holger badstuber International career

Holger Badstuber (born 13 March 1989 in Memminge) is a German footballer who is currently playing as a defender for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and the German national football team. Contents * 1 Career * 2 International career o 2.1 International goals * 3 Career statistics * 4 Honours o 4.1 National team * 5 References * 6 External links Career From 2002 to 2006, Badstuber progressed through the youth setup at SSV Ulm, and, from 2006 to 2007, through the youth setup at Bayern Munich. He played for Bayern's reserve team before signing professional terms in July 2009, along with team-mate Thomas Müller, having been an unused substitute in a number of first-team matches in the 2008–09 season. He made his debut in the first league game of the 2009–10 season, against Hoffenheim and has been a regular in defence. He scored his first senior goal, a powerful free kick, against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 4 December 2009. A centre back by training, he has been playing out of position at left back, a problematic position so that Philipp Lahm can cover at right back, another problematic position. The youngster impressed in his first season, and started all league games save 1 in the 2009-10 Bundesliga season. On 4 February 2010, Bayern Munich announced that Badstuber had signed a new contract that would keep him at the club until 2014. International career Badstuber (number 28) with the Germany U-21 team in March 2010. Shortly afterwards, he was called up to the Germany under-21 team for the first time, making his debut in a 3–1 defeat against Turkey. He was first called up to the senior team as part of the provisional squad for the 2010 World Cup. He made his debut in a warm-up match against Hungary on 29 May coming on as a substitute for Arne Friedrich.[5] Badstuber was then selected in Germany's 23-man squad for the world cup finals in South Africa on 1 June, and being handed the squad number 14 shirt by coach Joachim Löw.[6] He started in Germany's opening group game against Australia at the Durban Stadium, playing the full 90 minutes at left-back and helping the team to a 4-0 victory. Badstuber then started the next group game vs. Serbia on 18 June 2010 in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. He played 77 minutes, prior to being substituted for fellow Bayern team mate Mario Gómez. [edit] International goals #↓ Date↓ Venue↓ Opponent↓ Score↓ Result↓ Competition↓ 1. 7 September 2010 RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany Azerbaijan 5–1 6–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification Correct as of 11 October 2010 Career statistics Club Season League Cup Europe Total Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Bayern Munich 2009–10 33 1 3 0 11 0 47 1 2010–11 7 0 1 0 1 0 9 0 Total 40 1 4 0 12 0 56 1 Career total 40 1 4 0 12 0 56 1 Statistics accurate as of 22 September 2010 Honours * Bundesliga Champion: 2010 * DFB-Pokal : 2010 * DFL-Supercup (1): 2010 * UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2010 National team Germany * FIFA World Cup 2010: Third place - Bronze medal Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber Holger Badstuber