Julian Brandt Biography
Born on 2 May 1996, Julian Brandt is a 6 ft 1 inch tall skinny lad from Bremen, Germany. He is a right-footed player who largely plays on the left wing .
He has played for various teams like SC Borgfeld, FC Oberneuland and VfL Wolfsburg. He has also been an consistent part of national team at various age stages.
Currently Brandt play for German football club, Bayer Leverkusen.
He has been awarded with DBF - Pokel Best Assist Provider in 2015 and has also won Confederations Cup in 2017.
Julian Brandt is probably the most gifted of a ludicrously talented crop of young German attacking midfielders.
In his youth, he played for the local clubs like SC Borgfeld and FC Oberneuland before he made it to the youth academy of VfL Wolfsburg in 2013.
His prolific goal scoring and ability to dribble past opponents at such a young age, made him a lynchpin for the teams which he played for.
In 2014, Brandt kick-started his Bundesliga career when he moved to Bayer 04 Leverkusen during the January transfer window on a contract till 2019.
He made his debut in the league against Schalke 04 as a replacement of Son Heung-Min.
The tyro made 12 appearances in the 2013-14 season, scoring two goals and picking up three assists.
Three days later, he made his debut in the European Cup when he came on in the first knockout round first leg against PSG in the UEFA Champions League.
It was a run of form that propelled him into the Germany squad for the first time: Brandt won his first international cap against Slovakia in a pre-UEFA EURO 2016 friendly, although was one of four players cut from the provisional squad ahead of the tournament
Rise to glory
Brandt made the headlines in August 2015 when he scored the winning goal after appearing as a substitute in a 2–1 victory over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Bayer's opening match of the 2015-16 Bundesliga season.
He was swift with the ball throughout the league and his stats are evidence of it. He made 29 appearances for the team and scored 9 goals in the 2015-16 season.
Brandt again burst onto the scene in 2016 as he became only the second-ever teenager to score in six successive Bundesliga games – including finding the net in the Rhine Derby against Cologne in a very close crucial match.
Due to his effortless first touch and frightening speed, Brandt has been a regular member of Germany’s U15 to U21 team. He was also a part of the squad in 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the silver medal.
One of his probable weaknesses is inconsistency, hardly uncommon in young players but becomes a deadly one, if it is not nipped in the bud. He failed to impress in all 6 appearances which he made for Germany in 2016 Summer Olympics as he finished the tournament without a goal.