Mike Ott

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Mike Ott
Ceres Mike Ott PFL post match Apr 4 2018 (cropped).jpg
Ott with Ceres Negros in 2018
Personal information
Full name Mike Rigoberto Gelito Ott
Date of birth (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Munich, Germany
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
United City
Number 5
Youth career
2002–2003 FSV Ilmmünster
2003–2005 FSV Pfaffenhofen
2005–2014 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 1860 Munich II 25 (13)
2014–2017 1. FC Nürnberg II 52 (8)
2017–2018 Angthong 30 (7)
2018– Ceres–Negros / United City
National team
2016– Philippines 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:40, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2021

Mike Rigoberto Gelito Ott (born 2 March 1995) is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Philippines Football League club United City and the Philippines national team.

Personal life[edit]

Mike is the younger brother of Manuel Ott who is also an international footballer for the Philippines[1] and also has a twin brother named Marco.[2] Their father is German and their mother is Filipina who is a native of Boracay in Malay, Aklan.[3]


1860 Munich II[edit]

Born in Munich, Ott had his youth career at TSV 1860 Munich. On 17 November 2012, he made his debut for the club's reserves in a 2–0 home defeat against Eintracht Bamberg. He scored 12 goals in 25 games for Munich II before joining 1. FC Nürnberg

1. FC Nürnberg[edit]

In April 2014, Ott signed a three-year deal with 1. FC Nürnberg.[4][5] In 2015–16, after failing to impress at the senior squad, Ott was demoted to Nürnberg's second team.


On 25 January 2017, Angthong F.C. of the Thai League 2 announced that they have signed in Ott.[6]

Ceres-Negros and United City[edit]

In 2018, Ott joined Philippines Football League club Ceres-Negros. He reunited with his brother Manuel who is also a player of Ceres-Negros.[citation needed] In mid-2020, Ceres–Negros became United City, after undergoing a management change in mid-2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Ott and his brother were re-signed by the club's new owners.[7]

International career[edit]

In June 2013, Ott was called up for the Philippines national team by German coach Michael Weiss for an international friendly against Hong Kong but eventually did not take part.[8] In late September 2016, he was called up by American coach Thomas Dooley for the October international friendly matches against Bahrain and North Korea as part of their preparation for the 2016 AFF Championship.[9]

He made his debut against Bahrain, coming on as a half-time substitute for Kevin Ingreso and scored the Philippines' only goal within five minutes as they lost 3–1.[10]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Ott goal.
List of international goals scored by Mike Ott
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 October 2016 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines  Bahrain 1–2 1–3 Friendly
2 10 October 2017 Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar  Yemen 1–1 1–1 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification
3 5 September 2019 Panaad Stadium, Bacolod, Philippines  Syria 2–4 2–5 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification


  1. ^ "Mike Ott to play for the Philippines in upcoming friendlies". Channel News Asia. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  2. ^ Hartmann, Katrin (5 December 2018). "From Germany, brothers Manny and Mike Ott help Azkals find football miracle". ABS-CBN Sports / Goethe-Institut. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Manuel Ott will die Philippinen zur Endrunde führen". Merkur. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Nurnberg agree deal to sign Mike Ott from TSV 1860 Munich". Sky Sports. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Nuremberg sign Ott on three-year contract". Four Four Two. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Noch ein Münchner in Thailand" [Another Münchner in Thailand] (in German). Thai-fussball.com. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Ott brothers give United City a killer midfield". The Philippine Star. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Azkals beat Hong Kong for the first time behind mammoth Neil Etheridge". GMA News. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Men's national team line up for October friendlies". Philippine Football Federation. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  10. ^ Songalia, Ryan (7 October 2016). "Bahrain tops Azkals despite Mike Ott's debut goal". Rappler. Retrieved 7 October 2016.

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