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 this season, the 32-year-old has scored one goal and takes seventh place within his squad. He shares this rank with Jonjoe Kenny, Rabbi Matondo and Michael Gregoritsch. With one assist, the player with the shirt number 18 presently has the fifth-most in his team along with Salif Sané, Guido Burgstaller, Ahmed Kutucu, Omar Mascarell, Ozan Kabak and Michael Gregoritsch. So far, the 1.82m-tall midfielder has taken 27 shots at goal. With this result he has secured himself, along with Amine Harit, third place on the team-internal leaderboard for this category. Up to now, Daniel Caligiuri has hit the post two times. With this, he has had the fourth-most in the league along with Robert Skov (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Leonardo Bittencourt (SV Werder Bremen), Marcus Ingvartsen (1. FC Union Berlin), Christopher Lenz (1. FC Union Berlin), Kai Havertz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Breel Embolo (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Simon Terodde (1. FC Köln) and Guido Burgstaller. Until now, Daniel Caligiuri has been responsible for 34 passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself second place within the statistics of his club. In 18 of the previous 20 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 20 games, he won 9 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 280 tackling duels and in doing so has fought his way to the second rank in the league.
Daniel Caligiuri played his last game on the 20th matchday of the 2019/20 season (31 January 2020). Playing for FC Schalke 04, he played against Hertha BSC and tied with 0-0. He played as a defender throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, Daniel Caligiuri had 68 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 28 tackle challenges in the last match – the highest number in his club during this game. Of these, he was able to win 14. Daniel Caligiuri covered a distance of 11 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 27 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Daniel Caligiuri has played 290 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 118. He has netted 39 goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Daniel Caligiuri has completed 100 matches with his present squad. Here, he has scored a total of 16 goals. With a total of 290 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he currently has played the 13th-most career matches. With a total of 39 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes 20th 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.