Ivanschitz with Austria in 2012
|Full name||Andreas Ivanschitz|
|Date of birth||15 October 1983|
|Place of birth||Eisenstadt, Austria|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2006||Red Bull Salzburg||13||(1)|
|2009–2011||→ 1. FSV Mainz 05 (loan)||47||(9)|
|2011–2013||1. FSV Mainz 05||57||(13)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
A full international since 2003, he represented Austria at Euro 2008.
Born in Eisenstadt, Ivanschitz began his football career as a youth in his town's local team called ASK Baumgarten, where he spent nine years. Soon, Rapid Wien scouts found out about his talent and in 1998, he signed his first professional contract with the Austrian champions. He was only 16 years old when he wore his team's shirt during an Austrian Cup match against Ranshofen on 26 October 1999. His first official League match was in 2000 against Wüstenrot Salzburg. In 177 games for Rapid Wien, Ivanschitz scored 27 times, winning the Austrian Championship title in 2004–05. In 2003, he was elected "Austrian Footballer of the Year."
In January 2006, Ivanschitz transferred to Red Bull Salzburg and then to Greek Super League club Panathinaikos in August 2006 on a two-year loan. On 20 June 2008, Ivanschitz agreed on a permanent deal with Panathinaikos.
After three years in Greece with Panathinaikos he agreed on 18 July 2009 on a two-year loan with 1. FSV Mainz 05 with the view to a two-year permanent contract in the summer of 2011. Mainz took advantage of this contract option prematurely, and signed Ivanschitz permanently in January 2011.
On 10 June 2013, Ivanschitz left Mainz for Levante UD. He scored his first goal in La Liga on 31 August, the winner with the last kick of a 2–1 home win over Rayo Vallecano. He finished his first season in Spain with three goals from 29 games, the last being in a 2–0 win over city rivals Valencia CF on 10 May.
Ivanschitz made his debut for Austria in a February 2003 friendly match against Greece, coming on as a substitute for Markus Weissenberger. He was also a participant at the UEFA Euro 2008. He has earned 67 caps for Austria and has scored 12 goals.
He captained Austria for the first time when he was only 19 years old. Ivanschitz wears shirt number 10 in the national team and his position is in the midfield, preferably in an attacking position. Ivanschitz is considered the David Beckham of Austria, despite favouring his left foot; still the name stuck because of his exposure to the local media and popularity with the fans. In September 2009 he was abandoned by Austria's coach, Dietmar Constantini, who has said he will never call up the playmaker. He was called up again to the national team after Constantini stepped down as coach on 13 September 2011.
- Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first.
|1.||11 October 2003||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna||Czech Republic||2–1||2–3||Euro 2004 qualifier|
|2.||4 September 2004||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna||England||2–2||2–2||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|3.||23 May 2006||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna||Croatia||1–1||1–4||Friendly|
|4.||7 February 2007||Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali||Malta||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|5.||17 October 2007||Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck||Ivory Coast||2–1||3–2||Friendly|
|6.||26 March 2008||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna||Netherlands||1–0||3–4||Friendly|
|7.||6 September 2008||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna||France||3–1||3–1||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|8.||7 October 2011||Dalga Stadium, Baku||Azerbaijan||1–0||4–1||Euro 2012 qualifier|
|9.||29 February 2012||Wörtherseestadion, Klagenfurt||Finland||3–0||3–1||Friendly|
|10.||15 August 2012||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna||Turkey||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|11.||22 March 2013||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna||Faroe Islands||3–0||6–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|12.||15 October 2013||Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands||Faroe Islands||1–0||3–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
National team statistics
|Austria national team|
- "Ivanschitz, Andreas" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
- Τελειώνει του Ιβανσιτς (in Greek). Contra. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
- "Andreas Ivanschitz endgültig ein Mainzer" [Andreas Ivanschitz finally a Mainzer] (in German). 1. FSV Mainz 05. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
- "Ivanschitz set for Levante move". The World Game. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Ivanschitz goal sinks Rayo". ESPN. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Derby spoils for Levante". Sky Sports News. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Austria – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
- "Dies from the Krowodnrock?" (in German). wienerzeitung.at. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andreas Ivanschitz.|
- Official website
- Andreas Ivanschitz at National-Football-Teams.com
- Andreas Ivanschitz profile at Soccerway