VfB Stuttgart (Bundesliga)
#37 | Forward
June 6, 1995 (Age: 22)
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 on 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.
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.
U.S. 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.