Thorsten Stuckmann

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Thorsten Stuckmann
Personal information
Full name Thorsten Stuckmann
Date of birth (1981-03-17) 17 March 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Gütersloh, West Germany
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Doncaster Rovers
Number 12
Youth career
1985–1994 SV Neubeckum
1994–1996 SpVgg Beckum
1996–2000 FC Gütersloh
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 SC Preußen Münster 74 (0)
2003–2007 Eintracht Braunschweig 125 (0)
2007–2011 Alemannia Aachen 82 (0)
2011–2015 Preston North End 57 (0)
2015– Doncaster Rovers 28 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:02, 10 June 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Thorsten Stuckmann (born 17 March 1981) is a German professional goalkeeper who plays for Doncaster Rovers.

Club career[edit]

Stuckmann played for German clubs SC Preußen Münster, Eintracht Braunschweig and Alemannia Aachen before joining English League One club Preston North End in 2011.[1] He kept his first clean sheet in English football in his second game, a goalless draw with Southend United in the FA Cup,[2] and saved a penalty on his Football League debut a week later, in a 1–0 home loss against Rochdale.[3]

He was regarded by Preston fans as being a penalty expert, saving several in his first few games for Preston.[4] He was voted Preston's Player of the Year for the 2011–12 season. During his time at Preston North End he was often used as a back up goalkeeper after the loan signing of Declan Rudd in the 2013-14 season and Sam Johnstone in the second half of the 2014-15 season. He did however secure a run of games following a spell of poor performances from then number 1 keeper Jamie Jones beginning with a clean sheet away at then league leaders Bristol City. During his final season with Preston he became a regular cup goalkeeper, keeping goal in their Johnsons Paint Cup run which took them to the Northern area final as well as keeping goal in their successful F.A cup run which included wins against Shrewsbury Town, Norwich City and Sheffield United, culminating in what would be his final start in a home tie against Premier League Manchester United.

On 10 June 2015, Stuckmann signed for Doncaster Rovers on a two-year deal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profiles: Thorsten Stuckmann". Preston North End F.C. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Games played by Thorsten Stuckmann in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Preston 0–1 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stuckmann spot on for Preston". Sky Sports News. BSkyB. 08/11/2011. Retrieved 19/01/2015.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Thorsten Stuckmann: Doncaster Rovers sign Preston goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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