Daniel Caligiuri | Playerprofile
Daniel Caligiuri was born on 15 January 1988 in Villingen-Schwenningen and plays for FC Schalke 04. He played for BSV 07 Schwenningen from 1995-2001, for SV Zimmern from 2001-2005, for SC Freiburg from 2005-2013, for VfL Wolfsburg from 2013-2017 and has played for FC Schalke 04 since 2017.
Current season 2019/20
In the ongoing season, the player with the shirt number 18 has scored one goal and takes fifth place within his squad. He shares this rank with Jonjoe Kenny, Ahmed Kutucu and Rabbi Matondo. With one assist, Daniel Caligiuri presently has the fourth-most in his team along with Salif Sané, Guido Burgstaller, Benito Raman, Ahmed Kutucu and Omar Mascarell. With 13 shots taken so far, the 1.82m-tall midfielder has had the fourth-most attempts on goal of any FC Schalke 04 player. Up to now, he has hit the post one time. With this, he has had the fourth-most in the league along with Jhon Cordoba (1. FC Köln), Sebastian Rudy (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Robert Skov (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Sargis Adamyan (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Marcus Ingvartsen (1. FC Union Berlin), Marvin Friedrich (1. FC Union Berlin), Marko Grujic (Hertha BSC), Davie Selke (Hertha BSC), Javairo Dilrosun (Hertha BSC), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Uwe Hünemeier (SC Paderborn 07), Kai Pröger (SC Paderborn 07), Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg), Amine Harit, Salif Sané and Guido Burgstaller. With 18 passes to a shot, Daniel Caligiuri currently occupies second place within the team statistics along with Bastian Oczipka. In nine of the previous 11 games of the season, the 31-year-old was in the starting line-up. Of these 11 games, he won 5 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for two games.
Daniel Caligiuri is credited as being especially assertive on the pitch. Hence, he has already won 129 tackling duels and in doing so has fought his way to the eighth rank in the league.
Daniel Caligiuri played his last game on the 11th matchday of the 2019/20 season (9 November 2019). Playing for FC Schalke 04, he played against Fortuna Düsseldorf and tied with 3-3. He played as a midfielder throughout this entire game. In doing so, he scored one goal. Daniel Caligiuri shot at the opponent's goal a total of two times. In terms of total touches, he had 55 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 43 tackle challenges in the last match – the highest number in this game. Of these, he was able to win 20 – and therefore was more successful than any other player in this game. He covered a distance of 11 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 30 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Daniel Caligiuri has played 281 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 114. He has netted 39 goals throughout his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Daniel Caligiuri has completed 91 matches with his current squad. Here, he has scored a total of 16 goals. With a total of 281 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he presently has played the 14th-most career matches. With a total of 39 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes 18th place on the active scoring chart.
Daniel Caligiuri won the DFB-Pokal in 2014/15 with VfL Wolfsburg. He won the Supercup in 2015 with VfL Wolfsburg.