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Maximilian Johannes Haas (born 7 December 1985) is a German retired professional footballer who played as a central defender or a defensive midfielder.

Maximilian Haas
Personal information
Full name Maximilian Johannes Haas
Date of birth (1985-12-07) 7 December 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Freising, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back / Midfielder
Youth career
0000–2003 SE Freising
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 SE Freising
2007–2011 Bayern Munich II 62 (4)
2010–2011 Bayern Munich 0 (0)
2011 Middlesbrough 2 (0)
2012 União Leiria 10 (0)
2012–2013 Braga 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Football careerEdit

Early years / BayernEdit

Born in Freising, Bavaria, Haas played four years in the Landesliga with hometown's SE Freising, before joining FC Bayern Munich II in July 2007. He did not make his debut until 29 October of the following year, when he came on as a 59th-minute substitute for Mehmet Ekici in a 3–3 away draw against SV Sandhausen, but soon became a regular in the team, initially in midfield but subsequently in defence; he scored his first goal for the reserves on 14 February 2009, in a 2–3 loss at Dynamo Dresden.

In 2010, Haas was picked by FC Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal for the main squad, but continued to play mainly for the B-side.[1] He appeared in pre-season friendlies with the former, most notably the Franz Beckenbauer farewell match against Real Madrid, but, not being involved in any competitive games, moved to England on 31 January 2011 and signed for Football League Championship club Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.[2]


Haas made his debut for Boro against Queens Park Rangers, playing the last eight minutes in a 0–3 home defeat.[3] He made his first full start in a 4–2 victory at Hull City, on 23 April 2011.[4]

At the end of the season, Haas was released.


In January 2012, Haas had a trial at Karlsruher SC,[5] but nothing came of it. At the end of the month he moved to Portugal and joined U.D. Leiria, signing until 30 June 2014.[6]

On 12 February 2012, Haas made his official debut for his new team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–4 away loss to FC Porto.[7] He was used regularly until the end of the campaign, but eventually terminated his contract alongside several other players due to lack of payments, as the side ranked 16th and last in the Primeira Liga.[8]

On 26 June 2012, Haas signed with S.C. Braga for three years.[9] He played his first league match the following 6 January, playing the entire 1–0 home win against Moreirense FC;[10] his competitive debut had taken place on 16 November, in the 3–1 success at F.C. Pampilhosa for the season's Taça de Portugal.[11]

Haas scored his first and only goal for the Minho side on 2 January 2013, helping to a 2–1 away win over Associação Naval 1º de Maio for the Taça da Liga.[12]



  1. ^ "Lieber spät als nie" [Better late than never] (in German). 27 February 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Bayern Munich defender Haas makes Middlesbrough move". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Middlesbrough 0–3 QPR". BBC Sport. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Scott McDonald scored a first-half hat-trick as Middlesbrough hammered Hull to put a major dent in City's hopes of claiming a play-off place". BBC Sport. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Transferticker: Reus und Neustädter weg, Sio zum VfL" [Transferticker: Reus and Neustädter gone, Sio to VfL] (in German). kicker. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
  6. ^ "U. Leiria: central Maximilian Haas na mira" [U. Leiria: centre-back Maximilian Haas poised] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Liga round-up: Porto see off Leiria". PortuGOAL. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Haas löst Vertrag auf" [Haas terminates contract] (in German). Deutsche Fußballer im Ausland. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Maximilian Haas assina por três anos" [Maximilian Haas signs for three years]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 26 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
  10. ^ "A vitória arrancada com ferro e cabeça" [Hard-fought win through iron and head]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 January 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Pampilhosa-Sp. Braga, 1–3: Desperdício de Golias fez David acreditar" [Pampilhosa-Sp. Braga, 1–3: Goliath's wastefulness made David believe]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 November 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Braga vira resultado e lidera Grupo B da Taça da Liga" [Braga come from behind and lead League Cup Group B] (in Portuguese). TSF. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Ex-Bayern-Capo Maxi Haas ist Pokalsieger" [Former Bayern Capo Maxi Haas is Cup winner] (in German). Merkur. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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