Antonio Rudiger True Biography, Age, Height and Facts
|Full name||Antonio Rüdiger|
|Date of birth||3 March 1993|
|Place of birth||Berlin, Germany|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre back|
|2000–2002||VfB Sperber Neukölln|
|2002–2005||SV Tasmania Berlin|
|2005–2006||Neuköllner Sportfreunde 1907|
|2011–2012||VfB Stuttgart II||22||(3)|
|2015–2016||→ Roma (loan)||30||(2)|
Who is Antonio Rudiger?
Antonio Rudiger was born in Berlin, Germany on March 3, 1993. His father is Matthias Rudiger and his mother Lily Rudiger. His family, originally from Sierre Leone, a country in Africa, moved to Germany to seek better opportunities as the Civil War approached.
Early life and career of Antonio Rudiger
Antonio Rudiger played street football in his early years and has played amateur football in various positions for eight years, including forward and midfielder. Rudiger eventually joined Stuttgart in the 2011/12 season and has since played for different clubs such as Hertha Zehelndorf and Borussia Dortmund.
On January 29, 2012, he made his debut in the Bundesliga in the 79th minute with a 3-0 loss to Stuttgart against Mönchengladbach. His career in Stuttgart was full of some outstanding performances and injuries. He made 80 appearances for Stuttgart and scored two goals.
At Roma and Chelsea FC
In the 2015/16 season, Rudiger was loaned to Italian club Rome for $ 4.7 million, including an optional transfer fee of $ 10.6 million after the one-year contract expired. He made his debut in Serie A against Frosinone on September 12, 2015 and won 2-0. He defeated his rival AC Milan in a 1-1 draw on January 9, 2016 and scored his first goal for AS Roma.
He played 37 times for Rome and scored two goals on the table, while Rome finished third. Due to his outstanding performance in Italy’s first season, when Rome paid $ 10.6 million for his services, his loan agreement became permanent. His second season performed better on the defensive record, as Rome came second, just behind Juventus. He has made 35 appearances for Rome this season, adding four assists to his name.
— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) August 19, 2019
His excellent performance in Rome earned him a chance to transfer to England’s Chelsea Football Club. Chelsea paid him $ 39 million. He made his debut for Chelsea in the 2017 Community Shield defeat to Arsenal FC. He made his debut in the first game of the season against Burnley, a 3-2 loss.
He scored his first league goal against Swansea on 29th November 2017. Antonio Conte’s men have failed to repeat their domestic success of last year but Rudiger was praised by many critics for his amazing ball playing skills and tackling abilities.
Antonio Rüdiger International Career
Rudiger has played many games for the German national team under 18 and under 21. He made his debut in Germany vs. Poland on May 13, 2014. He also participated in the 2016 European Cup but was absent due to a knee injury. He was also included in the 2017 FIFA Confederation’s young German team and participated in four games. Rudiger also defeated Chile 1-0 in the final and Germany won the crown.
He also participated in several games in Germany in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. He scored his first international goal against Azerbaijan on October 8, 2017, winning 5-1 at home.
The wealth, salary and Net Worth
During his tenure in Rome, his market value increased by $ 18 million in 2017. His weekly salary from Chelsea Football Club is $ 121,725. As of 2018, his net worth was about $ 11 million. He and the Belgian athlete Nafissatou Thiam recognized the Nike brand and also participated in Nike’s response activities. His collection of vehicles includes Range Rover ($ 69,000- $ 118,000) and Audi (28k- $ 69k).
The Personal Life of Antonio Rüdiger
Antonio Rudiger likes to keep secrets as much as possible in his private life. Some reports say he is not married yet, but he has the name of a girlfriend, Reta, who he met in Rome while playing.
Former Liberian players George Weah and Ronaldo (Brazil) are considered by Rudiger to be their idols. His parents are from Cherleone. A former football player is also his half-brother Sahr Senesie. He has four sisters and a family friend. He is the oldest of them. He was a fan of Arsenal when he was young and said he has followed Arsenal since the days of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
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