Andre Schurrle is a German footballer who currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga and the German national football team. His profile is that of a forward and a winger. He started his career at local club Ludwigshafener SC, before joining Mainz 05 in 2006. He spent three years playing for the club's youth teams, where he won the Under 19 Fußball-Bundesliga in 2009. In August 2009, Schurrle made his Bundesliga debut in a 2–2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen on the opening day of the 2009–10 campaign. In September 2010, Mainz announced that Schurrle had signed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen, and would join the club at the end of the 2010–11 season.He finished a brilliant second season with Mainz, scoring 15 Bundesliga goals in 34 Bundesliga matches, a club record. Schurrle completed his move to Bayer Leverkusen and signing contract with them until the summer of 2016. He scored on his debut in a German Cup tie against SG Dynamo Dresden. Schurrle registered his first European goal in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League in a home win over Valencia CF four days later. Schurrle made his debut in a UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualifying match against Luxembourg. In November 2010, Schurrle received a call up to the senior team. Schurrle was chosen in Germany's squad for their qualification for UEFA Euro 2012. He scored against Azerbaijan in a 3–1 win, on 7 June 2011.