Niclas Füllkrug Biography: Wife, Career, Stats, Teeth, FIFA, Idol

In the world of football, it’s often the young stars who grab the headlines with their dazzling performances on the pitch. However, German striker, Niclas Füllkrug’s astonishing life story tells us differently by making a reputable name for himself in the later stages of his career. Füllkrug’s journey is a testament to his resilient mindset and firm belief that age is no barrier to achieving greatness. Join us as we delve into the inspiring biography of Niclas Füllkrug.

Niclas Füllkrug Parents

Niclas Füllkrug was born in Hanover, Germany on the day of February 9th, 1993. Niclas’ parents Natalie Füllkrug(mother) and Andreas Füllkrug(father), ensured he had a stable upbringing and instilled the values of discipline and respect from an early age which is evident today from his humble demeanor both on and off the pitch.

Fun Fact: Niclas Füllkrug’s grandfather Gerd was a professional footballer for SV Arminia Hannover. Maybe that’s where he inherited his raw talent from!

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Niclas Füllkrug Sister

Niclas Füllkrug has a sister named Anna-Lena Füllkrug. He was raised alongside her and they both shared their passion for the beautiful game since their childhood days.  Today, Anna is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Hannover 96 and has a reputable career herself.

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Niclas Füllkrug and his sister Anna-Lena Füllkrug pictured after being awarded in 2019
Niclas Füllkrug and his sister Anna-Lena Füllkrug pictured after being awarded in 2019

Niclas Füllkrug Club Career

Although Niclas Füllkrug’s football career has been full of ups and downs, the Hannover native has spent his whole professional life in Germany.  Niclas Füllkrug began his youth career at TuS Ricklingen when he was just a 4-year-old and spent 8 long years shaping his basic skillset and proficiency in the beautiful game. He was then promoted to Sportfreunde Ricklingen and spent one year there before his breakthrough transfer. 

Füllkrug’s transfer to the youth setup of Werder Bremen in 2006 would mark a significant decision for his career. After a couple of years at Werder Bremen’s U17 side, Fulkrug would go on to be promoted multiple times for the German side. 3 years of hard work and dedication later, Niclas would finally get promoted to Werder Bremen’s second team in 2012 and his influence there was eye-catching to say the least. This led him to get the call for Werder Bremen’s first team and his career really began to kick off from that moment.

Fun fact: Niclas Füllkrug once ended up hospitalized after the tooth of one of his teammates got wedged in his forehead following an accident at the Werder Bremen training ground.

Füllkrug would then move to Greuther Fürth on a loan transfer to hone in on his skillset and develop his own play style. He would go on to make a couple of moves to 1.FC Nuremberg and Hannover 96 before he returned to his boyhood club, Werder Bremen in 2019. 

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Niclas Füllkrug during his time at Hannover 96
Niclas Füllkrug during his time at Hannover 96

But this time, Niclas was better than ever. He steadily established himself in the team’s starting lineup and consistently performed at the highest level. He managed to score a total of 49 goals and provide 16 assists in just 124 appearances for Werder Bremen. He was awarded the “Rising Star of the Year” award for his 2023 season at Werder Bremen and also shared the Bundesliga Top Scorer award with Christopher Nkunku in the 2022/23 season with 16 goals each.

Niclas Füllkrug after winning the Bundesliga Top Scorer Award

This obviously meant that Füllkrug would attract a move from German giants, Borussia Dortmund which he could simply not reject. After joining the Yellow side of Germany in 2023 for 13 million euros, it’s safe to say he has managed to successfully revitalize his football career. The star striker bagged a total of 12 goals and provided 11 assists in his first 33 appearances for Dortmund.

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Niclas Füllkrug International Career

Although Niclas Füllkrug made his debut for the German U18 team in 2010, he failed to make a lasting impression and would not get the call-up until late in his career.

Did you know?

Niclas Füllkrug is the oldest outfielder to make his debut for Germany in the last 20 years at the age of 29 years, 280 days?

Niclas He has been named as Germany’s new ‘Old’ striker and managed to bag 10 goals in his first 14 appearances For Hansi Flick’s side.His former Werder Bremen and German teammate, Niklas Stark had this to say about him, 

“ ‘Fülle’ can be important for the national team, just like he is for us. There are outstanding technical players [ahead of him], but if you want to play with a classic nine, I don’t think there’s anyone better.”

Niclas Füllkrug celebrating his goal for his country, Germany
Niclas Füllkrug celebrating his goal for his country, Germany

Niclas Füllkrug Teeth

Niclas Füllkrug is renowned for the visible gap in his front teeth. This is the reason behind his funny nickname “Lücke” which means gap in German. Even his former team, Werder Bremen couldn’t back down on the banter by announcing his signing in 2019 with a picture of his teeth.

Niclas Füllkrug Wife

Niclas Füllkrug and his stunning wife, Lisa Füllkrug

Meet Niclas Füllkrug’s gorgeous wife Lisa Füllkrug. The couple have an adorable 5-year-old daughter named Tochter Emilia. Although the two have been married for a long period, time doesn’t seem to affect the dynamics of their relationship. Lisa is pictured every now and then cheering on and supporting her husband from the stands. Their compassionate relationship is the epitome of endless love and support evident from the happiness they share in their social media posts. 

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The admirable relationship between Niclas Füllkrug and his wife, Lisa Füllkrug

What is Niclas Füllkrug’s Salary?

Füllkrug earns a whopping €115,385 weekly salary which adds up to £6,000,000 annually exclusive of bonuses. (He has 2 more years left on his contract with Borussia Dortmund)

What is Niclas Füllkrug’s Net Worth?

Niclas Füllkrug’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.

Niclas Füllkrug FIFA

–   Füllkrug has an 80 overall rating in EA FC 24.

Niclas Füllkrug’s EA FC 24 base card
Niclas Füllkrug’s EA FC 24 base card

Who is Niclas Füllkrug’s Idol?

Niclas Füllkrug expressed his admiration for former German striker, Miroslav Klose but said that he doesn’t really have a big idol in an interview saying, 

“I looked up to Miro Klose when I was a kid in 2002. Otherwise, I’ve always tried to become my own player, so I didn’t really have a big idol”

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Player Info

Full Name

Niclas Füllkrug



Date Of Birth

February 9, 1993

Place Of Birth

Hanover, Germany






1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

Marital Status



  • Mother – Natalie Füllkrug 
  • Father –  Andreas Füllkrug


Professional Career

Current Team

Borussia Dortmund

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National Team


Youth Team(s)

  • TuS Ricklingen 
  •  Sportfreunde Ricklingen 
  •  SV Werder Bremen



Preferred Foot


Playing Style

  • Traditional No.9 
  • Heading and Goalscoring

Market Value

13 million euros

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