Timo Werner

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Timo Werner
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Werner with Germany in 2018
Personal information
Full name Timo Werner[1]
Date of birth (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Stuttgart, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 11
Youth career
TSV Steinhaldenfeld
2002–2013 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 VfB Stuttgart 95 (13)
2016– RB Leipzig 77 (42)
National team
2010–2011 Germany U15 4 (3)
2011–2012 Germany U16 5 (2)
2012–2013 Germany U17 18 (16)
2013–2015 Germany U19 14 (10)
2015–2017 Germany U21 7 (3)
2017– Germany 23 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Timo Werner (German pronunciation: [ˈtiːmoː ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ];[3][4] born 6 March 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for RB Leipzig and the Germany national team.

Upon making his senior debut in 2013, Werner became the youngest player ever to represent VfB Stuttgart and later became the club's youngest ever goalscorer. He made over 100 appearances for the club before joining RB Leipzig in 2016. He also holds the records for being the youngest player to reach 100 and 150 Bundesliga appearances, as well as being the youngest player to score two goals in a top-flight match in Germany.

A prolific goalscorer at youth international level, Werner made his senior debut for Germany in 2017. In the same year, he helped Germany claim the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup where his return of three goals earned him the tournament's Golden Boot award.

Club career[edit]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

An academy graduate of VfB Stuttgart, Werner represented the club at various youth levels. During the 2012–13 season, he was promoted to the U-19 side despite only being sixteen-years old at the time. He scored 24 goals for the campaign and was rewarded for his form when he won the Gold U-17 Fritz Walter Medal in 2013.[5]

Werner scored 14 goals in 103 appearances during his time at Stuttgart.

He made his senior debut later that year in a 2013–14 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase match against PFC Botev Plovdiv.[5][6] Upon doing so, he became the youngest player to ever play in an official match for Stuttgart at the age of 17 years, four months and 25 days, breaking the record previously held by Gerhard Poschner.[5][7] In the following weeks he also became Stuttgart's youngest ever player in the Bundesliga and in the DFB Pokal, and youngest ever goalscorer after netting his first goal for the club against Eintracht Frankfurt.[7] He broke another record on 10 November when he scored a brace in a 3–1 win over SC Freiburg, thereby becoming the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score two goals in one game.[8]

On his 18th birthday Werner signed a professional contract until June 2018 with VfB Stuttgart. He went on to score 14 goals in 96 league appearances, during which time he became the youngest player to make 50 Bundesliga appearances in the competition's history.[5][9][10] The record was later broken by Kai Havertz in 2018.[11] Stuttgart were relegated in May 2016 which prompted him to join newly promoted club RB Leipzig the following month.[12][13]

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 11 June 2016, Werner agreed to a four-year contract with RB Leipzig for a reported transfer fee of €10 million, the largest in the club's history.[13][14] On 26 September 2016, he became the youngest player to play in 100 Bundesliga matches when he appeared in a fixture against 1. FC Köln at the age of 20 years and 203 days.[15] In doing so, he bettered the record previously held by Julian Draxler by 22 days.[16] Werner ended the 2016–17 Bundesliga season with 21 goals, making him the highest German goalscorer in the division, and helped RB Leipzig to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club's history.[17][18]

In March 2018, in a match against his former club, Stuttgart, Werner became the youngest player to reach the milestone of 150 Bundesliga appearances, eclipsing the record previously held by Karl-Heinz Körbel.[19] Later that month he helped Leipzig defeat Bayern Munich for the first time ever when he scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory.[20] He ultimately went on to score 13 goals and record seven assists for the season.[21]

On 7 October 2018, Werner scored two goals in a 6–0 league win over Nürnberg, the first of which was his 50th Bundesliga goal. The result was also RB Leipzig's biggest ever win in the competition.[22] The following month, he scored a twice in a 3–0 league win over Hertha BSC and in doing so recorded the tenth competitive brace of his career.[23]

International career[edit]

Werner was part of Germany's triumphant Confederations Cup campaign in 2017.

Werner represented Germany at youth level, playing for the U15, U16, U17, U19 and U21 teams, scoring 34 goals in 48 matches overall. In 2010, he scored a hat-trick on his first appearance for Germany U15 in a match against Poland. Two years later, he was a part of the Germany team that finished runner-up in the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[10]

Werner was called up to the German senior squad in 2017 by head coach Joachim Löw for the friendly against England and the 2018 World Cup qualification match against Azerbaijan on 22 and 26 March 2017 respectively.[24]

On 17 May 2017, Werner was named in Germany's squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia. He appeared as a substitute for Sandro Wagner in the team's opening game of the tournament against Australia,[25] before scoring his first two international goals when selected to start in Germany's final group match against Cameroon on 25 June.[26] Four days later, Werner scored Germany's third goal in a 4–1 semi-final victory over Mexico.[27] On 2 July 2017, Werner assisted Lars Stindl's tournament winning goal in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final against Chile.[28] With three goals and two assists, Werner was awarded the tournament's Golden Boot.[29]

On 4 June 2018, Werner was included in Germany's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[30] He made his first World Cup appearance on 17 June, starting in a 1–0 loss to Mexico in Germany's opening match.[31][32] He featured in both of the remaining group stage fixtures but failed to score as Germany were eliminated at the group stage for the first time since 1938.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

As of 3 November 2018[34]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VfB Stuttgart 2013–14 Bundesliga 30 4 2 0 2 0 34 4
2014–15 32 3 1 0 33 3
2015–16 33 6 3 1 0 0 36 7
Total 95 13 6 1 2 0 103 14
RB Leipzig 2016–17 Bundesliga 31 21 1 0 32 21
2017–18 32 13 2 1 11 7 45 21
2018–19 13 8 1 2 1 0 15 10
Total 76 42 4 3 12 7 92 52
Career total 171 55 10 4 14 7 195 66

International[edit]

As of 19 November 2018[35]
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany 2017 10 7
2018 13 2
Total 23 9

International goals[edit]

As of 19 November 2018. Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Werner goal.[34][35]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 June 2017 Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia  Cameroon
2–0
3–1
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
2.
3–1
3. 29 June 2017  Mexico
3–0
4–1
4. 1 September 2017 Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  Czech Republic
1–0
2–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 4 September 2017 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany  Norway
3–0
6–0
6.
4–0
7. 14 November 2017 RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany  France
1–1
2–2
Friendly
8. 8 June 2018 BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany  Saudi Arabia
1–0
2–1
9. 19 November 2018 Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany  Netherlands
1–0
2–2
2018–19 UEFA Nations League A

Honours and achievements[edit]

International[edit]

Germany

Individual[edit]

Records[edit]

Bundesliga[edit]

  • Youngest player to score two goals in a Bundesliga match: 17 years, 249 days[8]
  • Youngest player to reach 100 Bundesliga appearances: 20 years, 203 days[15]
  • Youngest player to reach 150 Bundesliga appearances: 22 years, 5 days[19]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

  • Youngest player to appear in an official match: 17 years, 148 days[5]
  • Youngest player to appear in a European match: 17 years, 148 days[5]
  • Youngest player to appear in a DFB Pokal match: 17 years, 151 days[7]
  • Youngest player to appear in a Bundesliga match: 17 years, 164 days[7]
  • Youngest goalscorer: 17 years, 219 days[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 2 July 2017. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
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  6. ^ "Lineups Botev Plovdiv – VfB Stuttgart". uefa.com. UEFA. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
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  8. ^ a b "Blitzstarter: Ibisevic und Werner ebnen den Weg". kicker.de (in German). 10 November 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Timo Werner signs until 2018". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Ten things: Leipzig and Germany Under-21 forward Timo Werner". Bundesliga. 30 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen : record de précocité pour Kai Havertz" (in French). LEquipe. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Stuttgart relegated from Bundesliga for first time in 41 years". The Guardian. 15 May 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Leipzig snare Werner from Stuttgart". Bundesliga. 15 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Werner wechselt für zehn Millionen Euro nach Leipzig". kicker.de (in German). 11 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Werner becomes youngest member of Bundesliga 100 club". Bundesliga. 26 June 2016.
  16. ^ Uersfeld, Stepehan (26 September 2016). "RB Leipzig's Timo Werner is youngest to play 100 Bundesliga games". ESPN. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Werner's originals give Germany striking solution". SBS. 26 June 2017.
  18. ^ "A brace each for Werner and Selke as Leipzig reach the Champions League". Deutscher Fußball-Bund. 6 May 2017.
  19. ^ a b "RB Leipzig's Timo Werner makes Bundesliga history, back where it all began at Stuttgart". Bundesliga. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  20. ^ "RB Leipzig 2–1 Bayern Munich: Timo Werner Shines as Red Bulls Upset German Giants". Sports Illustrated. 18 March 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Marco Reus vs. Emil Forsberg, Maximilian Philipp vs. Timo Werner: The key battles as Borussia Dortmund host RB Leipzig". Bundesliga. 25 August 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Timo Werner scores twice as RB Leipzig hit ten-man Nuremberg for six". Bundesliga. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Timo Werner scores twice as RB Leipzig see off Hertha Berlin in the capital". Bundesliga. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  24. ^ ""Absolut verdient": Löw nominiert Werner erstmals". kicker.de (in German). 17 March 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Australia 2–3 Germany: Confederations Cup –as it happened". The Guardian. 20 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Confederations Cup: Werner double downs Cameroon to set up date with Mexico". Deutsche Welle. 25 June 2017.
  27. ^ "Germany 4–1 Mexico". BBC. 29 June 2017.
  28. ^ "Chile 0–1 Germany". BBC. 2 July 2017.
  29. ^ a b c "Awards list dominated by victorious Germans". FIFA. 2 July 2017.
  30. ^ "Germany announce final World Cup squad, with Manuel Neuer, without Leroy Sané". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  31. ^ "Germany can still win World Cup, insists Werner". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  32. ^ "German star Julian Brandt cops heat for taking a selfie". news.com.au. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  33. ^ Jones, Michael (27 June 2018). "South Korea vs Germany player ratings: Timo Werner and Mesut Ozil flop as world champions knocked out". The Independent. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
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  35. ^ a b "Werner, Timo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  36. ^ "UEFA Europa League Squad of the 2017/18 Season". UEFA.com. 17 May 2018.

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