Stranzl warming up in 2012
|Full name||Martin Stranzl|
|Date of birth||16 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Güssing, Austria|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2016|
Born in Güssing, Stranzl played for SV Güssing as a youth. In 1997, he earned a transfer to TSV 1860 Munich, where he completed his youth tranining and debuted as a Bundesliga professional. In 2004, following TSV's relegation, the defender joined fellow first-divisioner VfB Stuttgart, where he remained a team cornerstone.
In March 2006, Stranzl signed for Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow. In February 2010 Spartak Moscow received an offer from AC Omonoia, a football club from Cyprus, to transfer him at the end of the season in Cyprus. Spartak rejected the proposal.
On 30 December 2010, Stranzl agreed to terms with Borussia Mönchengladbach on a 2 1⁄2-year deal. He helped the side avoid relegation. At the time of his signing, Borussia Mönchenglabach was last in the Bundesliga.
On 8 March 2016, he announced that he will retire in summer 2016.
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