Ottl with Bayern Munich in 2006
|Date of birth||1 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Munich, West Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|Current club||FC Augsburg|
|1991–1996||SV Nord Lerchenau|
|2003–2007||Bayern Munich II||78||(9)|
|2010||→ 1. FC Nürnberg (loan)||17||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:14, 24 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Andreas Ottl (German pronunciation: [anˈdʁeːas ˈɔtl̩]; born 1 March 1985 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for FC Augsburg. He signed his first professional contract for Bayern Munich on 1 July 2005. He was playing for Germany's U-21 Team. Ottl is a highly versatile player being able to play various midfield positions as well as playing as a defender.
Ottl began playing for Bayern Munich in 1996. He played for the Junior Team from 1996, the reserve team from 2002 and senior team from 2005. As Ottl was one of the key players of the third division team, he was given the chance to play for the senior team. Ottl is the sixth player (along with Philipp Lahm, Christian Lell, Stephan Fürstner, Sandro Wagner) of the Bayern Munich Junior Team who was featured in the Bundesliga squad after signing professional forms on 1 July 2005, a first full-time contract for the youngster thus following in the footsteps of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Owen Hargreaves and company.
On 13 August 2005, Ottl made his debut for Bayern Munich, coming on as a substitute for Hasan Salihamidžić in a 5–2 win over Bayer Leverkusen. On 15 October 2005, Ottl made his first start in a 3–0 win over Schalke 04 and played 90 minutes. On 5 June 2006, Ottl scored his first goal against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in a 1–1 draw. In his first season, Ottl only made eight appearances and the club won the league title. The following season 2006–07 Ottl made 24 appearances. He made his Champions League debut in a 2–0 win over Inter Milan where he received a booking and played 90 minutes. Under Ottmar Hitzfeld, Ottl got more playing time and more often used often because he could play all positions in the midfield or central defense.
In the following 2007–08, Ottl played regularly less with 19 appearances. Ottl soon found himself lower in the pecking order and once again spent time on the bench after the arrival of Mark van Bommel and Franck Ribéry. This led Ottl to consider leaving the club in order to secure first-team football if he failed to be given enough games in the coming months. However, Ottl did not leave the club this season and Bayern would win another league title and the DFB-Pokal this season. After the 2008–09 season with 22 appearances for Ottl, he played less under new manager Louis van Gaal. Earlier in the season, Ottl was among players who should be sold but Ottl insisted he wanted to stay at the club.
After his loan-spell at 1. FC Nürnberg, Ottl returned and vowed to fight for a place in the side as he trie to break into the first team. In the first half of the season, Ottl replaced captain van Bommel. On 20 November 2011, Ottl made his 100th appearance for Bayern Munich in a 1–1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen. In the round of 16 of the DFB-Pokal on 22 December 2010, Ottl scored his first goal in over two years in 6–3 thriller win over Stuttgart.
1. FC Nürnberg
In order to get more first team opportunities, Ottl was loaned out to 1. FC Nürnberg along with Breno Borges, from January 2010 to June 2010. On 17 January 2010, Ottl made his debut for the club in a 1–0 loss against Schalke 04. Since making his debut, Ottl established himself in the starting eleven. In the last game of the season on 8 May 2010, Ottl scored his only goal in the game as Nürnberg won 1–0, ending a four-match drought without a win. The club then played in the Bundesliga play-offs against Augsburg and won 3–0 on aggregate to stay in the Bundesliga.
On 21 May 2011, Andreas Ottl became the fourth new signing for Hertha BSC after he signed a three-year contract with the club on a free transfer following his released by Bayern Munich. He had been a Bayern Munich player for 15 years before joining Hertha BSC on 1 July. Ottl scored on his Hertha BSC debut in the 4–0 win over ZFC Meuselwitz on 31 July 2011 in the DFB-Pokal. On 6 August 2011, Ottl made his league debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Nürnberg. On 11 February 2012, Ottl received a straight red card in a 5–0 loss against Stuttgart.
On 16 October 2011, Ottl returned for the first time with Hertha back to his old club Bayern Munich which turned out to be a quite bitter reunion for Ottl; the Berlin club lost 0–4. Prior to the game, Ottl and two other members of Hertha (Christian Lell and Thomas Kraft) were honored with a bouquet of flowers by the Bayern staff and the fans were chanting pro Ottl throughout the game.
He was released on 6 June 2012, along with several other players, after the club was relegated from the Bundesliga.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Bayern Munich II||Regionalliga Süd||2003–04||25||1||—||—||—||—||25||1|
|Bayern Munich II||Regionalliga Süd||34||5||4||0||—||—||38||5|
|Bayern Munich II||Regionalliga Süd||18||2||—||—||—||18||2|
|Bayern Munich II||Regionalliga Süd||1||1||—||—||—||1||1|
|1. FC Nürnberg||17||1||0||0||—||2||0||19||1|
|Club totals||Bayern Munich II||68||9||4||0||—||—||—||72||9|
|1. FC Nürnberg||17||1||0||0||0||0||—||2||0||19||1|
- German U-17 youth championship: 2001
- German U-19 youth championship: 2002 and 2004
- German third division south championship: 2004
- Bundesliga: 2005–06, 2007–08
- DFB-Pokal: 2005–06, 2007–08
- DFB-Ligapokal: 2007
- DFB-Supercup: 2010
- "Player profile for Andreas Ottl". UEFA. Retrieved 1 December 2004.
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- "Ottl wants Bayern stay". Sky Sports. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
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- "Die "Alte Dame" sortiert ein Quartett aus". kicker (in German). 6 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
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