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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: 19/03/2014 01:06 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2010-12First roundGermanyGermany1-3ArgentinaArgentina2010
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-3GermanyGermany9000
05.08.2013German DFB CupFirst roundFC NöttingenFC Nöttingen0-2SchalkeSchalke9000
11.08.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-3HamburgHamburg9000
17.08.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg4-0SchalkeSchalke9000
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsSchalkeSchalke1-1PAOKPAOK9000
24.08.2013German BundesligaHannoverHannover2-1SchalkeSchalke1400
27.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPAOKPAOK2-3SchalkeSchalke9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0AustriaAustria4401
14.09.2013German BundesligaMainzMainz0-1SchalkeSchalke9000
21.09.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-4BayernBayern9000
25.09.2013German DFB CupSecond roundSV Darmstadt 98SV Darmstadt 981-3SchalkeSchalke9010
28.09.2013German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim3-3SchalkeSchalke9000
05.10.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke4-1AugsburgAugsburg9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-5GermanyGermany1500
19.10.2013German BundesligaBraunschweigBraunschweig2-3SchalkeSchalke9000
26.10.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-3DortmundDortmund9000
02.11.2013German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-2SchalkeSchalke9000
09.11.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-1BremenBremen9000
19.11.2013Friendlies 2010-12First roundEnglandEngland0-1GermanyGermany2500
23.11.2013German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt3-3SchalkeSchalke9010
30.11.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-0StuttgartStuttgart9000
03.12.2013German DFB CupThird roundSchalkeSchalke1-3HoffenheimHoffenheim9000
07.12.2013German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-1SchalkeSchalke4400
11.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke2-0BaselBasel3100
01.02.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
01.03.2014German BundesligaBayernBayern5-1SchalkeSchalke9000
08.03.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke4-0HoffenheimHoffenheim9000
14.03.2014German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg1-2SchalkeSchalke9000
18.03.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16Real MadridReal Madrid3-1SchalkeSchalke000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Benedikt Höwedes
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 29/02/1988 (25)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Schalke ( GER)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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: 19/03/2014 01:07 CET
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