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

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Benedikt Höwedes
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/02/1988 (27)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Schalke ( GER)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • 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: 23/10/2015 01:45 CET