Marcel Ritzmaier

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Marcel Ritzmaier
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Personal information
Full name Marcel Ritzmaier
Date of birth (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Judenburg, Austria
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Go Ahead Eagles
Number 24
Youth career
1997–1999 TuS Spielberg
1999–2004 SV Lobmingtal
2004–2006 FC Judenburg
2006–2008 SK Austria Kärnten
2010–2012 PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Austria Kärnten II 5 (1)
2009–2010 SK Austria Kärnten[1] 1 (0)
2010– PSV 9 (0)
2013–2015 Jong PSV 10 (4)
2013–2014 SC Cambuur (loan) 31 (3)
2015–2016 NEC (loan) 20 (1)
2016– Go Ahead Eagles (loan) 18 (1)
National team
2009 Austria under-16 2 (0)
2008–2010 Austria under-17 9 (2)
2010 Austria under-18 1 (0)
2011–2012 Austria under-19 9 (2)
2012– Austria under-21 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Marcel Ritzmaier (born 22 April 1993 in Judenburg) is an Austrian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Dutch Eredivisie club Go Ahead Eagles, on loan from PSV Eindhoven.


Early career[edit]

Ritzmaier started playing football in December 1997 with the youth side of TuS Spielberg before joining SV Lobmingtal in September 1999. In January 2004, after three and a half years in the SV Lobmingtal youth teams, he moved to FC Judenburg.

Having become one of the key players of FC Judenburg Ritzmaier was scouted by SK Austria Kärnten in July 2006. He played two and a half years in the Austria Kärnten youth system and was promoted to the reserve team in January 2009.[2] In July 2009 he became part of Austrian Football Bundesliga team squad and made his debut on 2 August 2009 against SK Rapid Wien.[3]


In February 2010 PSV Eindhoven signed the Austrian teenage midfielder from SK Austria Kärnten on a contract running until 30 June 2012.[4] In 2011 PSV extended Ritzmaier's contract by two years. In the 2013-14 season, Ritzmaier started out with PSV's reserve team Jong PSV, playing in their first Eerste Divisie match against Sparta Rotterdam.[5] On 8 August, he was loaned out to SC Cambuur for the remainder of the season.[6]

International career[edit]

Ritzmaier played nine games and scored three goals for the Austria U-17.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His brother Christian is professional footballer for DSV Leoben.[8]


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