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Rüdiger joins Real Madrid

NEWS STORY. 02/06/2022

The German defender checks in from Chelsea, where he played a key role in the London club's 2020/21 Champions League triumph.

Antonio Rüdiger (Berlin, 03/03/1993) is now a Real Madrid player. We have strengthened our squad by signing one of the best defenders in world football after the German international has joined the club from Chelsea. He was a pivotal member of the London side’s squad that lifted the Champions League, the Europa League, the Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FA Cup. He has also featured in the Champions League Team of the Season in both of the last two seasons.

A very commanding physical presence (measuring in at 1.90m), Rüdiger boasts experience in England, German and Italy. Last season saw him beat his appearances and goals record as he featured 54 times and netted five goals in Chelsea colours.

Top-flight debut at 18
He made his Bundesliga bow at the tender age of 18 for Stuttgart, before moving on to Roma in 2015. In 2017, he made the switch to Chelsea, where he was a mainstay in the team’s defence during a five-season stay. He is also a regular fixture in the Germany squad and earned his 50th cap in March. He was part of the 2017 Confederations Cup-winning squad.


  • 1 Champions League
  • 1 Club World Cup
  • 1 Europa League 
  • 1 UEFA Super Cup
  • 1 FA Cup
  • 1 Confederations Cup
  • 2 times named in the Champions League Team of the Season (2021 and 2022)

  • Stuttgart (2011-2015)
  • Roma (2015-2017)
  • Chelsea (2017-2022)
  • Real Madrid (2022- )

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