Andre Schürrle Biography
Andre Horst Schürrle is a German footballer and World Cup winner, born on 6th November 1990 in Ludwigshafen.
The winger, who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga and the German football team, can effortlessly switch between a winger and an attacking midfielder.
The prodigy’s talent was discovered early and he started playing at the young age of four for the local club, Ludwigshafener SC.
In 2006, 1.FSV Mainz noticed the attacker and he was signed for the club’s youth team, where he spent three years.
He was a key player in the side when Mainz won the U19 Bundesliga in 2009, a feat which got him selected for the senior team.
Following a triumphant U19 Bundesliga, Schürrle made his professional debut in Bundesliga for 1.FSV Mainz in August 2009.
He scored his first goal the following month against VfL Bochum. Making 66 appearances for the team in two seasons, Schürrle scored 20 goals.
Schürrle’s international debut came in 2010 in a friendly match against Sweden, where he was substituted at the 79th minute. The first international goal came from his boot in 2011 in a friendly against Uruguay.
Rise to Glory
Following two successful seasons for Mainz, Schürrle was transferred to Bayern Leverkusen in 2011 for 6.5 million euros.
He announced his arrival in style by scoring a goal on his debut for the team against SG Dynamo Dresden in the 2011 German Cup.
He continued to play brilliantly throughout the season and finished with a tally of 14 goals along with 9 assists in 43 games across all competitions.
His ability to cover the field quickly during a counter attack coupled with his excellent fitness makes him a valuable player.
As a result of his brilliant performance for Bayern Leverkusen, Chelsea started eyeing him in 2013 and ended up buying him for a whopping 18 million Euros.
He continued his form in the Premier League, making valuable contributions for his team. A match against Fulham in 2014 saw him scoring a brilliant hat trick in the West London Derby.
Chelsea finished the 2014-2015 season as the champions but Schürrle decided to return back to Bundesliga.
Playing 2 seasons for Chelsea, Schürrle scored 11 goals in 44 appearances.
He joined Wolfsburg in 2015 for a fee of 22 million euros and went on to play two seasons for the team. Exactly two years after scoring his hat trick for Chelsea, Schürrle recorded his first treble on 1 March 2016 in match against Hannover.
He scored 10 goals for Wolfsburg in 43 matches and took his team to the UEFA Champions League quarter finals for the first time.
In 2016, he was transferred for an undisclosed fee to Borussia Dortmund, where he currently plays. In the two seasons played for Dortmund so far, Schürrle spent quite a lot of time on the bench and has scored 3 goals in 22 appearances.
Schürrle brings out his best while playing for his country. A regular in the team, Schürrle has scored 22 goals in 57 appearances. He has scored 2 hat tricks for Germany and was an integral part of the squad when they won the World Cup in 2014.