Thomas Eisfeld

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Thomas Eisfeld
Thomas Eisfeld.jpg
Eisfeld playing for Arsenal in 2013
Personal information
Full name Thomas Eisfeld[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Finsterwalde, Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Youth career
SV Quitt Ankum
0000–2005 VfL Osnabrück
2005–2012 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Arsenal 0 (0)
2014– Fulham 7 (0)
2015 VfL Bochum (loan) 12 (1)
National team
2014 Germany U20 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Eisfeld (born 18 January 1993) is a German professional footballer who plays for Fulham as an attacking midfielder.[2]

Club career[edit]

Eisfeld began his career at the Borussia Dortmund youth academy. He previously played for SV Quitt Ankum and VfL Osnabrück before joining Dortmund.[3] In 2009 he experienced a cruciate ligament injury.[3] After his recovery, he scored six goals in twelve matches for the Dortmund U-19 team during the 2011–12 season.

Arsenal[edit]

After leaving Dortmund, he was signed by Arsenal on 31 January 2012 for a reported fee of £475,000 which was due as compensation for training him as an academy player.[4] Arsène Wenger described Eisfeld as having "the attitude and technical ability to be a valuable addition to our squad."[5]

2012–13[edit]

Eisfeld was later selected for Arsenal's 24 man squad to tour of Asia during July 2012.[6] In a match against a Malaysia XI, Eisfeld replaced Theo Walcott and scored Arsenal's first goal of the game which finished in a 2–1 victory, in Arsenal's favour.[7] Thomas made a final appearance on the tour coming on as a substitute, once again, and scoring Arsenal's equalizing goal in a match with Kitchee SC, which ended 2–2.[8]

Eisfeld made his professional debut on 30 October in a League Cup game against Reading, coming on as a substitute in the 58th minute. Arsenal won the game 7–5 in extra time, after being 4–0 down during the first half.[9]

2013–14[edit]

Eisfeld again joined the Arsenal first team as they toured the Far East during the 2013–14 pre-season, donning the number 34 shirt. He scored in the team's first game against the Indonesian Dream Team.[10]

Eisfeld started in the Football League Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion, scoring the opening goal for the Gunners and his first for the Arsenal first team. Arsenal went on to win the game on penalties (4-3). His performance in this game prompted comparisons to former Arsenal midfielder from wenger Robert Pires.[11]

Fulham[edit]

On 23 July 2014, Eisfield completed a permanent transfer across London to Fulham on a two-year contract, with an option of a further 12 months at the club.[12]

Style of play[edit]

Arsene Wenger has described Eisfeld as a player who is in the right place at the right time. He is also known for a good first touch and for his ability to stay calm in front of goal, Wenger has also said he is Germany's future talent and soon enough, his name will be known.[11][13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 June 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Arsenal 2012–13[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[15] 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Total 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Fulham 2014–15[16] Championship 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
Total 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Other Total
Bochum 2014–15[17] 2. Bundesliga 12 1 0 0 12 1
Total 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
England League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Fulham 2015–16 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total England 7 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 11 1
Germany 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Career total 19 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 23 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Eisfeld". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Thomas Eisfeld: 10 Things to Know About Arsenal's New Signing". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Whitney, Clark. "New Arsenal signing Thomas Eisfeld was not one of Dortmund's best prospects, but he has potential". goal.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Thomas Eisfeld". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Harwood, Ted. "Arsenal announce 24-man squad for Asia, Robin van Persie not included". The Short Fuse. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Snyder, Matthew. "Thomas Eisfeld Continues Impressive Form with Goal Against Malaysian XI". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Barlow, Matt (29 July 2012). "Kitchee 2 Arsenal 2: Gunners toil again before young Eisfeld saves their blushes". London: Mail Online. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Reading 5 – 7 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Christenson, Marcus (14 July 2013). "Indonesian All Stars v Arsenal – as it happened". The Guardian (London). 
  11. ^ a b "Wenger - Eisfeld reminds me of Pires". Arsenal.com. 26 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Thomas Eisfeld joins Fulham from Arsenal on permanent deal". The Guardian. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  13. ^ http://player.arsenal.com/player/4098-wenger-on-eisfeld
  14. ^ "Games played by Thomas Eisfeld in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Thomas Eisfeld in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Thomas Eisfeld in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Thomas Eisfeld" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 

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