Marcel Sabitzer

Marcel Sabitzer (born 17 March 1994) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Austria national team. Predominantly a central midfielder, he also plays in a multitude of roles, including attacking midfielder, second striker, winger and defensive midfielder.

Marcel Sabitzer
Marcel Sabitzer 2020 (cropped).jpg
Sabitzer with RB Leipzig in 2020
Personal information
Full name Marcel Sabitzer[1]
Date of birth (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Wels, Upper Austria, Austria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder, forward
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 18
Youth career
2000–2001 Admira Villach [de]
2001–2008 Grazer AK
2008–2009 Austria Wien
2009–2010 Admira Wacker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Admira Wacker II 40 (15)
2010–2012 Admira Wacker 45 (10)
2013–2014 Rapid Wien 45 (10)
2014–2021 RB Leipzig 177 (40)
2014–2015Red Bull Salzburg (loan) 33 (19)
2021– Bayern Munich 12 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Austria U16 7 (1)
2010–2011 Austria U17 9 (3)
2011 Austria U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 Austria U19 4 (5)
2012–2013 Austria U21 7 (1)
2012– Austria 58 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:24, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:27, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Admira Wacker MödlingEdit

Sabitzer played for Admira Wacker Mödling between September 2010 and January 2013.[3] He scored two goals in eight appearances during the 2010–11 Austrian Bundesliga.[4]

Rapid WienEdit

He was then at Rapid Wien between January 2013 and June 2014.[3]

RB LeipzigEdit

Loan to Red Bull SalzburgEdit

On 30 May 2014, Sabitzer signed a four-year contract with RB Leipzig, and was loaned for a season to FC Red Bull Salzburg.[5]

Return to RB LeipzigEdit

 
Sabitzer (left) celebrates scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019–20 UCL last 16

Sabitzer returned to RB Leipzig for the 2015–16 season,[4] when he scored eight goals in 34 appearances.[6] On 1 April 2016, Sabitzer extended his contract until 2021.[7]

He finished the 2016–17 season with nine goals in 33 appearances.[8] In the 2017–18 season, he scored five goals in 34 appearances.[9]

In the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, Sabitzer scored his first two goals in the competition in back-to-back matches against Zenit Saint Petersburg.[10] On 10 March 2020, he scored twice in a 3–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League round of 16, to help earn Leipzig a 4–0 aggregate victory and a place in the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time in club's history.[11] Leipzig eventually lost 0–3 to Paris Saint-Germain in a semi finals match on 18 August, and were knocked out of the tournament.[12] Sabitzer finished the 2019–20 campaign with 16 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.[13]

Bayern MunichEdit

On 30 August 2021, Sabitzer signed a four-year contract with Bayern Munich for a reported transfer fee of €16 million.[14][15]

International careerEdit

 
Sabitzer playing for Austria in 2015

Sabitzer made his debut for Austria on 5 June 2012, in a goalless friendly draw against Romania.

He represented the national team at UEFA Euro 2016,[16] and UEFA Euro 2020.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

He is a son of former Austria international Herfried Sabitzer,[18] and the cousin of footballer Thomas Sabitzer.[19]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 23 January 2022[4]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Admira Wacker Mödling 2010–11 Austrian Bundesliga 8 2 0 0 8 2
2011–12 20 5 1 0 21 5
2012–13 17 4 2 0 4[a] 0 23 4
Total 45 11 3 0 4 0 52 11
Rapid Wien 2012–13 Austrian Bundesliga 16 3 1 0 0 0 17 3
2013–14 29 7 1 0 10[a] 2 40 9
Total 45 10 2 0 10 2 57 12
RB Leipzig 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[6] 32 8 2 0 34 8
2016–17[8] Bundesliga 32 8 1 1 33 9
2017–18[9] 22 3 2 2 10[b] 0 34 5
2018–19 30 4 5 0 8[a] 1 43 5
2019–20 32 9 3 3 9[c] 4 44 16
2020–21 27 8 5 1 7[c] 0 39 9
2021–22 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 177 40 18 7 34 5 229 52
Red Bull Salzburg (loan) 2014–15 Austrian Bundesliga 33 19 6 7 12[d] 1 51 27
Bayern Munich 2021–22 Bundesliga 12 0 0 0 4[c] 0 16 0
Career total 312 80 29 14 64 8 405 102
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Five appearances in UEFA Champions League, five appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of match played 15 November 2021[20]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Austria 2012 1 0
2013 2 0
2014 6 2
2015 7 1
2016 9 1
2017 4 1
2018 4 0
2019 9 2
2020 4 1
2021 12 2
Total 58 10

Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Sabitzer goal.[20]

List of international goals scored by Marcel Sabitzer
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 May 2014 Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria   Iceland 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 3 June 2014 Andrův stadion, Olomouc, Czech Republic   Czech Republic 1–0 2–1
3. 9 October 2015 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro   Montenegro 3–2 3–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
4. 9 October 2016 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia   Serbia 1–1 2–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 14 November 2017 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria   Uruguay 1–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 6 September 2019 Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria   Latvia 2–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
7. 10 October 2019 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria   Israel 3–1 3–1
8. 4 September 2020 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Norway 2–0 2–1 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B
9. 9 October 2021 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands   Faroe Islands 2–0 2–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 12 November 2021 Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt, Austria   Israel 4–2 4–2

HonoursEdit

Red Bull Salzburg
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marcel Sabitzer | Playerprofile". Bundesliga. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Marcel Sabitzer News & player profile". FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Marcel Sabitzer". World Football. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Marcel Sabitzer " Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. ^ "NEUVERPFLICHTUNG: NATIONALSPIELER MARCEL SABITZER WIRD EIN ROTER BULLE!" (in German). dierotenbullen.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Marcel Sabitzer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. ^ "VORZEITIGE VERTRAGSVERLÄNGERUNG MIT MARCEL SABITZER BIS 2021!" (in German). Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Marcel Sabitzer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Marcel Sabitzer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Leipzig strebt dem Zenit entgegen". faz.net (in German). 5 November 2019.
  11. ^ "RB Leipzig 3–0 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Leipzig 0-3 Paris: Tuchel's side reach first Champions League final". UEFA. 18 August 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Marcel Sabitzer | RB Leipzig | Bundesliga | 2019/20 | Spielerprofil". kicker (in German). Nuremberg: Olympia-Verlag [de]. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Bayern agree deal to sign RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer". Bulinews.com. 29 August 2021. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  15. ^ "Bayern Munich confirm signing of Sabitzer from RB Leipzig in €16m deal until 2025". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  16. ^ "Austria-Hungary | Line-up | UEFA Euro". UEFA. com. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  17. ^ "Franco Foda fixiert 26 Spieler umfassenden EURO-Kader" [Franco Foda fixes the 26-player Euro squad]. Austrian Football Association (in German). 24 May 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Im Namen des Vaters (4) – Die Drechsels, die Fodas, die Drazans und viele mehr! " abseits.at". October 21, 2013.
  19. ^ "Bestätigt: LASK gewinnt Rennen um Thomas Sabitzer". www.spox.com. 17 June 2019.
  20. ^ a b "NFT profile". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  21. ^ "UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season". UEFA.com. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  22. ^ "Marcel Sabitzer's long-range thunderbolt wins February Goal of the Month!". Bundesliga. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  23. ^ "Bundesliga Fantasy Manager Team of the Season 2019/20". Bundesliga. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  24. ^ "Sechsmal Bayern, einmal Gladbach: Die kicker-Elf der Saison (2019/20)" (in German). kicker. 3 July 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.

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