Julian Brandt

Julian Brandt (German pronunciation: [bʁant];[5] born 2 May 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays as a left winger or attacking midfielder for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team.[6]

Julian Brandt
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Brandt with Germany in 2018
Personal information
Full name Julian Brandt[1]
Date of birth (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Bremen,[3] Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[4]
Playing position(s) Left winger / Attacking midfielder[3]
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 19
Youth career
2001–2009 SC Borgfeld
2009–2011 FC Oberneuland
2011–2014 VfL Wolfsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Bayer Leverkusen II 1 (1)
2014–2019 Bayer Leverkusen 165 (33)
2019– Borussia Dortmund 41 (3)
National team
2011 Germany U15 2 (2)
2011–2012 Germany U16 3 (1)
2012–2013 Germany U17 19 (5)
2013–2014 Germany U19 14 (2)
2015 Germany U20 6 (2)
2015–2016 Germany U21 8 (1)
2016 Germany Olympic 6 (0)
2016– Germany 35 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:50, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:55, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

Brandt made over 55 combined appearances for Germany's youth teams, playing at every level from U15 to U21. He was a member of the squad that won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2014.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In his youth, Brandt played in his hometown at SC Borgfeld and then at FC Oberneuland before he joined the youth academy of VfL Wolfsburg.[citation needed]

Bayer LeverkusenEdit

In January 2014, Brandt moved to Bayer Leverkusen during the January transfer window for a fee of €350,000, where he signed a professional contract until 2019.[7] He made his professional debut on 15 February 2014 in the Bundesliga against Schalke 04. He replaced Son Heung-min after 82 minutes in a 1–2 home defeat.[8] Three days later he made his debut in the European Cup when he came on in the first knockout round first leg against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.[9] On 4 April 2014, he scored his first goal for Bayer Leverkusen, as he made it 1–1 in the 1–2 defeat against Hamburger SV.[10]

On 15 August 2015, Brandt scored the winning goal after appearing as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat of 1899 Hoffenheim in Bayer's opening match of the 2015–16 Bundesliga season. Between 20 March and 30 April 2016, he scored in six consecutive Bundesliga matches, becoming the youngest player since Gerd Müller to achieve this by scoring 72 seconds into a 2–1 home win over Hertha BSC.[11]

On 26 August 2017, Brandt became the youngest-ever Leverkusen player to reach 100 Bundesliga appearance, doing so at the age 21 years, three months and 25 days during a 2–2 draw against Hoffenheim.[12]

During the second half of the 2018–19 Bundesliga campaign, Brandt was re-positioned by new club manager Peter Bosz, shifting from his natural wide position to a more central role in midfield alongside Kai Havertz.[13] His goal contribution increased as a result of the positional change and in February 2019, after scoring twice and assisting a further four goals, he was nominated for the Player of the Month award.[14][15] He ultimately won the award and in doing so became the first Leverkusen player to claim the accolade.[16][17] His brace against Mainz 05 at the start of the month also came on the occasion of his 200th appearance for the club across all competitions.[13]

Borussia DortmundEdit

Brandt was Dortmund's transfer target after the 23-year-old scored seven league goals, provided eleven assists and subsequently helped Leverkusen to finish fourth in Bundesliga and secure a Champions League third qualifying round spot for next season.[18] On 22 May 2019, Brandt completed a transfer to Borussia Dortmund on a five-year deal for a reported €25 million after Dortmund activated a release clause in his contract.[19] He arrived at the same time as new teammate Thorgan Hazard, who moved from Borussia Mönchengladbach.[citation needed]

Julian Brandt scored his first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund in his first match, a 5–1 against FC Augsburg on the first matchday, coming on as substitute for Thorgan Hazard.[20][21]

International careerEdit

On 17 May 2016, Brandt was named in Germany's preliminary 27-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016.[22]

He was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the silver medal.[23]

On 4 June 2018, Brandt was included in Germany's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[24] On 17 June, Brandt made his first World Cup appearance as a substitute by replacing Timo Werner in the 86th minute in the opening match against Mexico in which they lost 1–0.[25]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 24 November 2020[6][26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayer Leverkusen 2013–14 Bundesliga 12 2 0 0 2 0 14 2
2014–15 25 4 4 0 6 0 35 4
2015–16 29 9 3 1 12 0 44 10
2016–17 32 3 0 0 8 1 40 4
2017–18 34 9 5 3 39 12
2018–19 33 7 3 2 7 1 42 9
Total 165 33 15 6 35 2 214 41
Borussia Dortmund 2019–20 Bundesliga 33 3 2 2 7 2 0 0 42 7
2020–21 8 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 14 1
Total 41 3 3 2 11 2 1 1 56 8
Career total 206 36 18 8 46 4 1 1 270 49

InternationalEdit

As of match played 14 November 2020[6][27]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany
2016 4 0
2017 9 1
2018 10 1
2019 8 1
2020 4 0
Total 35 3
As of match played 19 November 2019. Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first.[27]
List of international goals scored by Julian Brandt
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 June 2017 Stadion Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany   San Marino 6–0 7–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 9 September 2018 Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany   Peru 1–1 2–1 Friendly
3 19 November 2019 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany   Northern Ireland 6–1 6–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

HonoursEdit

Germany U19

Germany Olympic

Germany

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of Players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Julian Brandt: Overview". ESPN. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Julian Brandt: Profile". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Julian Brandt". Borussia Dortmund. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Duden | Brandt | Rechtschreibung, Bedeutung, Definition". Duden (in German). Retrieved 28 July 2018. Brạndt
  6. ^ a b c "J. Brandt". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Bayer 04 verpflichtet deutsches Top-Talent Julian Brandt". Bayer 04 Leverkusen (in German). Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH. 12 December 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen vs. Schalke 04 1 – 2". Soccerway. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen vs. PSG 0 – 4". Soccerway. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Hamburger SV vs. Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 1". Soccerway. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Bundesliga: Julian Brandt looks towards Euro 2016 as Leverkusen beat Hertha Berlin". Deutsche Welle. 1 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Julian Brandt: 10 things on Borussia Dortmund's Germany star". Bundesliga. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  13. ^ a b "A new brand of Julian Brandt: Bayer Leverkusen's new central midfield dynamo". Bundesliga. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Vote for your February Player of the Month now!". Bundesliga. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Bravertz: Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz forming Bayer Leverkusen's German midfield core". Bundesliga. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Julian Brandt named Bundesliga's February Player of the Month". Bundesliga. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Julian Brandt on February Player of the Month award: "I'll rub Kai Havertz's nose in it"". Bundesliga. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Borussia Dortmund Officially Confirm Signing of Julian Brandt From Bayer Leverkusen". 90min.com. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  19. ^ Borussia Dortmund (22 May 2019). "Borussia Dortmund sign Julian Brandt". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  20. ^ KGaA, Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. "Borussia Dortmund sign Thorgan Hazard". www.bvb.de. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  21. ^ Association, Press; sport, Guardian (22 May 2019). "Borussia Dortmund sign Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard for combined £45m". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Bastian Schweinsteiger included in Germany's provisional Euro 2016 squad". The Guardian. 17 May 2016.
  23. ^ "Neymar's golden penalty sees Brazil to victory". fifa.com. 20 August 2016.
  24. ^ "Germany announce final World Cup squad, with Manuel Neuer, without Leroy Sané". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  25. ^ "German star Julian Brandt cops heat for taking a selfie". news.com.au. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  26. ^ "Julian Brandt profile". Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  27. ^ a b "Brandt, Julian". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  28. ^ "Final: Portugal 0–1 Germany: Line-ups". UEFA. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  29. ^ "Rio 2016 Football Results Book: Medallists". Olympic World Library. 20 August 2016. p. 7. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  30. ^ "Match report: Chile – Germany". FIFA. Archived from the original on 29 June 2019.

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