Holger Badstuber

Position: Centre-back
Born: March 13, 1988 (age 26)
Hometown: Memmingen, Germany
Height: 6'2''
Nationality: German
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski plays during the Telekom Cup final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg in the norhtern German city of Hamburg on July 27, 2014
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City
Manchester City begin their Champions League group campaign with a trip to Bayern Munich. Here, Sports Mole takes a closer look at the contest.
15:50
Holger Badstuber in action for Germany against the Republic of Ireland on October 12, 2012.
Holger Badstuber suffers fresh injury blow
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber faces another spell out injured after suffering a thigh problem during his side's 2-0 win over Stuttgart this weekend.
Sep 14, 15:14
Mehdi Benatia of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and AS Roma at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on December 1, 2013
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Schalke 04
Sports Mole previews Bayern Munich's tough Bundesliga trip to Schalke 04, where new signing Mehdi Benatia may make his debut for Pep Guardiola's champions.
Aug 28, 21:22
Holger Badstuber in action for Germany against the Republic of Ireland on October 12, 2012.
Holger Badstuber "extremely happy" to be back for Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber reveals his delight after returning to action for this week for the first time since December 2012.
Aug 23, 17:29
Bayern Munich's striker Thomas Muller celebrates after the first goal for Munich during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Muenchen v VfL Wolfsburg in Munich, Germany, on September 28, 2013
Result: Bayern Munich begin title defence with win over Wolfsburg
Bayern Munich begin their Bundesliga title defence with victory as Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben score in a slender 2-1 win over Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena.
Aug 22, 21:33
Holger Badstuber in action for Germany against the Republic of Ireland on October 12, 2012.
Holger Badstuber 'never doubted' return
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber 'never doubted' that he would return from a serious knee injury.
Jul 20, 13:05
Holger Badstuber in action for Germany against the Republic of Ireland on October 12, 2012.
Holger Badstuber makes injury return
Holger Badstuber makes his first appearance for Bayern Munich since rupturing a cruciate ligament in December 2012.
Jul 18, 20:41
Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal attends a training session of the Dutch national football team in Hoenderloo on May 7, 2014
Louis van Gaal: 'Money is no object at Manchester United'
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hints that money will not be an obstacle as he looks to rebuild the squad this summer.
May 20, 10:08
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal speaks to members of the media after the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013
Report: Louis van Gaal to be given £200m
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will reportedly be given a £200m war-chest to try to get the side back in Champions League places next season.
May 20, 04:04
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber is seen prior to the UEFA Champions league group F football match between Bayern Munich and Lille OSC at Allianz arena in Munich on November 7, 2012
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber nears comeback
Bayern Munich's Holger Badstuber returns to training after 17 months on the sidelines.
May 1, 23:36
Bayern's Franck Ribery celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal against Werder Bremen on December 7, 2013
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Hamburger SV
Bayern Munich look to maintain their winning run in the Bundesliga as they host Hamburger SV on Saturday.
Dec 12, 14:03
Bayern Munich's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on July 23, 2013
Bayern Munich: 'No January signing'
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that the club will not make any additions to the squad in January.
Nov 19, 19:59
Thomas Muller in action for Germany against Italy on November 15, 2013.
England, Germany combined XI
In the wake of Andre Schurrle's comments about Wayne Rooney, Sports Mole puts together a combined team of players from England and Germany.
Nov 17, 16:59
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber is seen prior to the UEFA Champions league group F football match between Bayern Munich and Lille OSC at Allianz arena in Munich on November 7, 2012
Holger Badstuber has fourth knee operation
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber has surgery to fit a replacement knee ligament in Colorado.
Oct 2, 14:20
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini during the match against Stoke on September 14, 2013
Preview: Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich
Sports Mole previews Wednesday night's Champions League encounter between Manchester City and Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium.
Sep 30, 15:50
David Luiz
Bayern Munich renew David Luiz interest?
Bayern Munich are reportedly ready to offer Chelsea an initial £34.5m for defender David Luiz.
Jul 29, 01:11
Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm in action on April 10, 2013
Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of the pre-season clash between European giants Bayern Munich and Barcelona at the Allianz Arena.
Jul 24, 16:45
Holger Badstuber
Bayern Munich's Holger Badstuber out for 10 months with knee injury
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber is ruled out for 10 months after undergoing surgery on a serious knee injury.
May 22, 11:31
Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber suffers serious injury setback
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber is sidelined for a further six months with a recurrence of a knee ligament injury.
May 18, 17:43
Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos celebrates after scoring his team's goal on December 1, 2012
Germany lose injured midfield duo
Midfield duo Toni Kroos and Sven Bender are forced out of Germany's squad for two World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan.
Mar 19, 05:59
Holger Badstuber lies down injured on the pitch on December 1, 2012
Holger Badstuber suffers recovery setback
Holger Badstuber's recovery is hampered by a second operation to remove scar tissue from his right knee.
Mar 7, 10:49
Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber: 'Bayern Munich can reach Champions League final'
Holger Badstuber says that Bayern Munich have the quality to reach the Champions League final for the second season in a row.
Mar 6, 17:02
Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber welcomes Pep Guardiola
Holger Badstuber says that Pep Guardiola's arrival at the Allianz Arena in the summer will make Bayern Munich a better team.
Mar 6, 16:28
Arsenal player Oliver Giroud celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal in his sides match with Brighton and Hove Albion on January 26, 2013
Preview: Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League tie between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.
Feb 17, 20:48
Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber signs Bayern Munich contract extension
Holger Badstuber signs a new contract with Bayern Munich until June 2017 and says that he hopes to recover from his injury soon.
Feb 9, 14:47
Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber agrees new Bayern Munich deal
Holger Bastuber reaches an agreement with Bayern Munich to extend his stay at the club to the summer of 2017.
Feb 7, 10:19
Holger Badstuber lies down injured on the pitch on December 1, 2012
Holger Badstuber set for knee surgery
Bayern Munich confirm that defender Holger Badtsuber will have a knee operation on Monday after tearing his cruciate knee ligament during yesterday's 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund.
Dec 2, 20:41
Holger Badstuber lies down injured on the pitch on December 1, 2012
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber ruptures cruciate ligament
Holger Badstuber suffers a ruptured cruciate ligament that will keep him out for several months, his club Bayern Munich confirm.
Dec 1, 19:52
Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber: 'Little things will decide Dortmund game'
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber believes that "the little things" will decide the Bundesliga clash against Borussia Dortmund.
Nov 30, 11:42
Valencia's Sofiane Feghouli is mobbed by team-mates after his goal against Bayern on November 20, 2012
Result: Valencia, Bayern Munich through to last 16
Valencia and Bayern Munich progress to the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw in Spain.
Nov 20, 21:43
Daniel Van Buyten
Daniel van Buyten relishing fight for first-team place
Bayern Munich defender Daniel van Buyten insists that he is confident of winning back his place after returning from injury last weekend.
Nov 12, 19:30
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Dante keen on retaining place in Bayern Munich's starting lineup
Central defender Dante is ready to work hard to continue playing regularly for Bayern Munich.
Oct 20, 14:43
Mesut Ozil, Wesley Sneijder
In Pictures: Euro 2012 - Netherlands 1-2 Germany
A selection of photos of Germany's 2-1 win against the Netherlands.
Jun 14, 11:22
Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski: Bayern Munich players focused for Germany
Lukas Podolski says that the Bayern Munich players will not negatively affect the German national team following their Champions League defeat to Chelsea.
May 24, 17:57
Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber: Chelsea will attack against Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber believes that Chelsea will be attacking in their upcoming Champions League final.
May 3, 01:23
Ramires
UEFA confirm Champions League final suspensions stand
The global football players' union claim that UEFA will not overturn bans for suspended players in the Champions League final for the next three years.
May 2, 11:20
Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo: We want bans overturned
Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo says the club would be willing to join forces with Champions League final opponents Bayern Munich to overturn bans on players for next month's final.
Apr 29, 09:35
Joachim Low
Bayern Munich could disrupt Germany preparation
Germany manager Joachim Low believes that Bayern Munich's appearance in the Champions League final could disrupt his side's Euro 2012 preparations.
Apr 28, 17:34
Branislav Ivanovic
UEFA will not reinstate suspended players for Champions League final
UEFA confirm that they will not change the rules to allow the suspended Chelsea and Bayern Munich players to compete in the Champions League final.
Apr 26, 16:37
Branislav Ivanovic
FIFPro want banned players reinstated for Champions League final
FIFPro, the worldwide representative organisation for all professional footballers, pleads with UEFA to reinstate those players suspended for the Champions League final.
Apr 26, 13:17
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