Niklas Stark

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Niklas Stark
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Personal information
Date of birth (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 5
Youth career
1998–2002 FSV Ipsheim
2002–2004 TSV Neustadt/Aisch
2004–2013 1. FC Nürnberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 1. FC Nürnberg 54 (3)
2014–2015 1. FC Nürnberg II 3 (0)
2015– Hertha BSC 95 (4)
National team
2011–2012 Germany U17 3 (0)
2012–2013 Germany U18 3 (0)
2013–2014 Germany U19 13 (3)
2015 Germany U20 7 (3)
2014–2017 Germany U21 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:23, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Niklas Stark (born 14 April 1995) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Hertha BSC.

Career[edit]

Stark made his Bundesliga debut on 27 April 2013 in a 2–1 loss to 1899 Hoffenheim.[1] He made two more appearances for 1. FC Nürnberg in the 2012–13 season.[2] In the 2013–14 season, Stark made appearances for both the first team and second team.[3] He made 21 appearances for the first team and two appearances.[3] He didn't score for either team.[3] Again, during the 2014–15 season, Stark made appearances for both the first and second teams.[4] He scored two goals in 26 appearances for the first team.[4] He failed to score in one appearance for the second team.[4] His final match in a Nürnberg jersey proved to be a 2–1 loss to VfL Bochum on 23 August 2015[5] as he transferred to Hertha BSC the following day.[6] He had scored a goal in four league appearances for Nürnberg in the 2015–16 season.[3] He had also made a German Cup appearance prior to the transfer.[3]

Stark signed for Hertha BSC on 24 August 2015.[6]

On 15 March 2019, Stark was called up for the German national team for the first time in his career by national team coach Joachim Löw.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of matches played on 6 April 2019.
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nürnberg 2012–13 Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14 21 0 0 0 21 0
2014–15 2. Bundesliga 26 2 1 0 27 2
2015–16 4 1 1 0 5 1
Totals 54 3 2 0 56 3
Nürnberg II 2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 2 0 2 0
2014–15 1 0 1 0
Totals 3 0 3 0
Hertha BSC 2015–16 Bundesliga 21 2 2 0 23 2
2016–17 27 1 3 0 2 0 32 1
2017–18 26 1 1 1 4 0 31 2
2018–19 21 1 3 0 0 0 24 1
Totals 95 4 9 1 6 0 110 6
Career totals 152 8 11 1 6 0 169 8
Reference:[3]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Germany

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoffenheim hält den Anschluss" (in German). kicker. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Niklas Stark". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Niklas Stark » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Niklas Stark". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Haberer nutzt Klasse-Kombination zum Sieg" (in German). kicker. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Dardai über Stark: "Er kann ein Führungsspieler werden"" (in German). kicker. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Maximilian Eggestein, Niklas Stark and Lukas Klostermann: who are the new faces in Joachim Löw's latest Germany squad?". bundesliga.com. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Weisers Kopfball macht den EM-Traum wahr". kicker.de (in German). 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  9. ^ "The UEFA Technical Team Team of the Tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  10. ^ "The official Under-21 Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com.

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