Leitner with VfB Stuttgart in 2013
|Full name||Moritz Leitner|
|Date of birth||8 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Munich, Germany|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||VfB Stuttgart|
|2011||→ FC Augsburg (loan)||9||(0)|
|2013–||→ VfB Stuttgart (loan)||19||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
Leitners family and his childhood
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.
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.
|2010–11||1860 München||2. Bundesliga||16||0||2||0||—||—||18||0|
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