Georg Margreitter

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Georg Margreitter
Georg Margreitter - Österreich U-21 (1).jpg
Magreitter with Austria U-21 in 2009
Personal information
Full name Georg Margreitter[1]
Date of birth (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Schruns, Austria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
1. FC Nürnberg
Number 33
Youth career
FC Schruns
BNZ Vorarlberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 LASK Linz 28 (2)
2008–2009 Magna Wiener Neustadt (loan) 30 (4)
2010–2012 Austria Vienna 59 (2)
2012–2015 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 (0)
2013–2014 Copenhagen (loan) 13 (0)
2014 Chesterfield (loan) 13 (1)
2015– 1. FC Nürnberg 30 (0)
National team
Austria U-19 6 (0)
Austria U-20 7 (0)
Austria U-21 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:34, 20 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 February 2011

Georg Margreitter (born 7 November 1988) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for German Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg.


Margreitter began his professional career with Austrian Bundesliga club LASK Linz in 2007, making his first team debut on 28 July 2007 against Red Bull Salzburg.

Early career[edit]

In Summer 2008 he was loaned out to the newly formed Magna Wiener Neustadt. Margreitter established himself as a regular member of their central defence as the club won the Austrian Football First League (second tier).

He returned to LASK for the 2009–10 season and was made captain. In Summer 2010 he moved to fellow top flight side Austria Vienna, where he signed a contract until 2013. Here, he played European football with the team in the UEFA Europa League.

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

On 24 August 2012, Margreitter joined English side Wolverhampton Wanderers signing a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £500,000.[2][3] He made his club debut on 30 August 2012 in a 3–1 League Cup win at Northampton.[4] Much of his season was however affected by injury problems, as well as the departure of Ståle Solbakken as manager, while subsequent managers did not select Margreitter. His sole league appearance for the club during the 2012–13 campaign was a ten-minute spell as a substitute in a match at Ipswich. His third and what turned out to be final appearance for the club came in a 6-0 defeat to Chelsea in the League Cup.[5] The season saw the club relegated for a consecutive season, prompting to Margreitter to blog that there had been a "lack of hunger" among the players to win matches.[6]

Out of the plans of new Wolves manager Kenny Jackett,[7] Margreitter was sent on a season-long loan to Copenhagen in September 2013, where he reunited with his former Wolves manager Ståle Solbakken and played in the Champions League.

After returning to Wolves he was loaned out again, joining English League One side Chesterfield in September 2014 in a three-month deal, making 14 appearances in total,[8] scoring once against Notts County.[9]

On 4 August 2015, Wolves announced that Margreitter and the club had reached an agreement to cancel his contract, which had one year left to run.[10] On 24 August he signed a deal with German Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg.[11]


  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 2, 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wolves sign Austrian defender Georg Margreitter". BBC Sport. 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wolves have no excuses now admits Stale Solbakken". Express & Star. 15 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Northampton 1–3 Wolves". BBC Sport. 30 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chelsea 6-0 Wolves". BBC Sport. 25 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "No hunger at Wolves, just flash cars – Georg Margreitter". Express & Star. 16 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kenny Jackett opens the door for Kevin Doyle at Wolves". Express & Star. 6 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Chesterfield sign Wolves defender Georg Margreitter on loan". BBC Sport. 11 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chesterfield 1-1 Notts County". BBC Sport. 27 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Georg Margreitter leaves Wolves". Wolves Express & Star. 4 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Georg Margreitter verstärkt den Club" (in German). FC Nürnberg. 24 August 2015. 

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