Christoph Metzelder

  • Date of birth : 05/11/1980
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Germany Germany
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Christoph Metzelder

Christoph Metzelder

Clubs: SC Preussen Münster, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid CF, FC Schalke 04

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
runner-up 2008

• Metzelder joined Dortmund from Preussen Münster in 2000 and made rapid progress, breaking through into the German national team during an outstanding 2001/02 season in which he won the Bundesliga title and also reached the UEFA Cup final (for which he was suspended).

• Made his first appearance in a competitive international at the 2002 FIFA World Cup – in an 8-0 victory against Saudi Arabia in Sapporo. Started all seven matches at the tournament, including the final against Brazil (0-2).

• Had surgery on his right achilles in March 2003 that kept him out for almost two years, though he was appointed club captain at Dortmund during his recuperation; re-emerged from his injury nightmare to play at the 2006 World Cup, where he was selected by Jürgen Klinsmann for six matches, missing only the final group game.

• Left Dortmund for Madrid in summer 2007 but his injuries returned, making his contribution to the club's 2007/08 Liga title triumph minimal; managed only 23 league games in three seasons before signing a three-year contract with Schalke in April 2010.

• Despite club problems at Madrid, he made his mark for his country yet again at a major tournament, playing every minute at UEFA EURO 2008 as Joachim Löw's team finished runners-up to Spain and taking his number of caps to 47, a remarkable 19 of them having been collected at major tournaments.

• Scored his first league goal in over five years when he struck in a 4-0 defeat of SV Werder Bremen on 20 November 2010.

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 10/07/2013 10:46 CET
30.10.2012German DFB CupSecond roundSchalkeSchalke3-0SandhausenSandhausen4500
18.12.2012German DFB CupThird roundSchalkeSchalke1-2MainzMainz9000

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General info

  • Name: Christoph Metzelder
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 05/11/1980 (32)
  • Country: Germany

  • Height: 194cm
  • Weight: 84kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    07/08/01: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2 Dortmund
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    01/09/00: Germany 2-1 Greece

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Germany150
Germany U-2181
Total231

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Schalke110
Real Madrid40
Dortmund140
Total290
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dortmund80
Schalke30
Total110
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Dortmund20
Total20
Last updated: 13/03/2013 01:06 CET
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