Relation(s)Daniela Jehle (Spouse), Renate Kaus (Mother), Eric Kaus (Father), Jean-Marcel ter Stegen (Brother)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen Biography
Marc Andre ter Stegen is a German footballer who plays for the Spanish football club FC Barcelona.
He was born on 30 April 1995 at Mönchengladbach, Germany. He is a goalkeeper who was a part of the German teamthat reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2016 and lifted the title in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Having passion for football since he was a child, he started his career playing for his hometown team Borussia Mönchengladbach.
He established himself in the reserve team and was subsequently knocking on the doors of the first-team.
A dip in form of the main goalkeeper of Borussia Mönchengladbach paved the way for Ter Stegen to get into the senior team. The then manager of the team gave him a chance to play as the main goalkeeper on 11 April 2011.
The young man did justice to the faith of the manager and the team supporters by standing strong with the defence. In the match against Borussia Dortmund, he made some astonishing saves to help his side a 1-0 victory.
He made his international debut for Germany on 26 May 2012 against Switzerland in a friendly match where his team suffered a 3-5 loss. He saved a penalty kick from Lionel Messi in his second international match.
Rise to Glory
Stegen was named the best goalkeeper for his hometown team in the 2012 season. He played 108 matches in four years in the German league.
After the departure of Victor Valdes in 2014, the Spanish giants Barcelona signed Ter Stegen on a five-year deal, with a transfer fee of €12 million.
He made his debut for Barcelona on 17 September 2014 against APOEL. A year later, he played his first La Liga match.
In the same year’s El Classico, he didn’t let the arch-rivals Real Madrid get through his defence by making 12 saves, as Barcelona won 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In 2017, with a buyout clause raised to €180 million, Barcelona signed a new contract with Stegen which will last till 2022. The same year, his performance reached new heights with a save percentage of 96.