (15)
National team
2013– Germany 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2013

Nicolai Müller (born 25 September 1987) is a German footballer who plays as a winger for Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga.[1][2]

In June 2015, Müller scored a 115th-minute winner, which helped save Hamburger SV from its first ever relegation, and is considered to be one of the most important goals ever scored in the club's 128-year history.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Müller began his career with TSV Wernfeld aged 11. In 1998, he joined Eintracht Frankfurt who had just won the 2. Bundesliga. He played for Die Adler until 2003, when he joined SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

Greuther Fürth[edit]

In 2006, Müller moved up to Greuther Fürth II in the Bayernliga. He would play for Fürth's reserves for the next three years until midway through the 2008–09 season, when he was loaned out to 3. Liga side SV Sandhausen, who he helped to an eighth-place finish in the first ever 3. Liga campaign. For the next season, Müller returned to Greuther Fürth. He finally broke into the first team with the Cloverleaves in the 2009–10 season and continued to play for the first team in 2010–11. This would be his last year with Fürth, though they finished fourth, as at the end of the season Müller joined Mainz 05.

Mainz 05[edit]

Müller signed a contract lasting until 2015 with the Bundesliga club.[3] His debut came against Hannover 96 in August as a substitute for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the last minute. His first start came three games later against Borussia Dortmund and he scored his first Bundesliga goal.

Hamburger SV[edit]

On 6 August 2014, Müller joined Hamburger SV signing a four-year contract. His debut for HSV came on the third matchday against Hannover 96 in the 2–0 loss at the HDI-Arena. After the game, Hamburg coach Mirko Slomka left the club and Josef Zinnbauer took charge for the next match against Bayern Munich, in which Müller started and received his first booking for a 59th-minute foul on Dante.

Müller scored Hamburg's first goal of the 2014–15 season when he equalised against Eintracht Frankfurt on 28 September 2014. HSV eventually lost the game to a Lucas Piazon free-kick in the last minute.

HSV avoided relegation through the relegation play off for the second successive season in Müller's debut year, as he came on as a substitute and scored a 115th-minute winner during the relegation play-off game that took place at the end of the Bundesliga season, against Karlsruher SC.[4] Müller's goal ensured that HSV would stay in the Bundesliga for the next year, keeping their unique status as the only team to have played in the Bundesliga for every year since its formation, as they won 3–2 on aggregate.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 May 2016.
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Greuther Fürth 2006–07 2. Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 5 0 1 0 6 0
2009–10 29 6 4 1 33 7
2010–11 33 7 2 0 35 7
Totals 69 13 7 1 76 14
Greuther Fürth II 2006–07 Oberliga Bayern 35 10 35 10
2007–08 11 4 11 4
2008–09 Regionalliga Süd 16 1 16 1
2009–10 2 1 2 1
Totals 64 16 64 16
SV Sandhausen (loan) 2008–09 3. Liga 18 5 18 5
Mainz 05 II 2011–12 Regionalliga West 1 1 1 1
Mainz 05 2011–12 Bundesliga 23 4 2 0 1 0 26 4
2012–13 32 8 4 1 36 9
2013–14 26 9 2 1 28 10
Totals 81 21 8 2 1 0 90 23
Hamburger SV 2014–15 Bundesliga 27 1 1 0 1 1 29 2
2015–16 29 9 0 0 29 9
Totals 56 10 1 0 1 1 58 11
Career totals 289 66 16 3 1 0 1 1 307 70
Source:[6]

International career[edit]

On 29 May 2013, Müller made his German international debut in a friendly match against Ecuador in Boca Raton, Florida, entering as a last-minute substitute for Lukas Podolski.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicolai Müller". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nicolai Müller". bundesliga.com. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Mainz 05: Nicolai Müller von SpVgg Greuther Fürth verpflichtet – Soto verlängert; Artikel der Allgemeinen Zeitung. Rhein-Main-Presse.
  4. ^ "Hamburg avoid Bundesliga relegation with play-off win". BBC Sport. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32969611
  6. ^ "Nicolai Müller » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 

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