Andreas Görlitz

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Andreas Görlitz
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Görlitz while at Karlsruhe
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-01-31) 31 January 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Weilheim, West Germany
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 77
Youth career
1989–1996 TSV Rott/Lech
1996–2000 TSV 1860 München
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 TSV 1860 München II 59 (8)
2002–2004 TSV 1860 München 37 (1)
2004–2010 Bayern Munich 18 (0)
2005–2010 Bayern Munich II 21 (0)
2007–2009 Karlsruher SC (loan) 49 (0)
2010–2013 FC Ingolstadt 04 63 (1)
2012–2014 FC Ingolstadt 04 II (loan) 2 (0)
2014– San Jose Earthquakes 3 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Germany U21 9 (0)
2004 Germany 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 February 2007

Andreas Görlitz (born 31 January 1982) is a German footballer who plays defense for the San Jose Earthquakes.

Club career[edit]

Born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, Bavaria, West Germany, Görlitz began his professional career (as a midfielder) with TSV 1860 München, by then in the Bundesliga; his first match came on 10 February 2002, in a 1–2 loss at 1. FC Nürnberg, but he could only amass a further four league games in his first two seasons combined.

In the 2003–04 season, Görlitz made the transition to defender, and appeared in 32 matches for TSV, scoring his first professional goal on 27 March 2004, at Eintracht Frankfurt, through a header (3–0 triumph), as his side was finally relegated, after ranking 17th.

Görlitz signed with TSV neighbours FC Bayern Munich in the 2004 summer.[1] He even started some matches in the new season but, following an injury in a UEFA Champions League contest against Juventus FC, on 3 November, spent almost two years in the sidelines.

In the summer of 2007, it was announced that Görlitz would join newly promoted Karlsruher SC, on loan for the 2007–08 season.[2] The player only missed three league matches and his club finished 11th, well clear from relegation.

On 9 May 2008, the loan deal was extended for another season.[3] Following his second year, in which he featured significantly less, also suffering another relegation, Görlitz returned to Bayern, to play through the final year in his contract.[4] For the third consecutive season at the club, he was often demoted to the reserve squad.

On 4 March 2014, Görlitz signed a contract with the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.

International career[edit]

Shortly after signing for Bayern, Görlitz made his debut for the Germany national team, appearing in the last five minutes of the 1–1 friendly with Brazil, on 8 September 2004; the following month, he assisted veteran Thomas Brdarić as the striker closed the score at 2–0, in another exhibition game, this time against Iran.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 31 October 2012

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
1860 München Bundesliga 2001–02 3 0 0 0 3 0
2002–03 2 0 0 0 2 0
2003–04 32 1 2 0 34 1
Total 37 1 2 0 39 1
Bayern Munich Bundesliga 2004–05 7 0 1 0 2 0 10 0
2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 11 0 0 0 2 0 13 0
Total 18 0 1 0 4 0 23 0
Karlsruher SC Bundesliga 2007–08 31 0 2 0 33 0
2008–09 18 0 1 0 19 0
Total 49 0 3 0 52 0
Bayern Munich Bundesliga 2009–10 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
FC Ingolstadt 2. Bundesliga 2010–11 27 0 2 0 29 0
2011–12 28 1 1 0 29 1
2012–13 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 60 1 3 0 63 1
Career Total 164 2 10 0 4 0 178 2

Honours[edit]

FC Bayern Munich

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