Simon Cziommer
Cziommer with Salzburg in 2010.
Personal information
Full name Simon Cziommer
Date of birth (1980-11-06) 6 November 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Nordhorn, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
FC Schüttorf 09
1994–1999 Twente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Twente 55 (9)
2003–2006 Schalke 04 2 (0)
2004–2005Twente (loan) 26 (4)
2006Roda JC (loan) 15 (8)
2006–2009 AZ 38 (8)
2008–2009Utrecht (loan) 24 (2)
2009–2012 Red Bull Salzburg 70 (11)
2012–2013 Vitesse 21 (1)
2013–2015 Heracles Almelo 51 (2)
Total 302 (45)
National team
Germany U-17 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Simon Cziommer (born 6 November 1980) is a German former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

Career

Since he joined FC Twente in 1999 he scored 28 goals for various clubs. He played in UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League games, the latter with his former club FC Schalke 04. A goalscoring attacking midfielder, Cziommer is known as a good dribbler.

He was signed by AZ Alkmaar from Schalke 04 just before the start of the 2006–07 season. In the 2008–09 season, he played on loan with FC Utrecht from AZ and signed on 22 June 2009 to FC Red Bull Salzburg where he played until 2012.

On 31 July 2012, Cziommer signed a one-year contract with Vitesse Arnhem from the Eredivisie.[2] After he had been released by Vitesse Arnhem, he trained for a while with his former team AZ. On 2 September 2013, he was signed by Heracles Almelo to be the successor of Lerin Duarte, who had been sold to Ajax.[3]

On 31 August 2015, Cziommer reportedly signed a contract with amateur outfit LSVV '70, a student association based in Leiden.[4][5] Although the news was published and shared by several national media, and retweeted by several Dutch football clubs, the students soon released a statement, confessing Cziommer's move had been a joke.[6]

Post-playing career

On 14 October 2015, Cziommer announced he had definitely retired from professional football, after not being able to find a club of his approval.[7]

Cziommer speaks Dutch fluently and lives in Laren, North Holland. After his football career, he became a player's agent at Stars & Friends.[8]

Honours

Schalke 04

Red Bull Salzburg

References

  1. ^ "Cziommer, Simon" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ Winkels, Ruben (31 July 2012). "Vitesse leeft gretige Cziommer in" (in Dutch). voetbalprimeur.nl. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  3. ^ "'Clubloze Cziommer volgt Duarte op bij Heracles'" (in Dutch). voetbalprimeur.nl. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ redactie (1 September 2015). "Leidse studentenclub hengelt Simon Cziommer (34) binnen" (in Dutch). ad.nl. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  5. ^ redactie (31 August 2015). "Transferdeadline LIVE - DEEL 1 - 31/8/2015 - 18:00 - 21:30" (in Dutch). FC AFKICKEN. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  6. ^ LSVV '70 (1 September 2015). "LSVV'70 legt 'moderne' media bloot met Studentengrap 2015! #RTL #AD #ED #alleknipenplakvoetbalsites ZIE LSVV70.nl" (in Dutch). @LSVV1970 (twitter). Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  7. ^ Cziommer stopt definitief met voetballen (Dutch)
  8. ^ "Simon Cziommer - S&F". starsandfriends.nl. Stars & Friends. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Schalke 0-0 Pasching (Aggregate: 2 - 0)". uefa.com. Retrieved 15 June 2020.