Ostrzolek in training with Hamburger SV in 2014
|Full name||Matthias Ostrzolek|
|Date of birth||5 June 1990|
|Place of birth||Bochum, West Germany|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2009–2011||VfL Bochum II||17||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
The parents of Matthias Ostrzolek come from the Polish part of Silesia and settled before the birth of Ostrzolek in Bochum. Ostrzolek was born on 5 June 1990 in Bochum and grew up in the district of Langendreer.
|2009–10||VfL Bochum II||Regionalliga West||8||0||—||—||8||0|
|2010–11||VfL Bochum||2. Bundesliga||17||0||0||0||2||0||19||0|
In April 2007, Matthias Ostrzolek made his debut for the U-17 national team of Poland, when he played through in a friendly match against Latvia. In the follow he came to only one other use. In the following years he has been nominated for no other junior national team of Poland.
On 21 March 2011 Ostrzolek was first invited to the U-21 national team of Germany, when he was nominated by coach Rainer Adrion for the friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy. On 25 March 2011 he was at 3 1 win in Sittard-Geleen substitute against the Netherlands in the 22nd minute for Shervin Radjabali-Fardi. Four days later he came in to replace the 2-2 draw against Italy in Kassel in the 83rd minute for Ilkay Gündogan. Matthias Ostrzolek qualified with the U-21 National Team Germany for the European Under-21 Football Championships 2013. The team won in qualifying to win the group and eliminated in the play-off against Switzerland; a 1-1 draw in the first leg in the Bay-Arena in Leverkusen followed by a 3-1 victory in the second leg in Lucerne. Ostrzolek did not play in the play-off. On March 24, 2013 Ostrzolek played for the last time for the U-21 team in Germany when he at 2: 1 victory in the friendly match against Israel in Tel Aviv in the 19th minute came in to replace Tony Jantschke. On 16 May 2013 he was not nominated in the preliminary squad for U-21 Football Championship in 2013.
- "Ostrzolek unterschreibt Profi-Vertrag" [Ostrzolek signs pro-contract] (in German). VfL Bochum. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
- Luka Tristovic (14 April 2011). "PZPN lose another talent to Germany". Polish SOCA Network. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "U-17: Polska 4-1 Litwa" [U-17: Poland 4-1 Lithuania] (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
- "U-17: Polska 1-0 Litwa" [U-17: Poland 1-0 Lithuania] (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
- "U 21-Nationalteam Männer: Nationalspieler Matthias Ostrzolek" [Under 21 national team men: international Matthias Ostrzolek] (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Obiecujący obrońca z polskimi korzeniami podpisał kontrakt z VFL Bochum" [Promising defender with Polish roots signed with VFL Bochum] (in Polish). pilkanozna.pl. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Matthias Ostrzolek" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
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- Braasch, Simon (14 August 2014). "Ostrzolek: "Die Nationalelf ist ein Ziel"". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). Morgenpost Verlag GmbH. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- "Kroos, Rausch und Clemens sagen ab". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
- "Holtby setzt den Schlusspunkt". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Deutschland gibt Sieg gegen Italien aus der Hand". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Joker Drmic schockt DFB-Elf in Unterzahl". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Holtby führt die Adrion-Elf nach Israel". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Adrion gibt drei Neulingen die EM-Chance". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
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