The Brightest talent in the German football team, Leon Goretzka is a young and professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Schalke 04. He started his career in 1999 from Werner SV 06 Bochum. Goretzka represented his country in U-16, U-17, and U-21 matches. He also played in the 2016 Summer Olympics. He is in the German squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Early Life And Education Of Leon Goretzka
Leon Goretzka was born Leon Christopher Goretzka on 6th February 1995 in Bochum, Germany under the birth sign Aquarius. Goretzka is German by nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
He was raised in Bochum along with his sister.
Leon Goretzka's Career
Leon Goretzka started his career with Werner SV 06 Bochum in 1999. After playing for two years, Goretzka moved to VfL Bochum in 2001.
On 30th July 2012, Goretzka was awarded the 2012 under-17 Fritz Walter Medal in gold. The next month, he made his debut for the club in the 2. Bundesliga against Dynamo Dresden. As per, former Bochum coach Peter Neururer, "He is Germany's biggest talent in 50 years".
Goretzka signed a five-year contract with Schalke 04 on 11th July 2013 with the transfer fee between €3 million ($3.54 million) and €4 million ($4.72 million). He was a s signed number 8 jersey which was previously owned by Ciprian Marcia. At the end of season 2017-18, he appeared in 94 games scoring 15 goals.
On January 19, 2018, it was announced that Goretzka signed a four-year contract with Bayern Munich and will officially transfer to the club on 1st July 2018,
Leon Goretzka’s International Career
On 15th October 2010, Leon Goretzka made his international debut in the U-16 friendly match against Northern Ireland with the score 3-2. He represented his home country in U-17 and U-21. From 2011-2012, he appeared in 17 games scoring 5 goals for German U-17 team.
Goretzka along with Max Meyer was named in the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was the captain of Germany in the first match against Mexico but later returned to Gelsenkirchen due to his shoulder injury.
Germany’s manager, Joachim Low selected him into the 30-man squad for the German national football team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In 2017, he was in Germany’s squad for the Confederation Cup in Russia, He scored his first goal for Germany on 20th June 2017 in nation’s opening match; a 3-2 victory over Australia.
He is selected as a Germany squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Leon Goretzka’s Net Worth
Leon Goretzka has an estimated net worth of $11 million. Goretzka earns the salary of $3 million. His current market value is €40 million ($47.25 million). He endorses the brand Nike.
Goretzka has a Mercedes AMG V8 Biturbo costs $167,700 and a Rolls Royce worth $3,08,300.
Leon Goretzka’s Personal Life
Leon Goretzka lives a low key personal life and does not share much about him in the media. He is not married yet and has not introduced anyone as his girlfriend.
He has an impressive fan following on his social media with over 430k + followers on his Instagram account.
Some of his hobbies are playing football, traveling, listening to music and watching movies.
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