His life will fundamentally change in 2021. Johannes Bex is very happy about it. “It’s the best decision I’ve ever made,” says Stephensbossinger, who decided to study in the United States and play football there exactly a year ago. When will he return? And will he play again for SV Shouldering? With an open mind. Johannes Bex’s plans suggest at least something different.
Soon to be 24 years old he spent Christmas and New Year at home. As the Goldingers prepare for work to continue in the regional league this week, Bex will be on a flight back to New York. In a temporary allotment like summer, when Defender played the first five games for the SVS surprisingly well, it currently has nothing to do with 2022. This time for Bex even though the university championship in the United States is already over.
He was selected to the season team for the second time
Review: Exactly one year ago, when a young man from Lower Bavaria received a scholarship, He begins a frenzied success with his Seton Hall University. Eventually the pirates, known as the kickers from New Jersey, win Big East League for the first time in 30 years. Becks was selected as the team of the season and will soon become one of the most recognizable faces on his campus.
The new season is also going well for the 23-year-old, who trained at Spvgg Greuther Fürth and 1.FC Nürnberg. At least personally. Bex is playing a strong round again, scoring more goals and scoring more goals for his team as a defender. Again he was selected as one of the best players in the league. However, overall, the pirates have less power in this round. At the beginning of the season, high flight will stop early. But when Hurricane Ida crossed the US East Coast in early September and Hall University was not saved, things broke down. The storm destroyed the cabin section of the pirates. “That kind of threw us off,” says Johannes Bex. “Here in the United States, people often talk about speed in the game. The right sense is very important. Unfortunately, we lost it.”
Instead of fighting for the national title like last year, Bex and his team now need to train and prepare for the new season. The Pirates are in a big uprising, with ten new soldiers coming. Bex should help shape the team, “the coach often asks leaders what we think of potential newcomers,” he says. Not surprisingly, the university wanted to keep Germany. Bex gladly accepted. He can even imagine staying in the fields until the end of his studies in May 2023. “In the spring I’ll go to Innsbrook for a month and do some kind of semester overseas. Then it has to move to New York, where he will soon finish his internship in Manhattan. “We have excellent relationships with large companies through the university. Definitely suitable for the New York financial and information technology sectors.”
The internship will then open up career opportunities. Seton Hall University is in high demand for graduates and is one of the best business faculties in the entire country with the All-University Stillman Business School. So, Bex is likely to stay in the US even longer, and above all, his focus is clearly on his career.
On the other hand, unlike many of his teammates, he ended his dream of being on the big football stage. “Most of us still see a professional contract, but for me the problem is over.” He has good cards and, above all, thanks to his performance, he is the hub of big clubs and can also be persuaded with strong data. “In the United States, a lot depends on statistics. They are very good for me, so maybe something will work again. But I have other plans, and I’m really focused on vocational training.”
S.V. Should never come back to Golding
Of course, Johannes Becks still loves football. In the meantime, however, he has become a means to an end, and above all he uses it to fund his entire course – all expenses in the United States are offset by his sports scholarship.
At some point Johannes Becks definitely wants to come to Germany. It is questionable whether a job and high quality football can be combined later. So the defender has already finished his last regional league game. In the 1-1 draw against Elderstorf on August 5, Bex equalized for Scholdinger in the last minute of Alex Mankovsky. Since then, he has been actively pursuing events from a distance. “Of course I’ve been told about everything. The team may have gotten a few points too low, but in the end it will be enough to last.” Why? “I know guys now. When it’s so important, they’re there. It’s in their DNA.” In the United States they would probably say: Shoulderinger time is very good.
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