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.
|Full name||Alessandro André Schöpf|
|Date of birth||7 February 1994|
|Place of birth||Umhausen, Tyrol, Austria|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2012–2014||Bayern Munich II||63||(22)|
|2014–2016||1. FC Nürnberg||51||(11)|
|2017–2019||Schalke 04 II||3||(1)|
* 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)
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, 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.
On 7 January 2016, it was announced that Schöpf moved to Schalke 04 and signed a contract until 2019. 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."
On 27 March 2016, Schöpf made his senior debut for Austria, coming on as 87th-minute substitute in a friendly against Albania. 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.
- As of 1 July 2021
|Bayern Munich II||2012–13||Regionalliga Bayern||29||11||—||—||—||29||11|
|Schalke 04 II||2017–18||Oberliga Westfalen||1||1||—||—||—||1||1|
- Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Schöpf goal.
|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|
Bayern Munich II
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- "Joker Mlapa bereitet Sylvestrs Treffer vor" (in German). kicker. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
- "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.
- "SERVUS, ALESSANDRO SCHÖPF" (in German). arminia.de. 19 July 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
- "Austria vs. Albania 2–1". Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- "Alessandro Schöpf » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
- "Alessandro Schöpf". Austrian Football Association (in German). Retrieved 17 June 2021.
- "Alessandro Schöpf". European Football. Retrieved 17 June 2021.