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Andre Schurrle - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
14
 
First name:
Andre
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Schurrle
 
Playing Position:
Striker
 
Nationality:
Germany
 
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, 06 November 1990
 
Place of Birth:
Ludwigshafen, Germany
 
 
Player description


On Wednesday 25th July 2018, Fulham announced the signing of Andre Schurrle on a two-season loan deal from Borussia Dortmund.

Having come through the ranks at FSV Mainz 05, Schurrle’s breakthrough for the senior side came in the 2009/10 season when he scored five times in 33 appearances, but the following term was when he really began to take the Bundesliga by storm.

In the same number of matches, Schurrle trebled his goal tally to 15 in 2010/11, in addition to laying on five assists, which helped Mainz finish in an impressive fifth position.

That form prompted Bayer Leverkusen to part with a reported €8m for the 19-year-old’s signature in the summer of 2011.

Schurrle’s time at Leverkusen saw him sample UEFA Champions League football while still in his teens, playing eight times in his maiden campaign as they reached the knock-out stages where they were eliminated by Barcelona.

He spent two years with Leverkusen as they secured fifth and third place finishes in the Bundesliga, scoring 23 times across all competitions.

A move to the Premier League beckoned in June 2013, when Jose Mourinho brought him to Chelsea for a reported £18m. He scored nine goals for the Blues that season, including a hat-trick at Craven Cottage in a 3-1 win.

He departed Stamford Bridge midway through the 2014/15 season to join VfL Wolfsburg for a reported £22m, but played sufficient games for Chelsea in the first half of the campaign to earn a Premier League winner’s medal.

The Wolves finished second in the Bundesliga and also won the DFB-Pokal, Germany’s domestic cup competition, in his first term at the club. In his season and a half with Wolfsburg, Schurrle netted 13 times and provided 10 assists, before making the switch to Dortmund in 2016.

There he helped the team to third and fourth place Bundesliga finishes, while he claimed another DFB-Pokal winner’s medal in 2017.

A seasoned international, Schurrle made his Germany debut days after his 20th birthday in November 2010, and now has an impressive 57 caps to his name, in which he’s scored 22 goals.

His finest moments for the national team came in 2014 when he played in six of Germany’s seven matches at the World Cup.

Schurrle famously grabbed a brace in the 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the Semi-Final, before coming off the bench to set up Mario Götze for the winner in the Final against Argentina.

source: Fulham FC



Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Borussia Dortmund
 
Transferred in date:
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
 
Transferred in value:
Loan
 
Transferred out to:
-
 
Transferred out date:
-
 
Transferred out value:
-
 
 
Playing information
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