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Sep 20, 2019   |  4:26AM AET

Das Fussballgott: Alex Meier

Das Fussballgott: Alex Meier

He’s known as the Fussballgott (Football God) to the Eintracht Frankfurt faithful and now striker Alexander Meier is coming to Australia to wear the Red & Black this Hyundai A-League season.

He’s known as the Fussballgott (Football God) to the Eintracht Frankfurt faithful and now striker Alexander Meier is coming to Australia to wear the Red & Black this Hyundai A-League season. 

The 36-year-old attacker comes to the Hyundai A-League with a wonderful pedigree and an eye-opening curriculum vitae having spent his entire 20-year professional football career playing in Germany, including 14 seasons with Eintracht.

As his record shows Meier, a towering 196cm, is a renowned goalscorer, banging in 146 in just over 400 games in all competitions – the majority with Eintracht Frankfurt. 

During his time at Eintracht he counted Pirmin Schwegler, who signed on with the Wanderers for this season, as a teammate for five seasons. 

Schwegler

Meier is no stranger to European competition having played six games in the UEFA Cup (2006-07) and  Europa League (2013-14).

Significantly, in terms of individual awards, Meier was crowned the leading goalscorer in the Bundesliga for the 2014-15 season and was the Bundesliga 2 top scorer in the 2011/12 season.

The season he topped the goalscoring chart (19 goals in 26 games) in the Bundesliga saw him beat off two outstanding rivals in Bayern Munich duo Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski, who both finished two goals behind Meier.

Meier took out the award despite missing the last seven games of the season with an injury.

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