Niklas Andersen

Niklas Andersen
Niklas Andersen
Niklas Andersen - SV Werder Bremen (2).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth 4 August 1988 (1988-08-04) (age 23)
Place of birth Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Free agent
Youth career
1999–2001 Hamburger SV
2001–2003 Eintracht Frankfurt
2003–2005 FC Schalke 04
2005–2006 Rot-Weiß Essen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Rot-Weiss Essen 26 (0)
2008–2011 Werder Bremen II 63 (2)
2008–2011 Werder Bremen 1 (0)
National team
2007– Germany U-20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 July 2008

Niklas Andersen (born 4 August 1988 in Frankfurt am Main) is a German football defender of Norwegian descent.



The defender played in the youth system of Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt and Schalke 04. He moved often, due to following his father and coach, Jørn Andersen. In 2005 gained a foothold in Rot-Weiss Essen's A youth team and was called up in the last season for the Regionalliga team. For the 2008–09 season Andersen moved to Bundesliga club Werder Bremen where he signed a contract running until 30 June 2012. Andersen made his debut for the Werder Bremen senior team on 13 May 2009. He was substituted on in the 77th minute for Frank Baumann in a 0–5 away win against Eintracht Frankfurt.[1]

Personal life

He is the son of former Norway international footballer and Bundesliga top scorer Jørn Andersen.


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