Alexander Esswein

Alexander Esswein
Alexander Esswein FCN 2013.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Worms, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 9
Youth career
1996–1998 TSV Neuleiningen
1998–1999 VfR Frankenthal
1999–2002 Waldhof Mannheim
2002–2008 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1 (0)
2008–2010 VfL Wolfsburg II 41 (4)
2008–2010 VfL Wolfsburg 8 (0)
2010–2011 Dynamo Dresden 31 (17)
2011–2014 1. FC Nürnberg 58 (6)
2014–2016 FC Augsburg 61 (4)
2016– Hertha BSC 45 (4)
2018 Hertha BSC II 6 (2)
2019 VfB Stuttgart (loan) 17 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Germany U17 12 (3)
2007–2009 Germany U18 7 (3)
2008–2009 Germany U19 7 (2)
2009–2011 Germany U20 3 (3)
2011–2013 Germany U21 13 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:44, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Alexander Esswein (born 25 March 1990; German pronunciation: [alɛkˈsandɐ ˈʔɛsvaɪ̯n]) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder or forward for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga.

Career

Club career

Esswein made his debut in the 2007–08 season. He appeared in a league match during the season.[1] He came on in the 63rd minute in a 2–1 loss to 1. FC Köln on 17 December 2007.[2]

He then transferred to VfL Wolfsburg and split time between the first and second teams. He made four league appearances during the 2008–09 season[3] and four league appearances and a German Cup appearance in the 2009–10 season.[4] He substantially made more appearances for the reserve team. During the 2008–09 season, he made 21 appearances,[3] and during the 2009–10 season, he scored four goals in 20 appearances.[4] Esswein moved to Dynamo Dresden for the 2010–11 season.[5] During the season, he scored 17 goals in 31 league appearances.[6] This includes two goals against Bayern's reserve team, in a 3–1 win on 11 November 2010;[7] Wehen Wiesbaden, in a 3–0 win, on 5 March 2011;[8] and against SpVgg Unterhaching, in a 4–0 win, on 23 April 2011.[9] He also made two appearances in the promotion playoff.[6] This proved to be Esswein's only season at the club.

He transferred to 1. FC Nürnberg for the 2011–12 season.[10] During the 2011–12 season, he scored four goals in 26 league appearances and a goal in three German Cup appearances.[11] His four league goals came against FC Augsburg, in a 1–0 win, on 27 August 2011;[12] Hertha BSC, in a 2–0 win, on 21 January 2012;[13] Köln, in a 2–1 win, on 18 February 2012;[14] and Werder Bremen, in a 1–0 win, on 25 February 2012.[15] His German Cup goal came in the second round[11] against Erzgebirge Aue in a 2–1 win on 26 October 2011.[16] His goal scoring rate would drop in the subsequent seasons with Nürnberg. He dropped down to three goals in 28 appearances in the 2012–13 season[17] and no goals in five appearances during the 2013–14 season.[18] He also made an appearance in the Regionalliga Bayern for the reserve team during the 2013–14 season.[18]

He moved to Augsburg during the January transfer window[19] and made 13 appearances for Augsburg during the 2013–14 season.[18] He scored a goal in 19 appearances during the 2014–15 season.[20] The goal came against Köln on 6 December 2014 in a 2–1 win.[21] Esswein played in the opening match of the 2015–16 season, in a German Cup match against SV Elversberg, a 3–1 extra time win.[22] He then opened his Bundesliga campaign by playing in the first three matchdays,[23] including the 1–0 loss to Hertha BSC in the league opener on 15 August 2015.[24]

On 26 August 2016, Esswein signed for Hertha BSC on a four-year deal.[25] On 24 September Esswein scored his first goal for Hertha in a 3–3 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.[26]

In January 2019 VfB Stuttgart signed Esswein on loan with a contract option for a permanent deal.[27]

International career

Esswein played for the German U-21 national team.[28] Previously he had already played for the U-17, U-18, U-18, U-19 and U-20 national team. He was part of the German U-17 team that finished in third place in the 2007 U-17 World Cup in South Korea. In this tournament, Esswein scored two goals against Trinidad and Tobago in the group-stage and scored the winning goal in the third place playoff against Ghana two minutes into stoppage time.

Career statistics

As of match played on 24 December 2019. [29] [30]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kaiserslautern 2007–08 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Wolfsburg 2008–09 Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2009–10 Bundesliga 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Totals 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Wolfsburg II 2008–09 Regionalliga Nord 21 0 21 0
2009–10 Regionalliga Nord 20 4 20 4
Totals 41 4 41 4
Dynamo Dresden 2010–11 3. Liga 31 17 2[a] 0 33 17
Nürnberg 2011–12 Bundesliga 26 4 3 1 29 5
2012–13 Bundesliga 27 2 1 1 28 3
2013–14 Bundesliga 5 0 0 0 5 0
Totals 58 6 4 2 62 8
Nürnberg II 2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 1 0 1 0
Augsburg 2013–14 Bundesliga 13 0 0 0 13 0
2014–15 Bundesliga 19 1 0 0 19 1
2015–16 Bundesliga 29 3 3 1 6[b] 0 38 4
Totals 61 4 3 1 6 0 70 5
Hertha BSC 2016–17 Bundesliga 29 2 1 0 30 2
2017–18 Bundesliga 16 2 1 0 5[b] 0 22 2
2018–19 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Bundesliga 1 0 1 1 2 1
Totals 46 4 3 1 5 0 54 5
Hertha BSC II 2018–19 Regionalliga Nordost 6 2 6 2
2018–19 Regionalliga Nordost 2 0 2 0
Totals 8 2 8 2
Stuttgart (loan) 2018–19 Bundesliga 17 0 0 0 1[c] 0 18 0
Career totals 272 37 11 4 11 0 3 0 296 41
  1. ^ Appearances in the Promotion playoff.
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
  3. ^ Appearances in the Rekegation playoff.

Honours

References

  1. ^ "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Mohamad schießt Köln ins Glück" (in German). kicker. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Esswein will zukünftig für Dynamo treffen" (in German). kicker. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Esswein legt den Grundstein" (in German). kicker. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Esswein mit wichtigem Doppelpack" (in German). kicker. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Erst Doppelpack Esswein, dann Schahin" (in German). kicker. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  10. ^ Schwarz, J; Sabock, S (18 April 2011). "Esswein glänzt und geht, Herzig fehlt" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Esswein macht den Unterschied" (in German). kicker. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Cohen als Doppel-Retter, Maroh macht alles klar" (in German). kicker. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Pekhart belohnt sich selbst" (in German). kicker. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Werder drückt - Esswein trifft - Der Club nimmt die Punkte mit" (in German). kicker. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Essweins Energieleistung bringt FCN auf Kurs" (in German). kicker. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Alexander Esswein" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  18. ^ a b c "Alexander Esswein" (in German). Fussballdaten. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  19. ^ "Augsburg verstärkt sich mit Esswein" (in German). kicker. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Alexander Esswein". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  21. ^ "Esswein sorgt für trübe Stimmung in Köln" (in German). kicker. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Augsburg entgeht der Blamage - dank dreier Joker" (in German). kicker. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  23. ^ "Alexander Esswein". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  24. ^ "Kalou schießt die Hertha zum Zittersieg" (in German). kicker. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  25. ^ http://www.herthabsc.de/de/profis/verpflichtung-esswein/page/11223--17-17-.html#.V8Ab-JgrLIU
  26. ^ http://www.vavel.com/en/international-football/germany-bundesliga/699509-eintracht-frankfurt-3-3-hertha-bsc-nothing-to-separate-the-clubs-in-goal-fest.html
  27. ^ "Alexander Esswein joins VfB". VfB Stuttgart. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Adrion nominiert Esswein" (in German). kicker.de. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  29. ^ "Alexander Esswein » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  30. ^ "A. Esswein". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

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