Michael Mason (soccer)

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Michael Mason
Personal information
Full name Michael Mason
Date of birth (1971-06-28) June 28, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Kassel, West Germany
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker/Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1994 KSV Baunatal / Hessen Kassel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Hamburger SV II
1996–1997 Hamburger SV 11 (2)
1997–1999 FC St. Pauli 49 (6)
1999–2000 FC Gütersloh
2000 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 16 (7)
2000–2002 VfR Aalen 23 (1)
2002–2005 SV Elversberg 79 (16)
2005–2007 KSV Hessen Kassel 8 (0)
National team
1997 United States 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Mason (born June 28, 1971 in Kassel) is a retired American soccer player[1] who spent his career playing in Germany.

Mason was born in Germany, but holds a U.S. passport. He began playing at lower division clubs KSV Baunatal and KSV Hessen Kassel before being picked up by Hamburg in 1994. He played with the reserve team until 1996, when he made the first of a handful of first team appearances.

In 1997, his career hit its high point. He was playing Bundesliga football at Hamburg which led to U.S. national team Steve Sampson calling him up. That year, he earned five caps before his deficiencies became apparent. At that point, his career slowly slid downward. He spent two years at FC St. Pauli, then played briefly with FC Gütersloh, getting picked up by FC Carl Zeiss Jena during the 1999–2000 season.

He last played at a German Regionalliga side, KSV Hessen Kassel, a team he played with as a youth. At his previous team, SV Elversberg, he played for former U.S. national player Brent Goulet who was a longtime player and now coach for the team.

National Team appearances[edit]

  • March 16, 1997 United States 3–0 Canada (1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
    • 60th minute sub
  • April 4, 1997 United States 2–2 Mexico (1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
    • 78th minute sub
  • June 4, 1997 United States 0–0 Paraguay
    • started, subbed out 64th minute
  • June 17, 1997 United States 2–1 Israel
    • 71st minute sub
  • June 29, 1997 El Salvador 1–1 United States (1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
    • 75th minute sub


  1. ^ "Michael Mason" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 

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