Felix Luz

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Felix Luz
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-01-18) 18 January 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Esslingen (Neckar), West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
1. FC Saarbrücken
Number 18
Youth career
SG Eintracht Sirnau
TSV Deizisau
0000–1997 TSV Wäldenbronn-Esslingen
1997–2001 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 VfB Stuttgart II 49 (9)
2004 TSG Hoffenheim II (loan) 6 (2)
2004 TSG Hoffenheim (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2006 FC St. Pauli 49 (13)
2007–2008 FC Augsburg 28 (3)
2008–2011 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 16 (3)
2011 SHB Đà Nẵng
2012 KVC Westerlo 6 (1)
2012–2013 SV Wacker Burghausen 30 (5)
2013–2014 SV Elversberg 29 (11)
2014– 1. FC Saarbrücken 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Felix Luz (born 18 January 1982) is a German footballer currently playing for 1. FC Saarbrücken. He plays as a striker. His career has been hampered by suffering various knee injuries in his career.[1]

Career[edit]

Luz was born in Esslingen am Neckar. He started his career at Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart, but played for the VfB Stuttgart II side. Then in 2004 he joined TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on loan in the South Regional. After his loan spell at Hoffenheim he returned to VfB Stuttgart II.

In July 2005 he signed for FC St. Pauli in the Regionalliga where he scored 13 goals for the club. He was part of the side that reached the German Cup semi finals.[2] After his good form for St. Pauli in an impressive run they called their legendary 'B series', in which all Cup opponents played started with the letter B (Burghausen, Bochum, Berlin, Bremen, Bayern), in December 2005, Luz, scored the goal of the month in the second round of the DFB-Pokal against Hertha BSC in a 2–2 draw. The goal was voted as the second best goal of the season. They reached the semi finals of the cup but were eventually knocked out of the competition by Bayern Munich.[2] In total, Luz scored three goals in the cup run against Bundesliga sides.[3] For the 2006–07 season, he wanted to sign for relegated Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln, however, the move fell through.

He helped St. Pauli in the first half of their 2006–07 promotion season. In the January winter break, Luz moved to 2. Bundesliga side FC Augsburg. The move drew criticism from the St. Pauli fans who were disappointed to see their talisman leave the club.[1] The move saw him contribute to a voluntary salary cut, which was seen as a contribution to the transfer fee. He made his debut on the professional league level in the 2. Bundesliga for FC Augsburg on 21 January 2007 when he started in a game against 1. FC Köln. In the second half of the 2007–08 season, he was regularly used but playing mainly the role of the substitute and mainly only in the closing stages. During his time at Augsburg he picked up a serious knee injury which required surgery and kept him out for a sustained period.[4] In total, he played 28 matches and scored three goals for the club.[5]

After that season he moved to league rivals Rot-Weiss Oberhausen in 2008.[6] However his time at the club was hampered by knee injuries which limited his appearances.[1][4] He played nine times during the 2010–11 season scoring three goals.[7][8][9][10] Oberhausen finished the season in 17th place and were relegated from 2. Bundesliga. On 30 June 2011, his contract ran out in Oberhausen, he started training with VfB Stuttgart II to keep himself fit.

In August 2011, he joined Leeds United on trial along with former teammate Dennis Grote.[11] In August 2011, he played for Leeds against Farsley F.C. in which he scored a hat-trick and was named by the club on the official website.[12][13] Luz trial spell was extended on 11 August and he was set to play for Leeds in a behind closed doors friendly.[14] But he left on 19 August 2011, after failing to win a deal with the Elland Road club.[15][16]

Luz signed with Vietnamese side SHB Đà Nẵng on 22 October 2011 after a successful trial stint.[17] Luz was then released by SHB Đà Nẵng after just a couple of months playing at the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "18.10.2009 – Verletzt und noch immer bin ich in der "Reha" in München" [18.10.2009 – Injured and sill in rehabilitation in Munich] (in German). Felix Luz. 18 October 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "FC St. Pauli’s history 2000 to 2008". FC St. Pauli. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Germany Cup (DFB Pokal) 2005/06". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Loss, Peter (7 February 2011). "Oberhausen muss immer wieder aufstehen" [Oberhausen has to get up again] (in German). Der Westen. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Luz, Felix" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "RW Oberhausen 2 – 1 FC Ingolstadt 04". ESPN Soccernet. August 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Felix Luz". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cottbus vs Rot-Weiß Oberhausen LIVE Commentary". goal.com. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Pulsating finale beckons at both ends of the table". bundesliga.com. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Cottbus vs Rot-Weiß Oberhausen Man of The Match". goal.com. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Hay, Phil (7 August 2011). "Leeds United: Whites eye Mendy deal". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Trialists in frame at farsley". leedsunited.com. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "LUFC German trialists bags hat trick". vitalfootball.co.uk. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Trialists continue to come under scrutiny". leedsunited.com. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Forssell has his trial extended by Grayson". Yorkshire Evening Post. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  16. ^ Pearson, James (19 August 2011). "Whites to extend Forssell stay". Sky Sports. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  17. ^ Bui, Erick (22 October 2011). "Vietnam Football: SHB Da Nang recruit German striker". Vietfootball.blogspot.com. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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