Roman Petrovich Neustädter (Russian: Рома́н Петро́вич Нойште́дтер; born 18 February 1988) is a Russian professional footballer who plays for Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Premier League. Ethnically German and born in the Soviet Union, Neustädter played for Germany at various youth levels, then being capped twice by the Germany national football team in 2012 and 2013. He switched allegiance to Russia in 2016.
Neustädter with Schalke 04 in 2015
|Full name||Roman Petrovich Neustädter|
|Date of birth||18 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2006–2009||1. FSV Mainz 05 II||66||(9)|
|2008–2009||1. FSV Mainz 05||16||(0)|
|2009–2010||Borussia Mönchengladbach II||23||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018
Neustädter's mother is ethnic Russian. Neustädter's ancestors in the paternal line were ethnic Germans who lived on territories of Russian Empire and later, USSR. Following World War II, ethnic Germans were forcibly relocated by the Soviet government. Neustädter's family was relocated into Central Asia. He is the son of Peter Neustädter, a former Kyrgyz-born Kazakhstani footballer for Mainz 05 and former manager of Mainz 05 II. He was born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, while his father was playing for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. He was raised by his mother and grandparents in Kyrgyzstan, while his father was still an active football player. Due to his heritage and birth, he was eligible to play for Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in international competitions.
He is fluent in German, Russian, and English.
Neustädter began his career in 1. FSV Mainz 05's youth team, before being promoted to Mainz 05 II in July 2006. After playing in Mainz's first team during the 2008–09 season, he signed a three-year contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach. With die Fohlen, Neustädter enjoyed a particularly successful 2011–12 season, finishing fourth and qualifying for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League.
|Neustädter training with
Germany in 2013
|Neustädter playing for|
Russia in 2018
The Football Federation of Ukraine has expressed interest in calling up Neustädter for their national team. Neustädter, who was born in Ukrainian SSR, has indicated that he would be likely to accept a call-up if asked. He would first require to obtain a Ukrainian passport in order to be eligible for national team duties.
On 9 November 2012, Neustädter was called up for the Germany squad to face the Netherlands in a friendly match five days later. He made his debut for Germany in this match as a late substitute for Schalke team-mate Lewis Holtby.
In January 2016, Neustädter met with members of the Russian Football Union in order to be able to possibly play for the Russia national team in the future. On 21 May 2016, he was called up to represent Russia at UEFA Euro 2016. On 1 June 2016, Neustädter made his debut for Russia, in a 2–1 friendly loss to Czechia, as a 64th-minute substitute. He started Russia's first two games during the final tournament in France, where Russia failed to proceed through the group stage.
- As of 14 October 2018 (Russia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Neustädter goal)
|1.||14 October 2018||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia||Turkey||1–0||2–0||2018–19 UEFA Nations League B|
- As of match played 20 May 2019
|1. FSV Mainz 05 II||Oberliga||2006–07||31||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||31||1|
|1. FSV Mainz 05||2. Bundesliga||2008–09||16||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||19||0|
|Borussia Mönchengladbach II||Regionalliga||2009–10||23||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||23||3|
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- Roman Neustädter at Soccerway