Sebastian Prödl

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Sebastian Prödl
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Prödl with Austria in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-06-21) 21 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Graz, Austria
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Werder Bremen
Number 15
Youth career
1993–1997 SV Kirchberg
1997–2002 SV Feldbach
2002–2006 Sturm Graz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Sturm Graz 43 (4)
2008– Werder Bremen 118 (5)
National team
Austria U19 5 (0)
Austria U20 8 (1)
2007– Austria 44 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2013

Sebastian Prödl (born 21 June 1987) is an Austrian footballer who plays for Werder Bremen and the Austrian national team.[1] A full international since 2007, he represented his nation at Euro 2008.

Club career[edit]

Aged 19, he began his professional career playing for Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga in 2006. In July 2008 he moved to Germany to play for Werder Bremen.

International career[edit]

In 2007 he was called to play for Austria. He served as captain of Austria's U-20 national team at the 2007 U-20 World Cup[2] in Canada where he helped his team to a fourth place finish. After the tournament was over he was the only Austrian voted into the U-20 World Cup line-up by Italian magazine Gazzetta dello Sport.

He made his senior debut for Austria on 30 May 2007 against Scotland. On 26 March 2008, Prödl scored two goals in an international friendly against the Netherlands. On 12 June 2008 during the Euro 2008 Austria vs. Poland game he was fouled in the 92nd minute in the penalty area and the referee, Howard Webb, awarded Austria a penalty kick, resulting in their only goal of the tournament.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2008 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Netherlands 2–0 3–4 Friendly
2. 26 March 2008 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Netherlands 3–0 3–4 Friendly
3. 8 October 2010 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Azerbaijan 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
4. 15 October 2013 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Faroe Islands 2–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 15 October 2013

Personal life[edit]

Prödl's cousin Viktoria Schnaderbeck is also a footballer who plays for Bayern Munich.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prödl, Sebastian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Sebastian PrödlFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Aikman, Richard (13 June 2008). "Vastic rides to Austria's rescue against Poland". UEFA. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bayern-Legionärin Schnaderbeck erlitt Meniskusriss" (in German). kleinezeitung.at. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

Honours[edit]

Werder Bremen[edit]

External links[edit]