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Niklas Süle
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Personal information
Full name Niklas Süle
Date of birth 3 September 1995 (1995-09-03) (age 24)
Place of birth    Frankfurt, Germany Germany
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current club Germany Bayern Munich
Number 4
Youth clubs

2006–2009
2009–2010
2010–2013
Germany Rot-Weiß Walldorf
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Germany SV Darmstadt 98
Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2012–2013
2013–2017
2017–
Germany 1899 Hoffenheim II
Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
Germany Bayern Munich
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National team
2012–2013
2013
2014–2016
2016
2016–
Germany Germany U18
Germany Germany U19
Germany Germany U21
Germany Germany Olympic
Germany Germany
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Niklas Süle (born 3 September 1995) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

Born to a Hungarian father and German mother in Frankfurt, Süle started his career with local side with Rot-Weiß Walldorf. In 2006, he signed for the youth team of Eintracht Frankfurt and three years later, Süle joined SV Darmstadt 98 youth team, where he only stayed for only half a year. After that, he joined 1899 Hoffenheim in 2010. He made his professional debut in a Bundesliga match against Hamburger SV on 11 May 2013 at the age of 17.

Süle quickly established himself as the important player for Hoffenheim in his second season with the team. In the 2014–15 season, he played every minute for the team, before he suffered ACL injury in the match against Eintracht Frankfurt on 12 December 2014. Therefore, Süle was sidelined for the rest of season. He came back stronger for the next two seasons, before Bayern Munich announced that they had signed Süle alongside Sebastian Rudy from Hoffenheim on 15 January 2017. In his last season with Hoffenheim, he helped the team to reach 4th position and qualify for European football, first time in the club's history. He made a total of 116 appearances and 8 goals for Hoffenheim.

Süle officially joined Bayern Munich on 1 July 2017. He made his first appearance for Bayern in an opening match of the 2017–18 Bundesliga against Bayer Leverkusen, where he scored first goal of the season to help the Bavarians won the match 3–1. He became the first-choice in Bayern's defense since then. In the 2019–20 season he tore his anterior cruciate ligament which made him out for the rest of the season. With Bayern, he won seven major titles, including three league titles.

Süle has represented Germany at several youth levels. He received his first call-up to the senior squad for friendlies against Finland and Norway. His international debut saw him starting for Germany in the match against Finland on 1 September 2016. He was part of Germany's squad in the 2016 Summer Olympics, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Honours

Bayern Munich

Germany Olympic

Germany

Individual

External links

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Bayern München squad - 2020–21

1 Neuer (c) · 4 Süle · 5 Pavard · 6 Thiago · 8 Martínez · 9 Lewandowski · 10 Coutinho · 11 Cuisance · 14 Perišić · 15 Arp · 17 Boateng · 18 Goretzka · 19 Davies · 21 Hernandez · 22 Gnabry · 24 Tolisso · 25 Müller · 26 Ulreich · 27 Alaba · 28 Singh · 29 Coman · 32 Kimmich · 33 Mai · 36 Früchtl · 39 Hoffmann · 42 Wriedt ·  Kouassi ·  Nübel ·  Sané ·

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Germany – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Trapp 2. Mustafi 3. Hector 4. Ginter 5. Plattenhardt 6. Henrichs 7. Draxler (c) 8. Goretzka 9. Wagner 10. Demirbay 11. Werner 12. Leno 13. Stindl 14. Can 15. Younes 16. Rüdiger 17. Süle 18. Kimmich 20. Brandt 21. Rudy 22. Ter Stegen

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Germany – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Neuer (c) 2. Plattenhardt 3. Hector 4. Ginter 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Draxler 8. Kroos 9. Werner 10. Özil 11. Reus 12. Trapp 13. Müller 14. Goretzka 15. Süle 16. Rüdiger 17. Boateng 18. Kimmich 19. Rudy 20. Brandt 21. Gündoğan 22. Ter Stegen 23. Gómez

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