Sandro Wagner

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Sandro Wagner
2017 Confederations Cup - Final - Sandro Wagner.jpg
Wagner playing for Germany in 2017
Personal information
Full name Sandro Wagner[1]
Date of birth (1987-11-29) 29 November 1987 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Munich, West Germany
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
1899 Hoffenheim
Number 14
Youth career
1990–1995 Hertha Munich
1995–2006 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Bayern Munich II 44 (2)
2007–2008 Bayern Munich 4 (0)
2008–2010 MSV Duisburg 36 (12)
2010–2012 Werder Bremen II 18 (7)
2010–2012 Werder Bremen 30 (5)
2012 1. FC Kaiserslautern (loan) 11 (0)
2012–2015 Hertha BSC II 3 (1)
2012–2015 Hertha BSC 71 (7)
2015–2016 Darmstadt 98 32 (14)
2016– 1899 Hoffenheim 40 (15)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U21 8 (4)
2017– Germany 7 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:59, 6 November 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:49, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Sandro Wagner (born 29 November 1987) is a German professional footballer who plays as striker for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and the Germany national team.[3][4]

Club career

Born in Munich, Wagner scored his first goal for Bayern Munich in a 2–0 victory over VfB Stuttgart in the 2007 Ligapokal, a six team pre-season tournament composing of the top four Bundesliga teams, the winners of the German Cup and the first-place team from the 2. Bundesliga. Wagner started the match in place of the ill Miroslav Klose. He assisted the first goal of the match for Franck Ribéry and scored himself in the 66th minute.

On 10 June 2008, Wagner moved to MSV Duisburg before signing for SV Werder Bremen on 31 January 2010.[5] In two years playing for Werder, he made thirty Bundesliga appearances, scoring five times.

On 19 January 2012, Wagner was loaned to 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[6]

On 8 August 2015, Wagner signed for SV Darmstadt 98.[7]

1899 Hoffenheim

On 30 June 2016, Wagner joined fellow Bundesliga club 1899 Hoffenheim by signing a contract until June 2019.[8] He was presented the same day, and took squad number 14, stating: “Hoffenheim are a great club and their ambition impressed me straight away.”[8]

He made his competitive debut with the team on 28 August 2016 in the opening Bundesliga matchday against newcomers of RB Leipzig which ended in a 2–2 home draw.[9] He opened his scoring account in the second matchday against Mainz 05, netting his team's first goal as Hoffenheim came from three goals down to earn a 4–4 away draw.[10]

On 31 March 2017, he had his finger dislocated after a clash with Hertha captain Vedad Ibišević, nevertheless he went on to play until the end of the match, also assisting Andrej Kramarić for the third goal in an eventual 1–3 away win.[11][12] Wagner finished his first Hoffenheim season by netting 11 league goals in 31 appearances, 30 of them as starter, adding two cup appearances and one goal, being important for Julian Nagelsmann's side that finished the league undefeated at home, securing a spot in Champions League play-off round for next season.[13]

On 9 July 2017, Wagner agreed a contract extension, adding one more year to his current contract.[14]

International career

Youth

He has earned 8 caps for Germany at Under 21 level, scoring four goals, including two in the final of the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Sweden where Germany beat England 4–0.[15]

Senior

In June 2017, Wagner received his first call-up to the senior national team for a friendly against Denmark and a FIFA World Cup qualifying match against San Marino.[16] He made his competitive debut on 6 June in the 1–1 away draw against Denmark, playing for more than 60 minutes.[17] Four days later, he scored a hat-trick as Germany thrashed 7–0 San Marino.[18] His performance was praised by national team manager Joachim Löw.[19]

Wagner was also part of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup which ended in conquest.[20] His first and only appearance came on 19 June in the opening Group B match against Australia, missing several good chances to score as Germany won 3–2.[21] After that, he was benched in favour of Timo Werner and Lars Stindl as Germany defeated Chile 1–0 in the final.[22]

Style of play

Wagner is known for aerial power, strength, and is distinguished as a hard-working player. His is also physically imposing and direct, and has been praised as a striker who can "wreak havoc" in defenses.[23] Speaking in June 2017, Germany manager Joachim Löw stated that Wagner has "maturity and personality and one who stands by his own opinion".[19]

Career statistics

Club

As of matches played on 11 November 2017
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayern Munich II 2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 1 0 1 0 [24]
2006–07 30 2 30 2 [25]
2007–08 13 0 13 0 [26]
Totals 44 2 44 2
Bayern Munich 2007–08 Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 8 1 [26][27]
Duisburg 2008–09 2. Bundesliga 30 7 2 2 32 9 [28]
2009–10 6 5 1 0 7 5 [29]
Totals 36 12 3 2 39 14
Werder Bremen II 2009–10 3. Liga 7 3 7 3 [29]
2010–11 2 1 2 1 [30]
2011–12 9 3 9 3 [31]
Totals 18 7 18 7
Werder Bremen 2010–11 Bundesliga 23 5 1 0 4 0 28 5 [30]
2011–12 7 0 1 0 8 0 [31]
Totals 30 5 2 0 4 0 36 5
Kaiserslautern 2011–12 Bundesliga 11 0 0 0 11 0 [31]
Hertha BSC II 2012–13 Regionalliga Nordost 1 1 1 1 [32]
2013–14 1 0 1 0 [33]
2014–15 1 0 1 0 [34]
Totals 3 1 3 1
Hertha BSC 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 31 5 1 1 32 6 [32]
2013–14 Bundesliga 25 2 2 0 27 2 [33]
2014–15 15 0 1 0 16 0 [34]
Totals 71 7 4 1 75 8
Darmstadt 2015–16 Bundesliga 32 14 2 1 34 15 [35]
1899 Hoffenheim 2016–17 31 11 2 1 33 12 [36]
2017–18 9 4 1 0 5 2 15 6 [37]
Totals 40 15 3 1 5 2 48 18
Career totals 284 61 14 5 10 2 3 1 311 69

International

As of match played 14 November 2017[38]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany 2017 7 5
Total 7 5

International goals

As of 8 October 2017. Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Wagner's goal.[39]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 June 2017 Stadion Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany  San Marino 2–0 7–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 3–0
3 7–0
4 5 October 2017 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 2–0 3–1
5 8 October 2017 Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern, Germany  Azerbaijan 2–1 5–1

Honours

Club

Bayern Munich

International

Germany
Germany U21

References

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 2 July 2017. p. 4. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sandro Wagner". TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wagner, Sandro" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Wagner wechselt nach Hoffenheim, kicker.de, 30 June 2016
  5. ^ "Werder Bremen sign Wagner". Ontheminute.com. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sandro Wagner wechselt auf Leihbasis nach Kaiserslautern" [Sandro Wagner transfers on loan to Kaiserslautern]. official website (in German). Werder Bremen. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wagner verstärkt Lilien-Angriff" (in German). kicker. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Hoffenheim sign Sandro Wagner from Darmstadt". Bundesliga. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Bundesliga debutants Leipzig earn draw at Hoffenheim". Bundesliga. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Mainz and Hoffenheim share eight goals in Bundesliga classic". Bundesliga. 11 September 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  11. ^ Fred Nathan (31 March 2017). "SANDR-OUCH Hoffenheim star Sandro Wagner horrifically dislocates finger in Bundesliga match against Hertha Berlin... and plays on". The Sun. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Hertha Berlin 1-3 Hoffenheim: Andrej Kramaric scores a brace for Julian Nagelsmann's side as they come from behind against ten-man Hertha". Daily Mail. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Hoffenheim reaches Champions League qualifiers for first time". The World Game. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "SANDRO WAGNER EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH TSG". Hoffenheim. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  15. ^ Michael Harrold (31 March 2017). "Germany claim first Under-21 crown". UEFA.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Leipzig's Demme, Hoffenheim's Demirbay and Wagner, Hertha's Plattenhardt and Gladbach's Stindl all included in Germany squad for Confederations Cup". Bundesliga. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "Denmark vs. Germany 1 – 1". Soccerway. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  18. ^ "Germany 7-0 San Marino". BBC Sport. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  19. ^ a b Ben Spratt (11 June 2017). "'HE HAS PERSONALITY AND STANDS BY HIS OPINION' - LOW HAILS WAGNER AFTER GERMANY HAT-TRICK". Beta.goal.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "Der Kader für den FIFA Confederations Cup in Russland (17. Juni bis 2. Juli 2017)" [The team for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia (17 June to 2 July 2017)] (in German). DFB.de. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  21. ^ "Germany see off Aussies in opening win". FIFA.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  22. ^ "Germany punish profligate Chile". FIFA.com. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  23. ^ "Sandro Wagner a throwback striker in youthful Germany squad". ABS.CBN.com. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  24. ^ "Sandro Wagner" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
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  28. ^ "Sandro Wagner" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Sandro Wagner" (in German). Fussballdaten. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  30. ^ a b "Sandro Wagner" (in German). Fussballdaten. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  31. ^ a b c "Sandro Wagner" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "Sandro Wagner" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  33. ^ a b "Sandro Wagner" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  34. ^ a b "Sandro Wagner". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  35. ^ "Sandro Wagner". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  36. ^ "Sandro Wagner". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  37. ^ "Sandro Wagner". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  38. ^ "Wagner, Sandro". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  39. ^ "Football PLAYER: Sandro Wagner". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 

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