|Full name||Michael Thurk|
|Date of birth||28 May 1976|
|Place of birth||Frankfurt, West Germany|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Deep-lying forward|
|1997–1999||TGM SV Jügesheim|
|1999–2004||1. FSV Mainz 05||139||(42)|
|2004||FC Energie Cottbus||8||(3)|
|2005–2006||1. FSV Mainz 05||45||(18)|
|2012–2014||1. FC Heidenheim||68||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.
In 2005–06, Thurk marked 12 goals, being the third best player who would be eligible to play for Germany. Before the 2006–07 season, he moved to Eintracht Frankfurt, a transfer that is much disputed among Eintracht supporters because Thurk was a long term player for local rivals Mainz and a cult figure at the 05ers. In January 2008, he moved to FC Augsburg. In the 2009–10 season, Augsburg finished just short of promotion to the Bundesliga with Thurk being the league's top goalscorer. The following season Augsburg won promotion, with Thurk being suspended from the club shortly before the beginning of the 2011–12 season. He signed for 1. FC Heidenheim in January 2012. He left Heidenheim at the end of the 2013–14 season as his contract was not renewed.
After departing Heidenheim, Thurk was close to agreeing moves to India and the United States, namely Columbus Crew, but no transfer went through due to his injury problems. A move to Gibraltarian club Europa also fell through in early 2015.
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- Arnhold, Matthias (19 November 2015). "Michael Thurk - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- "FCH Stürmer Michael Thurk verlässt die Rot-Blau-Weißen". www.fc-heidenheim.de. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Deutschland? USA? Indien? Thurk auf Klubsuche". www.kicker.de. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Wechselt Michael Thurk auf den Affenfelsen?". www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2016.