Sebastian Rudy Biography
Sebastian Rudy is a German footballer, born on 28th February 1990. Known for his ability to seamlessly fit into any position, the prodigy currently plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga team, Bayern Munich and the German national team.
Transferred to Bayern in 2017, Rudy plays the role of a dependable rotational player for his team. He played an integral role in the squad when the Germany finished third in FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2007.
Brother of professional soccer player Florian Rudy, Sebastian started his career with VfB Stuttgart’s youth academy in 2003. Rising quickly through the ranks of the youth team, Sebastian was promoted to the club’s reserve team in 2007 where he played in the Regionalliga Sud, a semi-professional league. He made 15 appearances for the team, scoring 4 goals.
His vast potential got him selected for the Under 17 team of Germany in 2007. He went on to represent his country at the U18, U19 and U21 levels, before breaking in to the senior team.
Sebastian made his professional debut in Germany’s third division league, 3. Liga in 2008 for VfB Stuttgart’s reserve team in 2008. He was signed for VfB Stuttgart’s first team in the same year and debuted in the DFB-Pokal, also known as German Cup.
Rudy’s international debut came in 2014 in a friendly match held in Hamburg against Poland.
Rise to Glory
Showing his prowess at Stuttgart for three years, Sebastian shot to fame when he was bought by 1899 Hoffenheim for €3.6 million. He blossomed at Hoffenheim, mostly playing as a defensive midfielder. In 195 appearances for Hoffenheim, Rudy has 11 goals along with 28 assists to his name.
The 2016-2017 Bundesliga season saw him making 32 appearances for his side during which he scored a couple of goals and assisted with seven. He created 64 chances and had a pass rate of 80.6% while playing at multiple positions.
An impressive season led to his free transfer for Bundesliga’s top team Bayern Munich in 2017. He also scored his first international goal in the same year against Northern Ireland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match.
Having proved his deftness as a defensive midfielder, a central midfielder and as an attacking midfielder, Rudy would be looking forward to a successful World Cup campaign in 2018.