Görlitz while at Karlsruhe
|Date of birth||31 January 1982|
|Place of birth||Weilheim, West Germany|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|San Jose Earthquakes|
|1996–2000||TSV 1860 München|
|2000–2003||TSV 1860 München II||59||(8)|
|2002–2004||TSV 1860 München||37||(1)|
|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)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. 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. 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. 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. For the third consecutive season at the club, he was often demoted to the reserve squad.
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.
As of 31 October 2012[update]
|FC Ingolstadt||2. Bundesliga||2010–11||27||0||2||0||—||29||0|
- FC Bayern Munich
- "Fußball: Andreas Görlitz wechselt zu Bayern München" [Football: Andreas Görlitz transfers to Bayern Munich] (in German). ShortNews. 14 June 2004. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "KSC komplett mit Görlitz" [KSC complete with Görlitz] (in German). Kicker. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2008.
- "Bayern leiht Görlitz ein weiteres Jahr an KSC aus" [Bayern loans Görlitz to KSC for another year] (in German). FTD.de. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- "Görlitz kehrt zu Bayern zurück – Zeit bei Oddo" [Görlitz returns to Bayern – Oddo finished] (in German). Sportal. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- MLS player profile
- Andreas Görlitz at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Andreas Görlitz at National-Football-Teams.com