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André Schürrle
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0Full Name André Schürrle
0Date of Birth 6 November 1990
0Place of Birth Ludwigshafen, Germany
0Position Forward
0Chelsea career 2013 – 2015
0Debut 18 August 2013
0Games (goals) 65 (14)
0Other clubs FSV Mainz 05
Bayer Leverkusen
VfL Wolfsburg

André Schürrle is a German international who played for Chelsea from 2013 until February 2015. He joined from Bayer Leverkusen in June 2013 and returned to Germany a year and a half later when he signed for Wolfsburg. He played in various forward positions while at Stamford Bridge, and was a consistent goal threat, but ultimately failed to hold down a regular starting position, with 30 of his 65 appearances coming as a substitute. In 2014 Schürrle won the FIFA World Cup, becoming the first player since Frank Leboeuf to do so while at Chelsea.


Before Chelsea

1. FSV Mainz

Born in Ludwigshafen, Schürrle was a youth player at local side Ludwigshafener SC before joining the youth team at nearby 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 2006. Part of a successful youth team that won the Under-19 Fußball-Bundesliga in 2009, Schürrle would soon make his first team debut, appearing on the opening day of the 2009-10 season as an 18-year-old in a match against Bayer Leverkusen. The young forward remained a fixture of the side over the course of the season, scoring five goals and helping Mainz to a ninth-place finish. Schürrle had made enough of an impression in his debut season to attract attention from Bayer Leverkusen, and it was announced by Mainz in September 2010 that the youngster would join their Bundesliga rivals at the end of the 2010-11 season, having agreed a fee reported to be in the region of €8 million. In his final season at Mainz Schürrle was his side's star player, contributing fifteen goals as the club finished in fifth place.

Bayer Leverkusen

Schürrle completed his move to Bayer Leverkusen ahead of the 2011-12 season, signing a five-year contract. He was a regular starter during his first season in Leverkusen, scoring nine goals in 40 appearances in all competitions, despite being fielded in a wider position than had been the case at Mainz. Still just 21, his form drew interest from Chelsea in the summer of 2012. Although Bayer Leverkusen were unwilling to sell, Schürrle admitted that he would favour a move to west London should the opportunity arise. [1]

The forward's contribution in the 2012-13 season bettered his first, 14 goals and 9 assists an return impressive for a young player in a strong league which provided both of that season's UEFA Champions League finalists. Chelsea's continued interest had led to another attempt to sign the German international towards the end of the season, with negotiations taking place in April 2013. [2]

Chelsea career

On 13 June 2013 Chelsea confirmed that an agreement had been reached with Bayer Leverkusen, and within two weeks the transfer had been completed for a reported fee of £18m, with Schürrle signing a five-year contract. [3]


Having represented his country at Under-19 and Under-21 levels, Schürrle made his full international debut in November 2010, coming on as a substitute in a match against Sweden. In the process he became the first German international player to be born in reunified Germany, along with Mario Götze, who was brought on at the same time. He scored his first goal for Germany the following May, in a 2-1 win against Uruguay.


Season Prem FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-14 30 8 1 0 1 0 10 1 1 0 43 9
2014-15 14 3 1 0 3 1 4 1 0 0 22 5
Total 54 11 2 0 4 1 14 2 1 0 65 14


# Season Date Year Competition Opponent Score Result Venue
12013-1427 October2013Premier LeagueManchester City1-02-1Stamford Bridge
22013-1407 December2013Premier LeagueStoke City1-02-3Britannia Stadium
32013-1407 December2013Premier LeagueStoke City2-22-3Britannia Stadium
42013-1401 March2014Premier LeagueFulham1-03-1Craven Cottage
52013-1401 March2014Premier LeagueFulham2-03-1Craven Cottage
62013-1401 March2014Premier LeagueFulham3-03-1Craven Cottage
72013-1422 March2014Premier LeagueArsenal2-06-0Stamford Bridge
82013-1408 April2014UEFA Champions LeagueParis Saint-Germain1-02-0Stamford Bridge
92013-1411 May2014Premier LeagueCardiff City1-12-1Cardiff City Stadium
102014-1518 August2014Premier LeagueBurnley2-13-1Turf Moor
112014-1521 September2014Premier LeagueManchester City1-01-1Etihad Stadium
122014-1510 December2014UEFA Champions LeagueSporting Lisbon2-03-1Stamford Bridge
132014-1516 December2014League CupDerby County3-13-1Pride Park
142014-1517 January2015Premier LeagueSwansea City5-05-0Liberty Stadium


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