Sidney Sam

Sidney Sam (2010)

Sidney Sam ( born January 31, 1988 in Kiel ) is a German football player. The attacking midfielder played 04 Leverkusen Bayer.



Sam began his career at TuS Mettenhof, a Kiel neighborhood association, and came over FC Kilia Kiel Kieler the largest football club Holstein Kiel. For this he was from 2002 to 2004 in youth active until Talent scouts of Hamburger SV were aware of him. From 2004 on, he played at Hamburg and was initially a fixed size in the Regional team. For the season 2007/ 08 Sam received a professional contract and made his debut on 20 October 2007 (10th Round ) in a 4-1 victory at home to VfB Stuttgart when he came on in the 77th minute for David Jarolím. At the end of his first professional season, he had come to four short sessions.

After the first round of the 2008/09 season he was loaned to second-division 1 FC Kaiserslautern. He arrived there on 26 seasonally, in which he scored four goals, where he was often on or replaced. In the summer of 2009, the loan agreement was extended until June 2010. In his second season for the FCK he matured into a regular player and was jointly responsible with ten goals and seven assists that the Palatinate at the end of the season were second division champions and were promoted to the Bundesliga.

For the season 2010/11 he moved to league rivals Bayer 04 Leverkusen, with whom he signed a contract dated 2015. On 25 September 2010 ( 6th Round ) he scored the deficit to 4-1 in the away game Final against VfB Stuttgart also his first Bundesliga goal. One of his two goals against his former club 1.FC Kaiserslautern 7 November 2010, a volley from 20 yards, was voted Goal of the Month in November 2010. With seven goals in 30 games he wore in his first year in Leverkusen near to winning the vice-championship.

On January 8, 2014 Sam's change to league rivals FC Schalke 04 was given known. The change will take place for 2014/15 season, he was awarded a contract to 30 June 2018.


Sidney Sam was junior national team and came for the U-19 national team in nine games and for the U-20 national team in four games for use. September 8, 2009 Sam made ​​his debut in the European Championship qualifier against the Czech Republic in the U-21 national team. On 16 May 2013, was appointed by Joachim Loew for the international matches against Ecuador (29 May 2013) and the USA (2 June 2013). His senior international debut came on May 29, 2013 in a 4-2 victory in a friendly against Ecuador in the selection Boca Raton ( USA); in the 69th minute he was substituted for André Schurrle. In the World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands on September 10, 2013, came on in the 84th minute. Since this acted to his competitive debut, Sam is eligible to play only for the DFB.


  • Master of the 2nd Bundesliga: 2010
  • Promotion to the Bundesliga: 2010
  • German runner-up: 2011


  • Goal of the Month: November 2010


Sidney Sam's father is from Nigeria. His older brother, Steve, Sam, also plays football at the 1 FC Kaan -Marie Born in the Football League Westphalia. Since 2012, Sam is married.