Niko Gießelmann | Playerprofile
Niko Gießelmann was born on 26 September 1991 in Hannover and plays for 1. FC Union Berlin. 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, for Fortuna Düsseldorf from 2017-2020 and has played for 1. FC Union Berlin since 2020.
Current season 2021/22
In the ongoing season, the 1.82m-tall defender has already scored two goals and, along with Suat Serdar (Hertha BSC), Branimir Hrgota (SpVgg Greuther Fürth), Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern München), Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Bayern München), Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München), Simon Zoller (VfL Bochum 1848), Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg), Lars Stindl (Borussia M'gladbach), Wooyeong Jeong (SC Freiburg), Jacob Bruun Larsen (TSG Hoffenheim), Florian Kainz (1. FC Köln), Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Leipzig), Hamadi Al Ghaddioui (VfB Stuttgart), Marc-Oliver Kempf (VfB Stuttgart), Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Lukas Nmecha (VfL Wolfsburg) and Jens Petter Hauge (Eintracht Frankfurt), has the 10th-most attempts on goal within the league. With one assist, Niko Gießelmann presently has the second-most in his team along with Genki Haraguchi. With nine shots taken so far, the 29-year-old has had the second-most attempts on goal of any 1. FC Union Berlin player. Until now, he has been responsible for six passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself second place within the statistics of his club. He was in the starting line-up in all previous five games of the season. Of these, Niko Gießelmann won one game with his club.
Few players have covered a greater distance in this season than the player with the shirt number 23. He is currently the sixth-best runner with 56 km run on the pitch.
Niko Gießelmann played his last game on the fifth matchday of the 2021/22 season (19 September 2021). Playing for 1. FC Union Berlin, he lost to Borussia Dortmund 2-4. He played as a midfielder throughout this entire game. Here, he provided one assist. In terms of total touches, Niko Gießelmann had 52 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had eight tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win five. Niko Gießelmann covered a distance of 11.7 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 20 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Niko Gießelmann has played 73 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 23. He has netted three goals throughout his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Niko Gießelmann has completed 18 matches with his current squad. Here, he has scored a total of two goals.