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Holger Felix Badstuber born 13 March 1989 is a German footballer who plays as a centre back for VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga and the German national team. He is primarily a centre back, although he is a capable left back He made his debut in the 2009–10 season in the Bundesliga, at the age of 19, playing nearly every game that year and helped the club win the league and cup double and reached the Champions League final that same year, before eventually earning a call up to the World Cup in 2010. Former Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal stated that he is the best left footed defender in Germany. Injuries have prevented him properly developing over the last three seasons.