Sebastian Polter

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Sebastian Polter
Personal information
Full name Sebastian Polter
Date of birth (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Queens Park Rangers
Number 33
Youth career
1994–2003 Heidmühler FC
2003–2004 SV Wilhelmshaven
2004–2005 Werder Bremen
2005–2006 SV Wilhelmshaven
2006–2007 Eintracht Braunschweig
2007–2010 VfL Wolfsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 VfL Wolfsburg II 68 (19)
2011–2013 VfL Wolfsburg 12 (2)
2012–2013 1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 26 (5)
2012–2013 1. FC Nürnberg II (loan) 2 (1)
2013–2015 1. FSV Mainz 05 13 (0)
2013–2014 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 7 (3)
2014–2015 1. FC Union Berlin (loan) 29 (14)
2015– Queens Park Rangers 4 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U18 6 (3)
2012 Germany U20 1 (2)
2012–2013 Germany U21[1] 10 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:00, 22 Aug 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2013

Sebastian Polter (born 1 April 1991) is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Queens Park Rangers.

Club career[edit]

In late August 2014, he was loaned to 2. Bundesliga club Union Berlin for the season. His contract with Mainz 05 still runs until 2017.[2]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

On July 2, 2015 it was announced that Queens Park Rangers had signed Polter from FSV Mainz 05 on a 3-year-deal for an undisclosed fee. Polter made an instant impact on his debut scoring QPR's third goal in their 10-0 win over Italian side Verona Stars in the clubs first pre-season fixture of the summer. Polters league debut came in a 2-0 away loss to London rivals Charlton Athletic as he came on as a sub for Charlie Austin in the 84th minute.[3] Polter's full debut came in a League Cup match against Yeovil Town, he scored the first goal for QPR as they secured a comfortable 3-0 victory.[4]

International career[edit]

He was a member of several German youth national teams and also appointed to the squad for 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel where Germany were eliminated at the group stage.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 25 August 2015[5]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VfL Wolfsburg II 2008–09 Regionalliga 10 0 - 0 0 0 0 10 0
2009–10 15 3 - 0 0 0 0 15 3
2010–11 25 11 - 0 0 0 0 25 11
2011–12 18 5 - 0 0 0 0 18 5
total 68 19 - 0 0 0 0 68 19
VfL Wolfsburg 2011-12 Bundesliga 12 2 - 0 0 0 0 12 2
1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 2012-13 26 5 - 1 0 0 0 27 5
1. FC Nürnberg II (loan) 2012–13 Regionalliga 2 1 - 0 0 0 0 2 1
1. FSV Mainz 05 2013-14 Bundesliga 13 0 - 2 0 0 0 15 0
1. FSV Mainz 05 II 2013–14 Regionalliga 7 3 - 0 0 0 0 7 3
FC Union Berlin (loan) 2014-15 2. Bundesliga 29 14 - 0 0 0 0 29 14
Queens Park Rangers 2015–16 Championship 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 1
Career total 161 44 0 0 5 1 0 0 166 45
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy and Football League play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U 21-Männer: Sebastian Polter" [U 21-men: Sebastian Polter] (in German). DFB. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "1. FC Union Berlin leiht Sebastian Polter von Mainz 05" [1. FC Union Berlin loans Sebastian Polter from Mainz 05] (in German). 1. FC Union Berlin. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Charlton 2-0 QPR". BBC Sport. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Yeovil 0-3 QPR". BBC Sport. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sebastian Polter profile". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 

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