Christian Pander

Christian Pander
Schalke Pander01.jpg
Personal information
Full name Christian Pander
Date of birth 28 August 1983 (1983-08-28) (age 28)
Place of birth Münster, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Hannover 96
Number 24
Youth career
1992–1993 SC Nienberge
1993–1996 1. FC Gievenbeck
1996–1997 SC Greven 09
1997–2001 Preußen Münster
2001–2003 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2011 Schalke 04 II 36 (3)
2004–2011 Schalke 04 78 (5)
2011– Hannover 96 7 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Germany U21 6 (0)
2007 Germany 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:46, 28 September 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 November 2007

Christian Pander (born 28 August 1983 in Münster) is a German footballer who currently plays for Hannover 96. His position is left back. He is known for his powerful left-foot free-kicks and willingness to burst up the left wing.



Club career

Pander is a product of the Schalke 04 youth system and has been part of the senior squad since 2004. He made his Bundesliga debut on 6 August 2004 in a 1–0 away loss to Werder Bremen. His career has been plagued with injuries. He missed the entire 2005–06 and 2009–10 seasons due to serious injuries. Pander's last competitive game for Schalke was on 10 May 2009 where he injured his knee against Borussia Mönchengladbach and had to be taken off in the 16th minute.[1][2]

Pander agreed to join league rival Hannover 96 from Schalke on 19 June 2011, signing a one-year contract.[3]

International career

Pander has been capped twice for his country. He scored on his debut for Germany on 22 August 2007, a powerful strike from roughly 25 yards against England. With Gary Lineker proclaiming post match that Pander "Eats, Shoots and Leaves". The game ended with Germany winning 2–1.

International goals

Christian Pander: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 August 2007 Wembley Stadium, London, England  England 1-2 1-2 Friendly




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