VfB Stuttgart (Bundesliga)
#37 | Forward
June 6, 1995 (Age: 23)
5' 7", 160 lbs (1.7 m, 73 kg)
Julian Green made headlines after signing a development deal with German Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich when he was 12 years old. During his time at the Bayern Munich Youth Academy, the Tampa-born winger led the U-17 team in scoring with 17 goals. His performances with that team saw him move up the ranks to the U-19 team and eventually Bayern Munich II.
The Bavarians were so impressed with Green that they signed him to his first professional contract in November 2013. The deal runs until 2017.
Green saw his first action for Bayern in a UEFA Champions League game against CSKA Moscow on November 28, 2013.
On September 1, 2014, Bayern announced that Green would be loaned to fellow German Bundesliga side, Hamburg.
Following an unsuccessful period with the north German team, Green made his return to Bayern Munich and played with the reserve team for the season. When the team appointed Carlo Ancelotti as head coach, he would be added to the first team that had a preseason tour of the United States. He would make headlines when scored a first-half hat trick against Inter Milan in their 4-0 win on July 2016.
Green's performance earned him a place in the first team for the 2016-17 team. However, he would on be a presence on the bench. Then in October 2016, he earned his first start for the Bavarians and scored a goal in their 3-1 win over Augsburg in the German Cup.
In January 2017, Bayern would complete the transfer of the winger to VfB Stuttgart who was playing in the 2. Bundesliga. He would go on to make 10 appearances and score a goal as the team won the second division crown and promotion back to the Bundesliga.
On August 31, 2017, Stuttgart announced that Green would be sent on loan to 2. Bundesliga team Greuther Fürth for the 2017-18 season as he did not fit into the plans of the head coach.
There was much speculation as to which country Green would represent as his father is American and his mother is German.
While training with Bayern Munich, the teen had made several appearances for Germany's U-16, U-17 and U-19 teams. However, he would make one appearance for the United States U-18 team in a friendly against Holland in September 2012.
After months of contemplation, Green made the decision to represent the U.S. national team as he applied to FIFA for the one-time switch in March 2014. FIFA approved the switch several days later.
Green would make his first appearance for the United States in a friendly against Mexico in April 2012 as a second half substitute.
US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann would officially select Green to his 23-man roster for the 2014 World Cup on May 12, 2014.
Green would make his first appearance in the World Cup in the second round game against Belgium. Coming on as a substitute, he would score his first international goal in the team’s 2-1 extra time loss. The goal made Green the youngest player to score at that tournament.