Michael Preetz (born 17 August 1967) is a German former professional footballer who played as a forward. He spent his whole career in Germany, playing for Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1. FC Saarbrücken, MSV Duisburg and SG Wattenscheid 09, but he is mostly remembered for his seven-year spell at Hertha BSC where he ended his career. After retiring from active play, he stayed with the club, going directly into management.
|Full name||Michael Preetz|
|Date of birth||17 August 1967|
|Place of birth||Düsseldorf, West Germany|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|–1982||Düsseldorfer SC 99|
|1990–1992||1. FC Saarbrücken||70||(28)|
|1994–1996||SG Wattenscheid 09||60||(17)|
|1988–1989||West Germany U-21||2||(0)|
|2003–2009||Hertha BSC (Assistant of the management)|
|2009–||Hertha BSC (General manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Michael Preetz scored 178 goals in the top two divisions of the German league system. In 1998–99 he won the top scorer crown of the Bundesliga. His good form in this season brought him a call-up to Erich Ribbeck's German national team in early 1999. Overall, he won 7 caps.
- As of 29 August 2012
|Hertha BSC||7 June 2009||Present||88||35||19||34||39.77|
- Ligapokal: 2001, 2002, runners-up 2000
- "Preetz, Michael" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
- Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Michael Preetz - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Michael Preetz - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Die Ära Preetz beginnt" (in German). kicker.de. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
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