LifeBogger presents the Full Story of a Football Genius, who is best known by the cool Nickname; “Jule”.
Our version of Julian Draxler’s Biography Facts, including his Childhood Story, brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.
The analysis of the German professional footballer involves his life story before fame, relationship life/controversies, family life and other OFF-Pitch little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his abilities but few consider Julian Draxler’s Biography which is quite interesting. Now without further ado, let’s Begin.
Julian Draxler Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
For Biography starters, Julian Draxler was born on the 20th of September 1993 in Gladbeck, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
He was born to his mother, Monika Draxler (a housekeeper) and his father, Hans-Jürgen Draxler (a former amateur footballer and current manager of his son).
Julian had Blue-collar roots. He grew up with his siblings in the coal-mining industrial town where blue collars workers were high in demand.
It was also a migrant neighbourhood known for producing local talents in football.
The working-class ethos ingrained in the local culture of his community tends to have a palpable influence on breeding young footballers.
However, the case of Julian Draxler is different. He was evidently kicking a ball around virtually as soon as he could walk.
His decision of wanting to become a footballer started after his dad took him to a Schalke game as a kid – the team he went on to sign for. However, he never started his career through the club’s youth system.
Julian started grass-root football with BV Rentfort at the age of 5. Below is his ID card for Julian while at Rentfort.
Draxler played there until he was 7. There, he was seen as different from other kids. He achieved what no kid had ever achieved. He was known for his speed and intensity while both playing football on green pitch or sand.
The early rise to stardom led to several youth clubs circling him like sharks. Julian completed his first transfer in his early teenage years.
It was so unlikely so someone of such age to be put on the transfer budget of youth clubs.
Julian was bought by SSV Buer from his hometown club BV Rentfort. It didn’t take up to a year before FC Schalke 04 got wind of an early talent in the making. They acquired his services in 2001.
Julian Draxler Ex-Girlfriend, Lena Stiffel, – The Love Story:
There is nothing that can make a man more proud than still being in love with a childhood sweetheart. Especially one you knew since 5th grade. This is the case of Julian Draxler.
The German footballer met Lena Stiffel when they were in 5th Grade. Both met while they attended the same school. In fact, they were once classmates.
He is the only popular footballer who has his childhood classmate as his wag. Lena, as revealed in the photo below, is so passionate about her man’s career.
Lena Stiffel’s parents were friends with the Draxlers since before they were born.
They spent a lot of their childhood playing games, going to Schalke matches, and entertaining each other each time their families hosted one another for parties.
Their relationship is not just about sharing happy moments. But their collective strength during heartfelt thick and thin situations.
Lena is the only woman in the world who could wipe the tears from her man. Below are both lovebirds sharing their moment of truth; the beginning of Romeo and Juliet’s kind of love on the world’s stage.
Julian Draxler Untold Biography Facts – In Love with Another:
Draxler has once endured temptations that would have broken his relationship with Lena.
This is the case of Clarissa who has been harbouring a crush on Julian Draxler for nearly two years. She could never tell him though because Julian had been with Lena for years.
Clarissa was going out with Andrew, an economics student she met in university. She broke up with him because she finally realized that her attraction to Julian was more than friendly, and she couldn’t continue with Andrew anymore once she realized that.
Unfortunately, after she broke up with Andrew, that was the same time Julian patched-up relationship issues with Lena.
This left her disappointed. Reports indicate that Julian is still in love with her and might be single again to let her in.
Julian Draxler Family Life:
Draxler comes from a family where everyone is down to earth. Once a middle-class family suddenly turned to German first-class citizens, all thanks to big monies from football.
About Julian Draxler’s Father:
Hans-Jürgen Draxler was the reason why his son Julian fell in love with football. After failing out to be a professional footballer, all he did was take his son to watch Schalke 04’s home matches.
This was where football was rejuvenated again in the Draxler family. Hans-Jürgen Draxler currently manages his son’s career.
About Julian Draxler’s Mother:
Monika Draxler is the mother of Julian Draxler. She is someone who always remains dazed by the whirl around her son. In her words…“My boy lives my dream!” “Me too,” adds Julian quickly.
Once upon a time, Monika requested her son to come up the stands for a kiss which Julian never hesitated. What a lovely mother-son relationship!. 😛
About Julian Draxler’s Grandmother:
As I write this Biography, she currently living the few years left of her life as a happy granny who does nothing but watch her grandson play in all his glory. Below is a picture of her with her daughter (Monika) and Grandson (Julian).
Julian Draxler Education:
Even as his sporting reputation skyrocketed, Draxler demonstrated his level-headedness by continuing to study for his school-leaving certificate at the Gesamtschule Berger Feld.
The school has a long-running working relationship with Schalke and the likes of Mesut Özil, Manuel Neuer, all passed through its portals. Draxler duly departed with a certificate in hand in July 2012.
Julian Draxler Untold Biography Facts – Breaking Schalke’s Heart:
When he was reportedly courted by a handful of Europe’s top clubs, Draxler chose Wolfsburg, a rival to Schalke as his next destination, signing a five-year-deal with them on the 31 August 2015.
Upon his transfer, Julian believed the time was ripe for change.
In his words…”The club offers me fantastic opportunities and has an extremely strong squad,” said Draxler. “I’m looking forward to playing in the Champions League with VfL and competing for titles.”
His decision left Schalke heartbroken. They never believed his loyalty which was rooted out from his childhood love for their club, will die at a time they needed him the most.
This was followed by sections of the fans labelling Julian as ‘Judas’ for his betrayal.
Labelling former players as ‘Judas’ is common among Bundesliga fans who lose the star players to a rival clubs within the Bundesliga.
Manuel Neuer faced similar fate from the same Schalke while Marco Reus and Gotze have been labelled ‘Judas’ by Dortmund fans.
Like all Schalke players, Draxler HATES Dortmund. He once said: “Unless they brainwash me, I will never join Dortmund.” In other to let painful memories go, he decided to leave VfL Wolfsburg to PSG.
Julian Draxler Religion:
Julian is a German-born Jewish footballer. He is devoted to Jews’ customs and traditions.
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