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|
|1996–2002||TSV 1860 München|
|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)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:54, 12 July 2013 (UTC).
† 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 Brdaric as the striker closed the score at 2–0, in another exhibition game, now with Iran.
As of 31 October 2012[update]
|FC Ingolstadt||2. Bundesliga||2010–11||27||0||2||0||—||29||0|
- FC Bayern Munich
- "Bayern-Reservist Görlitz: "Es war kein verlorenes Jahr"" [Bayern reserve player Görlitz: "It was not a lost year"]. Transfermarkt. 11 June 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
- "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.