German striker Kevin Kuranyi

Kevin Kuranyi - is a German footballer who currently is without a contract. Player for 34 years, so it is possible he will make a decision about retirement. Kevin Kuranyi plays the classic center-forward position.

Early career

German striker Kevin Kuranyi

Kevin Kuranyi was born March 2, 1982 in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. His father - a German, and his mother panama. He spent his childhood in Brazil, in six years, joined the football academy of local club "Serrano Petropolis". There, he spent five years before he moved to the mother's home in Panama, where he joined the football academy of the club "Las Promesas".

He spent only one year and then returned to the "Serrano", which was engaged for another two years.

When he was 14 years old, Kevin Kuranyi again went to the mother's home and spent another year at the club "Las Promesas", but in the age of fifteen he returned to Germany, where he stayed. In 1997, Kevin was watching at the football academy "Stuttgart" to which eventually joined. He spent three years, and when he was eighteen years - signed a professional contract with the club.

However, not just the young footballer was able to break into the base - in his first season, he played only 9 matches in duplicate, scoring one goal. The second season turned out to be more than successful - he chop 9 goals in 26 matches for the reserve team and six times summoned to the core team, marked by two goals, and for her. As a result, since 2002 Kuranyi has become a major and a key player, "Stuttgart". In the 02/03 season he scored the most goals in his career - 22. In the following two seasons he marked 16 and 18 goals respectively. This consistently high efficiency has attracted the attention of other clubs, and summer of 2005, 23-year-old striker for seven million euros went to "Schalke".

Move to the "Schalke"

German striker Kevin Kuranyi

Kevin Kuranyi - a player who was able to quickly get used to the new place. He immediately began to play on in the first season marked 14 goals in 46 matches. Just "Schalke," he spent five seasons with the club winning the 2005 League Cup year. In total he played for Schalke 209 matches and scored 87 goals in them. In the summer of 2010 his contract with "Schalke" ended, and Kevin went on a rather unusual step - he moved to Russia, where he signed a contract with the Moscow "Dynamo".

The game of "Dynamo"

German striker Kevin Kuranyi

Kuranyi Kevin, whose photograph at that time still appeared on the covers of sports magazines, deliberately decided to go for a fall - one of the strongest clubs in Germany, he moved to the middle peasant Championship in Russia, is not in the top 5 leagues, unlike the Bundesliga . Whatever the motives of a football player, he was immediately impressed with the leadership, scoring in the remaining half of the season 9 goals in 16 matches. However, further things went not so smooth - over the next four years - in 126 matches, 46 goals. This is a good indicator, but it is much less impressive than its performance in the "Stuttgart" and "Schalke". When a player contract expired in the summer of 2015, he returned to Germany, signing a one-year contract with "Hoffenheim"

Last season

However, Kuranyi was already 33 years old, so it does not get enough match practice - for the entire season, he appeared on the field 15 times and failed to score a single goal. Naturally, did not renew the contract with him - and he found himself without a job in the summer of 2016. As long as the attacker has announced his retirement, but also lucrative offers from clubs he did not arrive, so that he is now out of work.