Hanno Balitsch

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Hanno Balitsch
Hanno Balitsch FCN 2012.jpg
Balitsch warming up with Nürnberg in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Hanno Balitsch
Date of birth (1981-01-02) 2 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Alsbach-Hähnlein, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club 1. FC Nürnberg
Number 5
Youth career
1986–1998 FC Alsbach
1998–1999 SV Waldhof Mannheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 SV Waldhof Mannheim 32 (1)
2001–2002 1. FC Köln 24 (0)
2002–2005 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 64 (3)
2005 1. FSV Mainz 05 14 (0)
2005–2010 Hannover 96 150 (12)
2010–2012 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 32 (3)
2012– 1. FC Nürnberg 50 (2)
National team
2002–2004 Germany U-21 20 (2)
2003 Germany 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 September 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hanno Balitsch (born 2 January 1981 in Alsbach-Hähnlein) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for 1. FC Nürnberg.[2]

Career[edit]

In the 1999–2000 season, he transferred from his first team FC Alsbach to SV Waldhof Mannheim. In 2001–02 he moved to 1. FC Köln. Rapid development with the team and consistent first team performances brought him to Bayer 04 Leverkusen for two million €. However, he was unable to assert himself within international competition. He saw the opportunity to move to a newly promoted team, FSV Mainz 05, where he moved during the 2004–05 season, and found form amongst the first team.

The top league once again beckoned, and the former German Under-21 international moved to Hannover 96.[3]

On 29 May 2010, Balitsch returned to his former club Bayer 04 Leverkusen, signing a two-year deal.[4]

He has made one appearance for the German national team, coming on as a substitute in a friendly against Spain on 12 February 2003 in Majorca.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hanno Balitsch" (in German). fcn.de. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hanno Balitsch" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Balitsch, Hanno" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Balitsch signs two-year deal". bayer04.de. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 

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