Neustädter in 2015
|Full name||Roman Petrovich Neustädter|
|Date of birth||18 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back
|2006–2009||1. FSV Mainz 05 II||65||(18)|
|2008–2009||1. FSV Mainz 05||16||(0)|
|2009–2010||Borussia Mönchengladbach II||23||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 August 2016
Roman Petrovich Neustädter (Russian: Рома́н Петро́вич Нойште́дтер, born 18 February 1988) is a Russian professional footballer who plays for Fenerbahçe S.K.. Ethnically Russian and German, born in the Soviet Union, Neustädter played for Germany at various youth levels, then being capped twice by the Germany national football team in 2012 and 2013. He switched allegiance to Russia in 2016.
Neustädter's mother is ethnic Russian. Neustädter's ancestors in the paternal line were ethnic Germans who lived on territories of Russian Empire and later, USSR. Following World War II, ethnic Germans were forcefully relocated by the Soviet government. Neustädter's family was relocated into Central Asia. He is the son of Peter Neustädter, a former Kyrgyz-born Kazakhstani footballer for Mainz 05 and former manager of Mainz 05 II. He was born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, while his father was playing for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. He was raised with by his mother and grandparents in Kyrgyzstan, while his father was still an active football player. Due to his heritage and birth, he was eligible to play for Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in international competitions.
Neustädter began his career in 1. FSV Mainz 05's youth team, before being promoted to Mainz 05 II in July 2006. After playing in Mainz's first team during the 2008–09 season, he signed a three-year contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach. With die Fohlen, Neustädter enjoyed a particularly successful 2011–12 season, finishing fourth and qualifying for the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League.
The Football Federation of Ukraine has expressed its interest in calling up Neustädter for its national team. Neustädter, who was born in Ukraine, has indicated that he would be likely to accept a call-up if asked. He would first require to obtain a Ukrainian passport in order to be eligible for national team duties.
On 9 November 2012, Neustädter was called up for the Germany squad to face the Netherlands in a friendly match five days later. He made his debut for Germany in this match as a late substitute for Schalke team-mate Lewis Holtby.
In January 2016, Neustädter met with members of the Russian Football Union in order to be able to possibly play in the future for the Russia national team. On 21 May, he was called up to represent Russia at UEFA Euro 2016. On 1 June, Neustädter made his debut for Russia, in a 2–1 friendly loss to Czech Republic, as a 64th-minute substitute.
|1. FSV Mainz 05 II||Oberliga||2006–07||25||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||25||2|||
|Borussia Mönchengladbach II||2009–10||23||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||23||3|
|1. FSV Mainz 05||2. Bundesliga||2009–10||16||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||16||1|
|Last updated: 1 May 2016|
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