Marc-André Kruska

Marc-André Kruska (born 29 June 1987) is a German professional footballer[1] who played as a midfielder. He currently plays for Landesliga club FC Frohlinde beside his job as assistant manager of VfL Bochum's U19 squad.

Marc-André Kruska
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Kruska playing for Energie Cottbus in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-06-29) 29 June 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Castrop-Rauxel, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Frohlinde (player)
VfL Bochum (U19 assistant)
Youth career
1994–1995 SC Arminia Ickern
1996–1999 VfR Rauxel
1999–2004 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Borussia Dortmund II 5 (4)
2004–2008 Borussia Dortmund 107 (2)
2009 Club Brugge 15 (0)
2009–2014 Energie Cottbus 153 (13)
2014–2016 FSV Frankfurt 63 (0)
2016–2018 SC Paderborn 32 (2)
2017–2018 SC Paderborn II 8 (0)
2018 Werder Bremen II 15 (2)
2018–2019 Dudelange 13 (2)
2019– FC Frohlinde 1 (1)
National team
2006–2009 Germany U21 16 (2)
Teams managed
2019– VfL Bochum (U19 assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in Castrop-Rauxel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Kruska started his career at SC Arminia Ickern and soon signed for VfR Rauxel 08, the team from his native village. In 1999, age 12, he was spotted by Borussia Dortmund and at the Westfalen Stadium he enjoyed his further training. Just 17, he made his debut in the first team against Kaiserslautern in 2004–05. On the final match day of that season, he scored his first goal against Hansa Rostock, making him the fourth youngest scorer ever in the history of the Bundesliga. As the best U18 player, he was also awarded the "Fritz Walter Medal".

The three following seasons confirmed his place in the starting line-up as defensive midfielder, bringing his total number of Bundesliga games to 98. After a half year and fifteen games in the Jupiler League for Club Brugge, he returned to Germany signing a three-year contract with FC Energie Cottbus on 28 July 2009.

On 3 January 2014, he joined FSV Frankfurt.

In January 2018, Kruska left SC Paderborn 07 for league rivals Werder Bremen II.[2] In May, following Werder Bremen II's relegation from the 3. Liga, it was announced Kruska would be one of ten players to leave the club.[3]

In June 2018, Kruska joined reigning Luxembourg champions F91 Dudelange.[4] He retired after the 2018–19 season.[5]

Later careerEdit

Following his retirement as a player, Kruska became assistant coach of a VfL Bochum's U19 squad.[5] Beside that, he joined FC Frohlinde as a player.[6]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Borussia Dortmund

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kruska, Marc Andre" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Kruska wechselt von Paderborn nach Bremen". kicker Online (in German). 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Kazior beendet Karriere - Kruska und Co. verlassen Bremen II". kicker Online (in German). 22 May 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Spielt Marc Kruska bald Champions League?". RuhrNachrichten (in German). 27 June 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Zwei Ex-Dortmunder werden Trainer beim VfL Bochum". waz.de. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  6. ^ Marc Kruska im Frohlinder Trikot, lokalkompass.de, 20 July 2019

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