Marco Friedl

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Marco Friedl
Austria national under-21 football team - Teamcamp June 2017 (053).jpg
Friedl in 2017
Personal information
Full name Marco Friedl
Date of birth (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Kirchbichl, Austria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Left-back, centre-back
Club information
Current team
Werder Bremen
Number 32
Youth career
2002–2007 SV Kirchbichl
2007–2008 FC Kufstein
2008–2017 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Bayern Munich II 14 (1)
2017–2019 Bayern Munich 1 (0)
2018–2019Werder Bremen (loan) 16 (0)
2018–2019Werder Bremen II (loan) 1 (0)
2019– Werder Bremen 5 (0)
National team
2013 Austria U15 2 (2)
2013–2014 Austria U16 8 (1)
2014–2015 Austria U17 3 (0)
2015–2016 Austria U18 2 (0)
2016–2017 Austria U19 9 (0)
2017– Austria U21 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:00, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:18, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Marco Friedl (born 16 March 1998) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a left-back or centre-back for Werder Bremen.[1]

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Friedl began his youth career at hometown club SV Kirchbichl in 2002, before moving to fellow Austrian club FC Kufstein in 2007. In 2008, he moved to the youth academy of German club Bayern Munich.[2]

In 2017, Friedl won the 2016–17 A-Junioren Bundesliga Süd/Südwest with Bayern's under-19 team, scoring five goals during the season.[1] The team went on to advance to the final of the A-Junioren Bundesliga championship round, before losing to Borussia Dortmund 8–7 on penalties.[3]

Bayern Munich[edit]

Friedl began his senior career with Bayern Munich II in the 2015–16 season, making his debut in the Regionalliga Bayern on 22 November 2015 in a 2–0 derby loss against 1860 Munich II.[4]

On 14 March 2017, Friedl signed his first professional contract with Bayern, lasting from 1 July 2017 through 30 June 2021.[5]

Friedl scored his first goal for Bayern Munich II in the Regionalliga Bayern on 27 October 2017, opening the scoring in a 1–1 home draw against FV Illertissen.[6]

Friedl began his first team career with Bayern Munich in the 2017–18 season, making his professional debut as a starter in the UEFA Champions League on 22 November 2017 in a 2–1 away win against Anderlecht.[7] Three days later, Friedl made his league debut for the first team when he came on as a half-time substitute for James Rodríguez in the Bundesliga away match against Borussia Mönchengladbach, which finished as a 1–2 loss for Bayern.[8]

Werder Bremen (loan)[edit]

On 25 January 2018, Friedl signed with Werder Bremen on an 18-month loan deal from Bayern Munich without an option to buy, lasting until 30 June 2019.[9][10][11]

Werder Bremen[edit]

In May 2019, Werder Bremen announced the permanent signing of Friedl for the 2019–20 season. Friedl agreed a "long-term" contract with the club.[12] The transfer fee was reported as €3 million[13] or up to €3.5 million including possible bonuses,[14] depending on the source.

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

After progressing through the youth teams, Friedl made his Austria under-21 debut on 8 June 2017 in a qualification match for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship against Gibraltar. He opened the scoring in the 6th minute in the 3–0 home win.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 May 2019[1]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayern Munich II 2015–16 Regionalliga Bayern 4 0 4 0
2017–18 10 1 10 1
Totals 14 1 14 1
Bayern Munich 2017–18 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 0 0 2 0
Werder Bremen (loan) 2017–18 Bundesliga 9 0 0 0 9 0
2018–19 7 0 2 0 9 0
Totals 16 0 2 0 18 0
Werder Bremen II (loan) 2017–18 3. Liga 1 0 1 0
Career totals 32 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 34 1
Notes
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Champions League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bayern Munich[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Marco Friedl at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Marco Friedl". fcbayern.com (in German). FC Bayern München AG. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Borussia Dortmund – Bayern München 8:7 (Youth Championship 2017, Final)". WorldFootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL Medien GmbH & Co. KG. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  4. ^ "TSV 1860 München II – Bayern München II 2:0 (Regionalliga Bayern 2015/2016, 20. Round)". WorldFootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL Medien GmbH & Co. KG. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Pro terms for Marco Friedl". fcbayern.com. FC Bayern München AG. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Bayern München II – FV Illertissen 1:1 (Regionalliga Bayern 2017/2018, 18. Round)". WorldFootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL Medien GmbH & Co. KG. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  7. ^ "UEFA Champions League – Anderlecht-Bayern". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Bor. Mönchengladbach – Bayern München 2:1 (Bundesliga 2017/2018, 13. Round)". WorldFootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL Medien GmbH & Co. KG. 25 November 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Friedl wechselt auf Leihbasis nach Bremen" [Friedl moves to Bremen on loan]. fcbayern.com (in German). FC Bayern München AG. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Marco Friedl joins Werder on loan". werder.de. SV Werder Bremen GmbH & Co. KGaA. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Kohfeldt: "Wir müssen jetzt zupacken"". kicker Online (in German). 25 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Marco Friedl bleibt bei Werder Bremen". buten un binnen (in German). Radio Bremen. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Friedls Wünsche: Stammplatz, Europa - und Gregoritsch". kicker Online (in German). 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  14. ^ Bürger, Malte (3 June 2019). "Friedl-Wechsel endgültig perfekt". Weser Kurier (in German). Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Under-21 – Austria-Gibraltar". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.

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