Florian Grillitsch

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Florian Grillitsch
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Florian Grillitsch (2018)
birthday August 7, 1995
place of birth NeunkirchenAustria
size 187 cm
position Central midfield
Years station
2001-2008 SVSF Pottschach
2008-2013 St. Pölten Football Academy
2013-2014 Werder Bremen
Years station Games (goals) 1
2013-2015 Werder Bremen II 36 (10)
2015-2017 Werder Bremen 48 0(3)
2017– TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 85 0(1)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2011 Austria U17 4 0(2)
2012-2013 Austria U18 5 0(2)
2013-2014 Austria U19 11 0(7)
2015 Austria U20 5 0(2)
2014-2016 Austria U21 9 0(3)
2017– Austria 16 0(1)
1 Only league games are given.
As of June 20, 2020

2 As of November 19, 2019

Florian Grillitsch (born August 7, 1995 in Neunkirchen ) is an Austrian football player . The central midfielder is under contract with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and is an Austrian national player .



Grillitsch in the TSG Hoffenheim jersey (2019)

Grillitsch began his career in 2001 at SVSF Pottschach and went to the St. Pölten Football Academy in 2008 . In 2013 he moved to the Werder Bremen A youth team . There he came on September 21, 2013 in the 2: 3 defeat against VfR Neumünster for the first time for the second team in the Regionalliga Nord . For the 2014/15 season he moved up firmly in the squad of the second team and developed into a regular player. With nine goals, he contributed significantly to winning the championship. The Bremen team qualified for the promotion games to the 3rd division , for which Grillitsch was not eligible to play due to a red card suspension, which they won against the second team from Borussia Mönchengladbach .

Grillitsch has been in the first team's squad since the 2015/16 season . On August 15, 2015, he made his debut in the 3-0 defeat against FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga , when he came on for Clemens Fritz in the 70th minute . On December 19, 2015, he played his tenth competitive game for the first team in the 1: 2 away defeat in the league game against Eintracht Frankfurt , whereby his contract was automatically extended by a year by a clause. Grillitsch scored his first competitive goal for the first team on February 9, 2016 in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup in a 3-1 away win against Bayer 04 Leverkusen . He scored his first Bundesliga goal on April 9, 2016 (29th matchday) in a 2-1 defeat in the home game against FC Augsburg with the goal to make it 1-0 in the 43rd minute.

For the 2017/18 season , Grillitsch switched to league competitor TSG 1899 Hoffenheim . On September 19, 2018 he played in the 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk for the first time in the Champions League and took the Hoffenheim lead after six minutes. His contract in Hoffenheim runs until 2022.

National team

Grillitsch made his debut on August 30, 2011 in a 3-0 win against Slovenia in the Austrian U17 national team . With the U19 selection , he took part in the U19 European Championship in Hungary in July 2014 . Grillitsch scored two goals in three missions and failed with his team in the semifinals against eventual European champions Germany . On October 12, 2014, he played for the U21 national team for the first time in the friendly against the Democratic Republic of the Congo and scored the goal to make it 3-0 shortly after half-time. In the summer of 2015 , Grillitsch played with the U20 team at the U20 World Cup in New Zealand and reached the round of 16 with the team.

In March 2017, Grillitsch was appointed to the senior national team for the first time . He also made his national team debut that month when he came on as a substitute in a friendly against Finland at half-time. On March 27, 2018, Grillitsch scored his first international goal in a 4-0 win in the friendly against Luxembourg .


Werder Bremen II

Web links

Commons : Florian Grillitsch  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. ÖFB ( memento of January 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) on oefb.at, accessed on January 3, 2016.
  2. Grillitsch's contract automatically extended to Kreiszeitung .de from December 20, 2015, accessed on December 21, 2015.
  3. Grillitsch leaves SV Werder in the summer of werder.de, on January 16, 2017, accessed on January 16, 2017.
  4. Florian Grillitsch extended prematurely In: achtzehn99.de. June 5, 2019, accessed June 5, 2019.
  5. The next failure in the ÖFB team - a debutant moves to kleinezeitung.at, on March 26, 2017, accessed on March 26, 2017.