Date of birth
A look at the German's career.
Pascal Gross was Brighton & Hove Albion's first summer signing ahead of their debut Premier League season, as he joined from German side FC Ingolstadt 04.
The 25-year-old made close to 200 appearances in the top two tiers of the Bundesliga; and was Ingolstadt's standout player before joining the Seagulls.
Born in Mannheim, Gross began his career with Hoffenheim in 2008, before switching to Karlsruhe in 2011 and then moving to Ingolstadt in 2012.
Gross made his Albion debut in their opening Premier League fixture against Manchester City at the Amex Stadium, and went on to win the club's Player of the Season award after numerous impressive displays.
The German fired the club's first-ever Premier League goal against West Bromwich Albion, and also headed the all-important winning goal against Manchester United at the Amex, which secured the club's top-flight safety.
Gross was on target against Manchester United again the following August, scoring from the penalty spot in a memorable 3-2 win at the Amex.