Attacking midfielder who joined FC Schalke 04 in 2011, winning the 2011 DFB-Pokal and 2011 DFL-Supercup and the 2013 Sportschau Goal of the Year Award. He signed with Wolfsburg in 2015 and Paris Saint-Germain FC in 2017.
He played youth soccer for BV Rentfort from 1998 to 2000.
He debuted internationally for Germany in 2012 and won the 2014 World Cup with his country.
He was born to Monica and Hans-Jurgen Draxler in Gladbeck, Germany. He and his childhood sweetheart Lena Stiffel got engaged, but later parted ways. He began dating Sethanie Taing in 2019.
Midfielder Lewis Holtby was his teammate on Schalke 04 from 2011 to 2013.