Ter Stegen Marc-Andrè
Marc-André ter Stegen is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Germany national team. After four seasons in the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach, making 108 league appearances, he joined Barcelona for €12 million in 2014. He won the treble in his first season in Spain, playing for Barcelona in Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League. Ter Stegen represented Germany at several youth levels and made his senior international debut in 2012. He was part of the German squads that reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2016 and won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was also a member of the German side that took part at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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This shirt was worn by Marc-Andrè Ter Stegen during the the La Liga’s game between Barcelona and Mallorca which took place in Barcelona, “Camp Nou” Stadium on December 7th 2019. Barcelona defeated Mallorca 5-2. During this game the team played with a special badge on chest to support the Spanish “TV3” channel, “La Maratò” fundraising against the “malalties minoritàries”. The 2019/2020 Ter Stegen’s season was highlighted by two games that marked his name in team’s history. On 28 September 2019, Ter Stegen provided an assist to Luis Suárez for the first goal in a 2–0 away win over Getafe, becoming the first Barcelona goalkeeper to provide an assist in La Liga in the 21st Century. On 6 October, Ter Stegen marked his 200th game for Barça with a clean sheet in a 4–0 home win against Sevilla
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In 2009, he participated on the winning team of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Ter Stegen was rewarded for his performances by Joachim Löw, who called him up to Germany’s provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2012. He made his debut on 26 May 2012, in the 5–3 loss against Switzerland in a friendly match, but did not make the final cut for the tournament. He stopped a penalty from Lionel Messi in his second international match in a 1–3 loss against Argentina on 15 August, immediately after coming on following Ron-Robert Zieler’s sending off. On 27 June 2015, he conceded five goals in Germany U21s’ match against Portugal U21 in the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Czech Republic. Ter Stegen was included in Germany’s UEFA Euro 2016 squad, but remained on the bench throughout the entire tournament, as a back-up to starter Manuel Neuer; Germany reached the semi-finals, and were eliminated following a 2–0 loss to hosts France. At the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, Ter Stegen started in all of his team’s matches, apart from the first group-stage match, as Germany went on to win the tournament. For his performance in the final, against Chile, he was named the Man of the Match. On 15 May 2018, Ter Stegen was included in Germany’s 27-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Germany’s manager Joachim Löw included Ter Stegen in Germany’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup on 4 June 2018. In September 2019, Ter Stegen engaged in a minor war of words with Manuel Neuer over the number one goalkeeper spot for Germany.
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Ter Stegen picked up injuries at the start of the season 2016/2017, due to which he missed the Supercopa de España and league matches. He became Barcelona’s first-choice goalkeeper after Claudio Bravo left for Manchester City on 25 August 2016. On 13 September 2016, Ter Stegen gave away and saved a penalty from Moussa Dembélé which kept the score at 1–0 and which eventually led to a 7–0 victory for Barcelona against Celtic in the UEFA Champions League. On 2 October 2016, Ter Stegen had a poor performance when he made two crucial mistakes, which cost Barcelona the match, as they eventually went on to lose 4–3 against Celta de Vigo. He later apologized and said that he would not change his playing style. He later received good reviews for his role in Barcelona 6–1 Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League for receiving a crucial foul from Marco Verratti in the opposition half – which led to the crucial 94th-minute winner that kept Barcelona in the hunt for the Champions League. As a result, Barcelona qualified for the quarterfinals of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League. Ter Stegen proved to be even more decisive in the second league Clásico that year by producing a staggering 12 saves in a victory against rivals Real Madrid, which kept Barcelona alive in the race for La Liga while being three points adrift of Real Madrid.
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Ter Stegen has been described as a tall, agile and consistent goalkeeper, with quick reflexes, good decision-making and excellent shot-stopping abilities between the posts; he is also strong in the air, good in one-on-one situations, and effective at communicating with his back-line courtesy of his strong personality. Due to his ability to read the game and speed when rushing off his line, he is able to anticipate opponents outside the area who have beaten the offside trap. Being highly competent with the ball at his feet, he is known for his control and accurate distribution of the ball, and often functions as a sweeper-keeper, due to his ability to play the ball out from the back. Moreover, he possesses good fundamental goalkeeping technique, and a strong positional sense. Regarded as a highly promising player in his youth, he has since established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in world football.