Timo Werner (born 6 March 1966) is a professional football player of German roots who plays in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig. A prolific striker with amazing scoring ability, Werner is one of the best strikers with a wonderful scoring record in the German professional football league. His goal-scoring ability earned him a spot in the German national football team as one of the team’s regular striker. Aside from his amazing goal-scoring ability, Timo Werner has a knack for amazing football playmaking skills which has made him one of the most loved footballers in the Bundesliga. In this Timo Werner biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life, we review the profile and life (from childhood to present) of the football star.
Timo Werner Biography Facts, Age, Parents
- Full Name: Timo Werner
- Nicknames: Turbo
- Date of Birth: 6 March 1966
- Age: 27 years old
- Place of Birth: Stuttgart, Germany
- Nationality: German
- Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
- Weight: 75 kg
- Father: Günther Schuh
- Mother: Sabine Werner
- Marital Status: Single
- Partner/Girlfriend: Julia Nagler
- Occupation: Footballer
- Playing Position: Center-Forward
- Strong Foot: Right
- Current Club: RB Leipzig
- Jersey/Kit Number: 11
- Net Worth: $1 million
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Social Media Profiles: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Timo Werner Childhood/Early Life & Family Background
Timo Werner was born on 6 March 1966, to Günther Schuh, his father and, Sabine Werner, his mother. Werner is of pure and deep German roots. From a young age, Werner has shown great interest in sports, precisely football. His father, Günther Schuh, who noticed his son’s interest in football thus began training him as he played football professionally. Aside from building his skills, his father helped build Werner’s strength and stamina.
As a young boy, his father often instructed him to run up mountains and down in other for him to be athletic and build his strength and endurance. Despite his son’s interest in sports, his parents made his education a requirement for him to continue playing football. Most especially, his mother Sabine insisted that Werner must finish his high school education as a minimum requirement. As a result, Werner had to complete his high school education unlike most of Bundesliga footballers.
Timo Werner Youth Career
TSV Steinhaldenfield / VfB Stuttgart (2002–2013)
While in high school, Timo Werner joined TSV Steinhaldenfeld where he rapidly built his football skills. His amazing antics caught the attention of VfB Stuttgart who enrolled him into their youth system as soon he was on the verge of graduating from high school.
Timo Werner Senior Career
VfB Stuttgart (2013–2016)
In the 2012/13 season, Werner who was just 16 years old, was promoted to VfB Stuttgart U-19 side. He put up an impressive performance scoring 24 goals for the U-19 side during the campaign and thus was awarded the 2013 Gold U-17, Fritz Walter Medal. At just the age of 17 and about 5 months, he debuted for VfB Stuttgart senior side in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against PFC Botev Plovdiv. He then went on to play in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal becoming the youngest player to play in the league and tournament.
Werner soon registered his first goal and thus became the German league youngest goal scorer. He then went on to become the youngest Bundesliga player register a brace in a game against SC Freiburg. After he signed his official contract with VfB Stuttgart, he became the youngest player in the Bundesliga to feature in 50 games, a record which was broken in 2018. Following this, Stuttgart was relegated and Werner moved on to Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig (2016–Present)
In June 2016, Werned signed a four-year deal with RB Leipzig worth about €10 million, a club record amount. In his debut season, he became the youngest player to feature in 100 Bundesliga matches and became highest German goalscorer in the league with 21 goals. His top effort also landed his team in the UEFA Champions League. In the 2017/18 season, Werner was in wonderful form as always. In a game against his former club Stuttgart in the season, he became the youngest Bundesliga player to reach 150 Bundesliga matches. He also led his side to triumph over league giant, Bayern Munich for the first time in the history of RB Leipzig. He ended his 2017/18 campaign with 23 goals and 7 assists.
In October of the 2018/29 season, Werner reached 50 Bundesliga goals. In December 2018, he registered his fifth Bundesliga brace. In January 2019, he reached his 100th appearance for RB Leipzig. In May 2019, he became the first RB Leipzig to score 50 goals. He began his 2019/20 season by scoring his first hat-trick in the Bundesliga in August 2019. After appearing in the 100th Bundesliga game for RB Leipzig in October, he went on to become the Youngest Player in the Bundesliga to make 250 league appearances in November 2019.
Timo Werner International Career
From his teenage years to age 21 he made 48 appearances for the German U-15, U-16, U-17, U-19 and U-21 sides where he scored 34 goals. In the European U-17 Championship held in 2012, he led his team to emerge as runner-up. In 2017, he was invited to play for the German senior team in a friendly match against England. In May 2017, he was listed as part of the German squad that’ll feature in the 2017 Confederations Cup. In June 2017, he scored his first international goal against Cameroon. His top performance in the tournament earned him the Golden boot as Germany emerged Champions.
Werner was included in the German squad for the 2018 World Cup. He debuted in the World Cup June against Mexico. A young budding Werner found it difficult to find the back of the net as Germany was eliminated in the group stage of the prestigious world tournament for the first time since the year 1938.
Timo Werner Net Worth & Salary
How much is Timo Werner’s net worth? As a young budding player, Werner has a net worth of about $1 million with an annual salary of about €5 million. His net worth is expected to increase at an exponential rate in the coming years due to his great future prospects.
Timo Werner Personal Life, Relationship & Trivia
As a young boy, Timo Werner idolised German footballer, Mario Gomez. He had several posters of the German star when he was young. He competed with his hero for a spot in the German football senior national first team.
In 2017, in a Champions League match against Besiktas in Turkey, he suffered breathing and air circulation problem due to excessive noise. Werner who tried to cover his ears despite calls from his teammates to attack was handed earplugs but could still not play and thus had to be substituted.
Werner is in a relationship with model Julia Nagler, who is a student of the University of Stuttgart. The couple is known for keeping matters relating to their relationship personal and rarely post pictures together on social media. Sometimes they post pictures together to address rumours of their break-up.
The young German star has dreamt of playing for English Premier League side, Manchester United since he was a boy. As his contract with RB Leipzig ends in 2020, a move to Manchester United is a possibility.
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