Having risen to prominence during an unforgettable debut season for FC Bayern München that climaxed with his participation for Germany at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Holger Badstuber has maintained his form for both club and country. A left-footed central defender, he can also fill in at left-back.
• Signed a professional contract with Bayern in 2009 following his move three years earlier from SSV Ulm, and made his Bundesliga debut in the opening game of the 2009/10 season at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
• Scored his first Bundesliga goal on 4 December 2009, a stunning left-footed free-kick against VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.
• Featured in all but one of Bayern's 34 matches during their 2009/10 Bundesliga title-winning campaign, won the German Cup and missed just one game en route to the UEFA Champions League final, which ended in defeat by FC Internazionale Milano.
• Made his international debut on 29 May 2010 in a pre-FIFA World Cup friendly against Hungary; appeared twice at the finals in South Africa a few weeks later − in the group stage versus Australia and Serbia − as Germany finished third.
• Registered his first goal for Germany during a 6-1 defeat of Azerbaijan in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying.
• Suspended for the 2012 UEFA Champions League showpiece, which Bayern lost on penalties to Chelsea FC, following his extra-time booking in the semi-final second leg against Real Madrid CF.
UEFA Champions League: runner-up 2010, 2012
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|20.08.2012||German DFB Cup||First round||Jahn||0-4||Bayern||90||0||0|
|07.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Germany||3-0||Faroe Islands||90||0||0|
|11.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Austria||1-2||Germany||90||0||0|
|19.09.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Bayern||2-1||Valencia||90||0||1|
|02.10.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||BATE||3-1||Bayern||77||0||0|
|12.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Republic of Ireland||1-6||Germany||90||0||0|
|16.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Germany||4-4||Sweden||90||0||0|
|23.10.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||LOSC||0-1||Bayern||90||0||0|
|20.11.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Valencia||1-1||Bayern||90||0||0|
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