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Julian Draxler
Julian Draxler
Date of birth:

September 20, 1993

Nationality:

Germany

Position:

Winger

Team:

Paris Saint-Germain

Julian Draxler (German pronunciation: [ˈjuːli̯aːn ˈdʁakslɐ]; born 20 September 1993) is a German professional footballer who plays as a left winger for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Germany national team. He is known for his ability to use both feet, his speed, and the power of his shot.

Draxler made his Bundesliga debut for Schalke 04 aged 17 in January 2011, and in May of that year scored the first goal as the side won the DFB-Pokal Final. In total, he played 171 competitive matches for Schalke, scoring 30 goals, before transferring to VfL Wolfsburg in 2015. In January 2017, he joined PSG.

A full international with over 25 caps since 2012, he was part of the Germany squad who won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2016 and was the captain of the side that won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, a tournament in which Draxler was awarded the Golden Ball trophy as the best player of the competition.