Moritz Leitner

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Moritz Leitner
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Leitner with VfB Stuttgart in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Munich, Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfB Stuttgart
Number 8
Youth career
1995–1998 FC Unterföhring
1998–2010 1860 München
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 1860 München 16 (0)
2011– Borussia Dortmund 42 (0)
2011 FC Augsburg (loan) 9 (0)
2013– VfB Stuttgart (loan) 30 (2)
National team
2008 Austria U17 1 (0)
2010–2011 Germany U19 8 (7)
2013 Germany U20 2 (2)
2011– Germany U21 21 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:28, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Moritz Leitner (born 8 December 1992) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart on loan from Borussia Dortmund until June 2015, having previously played for 1860 München and FC Augsburg. He has been capped at youth international level by Germany and Austria.

Personal life[edit]

Leitner's father Erwin Feldberger (born 1943) comes from the Baden-Württemberg town of Burladingen. His mother, born Leitner, comes from Austria. Erwin Feldberger was also a footballer settled down in the Munich area after retirement. Leitner was then born in 1992 as one of two children in Munich and grew up in the suburb of Oberföhring.[1]

Club career[edit]

Moritz Leitner

Leitner made his professional debut playing for his childhood club 1860 München on 14 August 2010, when he came on as a substitute for Aleksandar Ignjovski in a DFB-Pokal match against SC Verl. In January 2011, he was transferred to Borussia Dortmund and subsequently joined Augsburg on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season.

In summer 2011, Leitner joined Borussia Dortmund and played 22 games in his first season. Because of the impressive competition at the playmaker position, he played only four times as a starter in the 2011/12 season. In those 22 games, he scored two assists.

In the 2012/13 season, Leitner got some more game time (30 games) after the departure of Shinji Kagawa but because of the impressive performances of Mario Götze, he played as a starter only at ten times. He scored three assists with no goals scored.

On 1 July 2013 Moritz Leitner joined VfB Stuttgart on loan until June 2015.[2] He made his Stuttgart debut in their first game of the Bundesliga season.

On 1 February 2014, Leitner scored his first Bundesliga goal in Stuttgart's 2–1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2013[4]
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010–11 1860 München 2. Bundesliga 16 0 2 0 18 0
2010–11 FC Augsburg 9 0 0 0 9 0
2011–12 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 17 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 24 0
2012–13 25 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 30 0
2013–14 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 19 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 22 1
Career total 86 1 6 0 9 0 2 0 103 1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Borussia Dortmund

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jungstar mit Burladinger Wurzeln" (in German). Hohenzollerische Zeitung. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Moritz Leitner signs for VfB". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lead, but no luck". VfB Stuttgart. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Moritz Leitner". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 

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