Julian Wesley Green (born June 6, 1995) is a professional soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for Greuther Fürth, and for the United States national team. He holds both American and German citizenships.
Green training with VfB Stuttgart in 2017
|Full name||Julian Wesley Green|
|Date of birth||June 6, 1995|
|Place of birth||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder, Winger|
|2013–2016||Bayern Munich II||51||(25)|
|2014–2015||→ Hamburger SV (loan)||5||(0)|
|2015||→ Hamburger SV II (loan)||1||(0)|
|2017–2018||→ Greuther Fürth (loan)||24||(3)|
|2012||United States U18||1||(1)|
|2015–2016||United States U23||5||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:17, 18 August 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 15, 2018
He began his professional career at Bayern Munich and was part of their squad that won the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup. After making four competitive appearances for Bayern, scoring once and having a loan at Hamburger SV, he moved to VfB Stuttgart in January 2017, winning the 2. Bundesliga in his first season. He spent the 2017–18 2. Bundesliga season on loan at Greuther Fürth.
Green represented both Germany and the United States at youth international level. He made his senior international debut for the United States in March 2014 and was selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he became the youngest American to score a goal in the competition.
On November 8, 2013, Green signed a professional contract with Bayern Munich to stay at the club until 2017. Green made his professional debut on November 27, 2013, coming on in the 88th minute of a UEFA Champions League game against CSKA Moscow as a substitute for Mario Götze. He was named in Bayern's squad for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, as a late replacement for the injured Arjen Robben. He finished the 2013–14 season with an appearance in the UEFA Champions League and 15 goals in 23 appearances for the reserve team. Green was listed as a member of the first team for the 2014–15 season.
Loan to Hamburger SVEdit
In February 2015, the German newspaper Bild reported that Green had been demoted to Hamburger SV II, HSV's reserve side that plays in the fourth tier of German soccer. Green, who had been limited to 113 first-team minutes all season, denied the report and the club press officer said he would play with HSV II "a couple times when he is not in the first-team squad" to get more game action and match fitness, but that he was still training with the first team.
Return to BayernEdit
On August 20, 2015, Green was demoted to FC Bayern Munich II. He made his first appearance of the season the next day, playing right back against SV Schalding-Heining. On October 23, he scored a hat-trick against FC Augsburg II. Green started a Champions League match for Bayern Munich against Dinamo Zagreb in December, playing 62 minutes. It marked his first appearance with the first team in over two years.
Green returned to the first-team after new manager, Carlo Ancelotti, included him in the preseason squad. During the second game of their U.S. tour, Green scored a hat-trick in the first 35 minutes, helping Munich to a 4–1 win over Inter Milan. Following an international break in which Green scored two goals in two successive matches, Ancelotti hinted that the player could be receiving a "chance to play in the next few games". That chance came on October 26, 2016, when Green scored his first competitive goal for Bayern, coming against FC Augsburg in a 3–1 victory in the second round of the DFB-Pokal, making him the first American to score for the club. To that point in the season, despite being regularly named to the squad for Bundesliga matches, Green had only made a substitute appearance in the Pokal, against first round opponent FC Carl Zeiss Jena.
On December 21, 2016 Green moved to 2. Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee, effective January 1. He made his debut on January 29, playing the first half of a 1–0 win at FC St. Pauli before being substituted for Carlos Mané, and eight days later he scored his first goal in a 2–0 home win over Fortuna Düsseldorf. He finished the season with ten appearances, and his team won the league title.
On August 31, 2017, Green was loaned out to SpVgg Greuther Fürth in the second division until the end of the season. On May 13, 2018, he scored the goal which saved the team from relegation to the 3. Liga in a 1–1 draw against 1. FC Heidenheim and finished out of the relegation playoff position on goal difference. He finished the 2017–18 season with three goals in 24 appearances.
Green was born in Tampa, Florida, United States to an American father and German mother. His mother moved back with him to Germany when he was two years old. Eligible to play for either the United States or German national teams, he was sought after by both federations.
His international career began with Germany U16s and U17s. In September 2012, Green represented the United States at the U18 level in an international friendly with Netherlands, scoring in a 4–2 victory.
Green was called up to the United States senior team by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann for friendlies in November 2013, but he declined the call due to being ineligible to play unless a one-time switch – allowed for players with dual nationalities - was filed, something he said he was not ready to do. Instead he joined the German U19 team for a friendly against France.
U.S. men's teamEdit
Green trained with the United States ahead of their match against Ukraine on March 5, 2014, and filed for a one-time switch to play for the country on March 18. Prior to his senior international appearance, Green played internationally for the German and American youth teams due to having dual citizenship. Explaining his decision to play for the U.S., Green said, "I was born in Florida and my father still lives there, so I have deep roots in the U.S. I'm very proud to be representing the United States." On March 24, FIFA approved Green's change of nationality, making him eligible to play in games for the United States with immediate effect. Two days later, he received his first call up for the senior national team for a friendly in April against Mexico, and made his debut in the second half of the 2–2 draw at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Green was selected as a part of the United States men's national team on May 12, 2014, to train for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He was named to the final 23-man squad on 22 May. On July 1, Green became the youngest player in U.S. history to score in the World Cup, scoring with a volley in the 107th minute with his first touch of the ball, less than two minutes into his debut game against Belgium in the round of 16. With the goal, he became the youngest player to score at that World Cup.
- As of matches played on August 18, 2019.
|Bayern Munich II||2013–14||Regionalliga Bayern||23||15||—||23||15|||
|Hamburger SV (loan)||2014–15||Bundesliga||5||0||0||0||—||5||0|||
|Hamburger SV II (loan)||2014–15||Regionalliga Nord||1||0||—||1||0|||
|VfB Stuttgart||2016–17||2. Bundesliga||10||1||0||0||10||1|||
|Greuther Fürth (loan)||2017–18||2. Bundesliga||24||3||0||0||24||3|||
- Appearances in the German Cup.
- Appearances in the UEFA Champions League.
- As of November 15, 2018
- As of match played June 9, 2018. Score and result lists United States' goals first.
|1.||July 1, 2014||Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil||Belgium||1–2||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|2.||October 7, 2016||Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba||Cuba||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|3.||October 11, 2016||Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States||New Zealand||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|4.||June 9, 2018||Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France||France||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
- Bayern Munich
- VfB Stuttgart
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