Markus Neumayr

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Markus Neumayr
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Personal information
Full name Markus Martin Neumayr
Date of birth (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Hösbach, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Luzern
Number 77
Youth career
2001–2002 SpVgg Hösbach
2002–2003 Viktoria Aschaffenburg
2003 Eintracht Frankfurt
2003–2005 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Manchester United 0 (0)
2006–2008 MSV Duisburg 7 (0)
2008–2009 Zulte Waregem 7 (0)
2009–2010 Rot-Weiß Essen 26 (3)
2010–2011 Wacker Burghausen 4 (0)
2011 Thun 13 (2)
2011–2013 Bellinzona 52 (9)
2013–2015 Vaduz 69 (18)
2016– FC Luzern 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 February 2016.

Markus Martin Neumayr (born 26 March 1986 in Hösbach) is a German-Swiss football player who plays as a midfielder for Swiss club FC Luzern in the Swiss Challenge League.


Neumayr started his football career playing for local clubs before moving to Eintracht Frankfurt in 2003[1] However, within a few months, he was picked up by Manchester United. During his spell with Manchester United, he played on the right side of midfield, although on some occasions he would play in the middle of the park.

In the three seasons Neumayr spent at Old Trafford, he never played in a match for the first team. He was once called into the squad on 29 March 2006 for the match against West Ham United but did not make the final sixteen. When David Fox departed to Blackpool, Neumayr took on the role of reserve team captain. With this added responsibility, many believed it would only be a matter of time before he would go on and make the first team. However, this never materialised, and Neumayr was released from the club at his own request at the end of the 2005–06 season,[2] joining Duisburg. After a year with SV Zulte Waregem he signed in summer 2009 for Rot-Weiss Essen.

On 20 June 2008, Neumayr signed a deal at Belgian First Division club Zulte Waregem. His contract at Duisburg was not renewed, and so he was able to join Zulte Waregem on a free transfer. In January 2009, he returned to Germany, signing for RW Essen. In April 2010 he announced his transfer to Wacker Burghausen for the 2010–11 season.,[3] before joining FC Thun the following January. Neumayr joined AC Bellinzona (Swiss Challenge League) in June 2011.

In January 2016 he signed a one and a half year contract with FC Luzern.[4] Neumayr became a Swiss citizen in March 2017.[5]





  1. ^ "MSV: Markus Neumayr: Erst Urlaub, dann Unterschrift" (in German). 10 June 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Released by Manchester United". Manchester United. 24 May 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Neuverpflichtung: Markus Neumayr ab nächster Saison für den SVW" (in German). SV Wacker Burghausen. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Markus Neumayr wechselt vom FC Vaduz zum FC Luzern". (in German). FC Luzern. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  5. ^ neumayr23 (16 March 2017). "Swiss citizen" (Tweet) – via Twitter.