Sandro Wagner Biography
Sandro Wagner was born on 29 November 1987 in Munich, West Germany. He is a German professional footballer. He is a striker for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
Playing for Bayern Munich in the 2007 Ligapokal, Wagner scored his first goal in a 2–0 victory over VfB Stuttgart a six-team pre-season tournament composing of the top four Bundesliga teams, the winners of the German Cup and the first-place team from the 2. Bundesliga. Wagner was playing in place of Miroslav Klose. The first goal of the match was from Franck Ribery in which he assisted and also scored himself in the 66th minute.
Wagner moved to MSV Duisburg on 10 June 2008 and afterwards signed for Werder Bremen on 31 January 2010. Wagner scored nine goals in 32 matches during the 2008–09 season, whereas, he scored five goals in seven matches during the 2009–10 season.
On 19 January 2012, Wagner was signed by 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
From 2012 to 2015 he then played for Hertha BSC and Hertha BSC II. during the 2012–13 season. He scored six goals in 32 matches for Hertha and one goal in one match for the reserve team. In the 2013–14 season he scored two goals in 25 matches for Hertha. He played 16 matches for the first team and one match for the reserve team In his final season with Hertha and didn’t score a single goal for either team.
Wagner signed contract with SV Darmstadt 98 on 8 August 2015. Wagner scored 15 goals in 34 matches played during the 2015–16 season. Wagner joined fellow Bundesliga club 1899 Hoffenheim on 30 June 2016 for playing till June 2019.
On 28 August 2016 He made his impressive debut with the team in the opening Bundesliga matchday against newcomers of RB Leipzig which ended in a 2–2 home draw. In the second matchday he opened his scoring account against Mainz 05, getting his team's first goal as Hoffenheim again got a draw.
He netted 11 league goals in 31 matches and finished his first Hoffenheim season and in 30 of them he was starter. He was thus a prominent player in the league that remained undefeated at home. This secured him a spot in Champions League play-off round for next season.
Wagner on 9 July 2017 agreed to have a contract extension by adding to it one more year.
It was made public on 21st December 2017 that Wagner will be transferred to Bayern Munich on 1st January 2018 and the contract was till 2020. on 12 January 2018 Wagner's first match was played and his first goal came against 1899 Hoffenheim on 27 January 2018, and his first starter was against Mainz on 3 February 2018.
In a friendly match against Denmark and a FIFA World Cup qualifying match against San Marino Wagner received his first call-up to the senior national team in June 2017. He made his impressive debut on 6th of June in the 1–1 away draw against Denmark, playing for more than 60 minutes. He scored a hat-trick four days later, helping Germany put 7–0 against San Marino.
Rise to Glory
At the Under 21 level he has earned 8 caps for Germany scoring a total of four goals that includes two in the final of the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Sweden where Germany beat England 4–0. Wagner finished 2017 with score against both Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan national teams.
Wagner was also part of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. His first and last visibility came on 19th of June in the opening Group B match against Australia where he missed several opportunities to score as Germany won 3–2. After that, he was replaced with Timo Werner and Lars Stindl and Germany defeated Chile 1–0 in the final.