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Draxler with Schalke in 2011

Julian Draxler (born 20 September 1993 in Gladbeck, Germany) is a German association football attacking midfielder. He plays for the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and the Germany national football team.[1]

He made his first national appearance in a loss against Switzerland. He scored his first national goal against the United States on 2 June 2013. He also made his first FIFA World Cup appearance in 2014, when he came on as a substitute in Germany's 7–1 victory against Brazil.[2] Since 2011, Draxler has made more than 100 appearances for Schalke 04.[3]

In January 2014, he was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe.[4]


  1. "Germany - J. Draxler - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". 
  2. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ - Matches - Brazil-Germany". 
  3. (German)
  4. staff, Observer Sport (19 January 2014). "Europe's top youngsters and stars of the future - Observer Sport staff".