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Marc-André ter Stegen

Goalkeeper

Ter Stegen has been playing at the top level of the game since the age of 19. Excellent with the ball at his feet, he is a player for the present and the future

Marc-André ter Stegen signed for FC Barcelona in the summer of 2014 from Borussia Mönchengladbach. Born on 30 April 1992 in Mönchengladbach itself, the German did not take long to make his name as one Europe’s most promising young goalkeepers.

His only previous club was Borussia Mönchengladbach, which he joined in 1996 at the age of just 4, and by the time he was 18 he had already made his first team debut on 10 April 2011 in the Bundesliga against FC Köln. Mönchengladbach won 5-1, and following a fine performance Ter Stegen was soon the regular first choice keeper, conceding just three goals in his first six outings.

In the next two games, Ter Stegen and Mönchengladbach faced a relegation playoff, and won 2-1 on aggregate to stay in the top division. The following season, Ter Stegen was named best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga and he went on to complete four seasons and 108 matches in the German league.

Marc-André ter Stegen made his international debut in 2012, but was left out of the World Cup winning squad at Brazil 2014. Aged just 22 years he became the second German goalkeeper at FC Barcelona, following on from Robert Enke.

Ter Stegen made his official debut for the Club on 17 September 2014 in Champions League against APOEL Nicosia FC. The match ended with a Barça victory (1-0 ).

In his debut season, the goalkeeper played every game in the Champions League and had a leading role in the Copa del Rey. Despite his youth, has showed a great deal of maturity, conceding just 15 goals in 20 matches in the two competitions. 

Technical profile

Ter Stegen is 187 cm tall and therefore very strong in the air, and is also noted for his excellent play with the ball at his feet. He is reliable and has quick reflexes. Despite being so young, there is a strong personality to the way he approaches his job, and due to making his debut so young, he’s already accumulated considerable experience.