Martin Stranzl

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Martin Stranzl
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Stranzl warming up with Spartak in 2010.
Personal information
Full name Martin Stranzl
Date of birth (1980-06-16) 16 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Güssing, Austria
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 39
Youth career
1986–1997 SV Güssing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 1860 Munich 96 (4)
2004–2006 VfB Stuttgart 44 (1)
2006–2010 Spartak Moscow 95 (3)
2011– Borussia Mönchengladbach 97 (8)
National team
2000–2009 Austria 56 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin Stranzl (born 16 June 1980 in Güssing) is an Austrian footballer currently playing as a defender with Borussia Mönchengladbach.[1]

Club career[edit]

As a youth player Stranzl played for SV Güssing. In 1997 he earned a transfer to TSV 1860 München, where he completed his youth tranining and debuted as a Bundesliga professional. In 2004, following TSV's relegation, the defender joined fellow first-divisioner VfB Stuttgart, where he remained a team cornerstone.

In March 2006, Stranzl signed for Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow. In February 2010 Spartak Moscow received an offer from AC Omonoia, a football club from Cyprus, to transfer him at the end of the season in Cyprus. Spartak rejected the proposal but negotiations continue between the two teams.

On 30 December 2010, Stranzl agreed to terms with Borussia Mönchengladbach on a two and a half-year deal. He helped the side avoid relegation. At the time of his signing, Borussia Mönchenglabach was last in the Bundesliga.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in a March 2000 friendly match against Sweden and was named in the Austrian squad for UEFA Euro 2008.[2]

National team statistics[edit]

Austria national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 6 0
2001 2 0
2002 1 0
2003 6 0
2004 7 1
2005 7 1
2006 6 0
2007 7 0
2008 12 1
2009 2 0
Total 56 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stranzl, Martin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Appearances for Austrian National Team". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 

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