Julian Draxler is a German footballer who plays for FC Schalke 04. Draxler made his Bundesliga debut on 15 January 2011 in a 0–1 loss to Hamburger SV. He was the fourth youngest Bundesliga player of the time to do so. On 25 January 2011, Julian Draxler came on as a substitute for Peer Kluge in the quarter finals of the DFB-Pokal against 1. FC Nuremberg in the second half of extra time.
He scored his first goal for Schalke 04 in the last minute to win the match 3–2 for his club. He scored his first goal in the Bundesliga on 1 April 2011 against St. Pauli. On 9 August 2011, Draxler scored on his debut for the Germany U-21 side in the 4–1 win over Cyprus U-21 in a 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifier. On 7 May 2012, he was called up into the provisional squad for the UEFA Euro 2012 senior side for Germany. On 26 May 2012, Draxler made his debut for the senior side, playing in Germany's 5–3 loss to Switzerland.