Andreas Neuendorf

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Zecke Neuendorf
Personal information
Full name Andreas Neuendorf
Date of birth (1975-02-09) 9 February 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Hertha BSC II
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Reinickendorfer Füchse 33 (2)
1994–1997 Bayer Leverkusen 44 (1)
1998–2000 Hertha BSC 30 (3)
2000–2001 Bayer Leverkusen 7 (0)
2001–2007 Hertha BSC 119 (12)
2007–2010 FC Ingolstadt 04 58 (3)
2010– Hertha BSC II 25 (5)
2010– Hertha BSC 1 (0)
National team
1994–1998 Germany U-21 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andreas "Zecke" Neuendorf (born 9 February 1975) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hertha BSC II.

Career[edit]

Neuendorf has played for Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha BSC.[1] He left Berlin after the 2006–07 season, having played with the club for six years.[2] After three years with FC Ingolstadt 04,[3] he returned to Hertha in 2010.

Nickname[edit]

Neuendorf is nicknamed "Zecke" (German for tick), a name that was given to him by Leverkusen team-mate Ulf Kirsten after Neuendorf fell ill from a tick bite.[4] He wears the name on his shirt, similar the common practice among Brazilian footballers, and it is listed in his passport as his stage name.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wie aus Andreas Neuendorf "Zecke" wurde" (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Zecke Neuendorf: „Keiner schwingt den Pinsel so wie ich“" (in German). transfermarkt.de. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "FC Ingolstadt: "Zecke" Neuendorf ist Leitwolf und Publikumsliebling" (in German). fussball.de. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "„Tunnel´ nie den Chef!“" (in German). 11freunde.de. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Jahn, Michael (7 August 2002). "Verbissen in eine Idee" (in German). Retrieved 6 October 2012.