Robin Gosens

Robin Everardus Gosens (born 5 July 1994) is a German-Dutch professional footballer who plays as a left midfielder or left-back for Serie A club Atalanta and the Germany national team.

Robin Gosens
Gosens in 2018
Personal information
Full name Robin Everardus Gosens[1]
Date of birth (1994-07-05) 5 July 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Emmerich am Rhein, Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Left wing-back
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
2000–2007 Fortuna Elten
2007–2009 1. FC Bocholt
2009–2012 VfL Rhede
2012–2014 Vitesse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Vitesse 0 (0)
2014–2015Dordrecht (loan) 47 (3)
2015–2017 Heracles Almelo 60 (4)
2017– Atalanta 115 (24)
National team
2020– Germany 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:07, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:50, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Club career

Born in Emmerich am Rhein, Gosens appeared for local clubs before joining Vitesse's youth setup on 4 July 2012.[2] On 13 August 2013, he signed his first professional deal with the club.[3] Prior to this, he failed at a trial workout with Bundesliga giant Borussia Dortmund. Gosens himself described it a fiasco.[4]

On 14 January 2014, Gosens was loaned to FC Dordrecht until the end of the season.[5] He made his professional debut three days later, starting in a 1–1 home draw against SBV Excelsior.[6]

Gosens scored his first professional goal on 7 February, netting the second in a 6–1 home defeat of FC Emmen.[7] He appeared in 20 matches during the campaign (play-offs included), as his side finished second and returned to Eredivisie after a nineteen-year absence.

On 29 May 2014, Gosens' loan was renewed for a further year,[8] and he made his Eredivisie debut on 9 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 away win against SC Heerenveen.[9] He scored his first goal in the competition on 20 September, netting his side's only in a 1–1 away draw against Excelsior.[10]

On 4 June 2015, it was announced that Gosens had moved on a free transfer to Heracles Almelo.[11]

On 2 June 2017, it was announced that Gosens had transferred to Italian side Atalanta.[12] On 18 September 2019, Gosens made his Champions League debut against Dinamo Zagreb.[13] Gosens established himself as one of the top wing-backs in the Serie A, excelling both offensively and defensively. During the 2019–2020 season, he was one of Atalanta's top goalscorers of the season scoring 9 goals, an unprecedentedly high number for a defender.

International career

On 25 August 2020, Gosens received his first call-up to represent the Germany national football team.[14] He made his debut on 3 September, starting in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League match against Spain.[15]

On 19 May 2021, he was included in the UEFA Euro 2020 squad.[16]

Personal life

Gosens was born in Germany to a German mother and a Dutch father, and holds both Dutch and German passports.[17]

Career statistics


As of match played 23 May 2021[18]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Dordrecht (loan) 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 1610040201
2014–15 Eredivisie 31220332
Total 4732040533
Heracles Almelo 2015–16 Eredivisie 3223130383
2016–17 2822020322
Total 604512030705
Atalanta 2017–18 Serie A 2112031262
2018–19 2833050363
2019–20 34910814310
2020–21 321150714412
Total 1152411023314927
Career total 222311812537027235


As of 15 June 2021[19]
Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first.[19]
List of international goals scored by Robin Gosens
17 June 2021Merkur Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany7 Latvia1–07–1Friendly




  1. "Campionato Serie A TIM 2019/2020: Atalanta B.C. vs S.P.A.L." (PDF). Atalanta B.C. (in Italian). 2020. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 September 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  2. "Robin Gosens wechselt zu Vitesse Arnhem" [Robin Goshen moves to Vitesse Arnhem] (in German). FuPa. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. "Nachwuchs-Fußballer Robin Gosens unterschreibt Vertrag bei Vitesse Arnheim" [Young footballer Robin Gosens signs contract with Vitesse Arnhem] (in German). WAZ. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. "Atalantas Robin Gosens: Probetraining beim BVB "war ein Fiasko" |". Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  5. "Gosens op huurbasis naar FC Dordrecht" [Gosens loaned to FC Dordrecht] (in Dutch). Vitesse's official website. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. "Boeiende regioderby eindigt onbeslist (1–1)" [Fascinating local derby ends in a draw (1–1)] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmond. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  7. "FC Dordrecht ruim langs FC Emmen" [FC Dordrecht ease past FC Emmen] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmond. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  8. "Robin Gosens en Mo Hamdaoui op huurbasis naar FC Dordrecht" [Robin Gosens and Mo Hamdaoui loaned to FC Dordrecht] (in Dutch). Vitesse's official website. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  9. "Eredivisie: Heerenveen 1–2 FC Dordrecht". Total Dutch Football. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  10. "Rijnmondse streekderby onbeslist" [Rijnmond derby ends undecided] (in Dutch). 20 September 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  11. Heracles heeft de smaak te pakken en legt transfervrije Vitessenaar vast (Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. 4 June 2015
  12. "Robin Gosens all'Atalanta" [Robin Gosens to Atalanta] (in Dutch). Atalanta's official website. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  13. "Atalanta v Dinamo Zagreb". 2019-11-26. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  14. "Germany squad announcement: Atalanta's Robin Gosens wins first call up | DW | 25.08.2020". DW.COM.
  15. "90.+6! Gaya gleicht erst in der Schlusssekunde aus" (in German). 3 September 2020.
  16. "JOACHIM LÖW ANNOUNCES HIS SQUAD FOR EURO 2020". 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  17. "Robin Gosens overweegt voor Nederlands elftal te kiezen".
  18. "R. Gosens". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  19. "Robin Gosens". European Football. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  20. "Gran Galà del Calcio: The winners". Football Italia. 19 March 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2021.