Manuel Zeitz

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Manuel Zeitz
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Zeitz in 2011 in his first spell with 1. FC Saarbrücken
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-08-01) August 1, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Völklingen, Federal Republic of Germany
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Saarbrücken
Number 8
Youth career
1994–2004 SC Großrosseln
2004–2008 1. FC Saarbrücken
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 1. FC Saarbrücken 90 (25)
2011–2012 1. FC Nürnberg II 26 (4)
2011–2012 1. FC Nürnberg 0 (0)
2012–2014 SC Paderborn 07 33 (2)
2014 1. FC Saarbrücken (loan) 16 (0)
2014–2016 FC Energie Cottbus 46 (2)
2016– 1. FC Saarbrücken 0 (0)
National team
2010 Germany U-20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 August 2015.

Manuel Zeitz (born August 1, 1990 in Völklingen) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for 1. FC Saarbrücken.


Zeitz joined 1. FC Saarbrücken in 2004, having previously played for SC Großrosseln, and made his debut for the club in the Oberliga Südwest during the 2008–09 season. Saarbrücken won the league this year, and promotion to the Regionalliga West, and Zeitz established himself as a key player, scoring 11 goals in 32 matches as the club won the title, and a second consecutive promotion. He has been an ever-present in Saarbrücken's first half-season in the 3rd Liga, and was named as the best defensive midfielder in the league for this period by the magazine Kicker. He signed for 1. FC Nürnberg at the start of the 2011-12 season. After one season playing solely for the reserves, he first signed for SC Paderborn 07 on loan for one year, before signing a regular 2-year contract until June 2015. In January 2014 he returned to Saarbrücken on loan for the remainder of the season, but was unable to prevent them being relegated from the 3rd Liga. He then signed a 2-year contract until June 2016 for FC Energie Cottbus, also in the 3rd Liga.

International career[edit]

Zeitz has been capped twice for Germany's under-20 team, making his debut on September 6, 2010 against Switzerland.


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