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Martin Harnik (born 10 June 1987) is an Austrian footballer who plays for Hamburger SV, on loan from Werder Bremen and for the Austrian national football team.[2] He plays as a forward or as a right winger.

Martin Harnik
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Harnik with Austria in 2015
Personal information
Full name Martin Harnik
Date of birth (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Hamburg, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward, right winger[1]
Club information
Current team
Hamburger SV
(on loan from Werder Bremen)
Number 22
Youth career
1992–2005 SC Vier-und Marschlande
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 SC Vier-und Marschlande 10 (14)
2006–2009 Werder Bremen II 48 (13)
2007–2010 Werder Bremen 17 (1)
2009–2010Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 30 (13)
2010–2016 VfB Stuttgart 173 (52)
2016–2018 Hannover 96 60 (26)
2018– Werder Bremen 20 (4)
2019–Hamburger SV (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2006 Austria U19 11 (2)
2006–2007 Austria U20 7 (0)
2007–2009 Austria U21 3 (1)
2007–2017 Austria 68 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2017

Contents

FamilyEdit

Erich Harnik, father of Martin, comes from Allerheiligen bei Wildon in Styria, Austria, and Susann Harnik, mother of Martin, is from Hamburg.[3] After meeting his wife, Erich migrated to that city. Martin Harnik was born in Hamburg in 1987, the youngest of three children who were raised in the Hamburg-district Kirchwerder.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Harnik started playing football in 1992 at SC Vier- und Marschlande. In early 2006, he joined the second team of Werder Bremen, playing in the third tier Regionalliga.

Due to a broken metatarsal bone, Harnik missed almost all of the first half of 2007. At the start of the 2007–08 season, the forward was promoted to the Bundesliga side of Werder Bremen, signing a contract until 2010.

On 15 August 2007, the 20-year-old made his debut for the professional team against Dinamo Zagreb, in the first leg of the third Champions League Qualification round (2–1).

His Bundesliga debut came ten days later, in a game against 1. FC Nürnberg (1–0). Being fielded in the 61st minute, he scored the winning goal for his side in the 69th minute. On 24 August 2009, it was announced that Harnik was able to leave his club SV Werder Bremen as a free agent,[4] and six days later was loaned out to Fortuna Düsseldorf.

After one season at the 2. Bundesliga side, in which he was Fortuna's topscorer, with the Rhinelanders narrowly missing promotion to the Bundesliga, Harnik announced on 26 April 2010 that he would leave Düsseldorf.[5]

VfB StuttgartEdit

In July 2010, he moved to VfB Stuttgart.[6] In the first fixture of his second season with the club, Harnik scored the second goal of a 3–0 home win over Schalke.[7] Harnik propelled his side to victory with a brace against SC Freiburg on 16 September 2011.[8]

In the 2011–12 season, Harnik was Stuttgart's top scorer with 17 goals and eight assists. On 6 January 2012, he extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2016.[9] Harnik netted twice in the final of the DFB-Pokal on 1 June 2013, but Stuttgart fell 3–2 to Bayern Munich and the Bavarians secured an unprecedented league, cup and European cup treble.[10][11]

 
Harnik with Austria in 2012.

Hannover 96Edit

In July 2016, Harnik joined Hannover 96.[12] He scored 21 goals in 33 appearances during the 2016–17 season.[13] He scored 11 goals in 32 appearances during the 2017–18 season.[14]

Werder BremenEdit

In May 2018, Werder Bremen announced Harnik would return to the club for the 2018–19 season. Media reported he signed a contract until 2021 and estimated the transfer fee paid to Hannover 96 at around €2 million.[15][16]

On 2 September 2019, Hamburger SV announced the signing of Harnik on a season-long loan deal.[17]

International careerEdit

Harnik, who also was eligible for Germany, opted to play for Austria, although he has never lived there, after having been nominated for the youth national teams of the ÖFB, not those of the German Football Association.

His debut came in a match against the Czech Republic in the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna on 22 August 2007 (1–1). After being on the pitch for just six minutes, he scored the equaliser in the 78th minute.

He was called up to Austria's squad for the Euro 2008.[18] Harnik played in all three group games but the co-hosts were eliminated in the group stage.[19]

On 2 September 2011, Harnik scored against Germany in a 6–2 loss at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.[20] The win meant that Harnik's nation of birth secured qualification to Euro 2012.[21]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of matches played on 27 May 2019.
Club Season League Cup Continental Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Werder Bremen II 2005–06 Regionalliga Nord 13 2 13 2 [22]
2006–07 21 7 21 7 [23]
2007–08 12 3 3 3 15 6 [24]
2008–09 3. Liga 8 1 8 1 [24]
Totals 54 13 3 3 57 16
Werder Bremen 2007–08 Bundesliga 9 1 0 0 5[a] 0 14 1 [24]
2008–09 8 0 0 0 1[b] 0 9 0 [24]
Totals 17 1 0 0 6 0 23 1
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 30 13 0 0 30 13 [25]
Stuttgart 2010–11 Bundesliga 32 9 2 3 10[c] 5 44 17 [26]
2011–12 34 17 4 0 38 17 [27]
2012–13 30 6 5 5 12[c] 2 47 13 [28]
2013–14 30 10 2 0 3[c] 0 35 10 [2]
2014–15 28 9 1 0 29 9 [29]
2015–16 19 2 2 1 21 3 [30]
Totals 173 52 16 9 25 7 214 68
Hannover 2016–17 2. Bundesliga 30 17 3 4 33 21 [13]
2017–18 Bundesliga 30 9 2 2 32 11 [14]
Totals 60 26 5 6 65 32
Werder Bremen 2018–19 Bundesliga 18 4 4 3 22 7 [24]
Career totals 322 96 28 21 31 7 381 124
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup.
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup.
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League.

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 August 2007 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna   Czech Republic
1–1
1–1
Friendly
2. 30 May 2008 UPC-Arena, Graz   Malta
5–1
5–1
3. 12 October 2010 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels   Belgium
4–4
4–4
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
4. 7 June 2011 UPC-Arena, Graz   Latvia
2–1
3–1
Friendly
5.
3–1
6. 2 September 2011 Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen   Germany
4–2
6–2
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
7. 29 February 2012 Wörthersee-Stadion, Klagenfurt   Finland
2–0
3–1
Friendly
8. 16 October 2012 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna   Kazakhstan
4–0
4–0
2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying
9. 26 March 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin   Republic of Ireland
0–1
2–2
10. 11 October 2013 Friends Arena, Solna   Sweden
0–1
2–1
11. 27 March 2015 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz   Liechtenstein
0–1
0–5
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
12. 8 September 2015 Friends Arena, Solna   Sweden
0–2
1–4
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
13.
0–4
14. 26 March 2016 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna   Albania
2–0
2–1
Friendly
15. 24 March 2017 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna   Moldova
2–0
2–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

Werder Bremen

VfB Stuttgart

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martin Harnik". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Harnik, Martin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ Hellmann, Frank (1 January 2011). "Der Piefke". FrankfurterRundschau (in German). Frankfurter Rundschau GmbH. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Harnik auf der Abschussliste" (in German). derstandard.at. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Martin Harnik verlässt die Fortuna" (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  6. ^ "VfB strengthen the squad". VfB Stuttgart. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  7. ^ "VfB Stuttgart 3–0 Schalke 04". ESPN Soccernet. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  8. ^ "SC Freiburg 1 – 2 VfB Stuttgart". ESPN Soccernet. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Harnik signs extension with VfB". VfB Stuttgart. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Heynckes hints at move". ESPN FC. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  11. ^ "3:2! Die Bayern machen das Triple perfekt" (in German). kicker. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Wechsel zu 96! Harnik kommt mit ehrlichen Worten" [Transfer to 96! Harnik comes with honest words] (in German). kicker. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Martin Harnik". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Martin Harnik". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  15. ^ Hanke, Maik (25 May 2018). "Offiziell: Werder holt Harnik zurück". Deichstube (in German). Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Perfekt! Harnik kehrt zu Werder zurück". MeinWerder (in German). 25 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  17. ^ "HSV leiht Martin Harnik aus" (in German). Hamburger SV. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Austria squad for Euro 2008". The Guardian. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  19. ^ "Co-hosts Austria pay penalty against Croatia". CNN. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  20. ^ "Germany stroll past Austria to reach EURO 2012". UEFA. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  21. ^ "Germany seal qualification". ESPN Soccernet. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
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  23. ^ "Martin Harnik". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  24. ^ a b c d e "Martin Harnik » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Martin Harnik". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  26. ^ "Martin Harnik". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Martin Harnik". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  28. ^ "Martin Harnik". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  29. ^ "Martin Harnik". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
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