Pascal Groß

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Pascal Groß
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Groß playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in 2018
Personal information
Full name Pascal Groß[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-15) 15 June 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Mannheim, Germany[2]
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 13
Youth career
VfL Neckarau
–2008 1899 Hoffenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 1899 Hoffenheim 5 (0)
2009–2011 1899 Hoffenheim II 17 (4)
2011–2012 Karlsruher SC 25 (3)
2011 Karlsruher SC II 11 (1)
2012–2017 FC Ingolstadt 04 158 (17)
2013 FC Ingolstadt 04 II 1 (0)
2017– Brighton & Hove Albion 42 (8)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U18 10 (2)
2009 Germany U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:42, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Pascal Groß (German pronunciation: [pasˈkaːl ˈɡʁoːs], sometimes rendered in English as Gross; born 15 June 1991) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Brighton & Hove Albion. Groß is a youth international for Germany.[4]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Groß played his first fully professional match in the Bundesliga for 1899 Hoffenheim on 2 May 2009 in a 0–4 loss against VfL Wolfsburg.[5] being substituted on in the 89th minute for Chinedu Obasi. In January 2011, he transferred to Karlsruher SC along with Hoffenheim teammate Marco Terrazzino.[6]

Ingolstadt[edit]

Groß scored five league goals for FC Ingolstadt in the 2016–17 season as they were relegated from the Bundesliga. He created more chances than any other player in the league that season, a total of 95 chances.[7]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

In May 2017, Brighton & Hove Albion signed Groß for a fee of £3 million.[8][9] He agreed to a four-year contract while the transfer fee paid to Ingolstadt was the first of a series of record signings for the club that season.[10]

He made his debut for Brighton in the Premier League on 12 August 2017, in a 2–0 home defeat to title favourites Manchester City.[11] On 9 September 2017, Groß made history by scoring Brighton's first ever Premier League goal, adding a second shortly after half time and providing an assist for Tomer Hemed in a 3–1 win at home against West Bromwich Albion.[12][13] On 15 September, in Brighton's 2–1 league defeat away to AFC Bournemouth, Groß provided the assist for Solly March's opening goal.[14]

Groß's creative exploits for Brighton throughout the month of September earned him a nomination for the Premier League Player of the Month award. He was a key player for Brighton, being directly involved in four of their league goals scored throughout the month.[15]

On 15 October 2017, Groß provided his third assist of the season for Brighton, setting up Anthony Knockaert in a 1–1 league draw at home to Everton.[16] On 20 November, Groß scored for Brighton in a 2–2 home draw against Stoke City. The goal brought his contribution tally up to three goals and five assists throughout the course of the season.[17]

Groß ended a successful season for Brighton with seven goals and eight assists, including heading the winner against Manchester United on 4 May 2018.[18] Amongst many highlights, Groß was voted Brighton's player of the season by an overwhelming majority.[19]

On 6 June 2018, Groß signed a contract extension with Brighton, keeping him at the club until 2022.[20]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Stephan, was also a footballer who played for Karlsruher SC in the Bundesliga.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 September 2018[21]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1899 Hoffenheim 2008–09 Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 4 0
2009–10 Bundesliga 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 5 0 1 0 6 0
1899 Hoffenheim II 2010–11 Regionalliga Süd 17 4 17 4
Karlsruher SC II 2010–11 Regionalliga Süd 3 0 3 0
2011–12 Regionalliga Süd 8 1 8 1
Total 11 1 11 1
Karlsruher SC 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 3 1 0 0 3 1
2011–12 2. Bundesliga 22 2 1 0 2 1 25 3
Total 25 3 1 0 2 1 28 4
FC Ingolstadt 04 II 2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 1 0 1 0
FC Ingolstadt 04 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 30 2 1 0 31 2
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 29 2 2 0 31 2
2014–15 2. Bundesliga 34 7 1 0 35 7
2015–16 Bundesliga 32 1 1 0 33 1
2016–17 Bundesliga 33 5 2 0 35 5
Total 158 17 7 0 165 17
Brighton & Hove Albion 2017–18 Premier League 38 7 1 0 0 0 39 7
2018–19 Premier League 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 1
Total 42 8 1 0 1 0 44 8
Career total 259 33 10 0 1 0 2 1 272 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Pascal Gross". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pascal Groß: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 4 September 2018. 
  4. ^ "Pascal Groß Personenprofil :: DFB – Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V." datencenter.dfb.de. 
  5. ^ "13-Minuten-Hattrick von Dzeko". kicker.de. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "KSC verpflichtet zwei U20-Nationalspieler: Terrazzino und Groß wechseln in den Wildpark" [KSC signs two U20 Internationals: Terrazzino and Groß are transferring to the Wildpark]. official website (in German). Karlsruher SC. 28 January 2011. Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Brighton sign Pascal Groß". Goal.com. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Pascal Gross: Brighton & Hove Albion sign FC Ingolstadt 04 midfielder". BBC Sport. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  9. ^ Hall, Pete (22 September 2017). "Brighton's under the radar signing Gross proving his worth". Reuters. 
  10. ^ Lawless, Josh (7 August 2017). "Brighton Have Broken Their Transfer Record Yet Again". Sport Bible. 
  11. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 0–2 Manchester City". BBC Sport. 12 August 2017. 
  12. ^ "Premier League ruft! Gross verlässt FCI". kicker Online (in German). 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 3–1 West Bromwich Albion". BBC Sport. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "AFC Bournemouth 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 15 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Premier League player of the month contender Pascal Gross urges Brighton and Hove Albion to be more confident". The Argus. 7 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Everton". BBC Sport. 15 October 2017. 
  17. ^ "Brighton 2–2 Stoke". BBC Sport. 20 November 2017. 
  18. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Manchester United". BBC Sport. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2018-05-17. 
  19. ^ "Bargain buy Gross named Albion's Player of the Season". The Argus. Retrieved 2018-05-17. 
  20. ^ "New deal for midfielder". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  21. ^ Pascal Groß at Soccerway. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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