Generation Next : Maximilian “Max” Meyer

Maximilian “Max” Meyer ; born 18 September 1995) is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Schalke 04.
Meyer left his hometown club Rot-Weiß Oberhausen to join MSV Duisburg in 2004 on a free transfer. Then in 2009 he transferred to FC Schalke 04’s youth team. With the Schalke U-19 he won the 2011–12 German U-19 Championship against Bayern Munich with a 2–1 win in the final.

In the 2011–12 season, he played 15 matches for Schalke’s U-19. He scored 11 goals and made 11 assists. This made him the second top scorer in club behind Tammo Harder. Due to his good performance, Schalke’s general manager, Horst Heldt, gave him a professional contract until 2015.

Meyer was included in the 30 man provisional squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup. On 13 May 2014, Meyer made his debut against Poland.Though Meyer started the match, in the 76th minute he was substituted for Maximilian Arnold.

He was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the silver medal.

Because of his dribbling abilities and his high speed, his playing style is compared to that of Lionel Messi.When asked about his good technique, Meyer replied “With ten years I have played Futsal for four years next to the football club in addition. In addition to the three workouts in the club I had in addition a Futsal session per week. Saturdays at noon was the point of the game and in the afternoon the futsal game.