Midfielder Alexander Baumjohann
- Height 178cm
- Weight 75kg
- D.O.B. 23/1/87
- Born Waltrop
The 31-year-old German arrives in Australia following a recent spell in Brazil with Coritiba FC and most recently Vitoria in the Brazilian Série A.
A product of the FC Schalke 04 youth system, Baumjohann signed with Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2007 where he made a name for himself with a wonder goal against Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga in 2008 before joining the likes of Bayern Munich, Hertha Berlin and FC Kaiserslautern.
Hailed for his ability to unlock defences, Baumjohann has spent his career playing in attacking midfield roles and is comfortable on both the left and right side of the midfield.
The club’s latest German recruit is sure to excite the Wanderers faithful and brings with him a wealth of experience playing on the world stage, including in the 2011 UEFA Champions League semi-final against Manchester United.
The former German U17 and U21 international joins countrymen Patrick Ziegler and head coach Markus Babbel as one of the Wanderers new faces this season.
Hyundai A-League 2018/19
How Baumjohann’s school mate Neuer almost didn’t make the grade
Neuer may now be Germany’s undisputed no.1 and rated as one of the world’s leading gloveman, but he almost didn’t make the grade as a teenager. Western Sydney Wanderers playmaker Baumjohann and Neuer went to school together and both had dreams of breaking into the big time at