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Christoph Metzelder
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Personal information
Full name Christoph Tobias Metzelder
Date of birth 5 November 1980 (1980-11-05) (age 29)
Place of birth    Haltern, West Germany
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 21
Youth career
1986–1995
1995–1996
1996–1998
TuS Haltern
Schalke 04
Preußen Münster
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1999–2000
2000–2007
2007–
Preußen Münster
Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid
032 0(4)
126 0(2)
022 0(0)   
National team2
2000–2001
2001–
Germany U-21
Germany
009 0(1)
047 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16 November 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 20 August 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Christoph Tobias Metzelder (born 5 November 1980 in Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German footballer who plays for Real Madrid, as a central defender. His career has been blighted by regular injuries. His younger brother Malte is also a footballer (and a centre back), and both played for Borussia Dortmund.

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Football career

In the summer of 2000, Metzelder signed for Borussia Dortmund, and he was an instant success. At the end of his first season, he won his first cap for Germany, playing the second half of a 5-2 friendly win in Hungary, on August 15, 2001.

Metzelder at Dortmund

The second season at Dortmund brought him the 2002 national title, and 14 matches with Germany, all the way to the 2002 FIFA World Cup final with Germany. However, he missed the entire 2003-04 due to an Achilles tendon injury,[1]and only took part in 16 league contests in the following campaign.

After over two years out of the national squad, Metzelder was called by new boss Jürgen Klinsmann for a friendly with China, in October 2005.[2]He also netted his first two league goals, in 1-1 draws against Mainz 05 and Hamburger SV, and would be Germany's undisputed starter at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, partnering with Werder Bremen's Per Mertesacker.

On 18 April 2007, after failing to renew his contract at Borussia,[3]Metzelder transferred to Real Madrid at the end of the season on a free transfer.[4][5]

In February 2008, after managing to be injury-free in the first months of his Spanish adventure, Metzelder had surgery on the sole of his foot, resulting in him missing nearly two months of action.[6]On 11 May, after having already missed the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clash against Roma, he returned and played the full 90 minutes against Real Zaragoza (2-2 away draw).

Despite his lack of playing time, Metzelder featured in all of Germany's matches (all the minutes) at Euro 2008, again partnering Mertesacker. In 2008-09's Spanish League, he was the main benefitiary of a 10-match suspension handed to Real's Pepe; after a stellar performance in a 4-2 win at Sevilla FC, he also started in the 2-6 home defeat at the hands of FC Barcelona.

Honours

Team

Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid

Individual

Club statistics

(correct as of 12 December 2009)
All-Time Club Performance
Club Season League Cup European Competition Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Real Madrid 2009–10 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 12 0 2 0 1 0 15 0
2007–08 9 0 1 0 3 0 13 0
Total 22 0 4 0 4 0 30 0
Borussia Dortmund 2006–07 19 0 0 0 - - 19 0
2005–06 23 2 1 0 - - 24 2
2004–05 16 0 0 0 - - 16 0
2003–04 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2002–03 24 0 1 0 10 0 35 0
2001–02 25 0 1 0 11 0 37 0
2000–01 19 0 2 0 - - 21 0
Total 127 2 5 0 21 0 153 2
Career Totals 140 2 6 0 24 0 171 2

References

  1. ^ Metzelder needs second operation; UEFA.com, 20 October 2003
  2. ^ Metzelder set for a happy return; UEFA.com, 11 October 2005
  3. ^ Dortmund to split with Metzelder; UEFA.com, 5 March 2007
  4. ^ "Real set to sign Metzelder". itv-football.co.uk. http://www.itv-football.co.uk/CL_Story/0,14272,6109_2070547,00.html. Retrieved 19 April 2007.  
  5. ^ Metzelder to make mark in Spain; UEFA.com, 9 July 2007
  6. ^ Metzelder booked in for foot surgery; UEFA.com, 9 February 2008

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Christoph Metzelder
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Personal information
Full name Christoph Tobias Metzelder
Date of birth 5 November 1980 (1980-11-05) (age 30)
Place of birth    Haltern, West Germany
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 21
Senior clubs
Years Club
1999-2000
2000-2007
2007-
Preußen Münster
Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid
National team
2001-2008 Germany

Christoph Metzelder (born 5 November 1980 in Haltern, Germany) is a German football player. He plays for Real Madrid In the Germany national team he has played in 47 matches and scored no goal.

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Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal EuropeTotal
1999/00Preußen MünsterRegionalliga324324
2000/01Borussia DortmundBundesliga19020-210
2001/0225010110370
2002/0324010100350
2003/040000-00
2004/0516000-160
2005/0623210-242
2006/0719000-190
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
2007/08Real MadridLa Liga901030130
2008/091202010150
2009/10
CountryGermany 1586502101846
Spain 2103040280
Total 1796802502126

International career statistics

[1]

Germany national team
YearAppsGoals
200110
2002140
200310
200400
200510
2006110
2007110
200880
Total470

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