Timo Werner

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Timo Werner
Germany VS. Cameroon (13) (cropped).jpg
Werner with Germany in 2017
Personal information
Full name Timo Werner[1]
Date of birth (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Stuttgart, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
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 41 (28)
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– Germany U21 7 (3)
2017– Germany 10 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 November 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:49, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Timo Werner (born 6 March 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for RB Leipzig[2] and the Germany national team.

Club career[edit]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

He made his debut for VfB Stuttgart on 1 August 2013 in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase against PFC Botev Plovdiv.[3] Werner was 17 years, four months and 25 days old, becoming the youngest player to ever play in an official match for the Bundesliga team of VfB Stuttgart.[4]

He made his first Bundesliga appearance on 17 August 2013 against Bayer Leverkusen. On 22 September 2013 he scored his first Bundesliga goal for VfB Stuttgart against Eintracht Frankfurt. On 10 November, Werner added a brace to his tally as his side beat SC Freiburg 3–1 Werner netting the 2–0 and the 3–1, thereby becoming the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score two goals in one game.[5]

On his 18th birthday Werner signed a professional contract until June 2018 with VfB Stuttgart.[6] During his time with the club, Werner became the youngest player to make 50 Bundesliga appearances in the competition's history.[7]

In May 2016, VfB Stuttgart was relegated from the Bundesliga,[8] with Werner joining newly promoted club RB Leipzig for €10 million the following month.[9]

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 11 June 2016, Werner agreed to a four-year contract with RB Leipzig. The transfer fee was a reported €10 million, making Werner the largest transfer in RB Leipzig club history.

On 26 September 2016, Werner 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.[10]

Werner ended the 2016–17 Bundesliga season with 21 goals, making him the highest German goalscorer in the division.[11] His goals helped RB Leipzig to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club's history.[12]

International career[edit]

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.[7]

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 March and 26 March 2017 respectively.[13]

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,[14] before scoring his first two international goals when selected to start in Germany's final group match against Cameroon on 25 June.[15] Four days later, Werner scored Germany's third goal in a 4–1 semi-final defeat of Mexico.[16] On 2 July 2017, Werner assisted Lars Stindl's tournament winning goal in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final against Chile.[17] With three goals and two assists, Werner was awarded the tournament's Golden Boot.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

As of 21 November 2017[19]
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 1 0 37 7
Total 95 13 6 1 3 0 104 14
RB Leipzig 2016–17 Bundesliga 31 21 1 0 32 21
2017–18 10 7 2 1 5 3 17 11
Total 41 28 3 1 5 3 49 32
Career total 136 41 9 2 8 3 153 46

International goals[edit]

As of 14 November 2017. Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Werner goal.[19]
# 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

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Germany

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 2 July 2017. p. 4. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Werner wechselt für zehn Millionen Euro nach Leipzig". kicker.de (in German). 11 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Lineups Botev Plovdiv – VfB Stuttgart". uefa.com. UEFA. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Timo Werner on the climb". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Blitzstarter: Ibisevic und Werner ebnen den Weg". kicker.de (in German). 10 November 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Timo Werner signs until 2018". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Ten things: Leipzig and Germany Under-21 forward Timo Werner". Bundesliga. 30 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Stuttgart relegated from Bundesliga for first time in 41 years". The Guardian. 15 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Leipzig snare Werner from Stuttgart". Bundesliga. 15 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Werner becomes youngest member of Bundesliga 100 club". Bundesliga. 26 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Werner's originals give Germany striking solution". SBS. 26 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "A BRACE EACH FOR WERNER AND SELKE AS LEIPZIG REACH THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE". Deutscher Fußball-Bund. 6 May 2017. 
  13. ^ ""Absolut verdient": Löw nominiert Werner erstmals". kicker.de (in German). 17 March 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Australia 2-3 Germany: Confederations Cup –as it happened". The Guardian. 20 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Confederations Cup: Werner double downs Cameroon to set up date with Mexico". Deutsche Welle. 25 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Germany 4-1 Mexico". BBC. 29 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Chile 0-1 Germany". BBC. 2 July 2017. 
  18. ^ "Awards list dominated by victorious Germans". FIFA. 2 July 2017. 
  19. ^ a b Timo Werner at Soccerway

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