Martin Angha

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Martin Angha
Martin Angha FCN 2013-4.jpg
Personal information
Full name Martin Yves Angha-Lötscher[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-22) 22 January 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Zurich, Switzerland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Sion
Number 29
Youth career
–2003 Grasshoppers
2003–2010 Zürich
2010–2012 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Arsenal 0 (0)
2013–2014 1. FC Nürnberg 14 (0)
2013–2014 Nürnberg II 8 (0)
2014–2015 1860 Munich 16 (0)
2014–2015 1860 Munich II 1 (0)
2015–2017 St. Gallen 44 (1)
2017– Sion 15 (0)
2017– Sion II 1 (0)
National team
2009 Switzerland U16 4 (1)
2010–2011 Switzerland U17 11 (0)
2011–2012 Switzerland U18 7 (0)
2011–2012 Switzerland U19 6 (0)
2012–2013 Switzerland U20 5 (0)
2014–2016 Switzerland U21 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:22, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Martin Yves Angha-Lötscher (born 22 January 1994) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a centre back for FC Sion.

Career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Angha was born in Zurich.

He was with Arsenal as a youth player in their academy and reserves.[2] Before Arsenal Angha played for FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich.[3] Angha did admit that before signing for Arsenal there was interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, and German club Bayern Munich. After the 2011–12 season Angha made the most appearances for the Arsenal Reserves team, grabbing 22 matches while with the Reserves.[4] On 26 September 2012, Angha made his Arsenal first-team debut against Coventry City in the League Cup.[5] On 4 December 2012, Angha made an appearance against Olympiacos in the Champions League, coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute.[6]

1. FC Nuremberg[edit]

On 10 April 2013, Angha agreed a summer move to German Bundesliga club 1. FC Nuremberg on a free transfer, signing a four-year deal.[7]

1860 Munich[edit]

On 30 August 2014, Angha signed a three-year-contract with German 2. Bundesliga club 1860 Munich.[8] He made his debut on 14 September 2014 in a 1-2 away win against St. Pauli, where he played the entire match as a right back.[9]

St. Gallen[edit]

Angha signed for Swiss Super League club St. Gallen in July 2015 for a reported fee of £150,000.[10] He was club captain during his time with the club.

FC Sion[edit]

On September 11, 2017, Angha signed for FC Sion on a free transfer.

Club statistics[edit]

As of matches played on 5 March 2019.[11]
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Nürnberg II 2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 8 0 8 0
Nürnberg 2013–14 Bundesliga 14 0 0 0 14 0
2014–15 2. Bundesliga 0 0 1 0 1 0
Totals 14 0 1 0 15 0
1860 Munich 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 16 0 1 0 17 0
1860 Munich II 2014–15 Regionalliga Bayern 1 0 1 0
St. Gallen 2015–16 Super League 29 1 3 0 32 1
2016–17 15 0 0 0 15 0
Totals 44 1 3 0 47 1
Sion 2017–18 Super League 14 0 0 0 14 0
Sion II 2017–18 Promotion League 1 0 0 1 0
Sion 2018–19 Super League 1 0 0 1 0
Career totals 99 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 106 1
Reference:[12]

Personal life[edit]

Angha's mother is Swiss and his father is Congolese.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 30 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Martin Angha". Arsenal Football Club. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  3. ^ "NextGen Series: Martin Angha". Arsenal Football Club. 3 September 2012. Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  4. ^ "2011/12 Player Review: Martin Angha". Arsenal Football Club. 5 June 2012. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Arsenal vs. Coventry". Arsenal Football Club. 26 September 2012. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  6. ^ Ornstein, David (4 December 2012). "Olympiakos v Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  7. ^ "FCN complete first summer signing". 1. FC Nuremberg website. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Martin Angha wechselt zu Sechzig" [Martin Angha transfers to Sechzig]. tsv.1860.de. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  9. ^ St. Pauli vs. 1860 München - 14 September 2014 - Soccerway
  10. ^ "Martin Angha zum FC St. Gallen" [Martin Angha to St. Gallen]. nzz.ch. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Martin Angha >> Club Matches". www.worldfootball.net. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Martin Angha » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  13. ^ Linkesch, Frank (10 April 2013). "Der Club schnappt sich Arsenal-Talent Angha". kicker Online (in German). Retrieved 9 April 2013.

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