Max Christiansen

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Max Christiansen
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Christiansen with Germany U21 in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Flensburg, Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arminia Bielefeld
Number 5
Youth career
SV Adelby
0000–2010 Flensburg 08
2010–2011 Holstein Kiel
2011–2014 Hansa Rostock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Hansa Rostock 24 (1)
2015–2018 FC Ingolstadt II 8 (1)
2015–2018 FC Ingolstadt 50 (1)
2018– Arminia Bielefeld 0 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Germany U17 4 (0)
2014–2015 Germany U19 13 (3)
2015–2016 Germany U20 6 (0)
2016– Germany U21 3 (0)
2016 Germany Olympic 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:12, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:11, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Max Christiansen (born 25 September 1996) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Arminia Bielefeld.[1]

Club career

A Flensburg native, Christiansen started playing football with local sides SV Adelby and Flensburg 08. In 2010, at the age of 13, he moved to the youth ranks of Holstein Kiel where he stayed only one year, though. He joined the football academy of Hansa Rostock, this included attending a private school.[2]

Subsequently, he made his way through Rostock's youth teams and eventually got promoted to the first team, playing then in 3. Liga. He debuted on 29 March 2014 in a home match against Stuttgarter Kickers, playing 80 minutes as a starter.[3] In the following Christiansen became a regular and attracted the attention of several top- and second-flight clubs.[4] In the next winter break, 2014–15, Rostock faced massive financial difficulties and had to acquire income through selling players. Christiansen moved to 2. Bundesliga club FC Ingolstadt for a transfer fee of believed to be €500,000 and signed a three-and-a-half-year contract until 2018.[5]

International career

Christiansen is at the moment the captain of the Germany U20, having earned six caps up to now.[6][7] Previously he also was capped for the U19 and U17 teams.[8][9]

He was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the silver medal.[10]






  1. ^ "Max Christiansen" (in German). Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Neue Herausforderung" [New Challenge] (in German). 1 July 2011. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Anlaufzeit? Nicht mit Jakobs und Edwini-Bonsu" [Warm-up-time? Not with Jakobs and Edwini-Bonsu] (in German). Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Max Christiansen: Ein Rostocker Rohdiamant" [Max Christiansen: Rostock's Rough Diamant] (in German). 4 September 2014. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Christiansen und Blacha: Hansa geht ans Tafelsilber" [Christiansen und Blacha: Hansa is selling off the family silver] (in German). 9 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015.
  6. ^ "FCInternational: Nyland in EM-Quali-Playoffs" [FCInternational: Nyland in European Qualifier Playoffs] (in German). 13 October 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015.
  7. ^ "U 20-Männer: Max Christiansen" [U 20-Men's: Max Christiansen] (in German). Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  8. ^ "U 19-Junioren: Max Christiansen" [U 19-Juniors: Max Christiansen] (in German). Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  9. ^ "U 17-Junioren: Max Christiansen" [U 17-Juniors: Max Christiansen] (in German). Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Neymar's golden penalty sees Brazil to victory". 20 August 2016.

External links

  • Max Christiansen at Soccerway
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