Maximilian Bennet Kruse | Playerprofile
Max Kruse was born on 19 March 1988 in Reinbek and plays for 1. FC Union Berlin. He played for TSV Reinbek from 1992-1998, for SC Vier- und Marschlande from 1998-2005, for SV Werder Bremen from 2006-2009, for Werder Bremen II from 2006-2009, for FC St. Pauli from 2009-2012, for SC Freiburg from 2012-2013, for Borussia M'gladbach from 2013-2015, for VfL Wolfsburg from 2015-2016, for SV Werder Bremen from 2016-2019, for Fenerbahce SK Istanbul from 2019-2020 and has played for 1. FC Union Berlin since 2020.
Current season 2020/21
In this season, the player with the shirt number 10 has already scored 10 goals and, along with Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München), has the 10th-most attempts on goal within the league. With five assists, the 1.8m-tall forward presently has the second-most in his team along with Marcus Ingvartsen. With 26 shots taken so far, Max Kruse has had the sixth-most attempts on goal of any 1. FC Union Berlin player. Until now, he has been responsible for 28 passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself second place within the statistics of his club. In 17 of the previous 19 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 19 games, the 33-year-old won 7 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for two games.
Max Kruse has shot six penalty kicks this season, occupying, together with André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt), third place in the league ranking.
Max Kruse played his last game on the 31st matchday of the 2020/21 season (24 April 2021). He was victorious over SV Werder Bremen while playing for 1. FC Union Berlin with a score of 3-1. He was in the starting line-up in this game and played as a forward for 45 minutes. In terms of total touches, he had 33 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, Max Kruse had eight tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win three. He covered a distance of 4.9 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of seven sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Max Kruse has played 269 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 108. He has netted 84 goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. Thus far, he has completed 19 matches with his present squad. Here, he has scored a total of 10 goals. With a total of 269 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he currently has played the 19th-most career matches. With a total of 84 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, Max Kruse presently takes fourth place on the active scoring chart.
Up to now, Max Kruse has played 14 international matches for Germany. He scored a total of four goals in these games. He won the Supercup in 2015 with VfL Wolfsburg.