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Konstantin Viktorovich Rausch (Russian: Константин Викторович Рауш, German: Konstantin Rausch; born 15 March 1990) is a Russian-German professional footballer of German ancestry who plays as a left back for Russian Premier League side Dynamo Moscow and the Russia national team.[2] He has also operated as a left midfielder.

Konstantin Rausch
Konstantin Rausch 2017.jpg
Rausch playing for Russia in 2017
Personal information
Full name Konstantin Viktorovich Rausch
Date of birth (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Kozhevnikovo, Tomsk Oblast, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Moscow
Number 34
Youth career
1996–2002 TuS Lachendorf
2002–2004 SV Nienhagen
2004–2008 Hannover 96
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Hannover 96 II 15 (0)
2008–2013 Hannover 96 150 (9)
2013–2015 VfB Stuttgart 25 (2)
2015 VfB Stuttgart II 8 (2)
2015–2016 SV Darmstadt 98 31 (2)
2016–2018 1. FC Köln 40 (0)
2018– Dynamo Moscow 26 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Germany U16 5 (0)
2006–2007 Germany U17 24 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U18 4 (0)
2008–2009 Germany U19 10 (0)
2010–2011 Germany U21 8 (1)
2017– Russia 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2018

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Early lifeEdit

Rausch was born in Kozhevnikovo, Tomsk Oblast, Russian SFSR to German parents. His family emigrated to Germany from Russia in 1996. His first friend in Germany could not pronounce "Konstantin" and instead called him "Kocka", a nickname still used by his teammates and coaches.[3] Rausch is dual citizen of Russia and Germany.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Shortly after moving to Germany, Rausch started playing football at the local club, TuS Lachendorf. At the age of twelve he received an offer to join the youth team of Bundesliga side Hannover 96. He decided he was not mature enough for such a big club and instead joined another local side, SV Nienhagen. He finally joined Hannover two years later, rejecting offers from Werder Bremen and Feyenoord.[4]

Hannover 96Edit

When 96 first choice left full back Michael Tarnat and his replacement Christian Schulz were injured, Rausch debuted against VfB Stuttgart on 30 March 2008. He was aged 18, which made him the youngest player ever, to appear in Hannover's first squad. Rausch had a good game, but had to be substituted at half time after straining a muscle. Two days later, he signed his first professional contract, running until 2010.[5] While Hannover favoured a longer contract, Rausch did not want to tie himself for too long.[6]

VfB StuttgartEdit

After the end of his contract with Hannover on 1 July 2013, Rausch moved to VfB Stuttgart on a free transfer. On 5 May 2013, Konstantin Rausch signed a contract until June 2016 with VfB Stuttgart.[7]

SV Darmstadt 98Edit

On 6 July 2015 Rausch signed a one-year contract with SV Darmstadt 98.[8]

Dynamo MoscowEdit

On 21 January 2018, he signed with the Russian club FC Dynamo Moscow.[9]

International careerEdit

International youth teamsEdit

Rausch played for various German youth teams as a left full back or wing back, accumulating more than 30 appearances.[10] His biggest success was a bronze medal at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he started in every game except for one, which he missed following a red card.[11] After the tournament, he was awarded a Fritz Walter Medal in silver as the second most promising German football player of his age.[12]

Senior teamEdit

In March 2011, Russian media quoted Rausch to be interested in playing for the Russia national team, but that the Russian Football Union never approached him.[13] On 16 August 2017, he was called up for Russia for a friendly game against a club side Dynamo Moscow, which did not count as a full international match.[14] He made his full international debut on 7 October 2017 in a friendly game against South Korea.[15]

On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.[16] He was not included in the finalized World Cup squad due to back injury.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 13 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hannover 96 2007–08 Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 25 0 1 0 26 0
2009–10 26 0 1 0 27 0
2010–11 34 5 0 0 34 5
2011–12 33 1 2 0 14 1 49 2
2012–13 30 3 2 1 10 0 42 4
Total 150 9 6 1 24 1 180 11
Hannover 96 II 2007–08 Oberliga Nord 11 0 11 0
2008–09 Regionalliga Nord 4 0 4 0
Total 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
VfB Stuttgart 2013–14 Bundesliga 21 2 1 0 1 0 23 2
2014–15 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 25 2 1 0 1 0 27 2
VfB Stuttgart II 2014–15 3. Liga 9 2 9 2
SV Darmstadt 98 2015–16 Bundesliga 31 2 2 1 33 3
1. FC Köln 2016–17 Bundesliga 28 0 3 1 31 1
2017–18 12 0 1 0 6 0 19 0
Total 40 0 4 1 6 0 50 1
FC Dynamo Moscow 2017–18 Russian Premier League 10 0 10 0
Career total 280 15 13 3 31 1 324 19

InternationalEdit

As of 14 November 2017[18]
Russia
Year Apps Goals
2017 4 0
Total 4 0

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://fcdynamo.ru/team/general/players/profile/?id_4=214
  2. ^ FC VERPFLICHTET KONSTANTIN RAUSCH‚ fc-koeln.de, 25 May 2016
  3. ^ "HAZ: Nachgefragt … bei Konstantin Rausch" (in German). Das Fanmagazin.[dead link]
  4. ^ "NP: Dieser Rausch soll 96 glücklich machen" (in German). Das Fanmagazin.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896 e.V". Archived from the original on 2008-04-04.
  6. ^ "NP: Vertrag bis 2010 für den 96-Rausch" (in German). Das Fanmagazin.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Konstantin Rausch signs for VfB". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 5 May 2013. Archived from the original on 23 January 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Konstantin Rausch signs for Darmstadt". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 6 July 2015. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  9. ^ Константин Рауш перешел в «Динамо» (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 21 January 2018.
  10. ^ "National team player Konstantin Rausch". DFB. Archived from the original on February 6, 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  11. ^ Konstantin RauschFIFA competition record
  12. ^ "DFB ehrt Nachwuchsspieler der Saison mit Medaille" (in German). tor24.de.[dead link]
  13. ^ Константин РАУШ: "РОББЕН МЕНЯ ПОХВАЛИЛ И ЗАГРУСТИЛ" (in Russian). Sport Express. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  14. ^ Расширенный состав сборной России (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 16 August 2017.
  15. ^ Уверенно победили Южную Корею (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 7 October 2017.
  16. ^ Расширенный состав для подготовки к Чемпионату мира (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018.
  17. ^ Заявка сборной России на Чемпионат мира FIFA 2018 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 3 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Rausch, Konstantin Константин Викторович Рауш". National Football Teams. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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