Roman Neustädter

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Roman Neustädter
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Neustädter in 2015
Personal information
Full name Roman Petrovich Neustädter
Date of birth (1988-02-18) 18 February 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fenerbahçe
Number 33
Youth career
1994–2006 Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 65 (18)
2008–2009 1. FSV Mainz 05 16 (0)
2009–2010 Borussia Mönchengladbach II 23 (3)
2009–2012 Borussia Mönchengladbach 59 (1)
2012–2016 Schalke 04 122 (7)
2016– Fenerbahçe 12 (0)
National team
2008 Germany U20 2 (1)
2009 Germany U21 1 (0)
2012–2013 Germany 2 (0)
2016– Russia 4 (0)
* 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
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Petrovich and the family name is Neustädter.

Roman Petrovich Neustädter (Russian: Рома́н Петро́вич Нойште́дтер, born 18 February 1988) is a Russian professional footballer who plays for Fenerbahçe S.K..[2][3] 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.[4]

Neustädter has often played as a defensive midfielder and centre back. While the former is his preferred position, he mostly played as the latter during his stint at Schalke.[5]

Personal life[edit]

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.[6] He was born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, while his father was playing for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.[7] He was raised with by his mother and grandparents in Kyrgyzstan, while his father was still an active football player.[8] Due to his heritage and birth, he was eligible to play for Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in international competitions.

On 30 May 2016, Neustädter was granted Russian citizenship, having received his new Russian passport at the Russian Consulate in Bonn.[9]

Club career[edit]

Neustädter began his career in 1. FSV Mainz 05's youth team, before being promoted to Mainz 05 II in July 2006.[10] After playing in Mainz's first team during the 2008–09 season, he signed a three-year contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach.[11] With die Fohlen, Neustädter enjoyed a particularly successful 2011–12 season, finishing fourth and qualifying for the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League.

At the end of the 2011–12 season, Neustädter left Mönchengladbach and joined Schalke 04 on a free transfer, signing a four-year contract running until 30 June 2016.[12]

International career[edit]

Neustädter played twice for Germany U-20, making his debut as a substitute against Italy U-20 on 9 April 2008.[13] He scored a goal against Switzerland U-20 on 22 April.[14]

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.[15]

On 9 November 2012, Neustädter was called up for the Germany squad to face the Netherlands in a friendly match five days later.[16][17] 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.[18] On 21 May, he was called up to represent Russia at UEFA Euro 2016.[19] On 1 June, Neustädter made his debut for Russia, in a 2–1 friendly loss to Czech Republic, as a 64th-minute substitute.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Club League Season App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
1. FSV Mainz 05 II Oberliga 2006–07 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2 [21]
2007–08 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3
Regionalliga 2008–09 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
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
Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 2009–10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 24 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 28 1
2011–12 33 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
Schalke 04 2012–13 31 3 2 0 8 1 0 0 41 4
2013–14 32 2 3 0 9 0 0 0 44 2
2014–15 29 2 1 0 8 0 0 0 38 2
2015–16 30 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 36 0
Career total 283 20 14 0 32 1 2 0 331 21
Last updated: 1 May 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roman Neustädter". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Roman Neustadter will come tomorrow for contract sign
  3. ^ Information about Roman Neustadter signing ceremony
  4. ^ https://sports.vice.com/ca/article/nobody-in-the-russian-team-knows-how-to-rap-squat-roman-neustadters-euro-2016-diary
  5. ^ "Mit Roman Neustädter an der Taktiktafel: Von Positionen und Räumen." (in German). Halbfeldflanke.de. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  6. ^ ""Als Mainzer geht man nicht nach Frankfurt"" (in German). spox.com. 25 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Peter Neustädter". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Роман НОЙШТЕДТЕР: "Ради сборной Украины готов расстаться с немецким паспортом"". dynamo.kiev.ua. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Russia name Euro 2016 squad with Schalke's Roman Neustadter the only pick playing outside of the country". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Roman Neustädter" (in German). fsv05.de. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Neustädter wird ein Borusse" (in German). kicker.de. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Official: Schalke confirm summer signing of Roman Neustadter from Borussia Monchengladbach". ESPN Soccernet. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Deutschland - Italien" (in German). dfb.de. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Wormuth feiert erfolgreiches Debüt als U20-Trainer" (in German). 1asport.de. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Fohlen Neustädter will für die Ukraine ran". Express.de (in German). 28 September 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mit Adler und Neustädter nach Holland". dfb.de (in German). 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Löw holt Adler zurück und beruft Neustädter". kicker.de (in German). 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Roman Neustädter hofft auf eine EM-Teilnahme" (in German). FC Schalke 04. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Team Russia on Twitter: "Состав национальной сборной России на ЕВРО-2016!!! @TeamRussia #ЕВРО2016 #ОднаКоманда"". Twitter (in Russian). 21 May 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Czech Republic 2-1 Russia: Tomas Rosicky strikes as Czechs come back to win". Sky Sports. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  21. ^ Roman Neustädter at Soccerway

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