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Antonio Rudiger Profile
|Player’s Name||Antonio Rudiger|
|Citizenship||Germany, Sierra Leone|
|Previous Club||AS Roma|
|Position of Play||Centre-back|
|Height||1.90m/ 6ft. 3in|
|Age||28 years old|
|Place of Birth||Berlin, Germany|
|Date of Birth||March 3, 1993|
Antonio Rudiger Centre back playing his club football at Premier League club Chelsea was born in Berlin, Germany on March 3, 1993. He began his career in 2000 at VfB Sperber Neukolln; he played for different youth clubs including Borussia Dortmund and in 2011, he signed for Stuttgart.
Rudiger signed for Stuttgart on February 1, 2011, on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund. He made his debut at the under 19 level on September 20, 2011, in a 4-2 win over Karlsruhe U19. He made four appearances in his first season.
He then joined the Stuttgart II featuring first on July 23, 2011, against Arm. Bielefeld in 3. Liga. On April 7, 2012, Rudiger scored his first goal for the club in a 4-1 over Babelsberg 03 and received his first red card in a 2-2 draw with Darmstadt 98.
His first-team appearance was in a 3-0 defeat at home to Borussia Monchengladbach in Bundesliga on January 29, 2012. His first Bundesliga goal was against Hoffenheim in a game they won 6-2 on September 1, 2013. He scored two goals for the club in his 80 appearances for the club before joining Roma.
Roma signed on a season-long deal from Stuttgart on August 19, 2015, with an option of making the deal permanent. He played his first game for the club against Frosinone in a game they won 2-0. At home on January 9, 2016, he managed to put the ball behind the net for the first time. He also scored another goal to make two in his 37 appearances of the loan period.
With his good display, the club was convinced he was good enough for a permanent deal and signed him on a four-year deal for nine million pounds on May 30. 2016. In his 35 games, he registered four assists. Rudiger was sent off during their loss to Villareal after receiving two yellow cards. He left Roma after making 72 appearances.
The deal to sign Rudiger happened on July 9, 2017, when the club paid 29 million pounds to sign him. Unfortunately, in his debut game which was a final, Chelsea lost to Arsenal on penalties in the FA Cup. Rudiger had come on as a substitute for Marcos Alonso.
To add woes to his debut games, they once again suffered defeat in the Premier League six days later at the hands of Burnley at home, as they conceded 3-2. In a 2-1 win over Everton in the knock-out stage of the EFL Cup, he scored for the club his first goal.
In his first season, he played 45 games, scored 3 goals, and assisted twice. In the second season, he scored once against Manchester United in 44 games. During the third season, Rudiger’s games were cut down due to injury as he featured 26 times and scored two goals both in the Premier League.
During the 2020-21 season his fourth with the club, he crossed the 100 games mark after 34 games across all competitions and scored one goal. He was key to the squad that won the Champions League after defeating Manchester City at Estadio do Dragao.
The Center-back made his debut for his country on May 13, 2014, in a 0-0 draw with Poland. He missed the UEFA Euro 2016 due to injury but bounced back and helped his country to win the Confederations Cup in 2017 that was held in Russia.
He scored for his nation for the first time on October 8, 2017, in the World Cup qualifier 5-1 win over Azerbaijan. In the 2018 World Cup Rudiger was selected after Matt Hummels got injured. He was part of the team in the 2020 UEFA Euro as German lost to England in the Knock out stage.
Rudiger Market value and Net worth
The Centre-back’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that Rudiger has a market value of 35 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 100,000 euros as of July 2011 when he was 18 years old playing at VfB Stuttgart.
The Center-back has an estimated net worth of between 9 million dollars. The main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings.
When the transfer windows open, clubs get the chance to scout and sign players they feel will bring an impact on the strength of the squad. Rudiger has been one of the many that have had interclub transfers. His transfer history dates back to 2002 when his first transfer happened as he joined the Tasmania youth system from Sperber youth in July 2002.
After three years, he joined Neukollner Sportfreunde in July 2005 where he spent a year before moving to Zehlendorf Youth in July 2006. Two years later, Dortmund signed him for the under 17 on a free move. He played for the under 17 and under 19 then left the club for Stuttgart.
At Stuttgart, he rose through the club’s ranks to join the senior team on July 1, 2012. After three seasons, Roma signed him for 4 million euros and sent him back to his previous club on loan. He played for Roma after the contract expired and on July 9, 2017, Chelsea signed him for 35 million euros.
Salary and contract
Antonio Rudiger joined the Premier League club, Chelsea, from AS Roma on July 9, 2017, after the two clubs agreed on the transfer fee. Further, for the transfer to be complete, an agreement between the player and the club in terms of his contract and salary was of the essence. To this effect, the Centre back penned down a five-year contract that runs until June 30, 2022, when it will expire. With regard to his payment, Antonio Rudiger pockets a salary of 100,000 pounds a week totaling to 5.2 million pounds per year at Chelsea.
Position and style of play
The main position of play for Rudiger is at the back. However, the player he is has the potential of playing at the right back where he can as well give results. Rudiger’s style of play involves the use of his stamina as his main strength.
Globally Rudiger ranks at 155 among all players in the world. In his country Germany, Rudiger is number 11. Looking at how he sits at the club level and the Premier League, he settles for position 13 at Chelsea and position 66 in the Premier League respectively. At the Centre back, which is his main position of play, he ranks number 26. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 1993, Rudiger stands at position 15.
FIFA 22 rating.
Rudiger has an overall rating of 83 with a potential of 84. He rates with two stars in skill moves and three stars for the weak foot. He has an international reputation of two. His work rate is medium/high. In terms of traits, he is a long passer.
In the attack, the score is 68 for crossing, finishing 32, heading 81, short pass 76, and volleys 34. For movement, the scorers are 64 for acceleration, sprint speed of 84, agility 56, reactions 82, and balance 50.
A look at skills the scores are dribbling 60, Curve 35, FK accuracy 56, long pass 76, and ball control 69. Power the scores are; shot power 72, jumping 84, stamina 69, strength 88, and long shots 44.
At defense, defense awareness is 85, standing tackle 86, and sliding tackle 82. Mental scores are 92 for aggression, interceptions 81, attacking position 39, vision 59, penalties 40, and composure 72.
- FIFA Club World Cup with Chelsea in 2021.
- UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea in 2021.
- 2020-21 Champions League Winner with Chelsea.
- Won the 2018-19 Season Europa League with Chelsea.
- 2021 UEFA Super Cup winner with Chelsea.
- 2017-18 FA Cup Champion with Chelsea.
- Winner of FIFA Confederations Cup with German in 2017.
- Two-time runner-up of the FA Cup with Chelsea.
- Runner-up in the EFL Cup with Chelsea in 2018-19 Season.
Achievements and individual awards
- In 2012, he won the U19 Fritz Walter Gold Medal.
- During the 2020-21 season, he was part of the Champions League Squad of the Season.
- His UEFA Champions League debut was on September 16, 2015 at the age of 22years, 6 months and 13 days under Rudi Garcia in a 1-1 draw between Roma and Barcelona.
- In Europa League, he first featured on October 4, 2012 under Bruno Labbadia as Stuttgart lost by two goals against Molde; he was aged 19 years, 7 months, and 1 day.
- August 12, 2017 in a 2-3 defeat of Chelsea by Burnley under Antonio Conte at the age of 24 years, 5 months, and 9 months.
- At 22 years, 6 months, and 9 days he featured in Serie A under Rudi Garcia as Roma won 2-0 Frosinone Calcio.
- In a 0-3 defeat of Stuttgart by Borussia Monchengladbach, he made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 18 years, 4 months, and 26 days under Bruno Labbadia.