Benjamin Lauth

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Benjamin Lauth
Benny Lauth 1860 2011 2.JPG
Lauth with 1860 Munich in 2011.
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-08-04) 4 August 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Hausham, West Germany
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1987–1992 Sportfreunde Fischbachau
1992–2000 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 1860 Munich 61 (22)
2004–2007 Hamburger SV 47 (10)
2007VfB Stuttgart (loan) 11 (1)
2007–2008 Hannover 96 21 (0)
2008–2014 1860 Munich 184 (62)
2014–2015 Ferencváros 23 (6)
National team
2000 Germany U18 1 (1)
2002–2003 Germany U21 8 (4)
2003–2004 Germany 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Benjamin Lauth (born 4 August 1981) is a German retired footballer who played as a striker. He is most commonly known for his two spells at TSV 1860 Munich.

At international level, he represented Germany at under-18 and under-21 youth levels. Playing for the senior national team, he earned five caps scoring three goals.

Club career[edit]

1860 Munich[edit]

Born in Hausham, Bavaria, Lauth began his career with TSV 1860 Munich in 1992, where he had played in his youth years.[1] He gradually established himself as their leading striker. In 2002, he scored the German Goal of the Year with a bicycle kick.[2]

Hamburger SV[edit]

In 2004, 1860 Munich was relegated, and he moved to Hamburger SV. However, his progress was hampered by a string of nagging injuries, limiting him to only ten appearances in the 2004–05 season. However, he regained his form and earned himself a starting place in the HSV attack for much of the 2005–06 season.

VfB Stuttgart (loan)[edit]

On 25 January 2007, Lauth was loaned to VfB Stuttgart, playing his first Bundesliga game against Arminia Bielefeld on 30 January.[3] That season VfB Stuttgart went on to win the Bundesliga, earning Lauth a medal.

Hannover 96[edit]

On 3 July 2007, he moved to Hannover 96. At Hannover he played the last 21 of his 140 German top-flight matches.[4]

Return to 1860 Munich[edit]

In July 2008, he returned to TSV 1860 Munich.[1]

In December 2012, the German Football Association suspended Lauth for four matches after ruling he had elbowed Marcel Reichwein of VfR Aalen in a 1–1 draw on 30 November.[5]

In April 2014, 1860 Munich decided not to renew his contract.[1] His final goal came against VfL Bochum on 4 May 2014.[6]

In September 2015, Lauth announced his retirement.[7]

International career[edit]

Lauth scored one goal in one appearance for the Germany under-18 youth team. For the Germany under-21s, he scored four goals in eight matches.[8]

He made his senior international debut for Germany on 16 December 2002, in a charity match between the national team and a selection of foreign players of the Bundesliga. He scored twice in the 4–2 win.[9] In total, he earned five caps but did not score for "the Mannschaft".[10]

Personal life[edit]

Lauth is subject of the song Lauth anhören (a pun of laut anhören, listen loudly) by Sportfreunde Stiller, who are avid Bavarian football fans. Lauth was talented for tennis and skiing, at a young age he was offered the opportunity to go the young German academy for skiing.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Total
1860 Munich II 2000–01 Regionalliga Süd 28 4 28 4 [11]
Total 28 4 28 4
1860 Munich 2001–02 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 [12]
2002–03 32 13 4 2 1 0 37 15 [13][14]
2003–04 28 9 2 2 30 11 [15]
Total 61 22 6 4 1 0 68 26
Hamburger SV 2004–05 Bundesliga 10 4 1 0 0 0 11 1 [16]
2005–06 31 6 3 0 16 6 50 12 [17][18]
2006–07 6 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 12 0 [19]
Total 47 10 5 0 1 0 20 6 73 16
VfB Stuttgart 2006–07 Bundesliga 11 1 2 0 13 1 [19]
Total 11 1 2 0 13 1
VfB Stuttgart II 2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 1 0 1 0 [19]
Total 1 0 1 0
Hannover 96 2007–08 Bundesliga 21 0 2 0 23 0 [20]
Total 21 0 2 0 23 0
1860 Munich 2008–09 2. Bundesliga 34 15 3 1 37 16 [21]
2009–10 30 6 3 0 33 6 [22]
2010–11 33 16 2 0 35 16 [23]
2011–12 33 11 2 2 35 13 [24]
2012–13 30 12 3 1 33 13 [25]
2013–14 27 3 2 0 29 3 [26]
Total 187 63 15 4 202 67
Ferencváros 2014–15 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 23 6 3 0 5 3 4 0 35 9 [27]
Total 23 6 3 0 5 3 4 0 35 9
Career total 379 106 33 8 6 3 25 6 443 123

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

VfB Stuttgart
Ferencváros

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lauth verlässt den TSV 1860 München". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 29 April 2004. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Dezember 2002 - Lauth". Sportschau (in German). Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 6 February 2007. 
  4. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (24 August 2017). "Benjamin Lauth - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Wessing, Maximilian (5 December 2012). "Vier Spiele Sperre für Lauth: "Das ist zu hart"". Abendzeitung (in German). Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  6. ^ Dietrich, Moritz (5 May 2014). "Abschied mit Tor und Stichelei". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Kirchmeier, Johannes (18 September 2015). "Lauth geht leise". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Benjamin Lauth Personenprofil :: DFB - Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V." Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. (in German). Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Debütant Lauth schießt Völler-Elf zum Sieg". Spiegel Online (in German). 17 December 2002. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  10. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (24 August 2017). "Benjamin Lauth - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "Benjamin Lauth" (in German). Fussballdaten. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
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  14. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
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  18. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c "Benjamin Lauth" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  25. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  26. ^ "Lauth, Benjamin" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  27. ^ "B. Lauth". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 

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