Niko Gießelmann | Playerprofile
Niko Gießelmann was born on 26 September 1991 in Hannover and plays for Fortuna Düsseldorf. He played for TSV Godshorn from 1995-2005, for SC Langenhagen from 2005-2007, for Hannover 96 from 2007-2013, for SpVgg Greuther Fürth from 2013-2017 and has played for Fortuna Düsseldorf since 2017.
Current season 2019/20
In the ongoing season, Niko Gießelmann has scored one goal and takes second place within his squad. He shares this rank with Erik Thommy, Alfredo Morales, Kenan Karaman, Kasim Adams and Kaan Ayhan. With one assist, the player with the shirt number 23 currently has the third-most in his team along with Andre Hoffmann, Alfredo Morales, Kenan Karaman and Oliver Fink. The 1.82m-tall defender was in the starting line-up in all previous 11 games of the season. Of these, he won three games with his club.
Niko Gießelmann has suffered 19 fouls so far and shares ninth place in the league-wide statistics for this category with Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg) and Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg). His pass success rate amounts to 80.1 per cent, with which Niko Gießelmann occupies fifth place in the team-internal statistics. His tackle success rate amounts to 55.8 per cent. With this, he occupies second place in the team-internal statistics. Few players have covered a greater distance in the current season than him. He is presently the 10th-best runner with 124 km run on the pitch.
The 28-year-old played his last game on the 11th matchday of the 2019/20 season (9 November 2019). Playing for Fortuna Düsseldorf, he played against FC Schalke 04 and tied with 3-3. He played as a midfielder throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, he had 49 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, Niko Gießelmann had 17 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win 11. He was additionally able to make 12 successful passes. During his total playing time in this game, Niko Gießelmann ran 12.2 km and thus covered a longer distance than all other players in the game. In doing so, he ran, like no other player in his club, a total of 32 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Niko Gießelmann has played 41 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 16. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of Fortuna Düsseldorf. Here, Niko Gießelmann has put a total of one ball in the net.