FSV Mainz 05. My springboard into the professional game. 2009 Under-19 champion, and shortly afterwards my Bundesliga debut at the Bruchweg stadium. First goal in September 2009, there would be many more …
2011 transferred to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The next step. Further development, learn from top football players. International football. Fight for titles. I have arrived.
Summer 2013: Part of one of the best club teams in the world: Chelsea FC. New experiences that help me grow.
Since 2015: VfL Wolfsburg. Great potential, clear objectives. Winners of the DFB Cup and runner ups in the Bundesliga.
From the beginning of the 2016/2017 season: Borussia Dortmund. A new chapter begins…
The national team. The pinnacle for a football player. 2010 debut against Sweden, in 2011 my first goal. Took part in EURO 2012 in Poland / Ukraine, first tournament experience. Brazil 2014, a dream comes true: World Cup Champions.
Tiring games. Tough training sessions. In between, take time out and relax. Good food with family, play pool with friends. Love to get out in the fresh air. Tennis, golf. As long as it’s fun.
Date of birth: 6 November 1990
Birthplace: Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Height: 1,84 m
Weight: 74 kg
Marital status: single
Siblings: One sister
Achievements: German U19 Champion 2009, World Cup Champion 2014, DFB Cup Winner 2015