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    Timo Werner’s Biography

    Timo Werner is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for RB Leipzig and the Germany national team. He was born on the 6th of March in Stuttgart Germany to his parents Günther Schuh and Sabine Werner, and he stands at 1.8m(5ft 11 in). He’s a white German male that weighs 75kg, has brown hair, and also brown eyes. A prolific striker with amazing scoring ability, Werner is one of the best strikers with a wonderful scoring record in the German professional football league. His goal-scoring ability earned him a spot in the German national football team as one of the team’s regular strikers. Aside from his amazing goal-scoring ability, Timo Werner has a knack for amazing football playmaking skills which has made him one of the most loved footballers in the Bundesliga.

    Early Life

    Growing up there was a high tendency that football would become his craft. Interestingly, his father Günther Schuh was also a professional footballer who played as a forward during his days.

    As a young boy, his father often instructed him to run up mountains and down in other for him to be athletic and build his strength and endurance. Despite his son’s interest in sports, his parents made his education a requirement for him to continue playing football. Most especially, his mother Sabine insisted that Werner must finish his high school education as a minimum requirement. As a result, Werner had to complete his high school education unlike most of Bundesliga footballers.

     

    Family Background

    Timo Werner was born on 6 March 1966, to Günther Schuh, his father and, Sabine Werner, his mother. Werner is of pure and deep German roots. From a young age, Werner has shown great interest in sports, precisely football. His father, Günther Schuh, who noticed his son’s interest in football thus began training him as he played football professionally. Aside from building his skills, his father helped build Werner’s strength and stamina.

    Timo Werner with his girlfriend Julia Nagler

    Werner is in a relationship with model Julia Nagler, who is a student of the University of Stuttgart. The couple is known for keeping matters relating to their relationship personal and rarely post pictures together on social media. Sometimes they post pictures together to address rumours of their break-up.

    JOURNEY TO STARDOM

    As a young boy, his father often instructed him to run up mountains and down in other for him to be athletic and build his strength and endurance. Despite his son’s interest in sports, his parents made his education a requirement for him to continue playing football. Most especially, his mother Sabine insisted that Werner must finish his high school education as a minimum requirement. As a result, Werner had to complete his high school education, unlike most Bundesliga footballers. Werner kept his determination high and was soon a household name in football. Werner soon registered his first goal and thus became the German league youngest goal scorer. He then went on to become the youngest Bundesliga player register a brace in a game against SC Freiburg. After he signed his official contract with VfB Stuttgart, he became the youngest player in the Bundesliga to feature in 50 games, a record which was broken in 2018. Following this, Stuttgart was relegated and Werner moved on to Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig

    Club Career

    TSV Steinhaldenfield / VfB Stuttgart (2002–2013)

    While in high school, Timo Werner joined TSV Steinhaldenfeld where he rapidly built his football skills. His amazing antics caught the attention of VfB Stuttgart who enrolled him into their youth system as soon he was on the verge of graduating from high school.

    VfB Stuttgart-Leipzig

    An academy graduate of VfB Stuttgart, Werner represented the club at various youth levels. During the 2012–13 season, he was promoted to the U-19 side despite only being sixteen-years-old at the time. He scored 24 goals for the campaign and was rewarded for his form when he won the Gold U-17 Fritz Walter Medal in 2013. Werner scored 14 goals in 103 appearances during his time at Stuttgart. He made his senior debut later that year in a 2013–14 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase match against PFC Botev Plovdiv. Upon doing so, he became the youngest player to ever play in an official match for Stuttgart at the age of 17 years, four months and 25 days, breaking the record previously held by Gerhard Poschner. In the following weeks, he also became Stuttgart’s youngest ever player in the Bundesliga and in the DFB Pokal, and youngest ever goalscorer after netting his first goal for the club against Eintracht Frankfurt. He broke another record on 10 November when he scored a brace in a 3–1 win over SC Freiburg, thereby becoming the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score two goals in one game.

    On his 18th birthday, Werner signed a professional contract until June 2018 with VfB Stuttgart. He went on to score 13 goals in 95 league appearances, during which time he became the youngest player to make 50 Bundesliga appearances in the competition’s history. The record was later broken by Kai Havertz in 2018. Stuttgart was relegated in May 2016 which prompted him to join newly-promoted club RB Leipzig the following month. RB Leipzig On 11 June 2016, Werner agreed to a four-year contract with RB Leipzig for a reported transfer fee of €10 million, the largest in the club’s history. On 26 September 2016, he became the youngest player to play in 100 Bundesliga matches when he appeared in a fixture against 1. FC Köln at the age of 20 years and 203 days. In doing so, he bettered the record previously held by Julian Draxler by 22 days, although he was again surpassed by Havertz in 2019. Werner ended the 2016–17 Bundesliga season with 21 goals, making him the leading German goalscorer in the division, and helped RB Leipzig qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.

    In March 2018, in a match against his former club, Stuttgart, Werner became the youngest player to reach the milestone of 150 Bundesliga appearances, eclipsing the record previously held by Charly Körbel. Later that month he helped Leipzig defeat Bayern Munich for the first time ever when he scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory. He ultimately went on to score 13 goals and record seven assists for the season. Werner with RB Leipzig in 2019 On 7 October 2018, Werner scored two goals in a 6–0 league win over Nürnberg, the first of which was his 50th Bundesliga goal. The result was also RB Leipzig’s biggest ever win in the competition. The following month, he scored a twice in a 3–0 league win over Hertha BSC and in doing so recorded the tenth competitive brace of his career. He reached the milestone of 10 league goals for the season on 16 December after scoring twice in a 4–1 win over Mainz 05. His double against Mainz was his fifth brace of the campaign, meaning that by that stage of the season every time he scored in a match he went on to score a brace.[25] On 27 January 2019, he made his 100th appearance for RB Leipzig when he started in a 4–0 league win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.[26] He became the first player to score 50 Bundesliga goals for the club on 4 May when he scored once and assisted another in a 3–3 draw with Mainz.[27]

    Werner scored his first Bundesliga hat-trick in a 3–1 away victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach on August 30, 2019.[28] He made his 100th league appearance for the club on 5 October, during a 1–1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen. At the start of the following month, he scored another hat-trick and recorded three assists to guide Leipzig to an 8–0 win over Mainz, their biggest-ever win in the Bundesliga. On 23 November, he became the youngest ever player to reach the milestone of 200 Bundesliga appearances

    International Career

    Werner represented Germany at youth level, playing for the U15, U16, U17, U19 and U21 teams, scoring 34 goals in 48 matches overall. In 2010, he scored a hat-trick on his first appearance for Germany U15 in a match against Poland. Two years later, he was a part of the Germany team that finished runner-up in the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

    Werner was called up to the German senior squad in 2017 by head coach Joachim Löw for the friendly against England and the 2018 World Cup qualification match against Azerbaijan on 22 and 26 March 2017 respectively.

    On 17 May 2017, Werner was named in Germany’s squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia. He appeared as a substitute for Sandro Wagner in the team’s opening game of the tournament against Australia, before scoring his first two international goals when selected to start in Germany’s final group match against Cameroon on 25 June. Four days later, Werner scored Germany’s third goal in a 4–1 semi-final victory over Mexico. On 2 July 2017, Werner assisted Lars Staind’s tournament-winning goal in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final against Chile. With three goals and two assists, Werner was awarded the tournament’s Golden Boot.

    On 4 June 2018, Werner was included in Germany’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He made his first World Cup appearance on 17 June, starting in a 1–0 loss to Mexico in Germany’s opening match. He featured in both of the remaining group stage fixtures but failed to score as Germany were eliminated at the group stage for the first time since 1938.

    Timo Werner Controversies

    On the 11th of June 2017, the youngster was greeted with jeers during his brief cameo. But previously before then, he was at the heart of a diving controversy while playing for RB Leipzig. Germany coach Joachim Low has voiced his dismay at the hostile attitude shown toward RB Leipzig attacker Timo Werner during Saturday’s 7-0 win over San Marino. Werner came off the bench 10 minutes after half-time to replace Lars Stindl in this weekend’s World Cup qualifier and was jeered and whistled by his own fans throughout his substitute cameo.

    The 21-year-old has been an unpopular figure among German football fans ever since diving to win a penalty for Leipzig in the 2-1 home win over Schalke in December 2016. Low was not impressed with the German fans’ behaviour and has urged them to change their attitude toward the young attacker. “There was a dive once, he made a mistake, and he admitted he was wrong,” Low told Bild. “But we are talking about a very young player here. “Someone who plays for the national team, is only at the start of his career and who has scored 21 goals in one season in the Bundesliga should not be jeered and whistled. That is simply not okay.”

    Werner himself, meanwhile, believes he is being treated different than other players because he plays for hugely unpopular Leipzig. “I do not know what all the fuss is about,” Werner added. “We have seen people dive for years. People are making a big thing out of it just because I play for RB Leipzig.”

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