Andreas Ottl

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Andreas Ottl
Andreas Ottl.jpg
Ottl with Bayern Munich in 2006
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-03-01) 1 March 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Munich, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1991–1996 SV Nord Lerchenau[1]
1996–2003 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Bayern Munich II 78 (9)
2005–2011 Bayern Munich 92 (5)
2010 1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 17 (1)
2011–2012 Hertha BSC 26 (0)
2012–2014 FC Augsburg 13 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Germany U-20 11 (2)
2005 Team 2006 1 (0)
2006 Germany U-21[2] 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:14, 24 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2010

Andreas Ottl (German pronunciation: [anˈdʁeːas ˈɔtl̩]; born 1 March 1985 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He is currently a free agent. He signed his first professional contract for Bayern Munich on 1 July 2005. He played for Germany's U-21 Team. Ottl is a highly versatile player being able to play various midfield positions as well as playing as a defender.

Career[edit]

Bayern Munich[edit]

2003–2009[edit]

Ottl began playing for Bayern Munich in 1996 after his parents had originally refused to let him leave hometown club Nord Lerchenau for Bayern.[3] He played for the Junior Team where he won three youth championships,[3] before being promoted to the reserve team in 2003. During the 2003–04 season, in the Regionalliga Süd, Ottl scored a goal in 25 matches.[4] He would go to score five goals in 34 matches and make four appearances in the German Cup the following season.[5] Having become a key player of the reserve team in the third division, he was given the chance to play for the senior team in 2005.[6] At the time, Ottl was one of six players (along with Philipp Lahm, Christian Lell, Stephan Fürstner, Sandro Wagner) of the Bayern Munich junior team to feature in the Bundesliga squad. He signed professional forms on 1 July 2005, his first full-time contract, thus following in the footsteps of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Owen Hargreaves and others.

On 13 August 2005, Ottl made his debut for Bayern Munich, coming on as a substitute for Hasan Salihamidžić in a 5–2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.[7] On 15 October 2005, Ottl made his first start in a 3–0 win over Schalke 04 and played 90 minutes.[8] On 5 June 2006, Ottl scored his first goal against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in a 1–1 draw.[1] In his first season, Ottl scored a goal in only eight league appearances[9] and the club won the league title. He also scored two goals in 18 appearances during the 2005–06 Regionalliga season for the reserve team.[9] The following season, Ottl made 24 appearances.[10] He scored his only Bundesliga goal of the season against Schalke.[10] He made his Champions League debut in a 2–0 win over Inter Milan where he received a booking and played 90 minutes.[11] Under Ottmar Hitzfeld, Ottl got more playing time and more often used often because he could play all positions in the midfield or central defense. He also scored a goal in two matches in the German Cup,[10] played in two German League Cup matches,[12][13] and played in seven Champions League matches.[10]

In the 2007–08 season, Ottl featured less, making 19 appearances.[14] Ottl soon found himself lower in the pecking order and once again spent time on the bench after the arrival of Mark van Bommel and Franck Ribéry. This led Ottl to consider leaving the club in order to secure first-team football if he failed to be given enough games in the coming months.[15] However, Ottl did not leave the club that season winning another another league title and the DFB-Pokal with Bayern. He also made three German Cup appearances,[14] three German League Cup matches,[12][16] and eight UEFA Cup matches.[14] After the 2008–09 season with 22 appearances,[17] he played less under new manager Louis van Gaal. Earlier in the season, Ottl was among players who should be sold but Ottl insisted he wanted to stay at the club.[18] He also had four German Cup appearances and six Champions League appearances.[17] He made four Bundesliga appearances,[19] one German Cup appearance,[12] and four Champions League appearances[12] during the 2009–10 season for Bayern Munich. Ottl,[20] along with teammate Breno,[21] was loaned out on 1 January 2010 to 1. FC Nürnberg for the remainder of the season.[21]

Loan to 1. FC Nürnberg[edit]

Andreas Ottl at Nürnberg

In order to get more first team opportunities, Ottl was loaned out to 1. FC Nürnberg,[20] along with Breno,[21] from January 2010 to June 2010.[21] On 17 January 2010, Ottl made his debut for the club in a 1–0 loss against Schalke 04. Since making his debut, Ottl established himself in the starting eleven. In the last game of the season on 8 May 2010, Ottl scored his only goal in the game as Nürnberg won 1–0, ending a four-match drought without a win. The club avoided relegation[3] when they won the Bundesliga play-offs against FC Augsburg. The club won 3–0 on aggregate to stay in the Bundesliga. He finished his loan spell with a goal in 17 league appearances,[19] no German Cup appearances,[12] and two relegation playoff appearances.[12]

2010–11 season[edit]

After his loan-spell at 1. FC Nürnberg, Ottl returned and vowed to fight for a place in the side as he tried to break into the first team.[22] He played in the German Super Cup.[23] In the first half of the season, Ottl replaced captain van Bommel. On 20 November 2011, Ottl made his 100th appearance for Bayern Munich in a 1–1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen. In the round of 16 of the DFB-Pokal on 22 December 2010, Ottl scored his first goal in over two years in 6–3 thriller win over Stuttgart. He finished the season with 15 league apperarances,[24] a goal in three German Cup appearances,[24] three Champions League appearances,[24] and a German Super Cup appearance.[23]

Ottl played 109 Bundesliga games scoring nine goals. In the Champions League he played 20 matches.[25] He won three German championships and three cups as a Bayern Munich player.[25]

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 21 May 2011, Andreas Ottl became the fourth new signing for Hertha BSC after he signed a three-year contract with the club on a free transfer following his released by Bayern Munich.[25][26] He had been a Bayern Munich player for 15 years before joining Hertha BSC on 1 July.[25] Ottl scored on his Hertha BSC debut in the 4–0 win over ZFC Meuselwitz on 31 July 2011 in the DFB-Pokal. On 6 August 2011, Ottl made his league debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Nürnberg. On 11 February 2012, Ottl received a straight red card in a 5–0 loss against Stuttgart.

Andreas Ottl LIGA Total! Cup 2010

On 16 October 2011, Ottl returned for the first time with Hertha back to his old club Bayern Munich which turned out to be a quite bitter reunion for Ottl; the Berlin club lost 0–4. Prior to the game, Ottl and two other members of Hertha (Christian Lell and Thomas Kraft) were honored with a bouquet of flowers by the Bayern staff and the fans were chanting pro Ottl throughout the game.

He was released on 6 June 2012, along with several other players, after the club was relegated from the Bundesliga.[27] He finished his only season at Hertha with 26 Bundesliga appearances and a goal in three German Cup appearances.[28]

FC Augsburg[edit]

On 9 July 2012, Ottl signed for FC Augsburg on a two-year deal.[29][30] Ottl made 16 appearances during the 2012–13 season; failing to score a goal.[31] The limited number of appearances was partially due to an injury he picked up against Bayern Munich.[32] Ottl failed to make any appearances during the 2013–14 season[33] despite being fit.[34] Ottl's contract expired[35] without any extension.[36]

New club[edit]

Ottl stated he wanted to play for a team outside of Germany[36] because the Bundesliga "no longer interests him."[6] He had several offers and was in negotiations with two European clubs from outside Germany.[35] He was still without a contract when the January 2015 transfer window closed.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ottl was born in Munich, West Germany[34] on 1 March 1985.[31] Ottl is long-time friends with Philipp Lahm who like to play snooker and tennis together.[35] His girlfriend started an online company for home furnishings.[6] Ottl is one of the shareholders of the company.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 September 2015.
Club[12] Season[12] League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Other4 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayern Munich II 2003–04 Regionalliga Süd 25 1 25 1 [4]
2004–05 34 5 4 0 38 5 [5]
2005–06 18 2 18 2 [9]
2006–07 1 1 1 1 [10]
Totals 78 9 4 0 82 9
Bayern Munich 2004–05 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [5]
2005–06 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 [9]
2006–07 24 1 2 1 2 0 7 0 35 2 [10][12]
2007–08 19 3 3 0 3 0 8 0 33 3 [14][12]
2008–09 22 0 4 0 6 0 32 0 [17]
2009–10 4 0 1 0 4 0 9 0 [19]
2010–11 15 0 3 1 3 0 1 0 22 1 [23][24]
Totals 92 5 15 3 5 0 28 0 1 0 141 8
Nürnberg (loan) 2009–10 Bundesliga 17 1 0 0 2 0 19 1 [19][12]
Hertha BSC 2011–12 26 0 3 1 0 0 29 1 [28]
Augsburg 2012–13 13 0 3 0 16 0 [31]
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 [33]
Totals 13 0 3 0 16 0
Career totals 226 15 25 2 5 0 28 0 3 0 287 17

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ottl official website career stats". 10 April 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
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  27. ^ "Die "Alte Dame" sortiert ein Quartett aus". kicker (in German). 6 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
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  29. ^ "Ottl komplettiert den FCA". kicker (in German). 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  30. ^ "Augsburg secure Ottl signing". Sky Sports. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
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  32. ^ "Ottl verpasst den Rückrundenauftakt". kicker (in German). 20 December 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  33. ^ a b "Andreas Ottl" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
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  35. ^ a b c "Ottl über Lahm: "Ich war nicht überrascht"" (in German). tz. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  36. ^ a b Felske, Thorsten (30 May 2014). "Ottl: Mich zieht es ins Ausland!" (in German). Das Bild. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 

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