Alessandro Schöpf

Alessandro André Schöpf (German pronunciation: [aleˈsandʁo ˈʃœpf]; born 7 February 1994) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld and the Austria national team.

Alessandro Schöpf
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Schöpf with Austria U21 in September 2014
Personal information
Full name Alessandro André Schöpf[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Umhausen, Tyrol, Austria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arminia Bielefeld
Number 8
Youth career
1999–2007 SV Längenfeld
2007–2009 AKA Tirol
2009–2012 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Bayern Munich II 63 (22)
2014–2016 1. FC Nürnberg 51 (11)
2016–2021 Schalke 04 112 (10)
2017–2019 Schalke 04 II 3 (1)
2021– Arminia Bielefeld 1 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Austria U19 10 (2)
2013–2016 Austria U21 20 (8)
2016– Austria 28 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:50, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Bayern MunichEdit

Schöpf joined Bayern Munich in 2009 and spent three years in the junior team before being promoted to the reserve squad in 2012. He made his debut on the opening day of the 2012–13 season in a 1–1 draw with Augsburg II, and would go on to make another 28 appearances as Bayern II finished in second place in the Regionalliga Bayern. His eleven goals that season made him the team's top scorer, behind Marius Duhnke with fourteen. The following season, Schöpf made 34 appearances, again scoring 11 goals, as Bayern II won the Regionalliga Bayern title, but missed out on promotion after losing on away goals in a playoff against SC Fortuna Köln. In November 2013, Schöpf along with teammate Julian Green was given a first-team contract, although he made no appearances during the 2013–14 season as Bayern went on to win the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal.

1. FC NürnbergEdit

In July 2014, Schöpf signed for 2. Bundesliga club 1. FC Nürnberg,[2] and was one of six new players to make their debut for the club on the opening day of the 2014–15 season, a 1–0 win over Erzgebirge Aue.[3]

Schalke 04Edit

On 7 January 2016, it was announced that Schöpf moved to Schalke 04 and signed a contract until 2019.[4] Despite suffering a cruciate knee injury, he impressed Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco enough to earn a contract extension to 2021, being praised by Tedesco as "Almost a complete player. He is very diligent and runs many, many kilometres in each game. He is versatile and always wants to play, no matter which position it is. In addition, he is technically savvy, is brave and a great person. We're delighted to be able to continue working with him."[5]

Arminia BielefeldEdit

On 19 July 2021, Schöpf joined Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld after signing a two-year-contract.[6]

International careerEdit

Schöpf has represented Austria at under-16, under-18, under-19 and under-21 level.

On 27 March 2016, Schöpf made his senior debut for Austria, coming on as 87th-minute substitute in a friendly against Albania.[7] He was selected for UEFA Euro 2016, scoring his first goal in a pre-tournament friendly against Malta on 31 May. He scored Austria's only goal of the tournament, equalising against Iceland as they finished bottom of the group with only one point.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 1 July 2021[8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayern Munich II 2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern 29 11 29 11
2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 34 11 2[a] 0 36 11
Total 63 22 2 0 65 22
Nürnberg 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 32 5 1 0 33 5
2015–16 2. Bundesliga 19 6 3 0 22 6
Total 51 11 4 0 55 11
Schalke 04 2015–16 Bundesliga 13 3 0 0 2[b] 0 15 3
2016–17 Bundesliga 28 6 4 1 10[b] 1 42 8
2017–18 Bundesliga 15 0 4 0 19 0
2018–19 Bundesliga 15 1 2 0 4[c] 1 21 2
2019–20 Bundesliga 22 0 3 1 25 1
2020–21 Bundesliga 19 0 2 2 21 2
Total 112 10 15 4 16 2 143 16
Schalke 04 II 2017–18 Oberliga Westfalen 1 1 1 1
2019–20 Regionalliga West 2 0 2 0
Total 3 1 3 1
Career total 229 44 19 4 16 2 2 0 266 50
  1. ^ Appearances in the Regionalliga promotion play-off.
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
  3. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Champions League.

InternationalEdit

As of match played 26 June 2021[9][10]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Austria 2016 11 2
2017 2 0
2018 9 2
2019 0 0
2020 2 1
2021 4 0
Total 28 5
Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Schöpf goal.[9][10]
List of international goals scored by Alessandro Schöpf
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 May 2016 Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt, Austria 3   Malta 2–0 2–1 Friendly
2 22 June 2016 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 7   Iceland 1–1 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016
3 30 May 2018 Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria 16   Russia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
4 2 June 2018 Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt, Austria 17   Germany 2–1 2–1 Friendly
5 14 October 2020 Ilie Oană Stadium, Ploiești, Romania 24   Romania 1–0 1–0 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B

HonoursEdit

Bayern Munich II

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Alessandro Schöpf". Sport.de (in German). Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Club holt Bayern-Talent Schöpf". kicker (in German). 24 June 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Joker Mlapa bereitet Sylvestrs Treffer vor" (in German). kicker. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Alessandro Schöpf erhält Vertrag bis zum 30. Juni 2019" [Alessandro Schöpf sign contract until 2019] (in German). FC Schalke 04. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/schopf-pens-schalke-deal-through-to-2021/uxrvwoaq4tqv19fc895v7ah0e
  6. ^ "SERVUS, ALESSANDRO SCHÖPF" (in German). arminia.de. 19 July 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Austria vs. Albania 2–1". Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Alessandro Schöpf » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Alessandro Schöpf". Austrian Football Association (in German). Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Alessandro Schöpf". European Football. Retrieved 17 June 2021.

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