Julian Draxler

German association football player

Julian Draxler (born 20 September 1993) is a German association football attacking midfielder. He plays for the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and the Germany national football team.[4]

Julian Draxler
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Draxler with Paris Saint-Germain in 2019
Personal information
Full name Julian Draxler[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-20) 20 September 1993 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Gladbeck, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playing position Attacking midfielder, winger
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 23
Youth career
1998–2000 BV Rentfort
2000–2001 SSV Buer 07/28
2001–2011 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Schalke 04 119 (18)
2015–2016 VfL Wolfsburg 34 (5)
2017– Paris Saint-Germain 113 (15)
National team
2010–2011 Germany U18 8 (1)
2011 Germany U19 2 (1)
2011 Germany U21 1 (1)
2012– Germany 56 (7)
Honours
Representing  Germany
FIFA World Cup
Winner 2014
FIFA Confederations Cup
Winner 2017
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2020

He made his first national appearance in a loss against Switzerland. He scored his first national goal against the United States on 2 June 2013. He also made his first FIFA World Cup appearance in 2014, when he came on as a substitute in Germany's 7–1 victory against Brazil.[5] Since 2011, Draxler has made more than 100 appearances for Schalke 04.[6]

In January 2014, he was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of Players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2019.
  2. "Julian Draxler: Overview". ESPN. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  3. "Julian Draxler". Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  4. "Germany - J. Draxler - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  5. FIFA.com. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ - Matches - Brazil-Germany". FIFA.com.
  6. http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/vereine/1-bundesliga/2013-14/fc-schalke-04-2/54639/spieler_julian-draxler.html (German)
  7. staff, Observer Sport (19 January 2014). "Europe's top youngsters and stars of the future - Observer Sport staff" – via www.theguardian.com.