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Gonzalo Castro was born on 11 June 1987 in Wuppertal and plays for VfB Stuttgart. He played for SV Bayer Wuppertal from 1998-1999, for Bayer 04 Leverkusen from 1999-2015, for Borussia Dortmund from 2015-2018 and has played for VfB Stuttgart since 2018.
Current season 2020/21
In the current season, the 1.72m-tall midfielder has scored one goal and takes third place within his squad. He shares this rank with Daniel Didavi, Marc-Oliver Kempf and Mateo Klimowicz. With one assist, the player with the shirt number 8 presently has the second-most in his team along with Philipp Klement, Saša Kalajdžic, Silas Wamangituka and Mateo Klimowicz. So far, the 33-year-old has taken three shots at goal. With this result he has secured himself, along with Wataru Endo, Philipp Klement, Roberto Massimo and Konstantinos Mavropanos, seventh place on the team-internal leaderboard for this category. With nine passes to a shot, Gonzalo Castro currently occupies fourth place in the league statistics together with Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha BSC), Matheus Cunha (Hertha BSC), Daniel Didavi, Christian Günter (Sport-Club Freiburg), Ludwig Augustinsson (SV Werder Bremen), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) and Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München). Gonzalo Castro was in the starting line-up in all previous four games of the season. Of these, he won two games with his club.
Gonzalo Castro presently ranks as one of the best crossers in the Bundesliga: he has played 19 crosses into the penalty area of his opponent this season and hence he is currently the eighth-best crosser.
Gonzalo Castro played his last game on the fourth matchday of the 2020/21 season (17 October 2020). Playing for VfB Stuttgart, he won against Hertha BSC 2-0. He was in the starting line-up in this game and played as a midfielder for 89 minutes. In doing so, Gonzalo Castro scored one goal. He shot at the opponent's goal a total of one time. In terms of total touches, he had 49 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, Gonzalo Castro had 13 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win six. During his total playing time in this game, he ran 11.9 km and thus covered a longer distance than all other players in the club. In doing so, he had a total of 17 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Gonzalo Castro has played 387 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 191. He has netted 34 goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Gonzalo Castro has completed 29 matches with his current squad. Here, he has scored a total of three goals. With a total of 387 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he presently has played the third-most career matches. With a total of 34 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes 26th place on the active scoring chart.
Up to now, Gonzalo Castro has played five international matches for Germany. He won the DFB-Pokal in 2016/17 with Borussia Dortmund.