Antonio Rüdiger is a German footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Germany national team.
Rüdiger started his career at VfB Stuttgart, representing their reserves in 3 Liga and the first team in the Bundesliga. In 2015 he joined Roma, which is initially a loan deal and a year later for a €9 million fee. He was signed by Chelsea in 2017 for an estimated £27 million, where he won the FA Cup in his first season, followed by the UEFA Europa League in his second season, and the UEFA Champions League in 2021.
He made his international debut for Germany in March 2014. He was forced to miss UEFA Euro 2016 due to an injury suffered earlier in the season but he was part of the squad that won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. He kept his spot in the squad for the 2018 World Cup, and later also took part at UEFA Euro 2020.