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Kevin Großkreutz
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Großkreutz for Borussia Dortmund in 2014
Personal information
Full name Kevin Großkreutz[1]
Date o birth 19 Julie 1988 (1988-07-19) (age 26)
Place o birth Dortmund, Wast Germany
Hicht 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playin position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current club Borussia Dortmund
Number 19
Youth career
1992– DJK Rot-Weiß Obereving
VfL Kemminghausen
0000–2002 FC Merkur 07 Dortmund
2002–2003 Borussia Dortmund
2003–2006 Rot Weiss Ahlen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Rot Weiss Ahlen II 2 (2)
2006–2009 Rot Weiss Ahlen 95 (23)
2009– Borussia Dortmund 159 (23)
Naitional team
2010 Germany U21 1 (1)
2010– Germany 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerlie an correct as o 23:40, 4 July 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ Naitional team caps ad goals correct as o 20:41, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Kevin Großkreutz (German pronunciation: [ˈkɛvɪn ˈɡʀoːsˌkʁɔʏ̯ts] ( listen); born 19 Julie 1988) is a German fitbawer who plays as a defender for German the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.[2] He is notit for his versatility. He can play onywhaur alang the midfield an as a fullback on either side.

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Großkreutz began his career wi the Dortmund clubs DJK Rot-Weiß Obereving, VfL Kemminghausen an FC Merkur 07. In 2002, he jyned Borussia Dortmund, whaur he played till he muivit tae Rot Weiss Ahlen. Promotit tae first team in 2006, he led the club tae promotion tae the 2. Bundesliga in 2008.

Borussia Dortmund[eedit | eedit soorce]

Großkreutz (first frae richt) celebrates winnin the Bundesliga wi Borussia Dortmund in 2011

In Julie 2009, Großkreutz moved to Borussia Dortmund.[3] He opened his accoont wi Dortmund on 5 December 2009 in a 4–0 victory ower 1. FC Nürnberg. Sven Bender providit him wi a diagonal pass that Großkreutz ceully tuckit past Alexander Stephan in goal tae gie Dortmund a 1–0 lead on aicht minutes.[4]

Großkreutz opened his goalscorin account for the new saison on 22 September 2010, feenishin a nice play as Dortmund thrashed 1. FC Kaiserslautern 5–0.[5] In the follaein roond o fixturs, Dortmund faced promotit side FC St. Pauli at the Millerntor-Stadion in Hamburg. Großkreutz scored two goals on either side of a Shinji Kagawa strike as Dortmund wan 3–1 wi Großkreutz bein namit man o the match.[6][7] On 29 November 2010, Großkreutz signed a fower-year contract extension tae stay wi Dortmund till Julie 2014.[8] He wis involvit in aw three goals on 14 Januar 2011, scorin twa an providin a assist for Mario Götze, as Dortmund defeatit Bayer Leverkusen 3–1 at the BayArena.[9][10] Großkreutz haed a phenomenal seicont saison wi Dortmund, nettin aicht goals an managin seiven assists as die Borussen liftit the Bundesliga title.[11]

Großkreutz figured in Borussia Dortmund's 4–2 victory ower Bayern Munich on 27 Julie 2013, at BVB's Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund to lift the 2013 DFL-Supercup.[12]

On 11 Dizember 2013, Großkreutz scored the winnin goal awa tae Marseille in a 2–1 UEFA Champions League win tae qualify Dortmund for the knockoot phase.[13]

Internaitional career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Großkreutz made his full internaitional debut in a friendly match against Malta on 13 Mey 2010,[14] helpin set up striker Cacau for ane o his twa goals in a 3–0 win. He next appeared for Germany as a starter against Swaden in a 0–0 draw on 18 November 2010.[15]

In Juin 2014, he wis namit in Germany's squad for the 2014 FIFA Warld Cup.[16]

Career statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 21 December 2013 (2013 -12-21)
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal[nb 1] Continental[nb 2] Total
Rot Weiss Ahlen Regionalliga Nord 2006–07 27 5 0 0 27 5
2007–08 35 12 1 0 36 12
2. Bundesliga 2008–09 33 6 1 1 34 7
Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 2009–10 32 5 1 0 33 5
2010–11 34 8 2 1 7 0 43 9
2011–12 31 7 7 0 5 1 43 8
2012–13 29 2 5 0 10 0 44 2
2013–14 16 0 3 1 6 1 23 2
Career statistics 237 45 20 3 28 2 285 50
  1. Includes DFL-Supercup
  2. Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club[eedit | eedit soorce]

Borussia Dortmund

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 16. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. "Kevin Grosskreutz". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. "Und zur Not geht Kevin Großkreutz ins Tor" (in German). RP Online. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. "Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Nurnberg". ESPN Soccernet. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. "Sahin berauscht den BVB" (in German). kicker.de. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. "Grosskreutz at the double". ESPN Soccernet. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. "St. Pauli 1 vs 3 Borussia Dortmund". Goal.com. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  8. "Borussia Dortmund Midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz Signs Contract Extension Until 2014". Goal.com. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  9. "Leverkusen 1-3 Dortmund: Dortmund pounce on defensive errors". zonalmarking.net. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  10. "Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Borussia Dortmund". ESPN Soccernet. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  11. "Grosskreutz: Arsenal my favourite". ESPN Soccernet. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  12. "Dortmund prevail over Bayern in Supercup thriller". Bundesliga. bundesliga.com. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  13. "Marseille 1 Dortmund 2". BBC Sport. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  14. "Cacau brace lifts Germany". Sky Sports. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  15. "Sweden 0-0 Germany: Five Debutants Feature In Lacklustre Draw". Goal.com. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  16. "Germany World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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