Michael Thurk

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Michael Thurk
Personal information
Full name Michael Thurk
Date of birth (1976-05-28) 28 May 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Frankfurt, West Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Deep-lying forward
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
0000–1995 Sportfreunde Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 SpVgg Oberrad
1997–1999 TGM SV Jügesheim
1999–2004 1. FSV Mainz 05 139 (42)
2004 FC Energie Cottbus 8 (3)
2005–2006 1. FSV Mainz 05 45 (18)
2006–2007 Eintracht Frankfurt 36 (4)
2008–2011 FC Augsburg 104 (51)
2012–2014 1. FC Heidenheim 68 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Thurk (born 28 May 1976 in Frankfurt) is a German footballer[1] who is currently a free agent.


The offensive player Thurk went from Hessian Oberliga club SV Jügesheim in to 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 1999 on advice of Django Mann who already connected a transfer of Abderrahim Ouakili.

In 2005–06, Thurk marked 12 goals, being the third best player who would be eligible to play for Germany. Before the 2006–07 season, he moved to Eintracht Frankfurt, a transfer that is much disputed among Eintracht supporters because Thurk was a long term player for local rivals Mainz and a cult figure at the 05ers. In January 2008, he moved to FC Augsburg. In the 2009–10 season, Augsburg finished just short of promotion to the Bundesliga with Thurk being the league's top goalscorer. The following season Augsburg won promotion, with Thurk being suspended from the club shortly before the beginning of the 2011–12 season. He signed for 1. FC Heidenheim in January 2012. He lefet Heidenheim at the end of the 2013–14 season as his contract was not renewed.


  1. ^ "Thurk, Michael" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 

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