Michael Fitzgerald (footballer)

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Michael Fitzgerald
フィッツジェラルド マイケル
Personal information
Full name Michael James Fitzgerald
Date of birth (1988-09-17) September 17, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Number 4
Youth career
2005–2007 Seiritsu Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Albirex Niigata 14 (0)
2009 Japan Soccer College (loan) 11 (0)
2010–2011 Zweigen Kanazawa (loan) 45 (2)
2012–2013 V-Varen Nagasaki (loan) 32 (4)
National team
2011 New Zealand 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2010

Michael James Fitzgerald (フィッツジェラルド マイケル ジェームズ Fittsujerarudo Maikeru Jēmuzu?, born 17 September 1988) is a New Zealand professional association footballer who represented New Zealand at international level and plays club football for Albirex Niigata.[1][2][3] Fitzgerald's application for Japanese citizenship was approved in May 2013.

Early life[edit]

Fitzgerald received his secondary education at St Peter's College, Auckland (1999-2005). He is the brother of Isaac Fitzgerald.[4]

Career[edit]

International[edit]

Fitzgerald made his international New Zealand debut in a 1-1 draw with China on 25 March 2011[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Albirex Niigata 2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan Soccer College 2009 11 0 0 0 - 11 0
Zweigen Kanazawa 2010 20 1 0 0 - 20 1
2011 25 1 1 0 - 26 1
Career total 56 2 1 0 0 0 57 2

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
New Zealand
2011 1 0
Total 1 0

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

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