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Benedikt Höwedes

Published: Monday 3 January 2011, 13.47CET
FC Schalke 04
Published: Monday 3 January 2011, 13.47CET

Benedikt Höwedes

FC Schalke 04

Clubs: FC Schalke 04

• Höwedes joined Schalke at the age of 13 and made his debut on 3 October 2007 in a UEFA Champions League game at Rosenborg BK; reached the semi-finals with Germany at the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Austria.

• Developed into a regular at the heart of the Schalke defence during the 2008/09 season and took Germany to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals with a last-minute winning goal in the second leg of the play-off against France.

• Starred at the U21 finals in Sweden, starting all five games and scoring his team's first goal of the tournament − in a 2-0 win against Finland.

• Missed just one Bundesliga game in 2009/10 as Schalke finished runners-up to FC Bayern München; scored three goals, including one in a Ruhr derby victory at home against Borussia Dortmund.

• Scored goals in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League against SL Benfica, on matchday six, and at home to FC Internazionale Milano in the quarter-final second leg as the Gelsenkirchen side reached the last four.

• Part of the Germany squad which made the semi-finals at UEFA EURO 2012, but did not make an appearance at the final tournament. 

• Scored his first goal for the national team in a 3-1 friendly defeat against Argentina in August 2012, and scored twice in Schalke's run to the round of 16 in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-21 Championship:
winner 2009

Last updated: 27/01/14 19.04CET

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