Benedikt Howedes Biography

( 1988 - )
November 23, 2017
First published on:November 23, 2017
by Rob

Facts of Benedikt Howedes

Date of Birth: 1988, February 28
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

Benedikt Howedes is a German footballer who currently plays as a defender for German national team and Juventus on loan from Schalke 04. The 29 years old footballer has played for many clubs including TUS Haltern, and Schalke 04.

He currently receives the salary of around $5 million and has the net worth of $18 million.

Early Life

Benedikt Howedes was born as Benedikt  “Benni” Howedes on February 29, 1988, in Haltern, West Germany. His father's name is Wilfried Howedes and grew up along with his older brother and younger sister and used to love playing Grand Theft Auto with his brother in his childhood. Regarding his nationality, Howedes is German and belongs to white ethnicity.

Club Career

At the age, of 6, Benedikt Howedes took his first step in the world of football joining his hometown club, Tus Haltern in 1994. He also played with the youth club SG Herten-Langenbochum and Schalke 04. He became the captain of an under-19 team and won the Under 19 Bundesliga in 2016 with the club.

Howedes has been honored with Fritz-Walter Medaille (Gold) in 2007. Then after, he signed a three year -contract with Schalke in 2007. He made his professional debut in the Champions League in October 2007.

Later, Howedes signed a new contract with the team until June 30, 2014. He then became a captain of Schalke in July 2011. Similarly, he extended his contract with Schalke until June 2017. For the club, he scored 12 goals in 240 appearances.

Loan Year

Benedikt Howedes was loaned to Juventus on a one year deal from Schalke 04, with the transfer fee €3.5 million plus €3 million variables, with an option to buy for €13 million. Some of his popular teammates in the team are Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo HiguainSami Khedira etc.

International Career

Benedikt Howedes is a capable player who has represented his team in Germany U-18- U-21. Later, he made his senior debut for the national team in a friendly match against, Uruguay in May 2011. Till this date, he scored two goals in 44 appearances for the national team.

Along with his team, Howedes won the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2009. Some of his World Cup winning team members were Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels.

Personal Life

Currently, Howedes is to his girlfriend, Lisa Wesseler. They knew each other since their teenage in 2003 and began their love life since 2008. After seven years of love life, the couple finally registered their marriage on June 26, 2015, in Dusseldorf Registry office and held their wedding the next day in Auermühle in Ratingen.

Lisa was always there cheering her boyfriend in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Howedes's girlfriend, Lisa completed her secondary education from Joseph Gymnasium and is currently a student at the University of Cologne for the college degree. The couple was often seen in many places like attending the 17th Laureus World Sports Award 2016 at Messe Berlin.

Howedes has a beautiful Eurasier dog named Sommer. He takes Lionel Messi as the all-time best player. He is fluent in English.

Net Worth

Howedes lives in an apartment with his family in Berlin, Germany. Currently, his net worth is estimated at $18.3 million. He receives £5,280,000 as a yearly salary from his current club.

Howedes has white color Mercedes and mint color Scooter. He also owns a Volkswagen Beetle car worth $25,000.

He receives a good sum of money from his product endorsements deal with “Adidas”. Currently, his market value is estimated at £18.00 million.  

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