Joshua Gatt

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Josh Gatt
Joshua Gatt - Made in Detroit.jpg
Personal information
Full name Joshua Alexander Gatt
Date of birth (1991-08-29) August 29, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Plymouth, Michigan, United States
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Molde FK
Number 22
Youth career
2007–2010 Michigan Wolves
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Rheindorf Altach 15 (4)
2011– Molde 54 (9)
National team
2010–2011 United States U20 4 (3)
2012– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 30, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 29, 2013

Joshua Alexander Gatt (born August 29, 1991) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Molde in the Norwegian Tippeligaen.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Plymouth, Michigan, Gatt played Varsity for four years at Detroit Catholic Central High School. He also played with a local select team, The Michigan Wolves.

Club career[edit]

A Michigan-area youth player, Gatt first attracted attention when his club competed in a tournament against European academy teams in Switzerland. Through the SuperElite system, the winger was offered trials at 1. FSV Mainz 05 and at SCR Altach and eventually received an offer from the latter club.

Gatt proceeded to sign with SC Rheindorf Altach, leaving behind an opportunity to play at Indiana University. Upon his arrival in Austria in the summer of 2010, he immediately joined the first team,[1] and played 14 matches and scored 5 goals.[2] On January 12, 2011, it was announced that Gatt had joined Norwegian side Molde, and Gatt was, together with Davy Claude Angan and Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Ole Gunnar Solskjær's first signings as manager of Molde.[3] He made his debut against Sarpsborg 08 on March 18.[4] He scored his first goal on July 30 against Vålerenga.[citation needed] Josh scored his second goal in as many games on August 4 against Start.[5]

In the first half of the 2012-season, Gatt scored goals against Strømsgodset, Stabæk and Vålerenga. According to himself he also scored a goal against Sandnes Ulf,[6] but the official statistics counts that one as Mattias Moström's goal.

On June 29, 2013, during the first half of Molde's home Tippeligaen match against Sarpsborg 08, Gatt seriously injured his knee, ruling him out for the remainder of the season and requiring surgery.[7]

International career[edit]

Gatt was called up to the United States national team on September 2, 2012, but he had to withdraw due a hamstring injury.[8] He made his international debut on November 14, 2012 in the friendly match versus Russia.[9] Gatt was originally named to the 23-man roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but was later ruled out for the tournament after picking up a knee injury in a match on June 29 against Sarpsborg 08 FF.[10]

Style of play[edit]

When Gatt was signed by Molde, Solskjær stated that he had signed an attacking player with a fast pace who can play on the right wing, left wing as a striker.[11] Gatt claims to have run a self-timed 100 meters in 11.00 seconds.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of June 25, 2013[12]
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010-11 SCR Altach Erste Liga 15 4 3 2 - 18 6
2011 Molde Tippeligaen 22 3 5 2 - 27 5
2012 19 5 3 0 5 0 27 5
2013 12 0 1 1 0 0 13 1
Career Total 68 12 12 5 5 0 84 17

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Molde

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=players&id=217
  2. ^ Langerød, Dag (February 10, 2011). "- Pappa var helt imot fotball" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Vestad, Lars Anders (January 12, 2011). "MFKs nye angriper kunne vært sprinter" (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.mfkweb.org/spillerinfo.php?id=121&sesong=2011
  5. ^ http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/2011/08/video-two-goals-in-two-games-for-american-josh-gatt/
  6. ^ Inbjør, Jan H. (July 17, 2012). "Gatt: - Jeg må scored mer" (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Rise, Hans-Olav (July 16, 2013). "Gatt ute resten av sesongen" [Gatt out for the season] (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2012/09/US-MNT-Roster-Announcement-Quote-Sheet.aspx
  9. ^ http://espnfc.com/us/en/gamecast/356167/gamecast.html?soccernet=true&cc=5901
  10. ^ http://www.soccerbyives.net/2013/07/replaced-gold-roster.html
  11. ^ Kvatningen, Roy (January 12, 2011). "Solskjærs babyer" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Joshua Gatt". Soccerway. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 

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