Maximilian Kruse, born 19 March 1988, is a German footballer who plays as a forward for Fenerbahçe in the Bundesliga. He was a product of the Werder Bremen academy and made his debut for the club in 2007. He signed for FC St Pauli in 2009 and made more than 100 appearances for the club before moving to SC Freiburg. After a successful season there Borussia Monchengladbach signed the forward for €2million. In 2015 Wolfsburg signed Kruse after activating his €12illion release clause. In August 2016 the striker rejoined Werder Bremen.