Benjamin Auer

Benjamin Auer (born 11 January 1981) is a German former professional footballer who is a centre-forward.[1]

Benjamin Auer
Benjamin Auer, 2010-01.JPG
Auer playing for Alemannia Aachen against Karlsruher SC in 2010
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Auer
Date of birth (1981-01-11) 11 January 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Landau, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
0000–1988 ASV Landau
1988–1995 FSV Offenbach
1995–1999 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Karlsruher SC 14 (1)
2000–2002 Borussia Mönchengladbach 25 (3)
2002–2006 Mainz 05 116 (30)
2006–2008 VfL Bochum 19 (5)
20071. FC Kaiserslautern (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2012 Alemannia Aachen 125 (56)
2015 FK Pirmasens 13 (4)
Total 319 (99)
National team
2002–2004 Germany U21 23 (15)
2004–2005 Germany B 3 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Internationally, he represented Germany playing for the U21 and B teams.

CareerEdit

Born in Landau, Auer played as a child for hometown club ASV Landau, before moving to his first bigger youth team, FSV Offenbach. At the age of 15 he moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern, for whom he played until 1999. He moved to Karlsruher SC where he played for a year, before going to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Auer played 23 times for the German under-21 team, scoring 15 goals, and played around 60 times in his youth between the ages of 16 and 20. He helped bring Mainz 05 up to the Bundesliga in 2004.

He joined 2. Bundesliga side Alemannia Aachen on 1 July 2008 and stayed there until Aachen's relegation to the 3. Liga in summer 2012.[2]

After a career break from 2012 to January 2015, Auer signed for Regionalliga Südwest-side FK Pirmasens on 29 December 2014 before retiring in 2015.[3]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Auer, Benjamin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Benjamin Auer - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ "FKP verpflichtet Benjamin Auer" (in German). fk-pirmasens.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2014..