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Peter Niemeyer (born 22 November 1983) is a retired German professional footballer. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can also operate as a central defender.

Peter Niemeyer
Peter Niemeyer 18.jpg
Niemeyer in 2010
Personal information
Full name Peter Niemeyer
Date of birth (1983-11-22) 22 November 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Hörstel, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder, centre back
Youth career
0000–1996 Teuto Riesenbeck
1996–1999 Borussia Emsdetten
1999–2002 Twente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Twente 106 (4)
2007–2011 Werder Bremen 32 (2)
2007–2010 Werder Bremen II 12 (1)
2010–2011Hertha BSC (loan) 28 (3)
2011–2015 Hertha BSC 93 (6)
2015–2018 Darmstadt 98 50 (2)
Total 321 (18)
National team
2005–2006 Germany U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Although born in Germany, Niemeyer spent the first years of his professional career in the Netherlands, playing for Eredivisie's FC Twente. In mid-January 2007, he joined Bundesliga side SV Werder Bremen, appearing in three league games for the main squad during his first season.

On 29 September 2007, Niemeyer participated in the 8–1 home crushing of Arminia Bielefeld, scoring the game opener and his first Bundesliga goal. Incidentally, he also limped out of the match, after just 33 minutes.

In the 2008–09 season, Niemeyer appeared in a career-best 25 official games, including five in the UEFA Cup, as Werder reached the final against Shakhtar Donetsk, where he started in a 1–2 overtime loss.

On 9 August 2010, Niemeyer moved on loan to Hertha BSC, who were relegated to the second division the season before.[1] On 4 October during the live televised league game against Alemannia Aachen, he attempted to give the first professional female referee, Bibiana Steinhaus, a pat on the shoulder, but accidentally brushed her left breast instead. She saw the funny side and took no disciplinary action.[2]

On 3 August 2015, Niemeyer signed for recently promoted SV Darmstadt 98 in the Bundesliga on a three-year deal.[3] On 1 September 2018, after the closing of the 2018 summer transfer window, he announced he had not received an offer to renew his contract and would leave the club.[4]

Niemeyer retired shortly afterwards.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Twente 2002–03 Eredivisie 3 0 3 0 [6]
2003–04 31 1 31 1 [6]
2004–05 27 1 27 1 [6]
2005–06 30 2 5 0 35 2 [6]
2006–07 15 0 4 0 19 0 [6]
Totals 106 4 4 0 5 0 115 4
Werder Bremen 2006–07 Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 [6]
2007–08 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 [6]
2008–09 15 0 4 0 6 0 25 0 [6]
2009–10 11 1 3 0 7 0 21 1 [7]
Totals 32 2 8 0 13 0 1 0 54 2
Werder Bremen II 2006–07 Regionalliga Nord 3 0 3 0 [6]
2007–08 6 0 6 0 [6]
2008–09 3. Liga 3 1 3 1 [6]
Totals 12 1 12 1
Hertha BSC 2010–11 Bundesliga 28 3 2 0 30 3 [8]
2011–12 31 3 4 0 2 0 37 3 [9]
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 25 2 1 0 26 2 [10]
2013–14 Bundesliga 20 0 1 1 21 1 [11]
2014–15 17 1 1 0 18 1 [12]
Totals 121 9 9 1 2 0 132 10
Darmstadt 2015–16 Bundesliga 31 2 3 0 34 2 [13]
2016–17 15 0 2 0 17 0 [14]
2017–18 2. Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 4 0 [15]
Totals 50 2 5 0 55 2
Career totals 321 18 22 1 17 0 8 0 368 19
  • 1.^ Includes German Cup and Dutch Cup.
  • 2.^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup.
  • 3.^ Includes Eredivisie playoffs, German League Cup, and German relegation playoff.

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hertha zahlt 200.000 Euro für Niemeyer" [Hertha pays 200.000 Euros for Niemeyer] (in German). Berlin Online. 9 August 2010.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Cup a feel". Live Leak. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Lilien verpflichten Peter Niemeyer von Hertha BSC" (in German). SV Darmstadt 98. Archived from the original on 6 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Niemeyers Zeit am Bölle ist zu Ende". kicker Online (in German). 1 September 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ Jahn, Michael (6 November 2018). "Ex-Hertha-Kapitän Peter Niemeyer: „Das Relegationsspiel war unmöglich"". Berliner Kurier (in German). Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Peter Niemeyer » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Peter Niemeyer". kicker Online (in German). Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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