Benedikt Höwedes

  • Date of birth : 29/02/1988
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Germany Germany
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Benedikt Höwedes

Benedikt Höwedes

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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/01/2017 02:05 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany2-1ScotlandScotland9001
12.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-0UkraineUkraine9000
16.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany0-0PolandPoland9000
21.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland0-1GermanyGermany1400
26.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16GermanyGermany3-0SlovakiaSlovakia1800
02.07.2016UEFA EUROQuarter-finalsGermanyGermany1-1
07.07.2016UEFA EUROSemi-finalsGermanyGermany0-2FranceFrance9000
20.08.2016German DFB CupFirst roundFC 08 VillingenFC 08 Villingen1-4SchalkeSchalke9000
27.08.2016German BundesligaFrankfurtFrankfurt1-0SchalkeSchalke9000
04.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway0-3GermanyGermany9000
09.09.2016German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-2BayernBayern9000
15.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageNiceNice0-1SchalkeSchalke9000
18.09.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-0SchalkeSchalke9000
21.09.2016German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-3KölnKöln9000
25.09.2016German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim2-1SchalkeSchalke9000
29.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke3-1SalzburgSalzburg9011
02.10.2016German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke4-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach9000
08.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic2200
15.10.2016German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg1-1SchalkeSchalke9000
20.10.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageKrasnodarKrasnodar0-1SchalkeSchalke9000
23.10.2016German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-0MainzMainz9000
26.10.2016German DFB CupSecond roundNürnbergNürnberg2-3SchalkeSchalke9000
29.10.2016German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-0SchalkeSchalke9000
03.11.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke2-0KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
06.11.2016German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-1BremenBremen9000
15.11.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-0GermanyGermany9000
19.11.2016German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg0-1SchalkeSchalke9000
27.11.2016German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-1DarmstadtDarmstadt9000
03.12.2016German BundesligaLeipzigLeipzig2-1SchalkeSchalke9000
08.12.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSalzburgSalzburg2-0SchalkeSchalke9000
17.12.2016German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-1FreiburgFreiburg9000
20.12.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1SchalkeSchalke9000
21.01.2017German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-0IngolstadtIngolstadt9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Benedikt Höwedes
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/02/1988 (28)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Schalke ( GER)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    03/10/07: Rosenborg 0-2 Schalke
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Qualifying round)
    05/10/06: Germany 7-2 Estonia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Germany U-21153
Germany U-19100

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:16 CET