Julian Weigl Biography
Julian Weigl is a German footballer who was born in Bad Aibling on September 8th, 1995. He is a right-side dominant player who positions at defensive midfield and sometimes at central midfield.
At the age of only 18 years, Weigl was named the captain of TSV 1860 Munich.
Weigl started out in 1860 Munich II and got selected in 1860 Munich. He transferred to Borussia Dortmund and signed a contract till 2019. He signed a contract extension which ends in 2021.
He plays for the Germany national football team. He was a part of U19, U20 and U21.
He played for junior teams such as SV Ostermünchen (2001–2006), TSV 1860 Rosenheim (2006–2010),
TSV 1860 München (2010–2013).
Weigl became a part of U20 since August of 2014. He made his debut for the U21 on September 3rd, 2015 against Denmark.
He came off the bench during the match against Slovakia. Though the game didn’t end all that well, he made the cut for Euros.
Rise to glory
Weigl scored his first goal for Dortmund against Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Champions League. In 2017, he played for Dortmund after a hiatus of four months and was victorious at 6-1 against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
In May of 2017, Weigl fractured in ankle in a match against FC Augsburg. He took four months to completely recover and play again. His first match after coming back was a home victory where Dortmund won by five goals.
Weigl captained 1860 Munich at the age of 18, becoming the youngest captain ever for the club. However, just after the second match of the season, he was suspended and fined along with three fellow players on the accusations of drinking out late and bad mouthing the club. He was also relieved of his duties as a captain.
Weigl won the Facebook FA Bundesliga New Comer of the Year in 2016. He was part of the winning Dortmund team at DFB-Pokal.