Date of birth: 14/04/1995 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Neustadt an der Aisch (Germany)
Club career: 1. FC Nurnberg
Current national team: Germany U-19
Position: center back, defensive midfielder, centre midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500,000 €
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Similar type of player: Lars Bender
– tactical awareness
Style of play:
– likes to play short passes
– likes to tackle
– commits fouls often
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
European Under-17 Championship 2012 runner-up with Germany.
Bundesliga 2012/2013: 3 matches/0 goals (1. FC Nurnberg)
Bundesliga 2013/2014 (ongoing): 11 matches/0 goals (1. FC Nurnberg)
Niklas is one of the new faces that appeared this year in the Bundesliga and is also one of its biggest discoveries. Since his early years, he has been a stand out character in the youth Nurnberg teams and even won the German Youth Cup. His good games have not go unnoticed and Niklas got a chance to train with the first team during the pre-season. The young defensive midfielder has played so well, that the now-ex manager Wiesinger gave him his debut in the first team and then played him fairly regularly. Despite the fact that FC Nurnberg are playing rather poorly this year, Niklas is getting very good reviews for a debutant. He is also one of the key players and a captain of German U-19 national team.
“Stark has the confidence of the management team. Nik is one who makes us happy.”
(Martin Bader – FC Nurnberg athletic supervisor)
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