Malik Fathi

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Malik Fathi
Malik-Fathi BMK.jpg
Fathi in September 2006
Personal information
Full name Malik Deniz Fathi[1]
Date of birth (1983-10-29) 29 October 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth West Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1993–2000 Hertha Zehlendorf
2000–2001 Tennis Borussia Berlin
2001–2003 Hertha BSC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Hertha BSC 123 (2)
2008–2011 Spartak Moscow 37 (6)
2010–2011 1. FSV Mainz 05 (loan) 33 (1)
2011–2014 1. FSV Mainz 05 19 (0)
2012 Kayserispor (loan) 16 (0)
2013 TSV 1860 München (loan) 15 (0)
National team
2006 Germany 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2007

Malik Deniz Fathi (born 29 October 1983 in West Berlin) is a German footballer[2] of Turkish (paternal) and German (maternal) descent who is currently a free agent.

Career[edit]

From 2003 to 2008 he played as a defender for Hertha BSC.[3] On 12 March 2008 he signed for Spartak.[4] In January 2010, he was loaned to 1. FSV Mainz 05.[5] This move was made permanent in July 2011. He was loaned to Kayserispor for the 2012–13 season,[6] but at the end of the winter transfer window of 2012–13, he joined TSV 1860 München on a half-season loan.[7]

On 14 April 2014 it was announced that his expiring contract at 1. FSV Mainz 05 will not be extended.[8]

International career[edit]

He represented Germany Under-20 team at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, Germany Under-21 team at European under-21 championship 2006.

Fathi earned his first cap for the German national team on 16 August 2006 in a 3-0 home friendly win against Sweden. He replaced Marcell Jansen at half-time.[9] In his second and last international, he replaced Thomas Hitzlsperger against Georgia for the final 15 minutes of a 2-0 friendly win in Rostock.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Before beginning his football career he played tennis for Hertha Zehlendorf Berlin and for Borussia Berlin. He also plays basketball in his spare time.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MALİK DENİZ FATHI" (in Turkish). TFF.org. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fathi, Malik" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Warum Hertha BSC Malik Fathi abgeben musste" (in German). tagesspiegel.de. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "FC Spartak signed a contract with Fathi" (in Russian). Spartak Moscow official website. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Fathi-Wechsel nach Mainz perfekt" (in German). spox.com. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fathi wechselt auf Leihbasis zu Kayserispor" (in German). kicker.de. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fathi schließt sich den Löwen an" (in German). kicker.de. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Auch Fathi verlässt den FSV" (in German). kicker.de. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Germany 3-0 Sweden". EU-Football.info. 
  10. ^ "Germany 2-0 Georgia". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 

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