Sven Ulreich

Sven Ulreich (born 3 August 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.

Sven Ulreich
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Ulreich with Bayern Munich in 2019
Personal information
Full name Sven Ulreich
Date of birth (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Schorndorf, West Germany
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 26
Youth career
1993–1994 TSV Lichtenwald
1994–1998 TSV Schornbach
1998–2007 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 VfB Stuttgart II 73 (0)
2008–2015 VfB Stuttgart 176 (0)
2015–2020 Bayern Munich 45 (0)
2020–2021 Hamburger SV 32 (0)
2021– Bayern Munich 0 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Germany U16 2 (0)
2007 Germany U19 3 (0)
2009–2010 Germany U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 August 2010

Club careerEdit

VfB StuttgartEdit

He was Stuttgart II's first-choice goalkeeper during their first four matches of the 2007–08 Regionalliga season, keeping two clean sheets in that period. He played 10 matches during the previous season, receiving two yellow cards.

In January 2008, he was promoted to the first team of VfB Stuttgart.[2] But he also played again for the reserve team. He made his first team debut on 9 February 2008, in the 3–1 loss to Hertha BSC and earned his first victory as the starting goalkeeper on 16 February 2008, against MSV Duisburg.

On 6 April 2010, Ulreich extended his contract at VfB Stuttgart until the summer of 2013.[3] On 20 January 2012 he extended his contract until June 2017.[4]

For the 2015–16 season, Ulreich moved to Bayern Munich.[5] He had been at Stuttgart since 1998.[6]

Bayern MunichEdit

Ulreich transferred to Bayern prior to the 2015–16 season and signed a contract until 2018.[5] He was on the substitutes' bench for the 2015 DFL-Supercup.[7] He finished the 2015–16 season with three appearances.[8] He finished the 2016–17 season with seven appearances.[9]

He was able to feature regularly for Bayern Munich during the 2017–18 season, due to a long-term injury to first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.[10] Ulreich started the 2017–18 season by playing in the German Super Cup.[11] Ulreich played a key role in guiding Bayern Munich to a record sixth successive German Bundesliga title, which was confirmed in a 1–4 win away at FC Augsburg on 7 April 2018.[12] However, Bayern Munich were eliminated from 2017–18 Champions League partly due to a goalkeeping error by Ulreich against Real Madrid in semi-finals.[13][14][15] Bayern lost 4–3 on aggregate.[13] In total, he made 47 appearances in the 2017–18 season.[16]

Hamburger SVEdit

After Bayern had signed another goalkeeper in the form of Alexander Nübel in the summer of 2020 amidst much public interest, discussions arose as to who would be the backup behind Manuel Neuer in the future.[17][18][19] Ulreich therefore moved to 2. Bundesliga club Hamburger SV in early October 2020 shortly before the end of the transfer window, signing a three-year contract.[20] There, the 32-year-old immediately took over as the starter instead of Daniel Heuer Fernandes under new head coach Daniel Thioune.[21]

On 4 June 2021, Ulreich’s contract with HSV was terminated prematurely.[22]

Return to Bayern MunichEdit

On 27 June 2021, Ulreich returned to Bayern Munich.[23]

International careerEdit

 
Ulreich with Germany Under-21s

Ulreich was also a member of the Germany U16, Germany U19, Germany U21 teams and received a call-up for the senior team.

Career statisticsEdit

As of matches played on 25 August 2021.
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stuttgart II 2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 10 0 10 0 [24]
2007–08 19 0 19 0 [25]
2008–09 3. Liga 36 0 36 0 [26]
2009–10 8 0 8 0 [27]
Totals 73 0 73 0
Stuttgart 2007–08 Bundesliga 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 [25]
2009–10 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 [27]
2010–11 34 0 3 0 11 0 48 0 [28]
2011–12 34 0 4 0 38 0 [29]
2012–13 34 0 6 0 12 0 52 0 [30]
2013–14 31 0 1 0 4 0 36 0 [31]
2014–15 28 0 1 0 29 0 [32]
Totals 176 0 17 0 27 0 220 0
Bayern Munich 2015–16 Bundesliga 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 [8]
2016–17 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 [9]
2017–18 29 0 6 0 11 0 1 0 47 0 [11][16]
2018–19 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 [33]
2019–20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 [34]
Totals 45 0 11 0 13 0 1 0 70 0
Hamburger SV 2020–21 2. Bundesliga 32 0 0 0 32 0 [35]
Bayern Munich 2021–22 Bundesliga 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 [36]
Career totals 326 0 29 0 40 0 1 0 386 0
  • 1.^ Includes German Cup.
  • 2.^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup/Europa League.
  • 3.^ Includes German Super Cup.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Bayern Munich

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sven Ulreich". vfb.de. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Sven Ulreich signs professional contract". vfb.de. 2 January 2008. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Ulreich signs till 2013". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 6 April 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Triple contract extension". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 20 January 2012. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  5. ^ a b Kneer, Christof (16 June 2015). "Jörg Butt in jung" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Ulreich wechselt zu den Bayern" (in German). kicker. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Joker Bendtner ist zweimal zur Stelle". kicker (in German). 1 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Bayern Munich's No. 1 Debate: Manuel Neuer or Sven Ulreich?". thegoalmouthscramble.net. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Bayerns erster Titel dank Flippertor und Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  12. ^ Begley, Emlyn (7 April 2018). "Bayern Munich wrap up sixth Bundesliga title in a row with win over Augsburg". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Spektakel in Madrid: FC Bayern nach 2:2 ausgeschieden". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  14. ^ Sherlock, Harry. "Bayern Munich goalkeeper Ulreich apologises for horror Champions League gaffe". Goal.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  15. ^ Pisani, Sacha. "James: Ulreich shouldn't be blamed for Champions League exit". Goal.com. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  17. ^ Wild, Karlheinz (1 October 2020). "Ulreich: "Der Transfermarkt gibt nicht so viel her"". kicker (in German). Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  18. ^ "Nübel stellte "Vertrauensfrage", Ulreich will "Nr. 1" sein". sport.de (in German). 1 October 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  19. ^ "FC Bayern München und die Torhüterfrage: Ulreich will weg - Nübel präferiert Leihe". SPOX (in German). 1 October 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  20. ^ "Sven Ulreich signs for HSV". FC Bayern Munich. 3 October 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  21. ^ "HSV wechselt den Torwart – Sven Ulreich verdrängt Heuer Fernandes". Welt (in German). 15 October 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  22. ^ Vice, Peter (5 June 2021). "Ulreich and Hamburger SV terminate contract, report links keeper with return to Bayern". BuLi News. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  23. ^ "Nübel loaned out; Ulreich returns". FC Bayern Munich. 27 June 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  24. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  25. ^ a b "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  26. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  27. ^ a b "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  28. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  29. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  30. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  31. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  32. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  33. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  34. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  35. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  36. ^ "Sven Ulreich". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  37. ^ "Joker Javi Martinez köpft Bayern zum Supercup". kicker.de (in German). 24 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  38. ^ "Official Bundesliga Team of the Season for 2016/17". Bundesliga. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  39. ^ "Sven Ulreich voted 'Player of the Season'". FC Bayern Munich. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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