Moritz Leitner

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Moritz Leitner
Moritz Leitner.jpg
Leitner with VfB Stuttgart in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Munich, Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Augsburg
Number 5
Youth career
1995–1998 FC Unterföhring
1998–2010 1860 München
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 1860 München 16 (0)
2011–2016 Borussia Dortmund 46 (1)
2011 FC Augsburg (loan) 9 (0)
2013–2015 VfB Stuttgart (loan) 40 (2)
2016–2017 Lazio 2 (0)
2017– FC Augsburg 1 (0)
National team
2008 Austria U17 1 (0)
2010–2011 Germany U19 8 (7)
2013 Germany U20 2 (2)
2011– Germany U21 24 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:05, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Moritz Leitner (born 8 December 1992) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club FC Augsburg.[1] He has previously played for 1860 München and FC Augsburg on loan and Lazio. He has been capped at youth international level by Germany and Austria.

Club career[edit]

Moritz Leitner

Leitner made his professional debut playing for his childhood club 1860 München on 14 August 2010, when he came on as a substitute for Aleksandar Ignjovski in a DFB-Pokal match against SC Verl. In January 2011, he was transferred to Borussia Dortmund and subsequently joined Augsburg on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season.

In summer 2011, Leitner joined Borussia Dortmund and played 22 games in his first season. Because of the impressive competition at the playmaker position, he played only four times as a starter in the 2011/12 season. In those 22 games, he scored two assists.

In the 2012/13 season, Leitner got some more game time (30 games) after the departure of Shinji Kagawa but because of the impressive performances of Mario Götze, he played as a starter only at ten times. He had three assists with no goals scored.

On 1 July 2013 Moritz Leitner joined VfB Stuttgart on loan until June 2015.[2] He made his Stuttgart debut in their first game of the Bundesliga season.

On 1 February 2014, Leitner scored his first Bundesliga goal in Stuttgart's 2–1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.[3]

On 12 August 2016, Lazio signed Leitner from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €1.5 million.[4][5] He arrived in Lazio to replace Ogenyi Onazi who joined Turkish Süper Lig club Trabzonspor.+

On 31 January 2017, Leitner signed for Bundesliga side Augsburg[6] signing a four-year deal for a reported fee of €2 million.[7] A team with whom he spelt time on loan at in 2011.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 October 2016[8]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1860 München 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 16 0 2 0 18 0 [9]
Augsburg 2010–11 9 0 0 0 9 0 [9]
Borussia Dortmund II 2011–12 Regionalliga West 2 0 2 0 [9]
2015–16 8 3 8 3 [9]
Totals 10 3 10 3
Borussia Dortmund 2011–12 Bundesliga 17 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 23 0 [9]
2012–13 25 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 31 0 [9]
2015–16 8 0 1 0 3 0 12 0 [9]
Totals 50 0 4 0 10 0 2 0 66 0
Stuttgart (loan) 2013–14 Bundesliga 21 1 1 0 2 0 24 1 [10]
2014–15 19 1 1 0 20 1 [9]
Totals 40 2 2 0 2 0 44 2
Stuttgart II (loan) 2014–15 3. Liga 1 0 1 0 [9]
Lazio 2016–17 Serie A 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 0
Augsburg 2016-17 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 128 5 8 0 12 0 2 0 150 5


Personal life[edit]

Leitner's father Erwin Feldberger (born 1943) comes from the Baden-Württemberg town of Burladingen. His mother, born Leitner, comes from Austria. Erwin Feldberger was also a footballer settled down in the Munich area after retirement. Leitner was then born in 1992 as one of two children in Munich and grew up in the suburb of Oberföhring.[11]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Borussia Dortmund

References[edit]

  1. ^ Editorial. "Comunicato 31.01.2017". www.sslazio.it. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Moritz Leitner signs for VfB". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lead, but no luck". VfB Stuttgart. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "RELAZIONE FINANZIARIA SEMESTRALE CONSOLIDATA AL 31 DICEMBRE 2016" (PDF) (in Italian). S.S. Lazio. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Moritz Leitner joins Lazio from Borussia Dortmund". ESPN. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Editorial. "Comunicato 31.01.2017". www.sslazio.it. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Lazio sell Leitner to Augsburg". Football Italia. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Moritz Leitner at Soccerway. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Moritz Leitner » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Maritz Leitner". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jungstar mit Burladinger Wurzeln" (in German). Hohenzollerische Zeitung. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

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