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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 Fußball-Bundesliga club Schalke 04 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]

References

  1. http://us.soccerway.com/players/julian-draxler/170341/
  2. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=255955/match=300186474/index.html#lineups
  3. http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/vereine/1-bundesliga/2013-14/fc-schalke-04-2/54639/spieler_julian-draxler.html (German)
  4. http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/jan/19/next-10-big-things-europes-top-youngsters