Marcel Höttecke

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Marcel Höttecke
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Personal information
Full name Marcel Höttecke
Date of birth (1987-04-25) 25 April 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Lippstadt, West Germany
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Goalkeeper coach)
Number 1
Youth career
TSV Rüthen
SC Lippstadt
0000–2003 Westfalia Erwitte
2004–2006 Rot Weiss Ahlen U-19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Rot Weiss Ahlen II 2 (0)
2006–2007 Rot Weiss Ahlen 0 (0)
2007–2010 Borussia Dortmund II 63 (0)
2008–2010 Borussia Dortmund 5 (0)
2010–2013 1. FC Union Berlin[1] 19 (0)
2013–2014 Berliner AK 07 13 (0)
2014–2016 SV Lippstadt 27 (0)
National team
Germany U-20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 June 2015.

Marcel Höttecke (born 25 April 1987 in Lippstadt) was a professional football/soccer goalkeeper in Germany.

Career[edit]

Marcel Höttecke began his career in his hometown soccer club TSV Rüthen. His qualities got noticed and he soon transferred into the youth team of SC Lippstadt. From there he moved on to Westfalia Erwitte and then to SC Paderborn 07. It didn't take long before scouts from LR Ahlen (now Rot Weiss Ahlen) recognized Marcel's great talent and hired him for his youth team. In the 2006/07 season and still a youth player, he became part of the professional team of LR Ahlen, which at that time played in the second division (2. Bundesliga) in Germany.

During the winter break he moved to Borussia Dortmund, where he was behind Roman Weidenfeller and Marc Ziegler the third goalkeeper of the first team. As goalkeeper of the second team of Dortmund, he played in the 2007/08 season in the Regionalliga Nord in 30 games, 17 times with a clean sheet.

Marcel had his debut in the Bundesliga (first division in Germany) on April 16, 2008 in the 1:3 home defeat against Hannover 96. He was also between the posts in the May 2nd, 2008 game against 1 FC Nuremberg, in which he did not concede a goal and the game ended scoreless 0:0. In the last game of the 2007-08 lower division regional league season Höttecke was seriously injured and as a result missed the entire 2008/09 season. Coming back from the injury, he reclaimed the spot of first goalkeeper of the second team of Borussia Dortmund, playing in the 3rd division.

Trying to move back into a higher level team, Marcel Höttecke joined the second division team of 1. FC Union Berlin in mid-April 2010. Höttecke was hired as backup goalkeeper to Jan Glinker and received a contract until the end of the 2012/13 season. In the course of the season Höttecke replaced Jan as the #1 goalkeeper and played most of the games of the regular season. His good performances were also honored by the fans who voted him "Unioner of the Year 2011". In the following season, Höttecke started as a regular goalkeeper, but then again got seriously injured at the beginning of the season and then lost his place back to Glinker.

With the hiring of Daniel Haas as a goalkeeper at the beginning of the season 2012/13 at Union Berlin, Höttecke finally lost his #1 goalkeeper place in the squad. Nevertheless, he remained with the team until the end of his contract. After his departure from Union Berlin, he moved to Berliner AK 07 into the fourth division in Germany, the Regionalliga. After a season at the BAK 07 in 2014, Höttecke returned to his birthtown and former club SV Lippstadt 08. After the season 2015/16, in June 2016, Höttecke ended his active career as a goalkeeper. But he is staying loyal to the sport of soccer and starting with season 2016/17 joined Borussia Mönchengladbach as goalkeeper coach in the youth department, U17-U19.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcel Höttecke" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 14 February 2012.