Renato Steffen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen 2017.jpg
Steffen with Basel in 2017
Personal information
Full name Renato Steffen
Date of birth (1991-11-03) 3 November 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Aarau, Switzerland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 8
Youth career
1998–2004 FC Erlinsbach
2004–2007 Aarau
2007–2011 SC Schöftland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Solothurn 27 (8)
2012–2013 Thun 19 (4)
2013–2016 Young Boys 67 (16)
2016–2018 Basel 63 (15)
2018– VfL Wolfsburg 20 (1)
National team
2015– Switzerland 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2016

Renato Steffen (born 3 November 1991) is a Swiss footballer who currently plays for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. He is a left-footed winger.[1]

Club career[edit]

Youth football[edit]

Steffen played his youth football with local club FC Erlinsbach. He played three years in the Aarau U-14 and U-16 youth teams. He then transferred to SC Schöftland and spent another four years with them.

Solothurn and Thun[edit]

Steffen played amateur football in the 1. Liga Classic for FC Solothurn. After one season he transferred to FC Thun in July 2012[2] and made his professional debut on 2 September 2012 in the game against Servette FC. He scored 4 goals in 19 games for Thun in the 2012–13 Swiss Super League that season.

Young Boys[edit]

At the end of that season Steffen was sold for €500.000 to BSC Young Boys. Here he signed a four-year deal in Bern.

Basel[edit]

During the 2015–16 Super League winter break, on 12 January, FC Basel announced that Steffen had signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with them.[3] Steffen played his first team league debut for Basel on 7 February, coming in as a substitute in the 74 minute, in the home game against Luzern. He scored his first goal for his new club, the final goal of that match in the 85 minute and Basel won the game 3–0.[4] Under trainer Urs Fischer Steffen won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the season[5] and at the end of the 2016–17 Super League season. For the club this was the eighth title in a row and their 20th championship title in total.[6] They also won the Swiss Cup for the twelfth time, which meant they had won the double for the sixth time in the clubs history.[7]

VfL Wolfsburg[edit]

On 10 January 2018, Steffen signed a three and a half year deal with VfL Wolfsburg. The transfer fee was reported as being 1.75 million euro.[8]

International career[edit]

Steffen has played twice for Switzerland.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 December 2017[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Thun 2012–13 Swiss Super League 19 4 2 0 21 4
Young Boys 2013–14 Swiss Super League 21 4 2 0 23 4
2014–15 34 9 1 0 11[a] 4 46 13
2015–16 12 3 2 0 0 0 14 3
Total 67 16 5 0 11 4 83 20
Basel 2015–16 Swiss Super League 16 7 4[a] 0 20 7
2016–17 30 5 3 1 5[b] 1 38 7
2017–18 17 3 3 0 6[b] 0 26 3
Total 63 15 6 1 15 1 84 17
Wolfsburg 2017–18 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 149 35 13 1 26 5 188 41
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the Champions League

Honours[edit]

FC Basel

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballdatabase.eu/football.joueurs.renato.steffen.173928.en.html
  2. ^ Wäfler, Alexander (2012). "Unerschrocken in einer neuen Welt". Bernerzeitung. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2016). "Renato Steffen wechselt zum FC Basel 1893". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  4. ^ Caspar Marti (2016). "Der FCB started mit einem 3:0-Sieg in die Rückrunde". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  5. ^ Marti, Casper (2016). "Es ist vollbracht ! Der FCB ist zum 19. Mal Meister". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  6. ^ Marti, Casper (2017). "Der Saisonabschluss im Zeitraffer". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2017-06-02. 
  7. ^ "Swiss football: FC Basel wins 3-0 over Sion in Geneva; police extra vigilant after game". allaboutgeneva.com. 25 May 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/startseite/714577/artikel_alles-klar_renato-steffen-wird-ein-wolf.html
  9. ^ "R. Steffen". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Swiss football: FC Basel wins 3-0 over Sion in Geneva; police extra vigilant after game". allaboutgeneva.com. 25 May 2017. 

External links[edit]