Niklas Süle

Squad No. 4
Date of Birth September 3, 1995
Age 27
Height 195cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Frankfurt am Main
Previous Clubs TSG Hoffenheim

Niklas Süle (born 3 September 1995) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

Süle tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the twelfth minute of the team’s eight league match of the season and was expected to be out of the line-up for eight to ten months, preventing him from participating with Germany for UEFA Euro 2020, before the tournament was postponed. On 8 August 2020, Süle played against Chelsea in the Champions League marking his first match since October 2019. He then started from bench in the later games in the Champions League. On 23 August 2020, Süle came on from the bench in the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final and replaced Jérôme Boateng after he suffered an early injury. He won the Champions League, completing the continental treble for that season.

2020–21 season
On 9 December 2020, Süle scored his first Champions League goal in a 2–0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow.

International career
With the German U17, he participated in the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

He was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the silver medal.

Süle was called up in August 2016 when the Germany national football team played Finland and Norway. He was brought off in the 59th minute against Finland.

Süle was named in Germany’s final 23-man squad by Joachim Löw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 27 June, Süle made his first World Cup appearance in the last match of the group stage in a 2–0 defeat to South Korea as his side got knocked out from the World Cup for the first time since 1938.