Maximilian Dittgen signs for the Boys in Brown
Tuesday, 04. August 2020, 10:00 Uhr
The St. Pauli squad continues to take shape, with Maximilian Dittgen the next player to complete a move to the Millerntor. The midfielder has put pen to paper on a two-year deal to 30 June 2022.
Dittgen, 25, learned his trade in the youth systems of MSV Duisburg, Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund before joining the FC Nürnberg Under-19s in 2013. He moved up to the second team in the 2013-14 season, making 24 appearances and scoring two goals. He was also given six Bundesliga 2 outings during the following season.
The midfielder signed for third division side SG Sonnenhof Grossaspach for the start of the 2015-16 season, scoring six goals, and then joined second division FC Kaiserslautern the following season. A year later, he moved to SV Wehen Wiesbaden on loan before making the switch permanent. From 2018 to 2020, he scored four goals and contributed 15 assists for SVWW.
Reaction to the deal
Director of sport Andreas Bornemann: "We're delighted to have signed Maximilian, who has made steady progress in recent years. Max comes with a host of promising attributes and has the ability to take the next step in his development with us."
Head coach Timo Schultz: "Maximilian is a versatile attacking player. He's one of the hardest runners in Bundesliga 2 and has impressed above all with his incredible pace – which suits our style of play very well."
Maximilian Dittgen: "Ultimately, it wasn't a difficult decision to join St. Pauli. I'm really looking forward to the Millerntor and the positively crazy fans. I'm sure I'll fit in well at the club, both as a person and with my style of play."