2012–13 SpVgg Greuther Fürth season

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Greuther Fürth
2012–13 season
Manager Louis Price
Stadium Trolli Arena, Fürth, Germany
Bundesliga 18th
DFB-Pokal 1st Round
Top goalscorer League: Nikola Djurdjic (5)
All: Nikola Djurdjic (5)
Highest home attendance 18,000 (in 8 matches)
Lowest home attendance 14,425 (vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05, 26 January 2013)
Average home league attendance 16,842
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 SpVgg Greuther Fürth season is the 110th season in the club's football history. In 2012–13 the club plays in the Fußball-Bundesliga, the top tier of German football. It is the clubs first-ever season in this league, having been promoted from the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga in 2012.

The club also took part in the 2012–13 edition of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, where it was knocked out in the first round by third division side Kickers Offenbach.[1]

Review and events[edit]

For the clubs second home game in the Bundesliga against FC Schalke 04 the former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger announced his attendance, having been a life long fan of the club.[2] Felix Klaus put his name down in the history books as his goal against Mainz in their second game earned Greuther Furth their first ever win in the Bundesliga.

Matches[edit]

Legend[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Friendly matches[edit]

Bundesliga[edit]

DFB-Pokal[edit]

Squad[edit]

Squad and statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2013[3]

Squad Season 2012–13
No. Player Nat. Birthday at SVGF since Previous club League matches League goals Cup matches Cup goals
Goalkeepers
1 Wolfgang Hesl German 13 Jan 1986 2012 Dynamo Dresden 15 0 0 0
26 Max Grün German 5 Apr 1987 2009 FC Bayern Munich II 17 0 1 0
29 Issa Ndoye Senegalese 12 Dec 1985 2012 Volyn Lutsk 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 Lasse Sobiech German 18 Jan 1991 2012 Borussia Dortmund 22 2 0 0
4 Kevin Kraus German 12 Aug 1992 2011 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 0 0 0
5 Mergim Mavraj (Captain)[4] Albanian 9 Jun 1986 2011 VfL Bochum 31 0 1 0
6 Heinrich Schmidtgal Kazakhstani 20 Nov 1985 2011 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 18 0 0 0
7 Bernd Nehrig German 28 Sep 1988 2007 VfB Stuttgart 25 1 1 0
15 Michael Hefele German 1 Sep 1990 2012 SpVgg Unterhaching 1 0 0 0
18 Abdul Rahman Baba Ghanaian 2 Jul 1994 2012 Asante Kotoko F.C. 19 0 1 0
19 Thomas Kleine German 28 Dec 1977 2010 Borussia Mönchengladbach 21 0 1 0
30 Johannes Geis German 17 Aug 1993 2008 Youth system 6 1 0 0
38 Matthias Zimmermann German 16 Jun 1992 2012 Borussia Mönchengladbach 13 1 0 0
Midfielders
8 Stephan Fürstner German 11 Sep 1987 2009 Bayern Munich 29 1 1 0
10 Sebastian Tyrala Pole 21 Jul 1989 2011 VfL Osnabrück 1 0 1 0
13 Milorad Pekovic Montenegrin 5 Aug 1977 2010 1. FSV Mainz 05 18 0 0 0
14 Edgar Prib German 15 Dec 1989 2006 Youth system 26 3 1 0
16 Zoltan Stieber Hungarian 16 Oct 1988 2012 1. FSV Mainz 05 16 3 0 0
17 Thomas Pledl German 23 May 1994 2012 TSV 1860 München 6 0 0 0
21 Robert Zillner German 4 Aug 1985 2011 SpVgg Unterhaching 6 0 0 0
22 Thanos Petsos Greek 5 Jun 1991 2012 Bayer Leverkusen 13 1 1 0
23 Sercan Sararer Turkish 27 Nov 1989 2000 Youth system 22 1 1 0
27 Florian Trinks German 11 Mar 1992 2013 Werder Bremen 2 1 0 0
32 Jung-Bin Park South Korean 18 Sep 1986 2013 VfL Wolfsburg II 9 0 0 0
34 József Varga German 6 June 1988 2013 Debreceni VSC 6 0 0 0
36 Felix Klaus German 13 Sep 1992 2007 Youth system 23 2 0 0
Strikers
9 Christopher Nöthe German 3 Jan 1988 2009 Borussia Dortmund 13 0 1 0
11 Gerald Asamoah German 3 Oct 1978 2012 FC St. Pauli 17 0 1 0
24 Djiby Fall Senegalese 20 Apr 1985 2012 Lokeren 2 0 0 0
32 Edu Brazilian 30 Nov 1981 2012 Schalke 04 10 1 0 0
33 Ilir Azemi Kosovar 21 Feb 1992 2007 Youth system 18 0 0 0
40 Nikola Djurdjic Serbian 1 Apr 1986 2013 Helsingborg IF 14 5 0 0
Players who left the club during the 2012-13 season
Tayfun Pektürk German 13 May 1988 2010 Eintracht Trier 3 0 0 0
Last updated: 23 May 2013

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