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Alessandro Schöpf (German pronunciation: [aleˈsandʁo ˈʃœpf]; born 7 February 1994) is an Austrian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Schalke 04.

Alessandro Schöpf
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Personal information
Date of birth (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Umhausen, Tyrol, Austria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 28
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– Schalke 04 71 (10)
National team
2012–2013 Austria U19 10 (2)
2013–2016 Austria U21 20 (8)
2016– Austria 22 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2019

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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 FC 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 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,[1] 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.[2]

FC Schalke 04Edit

On 7 January 2016, it was announced that Schöpf moved to Schalke 04 and signed a contract until 2019.[3] 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."[4]

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 match against Albania.[5] He was selected for 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, equalizing against Iceland, as they finished bottom of the group with only one point.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of matches played on 25 January 2019.
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayern Munich II 2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern 29 11 29 11 [6]
2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 34 11 2[a] 0 36 11 [7]
Totals 63 22 2 0 65 22
Nürnberg 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 32 5 1 0 33 5 [8]
2015–16 2. Bundesliga 19 6 3 0 22 6 [9]
Totals 51 11 4 0 55 11
Schalke 2015–16 Bundesliga 13 3 0 0 2[b] 0 15 3 [9]
2016–17 Bundesliga 28 6 4 1 10[b] 1 42 8 [10]
2017–18 Bundesliga 15 0 4 0 19 0 [11]
2018–19 Bundesliga 15 1 2 0 4[c] 1 21 2 [9]
Totals 71 10 10 1 16 2 97 13
Career totals 185 43 14 1 16 2 2 0 217 46
  1. ^ Appearances in the Regionalliga promotion playoff.
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
  3. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Champions League.

InternationalEdit

National team statisticsEdit

As of 15 November 2018[12]
Austria national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 11 2
2017 2 0
2018 9 2
2019 0 0
Total 22 4

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first.[13]
No. Cap Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 31 May 2016 Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt, Austria   Malta 2–0 2–1 Friendly
2 7 22 June 2016 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France   Iceland 1–1 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016
3 16 30 May 2018 Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria   Russia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
4 17 2 June 2018 Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt, Austria   Germany 2–1 2–1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

Bayern Munich II

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club holt Bayern-Talent Schöpf". kicker (in German). 24 June 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Joker Mlapa bereitet Sylvestrs Treffer vor" (in German). kicker. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ https://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/schopf-pens-schalke-deal-through-to-2021/uxrvwoaq4tqv19fc895v7ah0e
  5. ^ "Austria vs. Albania 2 - 1". Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Alessandro Schöpf". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Schöpf, Alessandro". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Schöpf, Alessandro". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Alessandro Schöpf » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Alessandro Schöpf". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Alessandro Schöpf". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Alessandro Schöpf » Internationals". worldfootball.net.
  13. ^ Alessandro Schöpf at Soccerway

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