Top facts about Julian Draxler
Draxler is two-footed and known for his speed and intensity in one-on-one situations. He is mainly deployed as a left winger but he can also be used as a right winger and as an attacking midfielder. Draxler was named as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe by The Observer in 2014.
The 2019-2020 season was not such a great season for Draxler on the personal level. His team, Paris Saint Germain had one of the best seasons of its history after winning a double domestic title and reaching the UCL Final. Yet Draxler was sidelined for the majority of the season due to injury. Overall he played only 11 games for PSG in the league and 22 games in all competitions. He failed to score any goals during the 2019-2020 season.
The new season of French top football league started with PSG losing 1-0 to RC Lens. PSG did not have many of its first team players as they were in quarantine due to their positive tests results for COVID-19. However, Draxler played full 90 minute. Despite the loss, PSG should be back to winning ways soon and Draxler is aiming to reach even further heights with his team in the 2020-2021 season. Here are all the interesting facts about Julian Draxler you would probably want to know.
Top Facts about Julian Draxler you might want to know
In the following article we will take a look at the most interesting facts about Julian Draxler. First we present you with some of the general information.
- Full Name: Julian Draxler
- Date and Place of Birth: 20 September 1993, Gladbeck, Germany
- Height & Weight: 1.87 m, 71 Kg
- Family Members: Hans Jurgen Draxler (Father), Monica Draxler (Mother)
- Marital Status: Single
- Wife/Girlfriend: Lena Stiffel (Ex, Grilfriend), Sethanie Taing
- Children: None
- Current team: Paris Saint Germain
- Jersey Number: 23 at PSG and with 16 German national team
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
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Julian Draxler Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality
First part in our article about facts about Julian Draxler is about his birthday. Julian Draxler Birthday is at 20 September 1993. He was born in Gladbeck, Germany and has a German Nationality.
Draxler zodiac sign is Virgo. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 20th of September are:
Footballers: Henrik Larsson, Omar Abdulrahman, Sean Davis/ Actors and Actresses: Sophia Loren/ Singers: Katrina Stuart, Philip Philipps/ MMA Fighters: Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Julian Draxler Parents and Childhood
At this part we will look at the facts about Julian Draxler childhood and the family and background he grew up in.
Draxler was born into a football loving family. His father, Hans was once an amateur footballer. In his childhood, he would regularly go with his father to watch Schalke 04's home matches and since then Draxler became a schalke fan and decided to pursue a career in football.
Draxler came from a working-class migrant neighborhood famous for delivering good migrant footballers. Apart from Draxler, players like Mesut Ozil and Leroy Sane came from this neighborhood.
Draxler started playing football at the age of 5, when he was registered at Rentfort football academy. His speed and intensity was praised by his coach. He moved through the ranks and after spending some time in a different academy, The Buer, his dream came true and he joined Schalke in 2001.
Other interesting fact about Draxler's childhood is that he started a relationship with a girl named Lena when he was in 5th grade and stayed in that relationship until his adult years. We explore this interesting case in the following part of the article.
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Julian Draxler Girlfriend, Relationships and Martial Status
The only Julian Draxler girlfriend is his schoolmate from 5th grade, Lena Stiffel. More interesting than that is the fact that they both lived I the same neighborhood and their parents were friends even before they were born.
In their childhood, Lena and Julian spent a lot of time playing together and going to Schalke matches with their parents. As a result Julian became interested in football and has always been a support to her boyfriend.
Lena and Julian became engaged in 2017. But their official union had a difficult start as Julian became semi-involved with a French dancer, Sethanie Taing who reportedly had a crush on Julian for two years without telling him. Coincidentally Sethanie broke up with her boyfriend from collage to go after Julian at the same time Julian had relationship issues with Lena.
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Julian Draxler Career
Julian Draxler Career started in 2011 at his beloved childhood club, Schalke. He made his debut on January 2011 in a 0–1 loss to Hamburger. He was the fourth-youngest Bundesliga player ever and the youngest in Schalke's history. A week later, Draxler became the second-youngest field player after Nuri Şahin to start a Bundesliga match.
Draxler scored his first goal for Schalke in the quarter-finals of DFB-Pokal against Nurnberg in the dying seconds of the match to ensure a 3–2 for his club.
He spent 6 seasons with Schalke and his best season was in 2012-2013 in which he scored 13 goals in 39 matches. In total he played 170 times for the club, scoring 30 times along the way.
Next stop for Draxler was Schalke's enemy, Wolfsburg. Draxler suffered a lot of criticism for his decision from the blue fans. But the prospect of playing in the Champions league was too tempting to refuse.
Draxler had an amazing first season with the wolves. He scored his first goal for Wolfsburg on September 2015, in a hard-fought 1–0 win over CSKA Moscow on his Champions League debut for the club. On October, he scored his first Bundesliga goal with the Wolves, scoring the winner against Bayer Leverkusen.
Draxler's spell at Wolfsburg had a bitter ending as he asked for a transfer in the January transfer window and despite strong interests from Barcelona and Arsenal, the deal did not happen and he was booed on his return to the field for Wolfsburg. In total he scored 8 times in 45 appearances for Wolfsburg.
On December 2016, it was announced that Draxler would be joining Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year contract. As it was the case at Wolfsburg, Draxler had a dream start at PSG. He made his debut for PSG in a Coupe de France against Bastia and scored the final goal of a 7–0 victory. He debuted in Ligue 1 a week later and scored the only goal as PSG won 1–0 away at Rennes.
At the next match, Draxler scored twice against the same opposition in the Coupe de France to take him to four goals in five appearances in French football. Yet his success did not continue at PSG as he was not in Tumas Tuchel's plans and his role changed to a rarely-used substitute.
In total Draxler has played 142 games in his 5 season stay at Paris, scoring 21 goals along the way.
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Julian Draxler religion
Julian Draxler is Judaism. He a devoted Jewish and believes that the Jewish law is rooted in the Torah. He has stated in many interviews that he holds the religion close to his heart.
Julian Draxler Transfermarket stats
According to Julian Draxler Transfermarket stats, has played a total of 357 games for three clubs (Schalke 04, Wolfsburg and Paris Saint Germain). He has scored 59 goals and has provided 34 assists for his team mates.
On the international level he has played 53 games for Germany, scoring 6 goals and assisting 1 time. His most important goal for the national team was in the 3-2 win against Australia at 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
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Julian Draxler Net worth, Salary and Market Value
Julian Draxler market value is at 60 million pounds. Julian Draxler salary in 2020 is £175,000 weekly. Julian Draxler net worth is believed to be approximately 5 million.
Some Short top facts about Julian Draxler
The most interesting facts about Julian Draxler tattoos is that unlike many of his fellow footballers, he has no tattoos on his body.
Julian Draxler is active in social media. His Instagram account has around 4.1 million followers.
Real Madrid legend, Raul is said to be a big fan of the Draxler's work as he once commented: ‘Julian has a bright future ahead of him. I expect him to make the step to an English or Spanish top club within a few years.’
Julian Draxler Height is 1.85 meters. Julian Draxler position is forward. Julian Draxler age is 26.
Draxler attended the Heisenberg-Gymnasium in Gladbeck before changing to Gesamtschule Berger Feld in 2011.
Draxler's mother and Grandmother are both football fans and have attended Draxler's games many times. Draxler once went into the stands to kiss her mother in front of the fans and the cameras
Draxler was damned by Schake fans when he chose to sign for the club's enemy, Wolfsburg in 2015. Draxler later stated that his love for Schake never dies and that Wolfsburg offered him an opportunity he simply couldn't refuse. Especially since at that time Wolfsburg was qualified for Uefa Champions league.
Like many players who come from difficult financial backgrounds, Julian has appointed his dad as his manager.
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Julian Draxler Quotes:
One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on facts about Julian Draxler is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.
On his dad's demanding attitude:
"He never said I had to make it, but he pushed me very hard in that direction. If we lost or I played badly, the weekend was ruined for the whole family, because my dad would be angry and criticize me a lot,"
"Sometimes, I didn't find my performances as bad as he did. He then made it clear to me that I wasn't doing enough. My dad was definitely demanding. In retrospect, I'm incredibly grateful to him because it made me develop a sense of determination that I maybe wouldn't have had otherwise." (From Draxler's interview with Spox and DAZN)
On his friendship with Marco Vearratti:
"I know him for only 3 months and I can already call him a friend. In a team, you get closer to some players and Marco is one of them. Sometimes we go out together, we go to some restaurant … I think I am close to him because I love his style of play. I love playing with him, he’s one of the best midfielders in the world, perhaps the best. We appreciate each other on the pitch and outside of the pitch."
(from Draxler's interview with Le Parisien)
On the famous 6-1 loss to Barcelona in UCL:
"We will never forget. The first game was fantastic; I read probably the greatest game in the history of the club. We knew the return game would be very different At 0-3 we were very nervous, especially with 90 000 fans pushing them. The atmosphere was incredible. But at 3-1 I had no doubt we would go through. I knew we were very poor but couldn’t imagine any other scenario. Only players like Neymar and Messi could have scored 3 goals in 8 minutes."
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Julian Draxler achievements
We round up our article on the top facts about Julian Draxler with a list of his most notable achievements at the club and the international level.
With Schalke 04:
DFB-Pokal (2010–11), DFL-Supercup (2011), Bundesliga Team of the Season and Bundesliga Young Player of the Year (both 2013-2014)
With Paris Saint Germaine:
Ligue 1 (3 back-to-back titles in 3 seasons from 2017 to 2020), Coupe de France (3 times), French Super Cup (3 times), Coupe de la Ligue (3 titles), Trophée des Champions (2017), UEFA Champions League runner-up (2019-2020)
Sportschau Goal of the Year Award (2013-shared with Raul Gonzales)
With Germany National team:
FIFA World Cup (2014), FIFA Confederations Cup (2017), FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball (2017)