Sebastian Rudy (born 28 February 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club 1899 Hoffenheim, on loan from Schalke 04.
Rudy joined VfB Stuttgart’s youth academy in 2003 and started his senior career in 2007 with the club’s reserve team, playing in the semi-professional Regionalliga Süd. He made his professional debut with the same team in the newly established 3. Liga on 2 August 2008 against Union Berlin.
During the summer of 2008, he also signed a contract with VfB Stuttgart’s first team, for which he made his competitive debut in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on 10 August 2008 in their 5–0 away victory over Hansa Lüneburg.
Rudy moved to 1899 Hoffenheim in 2010. On 28 August 2010, Rudy made his debut in a Bundesliga match as a substitute by replacing Peniel Mlapa in the 89th minute in a 1–0 victory over St. Pauli. On 5 February 2011, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 victory over 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
Rudy with Bayern Munich in May 2018
On 15 January 2017, Rudy was transferred to Bayern Munich on 1 July 2017 after his Hoffenheim contract expired. On 6 August 2017, Rudy made his debut in a 5–4 penalty-shootout victory over Borussia Dortmund in the 2017 DFL-Supercup. In his first Bundesliga match with the club, he provided an assist from the free-kick to his fellow Bayern newcomer and his former Hoffenheim teammate Niklas Süle in a 3–1 win over Bayer Leverkusen. Rudy scored his first goal for Bayern Munich in a 3–0 victory over Hannover in the Bundesliga.
Schalke 04. On 27 August 2018, Rudy joined Schalke 04 on a four-year-deal, for an undisclosed fee.
Return to 1899 Hoffenheim on loan
On 31 July 2019, Rudy returned to Hoffenheim on a season-long loan deal. On 5 October 2020, he was again loaned to Hoffenheim until the end of the 2020–21 season.