Malte Metzelder

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Malte Metzelder
Personal information
Full name Jan Malte Metzelder
Date of birth (1982-05-19) 19 May 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Haltern, West Germany
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
1986–1997 TuS Haltern
1997–1998 SpVgg Erkenschwick
1998–2001 Preußen Münster
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Preußen Münster 52 (0)
2003–2005 Borussia Dortmund II 24 (0)
2003–2005 Borussia Dortmund 9 (0)
2005–2007 VfR Aalen 44 (1)
2007–2014 Ingolstadt 04 109 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:03, 14 August 2012 (UTC).

Jan Malte Metzelder (born 19 May 1982) is a German professional footballer who plays as a central defender.[1]

Football career[edit]

Born in Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Metzelder made his professional debuts with SC Preußen Münster in 2001, and two years later moved to Borussia Dortmund to play alongside his older brother Christoph. However, he appeared very rarely for the first team, amassing only nine Bundesliga appearances – all in 2003–04 – and adding two minutes in a 2–1 away win against FK Austria Wien for the UEFA Cup.[2]

In 2005, Metzelder left Dortmund and joined VfR Aalen in the Regionalliga Süd (then third division). Two years later he stayed in the category, being instrumental in FC Ingolstadt 04's promotion to the second level in his first season. He left in July 2014 at the age of 32, after no competitive appearances whatsoever in his last two years.

Personal life[edit]

Metzelder's older brother, Christoph, was also a footballer (and a centre back), and both played for Borussia Dortmund, with his sibling also playing three years at Real Madrid and representing Germany on about 50 occasions, helping it finish second at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metzelder, Malte" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dortmund mit Kampf zum Sieg" [Dortmund with hardfought win] (in German). kicker. 24 September 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ein neues Leben – mit Inhalt" [A new life – with contentment] (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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