Top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Barcelona's goalkeeper
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen was so good throughout the 2019-20 season that many fans backed him up to be the first-choice goalkeeper of Germany National team ahead of Manuel Neuer.
Ter Stegen and Neuer had some tense exchanges of words until Bayern's 8-2 hammering of Barcelona put an end to the discussion. Despite the heavy loss, Ter Stegen showed throughout the season that he is among the best goalkeepers in the football world.
Barcelona ended the year with no silverware but Ter Stegen had many great moments. He became the first Barcelona goalkeeper in the current century to provide an assist in La Liga as he set up two goals for Luiz Suarez and Antoine Griezmann in the games against Getafe and Mallorca.
Arguably the best moments of Ter Stegen in 2020 came against Dortmund in UCL group stage when he saved Marco Reus penalty with unbelievable coolness. He reached 200-games milestone at Barcelona and extended his contract with Barcelona until 2025.
Ter Stegen missed the first two months of the 2020-21 season due to injury, but was back for the game against Dinamo Kiev in the Champions League and made some superb saves to help his team win 2-0.For now let's have a look at the top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Barcelona's goalkeeper.
Top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen you might want to know
In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Barcelona's goalkeeper. First we present you with some of the general information.
- Full Name: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
- Date and Place of Birth: April 30, 1992/ Monchengladbach, Germany
- Height & Weight: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen height is 1.88 m and he weighs 78 kg
- Family Members: Erich Kaus (Father), Renate Kausa (Mother), Jean-Marcel (Brother)
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Daniela Jehle (Current Wife)
- Children: one with Daniela Jehle
- Current team: FC Barcelona
- Jersey Number: 1 at Barcelona and 12 at Germany National team
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality
First part our article on top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is about his birthday. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Birthday is at April 30, 1992. He was born in Monchengladbach, Germany. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen nationality is German although he has Dutch roots.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen zodiac sign is Taurus. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 30th of April are:
Footballers: John O'Shea, Steve Holland and Nathan Collins/ Actors and Actresses: Gal Gadot, Anna de Armas and Kirsten Dunst.
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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Childhood and Parents
At this part we will look at the top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Childhood plus the family and the background he grew up in.
Ter Stegen grew up in Monchengladbach in the west of Germany. He started playing football with his older brother, Jean-Marcel near their home when he was two years old.
When he turned four, he was signed up for their town local club Borussia Monchengladbach by his grandfather. One cool fact about Ter Stegen childhood is that he started playing football as a striker for Monchengladbach youth academy.
"When I first began playing football, I was a striker. I loved scoring goals. I played to score goals. It's what made me happy."
The story of Ter Stegen becoming a goalkeeper is interesting since it was one of his coaches' humiliating comments about his running style that made him change his position:
"At the beginning, it is all about fun. I had a lot of fun. But then, when I was 10 years old, more or less, I had a coach who said that I had a strange running style. I was about to leave... I had a decision to take: if I leave or if I stay, but as a goalkeeper."
Ter Stegen rose through the academy ranks with ease and when he turned 16 he was promoted to Monchengladbach's senior side and this marked the beginning of his professional career.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen girlfriend, Relationships and Martial Status
The first known Marc-Andre Ter Stegen girlfriend was Daniela Jehle, his sweetheart from teenage years. Marc and Daniela has stayed together ever since they met for the first time. Daniela has four siblings, two sister, one half-sister and one brother.
One interesting fact about Daniela Jehle is that she was studying at high school in California, but decided to go to college in Barcelona after Ter Stegen joined Barcelona in 2014.
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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Daniela Jehle married in 2017 and had their first child, a boy named Ben in 2019. They also have dog named Bali who went missing in January 2012 but was found soon after. Ter Stegen wife is active in social media. Daniela Jehle Instagram account has 451k followers.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Career
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is famous for his quick reflexes, good decision-making and excellent shot-stopping abilities. He is also amazing in one-on-one situations.
Professionally, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen career started in the 2010-11 season. Ter Stegen was amazing for Monchengladbach second side and played 18 games during the season.
In the meantime, the senior side of the club was facing the danger of relegation from Bundesliga. Their first choice goalkeeper, Logan Bailly was costing the team important points by committing amateur errors and the 19 years-old Ter Stegen was invited to the first team upon pressure from Monchengladbach fans.
Ter Stegen continued to impress and his four clean sheets in the last 5 games of the season helped Gladbach to avoid relegation via play-offs. His miraculous performance against Dortmund especially stole the heart of many German football fans.
Ter Stegen was Monchengladbach first-choice goalkeeper in the following three seasons, playing 39, 45 and 36 games respectively. His heroics between the sticks and the brilliance of his teammate, Marco Reus marked one of the best periods in Monchengladbach history.
Ter Stegen joined Barcelona at the beginning of 2014-15 season. In his first two seasons with the Catalans, he was the second-choice goalkeeper behind the Chilean, Claudio Bravo. Ter Stegen, however, was made the first-choice goalkeeper in both the Copa del Rey and in the UEFA Champions League. He made his debut in the latter tournament on 17 September, keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 home win over APOEL.
Ter Stegen was amazing for Barcelona in Copa del Rey and UCL. He made significant contributions and won the "Best Save" award for his spectacular "goal-line" save vs Bayern Munich, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final.
Ter Stegen continued to perform for Barcelona in the next three seasons and won many trophies including two La Liga titles and two Copa del Rey titles. However, he was below par in the Champions League as Barcelona suffered two back to back humiliating exits against AC Roma and Liverpool.
Ter Stegen was one of the best goalkeepers in the world in 2020, but his stats would imply otherwise. According to Ter Stegen Transfermarket, during the 2019-2020 season he conceded 50 goals in 46 games across all competitions and only had 17 clean sheets.
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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Net worth, Salary and Market Value
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen net worth is estimated to be 25 million Euros in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen market value is at 75 million Euros. He is ranked number 6 among all La Liga players. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen salary in 2020 is reportedly 4.68m Euros annually.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Transfermarket stats
According to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Transfermarket stats, he has played a total of 437 games for two clubs (Barcelona and Monchengladbach). He has conceded 413 goals and has kept 177 clean sheets in his club career. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best goalkeepers in the world.
On the international level Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has played 24 games for Germany national team. He has conceded 25 goals and has kept 9 clean sheets in those games. He also played for Germany U17, U18, U19 and U21 in the early stages of his international career.
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Some Short top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
The ter Stegen surname actually stems from his Dutch ancestry and is not common at all in Germany. Monchengladbach lies just 20 km from the Dutch border, and Marc-Andre grew up in close proximity to the Netherlands. What’s more, his wife, Dani, is Dutch.
The most interesting facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen tattoos is that unlike many of his fellow footballers, he has no tattoos on his body.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth and he grew up in a religious house as both his parents were devoted Catholics.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is active in social media. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Instagram account has around 12 million followers.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Height is 1.88 meters. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen weight is 76 kg. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen position is goalkeeper. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen age is 28.
Ter Stegen is in love with city life. He lives in the city center district of Gracia and has been seen riding electric scooters and taking the city’s metro system as he run errands. He has explained in various interviews that he loves Barcelona and the city’s lifestyle.
He’s made an effort to fit right in, too, speaking very good Spanish and learning Catalan.
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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Quotes
One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.
On the difficulties of being a goalkeeper:
Sometimes you have faced no shots during 90 minutes, and in minute 91, there is a shot. You always need to be focused, concentrated, and this is what makes you tired, being so focused.
As a goalkeeper, if you make 10 world-class saves but then miss one shot, or you let in a pass, you're there in the highlights afterwards - and, let's be honest: that is what most people see.
On being nicknamed Messi of the goalkeepers:
I'm being called 'Messi with gloves?' I think he's had a great level over many years. You shouldn't compare yourself with that.
On the unbelievable genius of Leo Messi:
Sometimes journalists say that goalkeepers can do a little more when they play against Messi, but I see it in every training: it does not matter where you place yourself; he's going to shoot to the other side.
On the changes of his position throughout his career:
I had some different positions. At first, I was a forward, and then, step by step, I kept moving back, and now I'm here at the goal. This was my way.
Answering Manuel Neuer comments accusing him of causing disharmony in the national team:
Of course, I have something to say about that. You can’t call for competition and expect the players who don’t play to be happy about it. No one has to say anything about my feelings, that’s my personal opinion. If you look at the last few years, how I have conducted myself, and then such statements are inappropriate!
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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen records and achievements
We round up our article on the top facts about Marc-Andre Ter Stegen with a list of his most notable achievements at club and international level.
- Kicker Bundesliga Goalkeeper of the Season (2011–12)
At FC Barcelona:
- La Liga (four titles), Copa del Rey (four titles), Spanish Super Cup (2018), UEFA Champions League (2014–15), UEFA Super Cup (2015), FIFA Club World Cup (2015), UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season (2014–15), UEFA Save of the Season (2014–15), UEFA Team of the Year (2018), Yashin Trophy runner up (2019)
At Germany U17 and U19:
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship (2009), Fritz Walter Medal U17 Bronze Medal (2009), Fritz Walter Medal U19 Gold Medal (2011)
At Germany senior team:
- FIFA Confederations Cup (2017)