Martin Stranzl

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Martin Stranzl
Martin Stranzl 2012 Borussia Mönchengladbach.jpg
Martin Stranzl (2012)
birthday June 16, 1980
place of birth GüssingAustria
size 190 cm
position Defense , defensive midfield
Years station
1986-1997 SV Güssing
Years station Games (goals) 1
1997-2004 TSV 1860 Munich amateurs 28 (4)
1999-2004 TSV 1860 Munich 96 (4)
2004-2006 VfB Stuttgart 44 (1)
2006-2010 Spartak Moscow 95 (3)
2011-2016 Borussia Monchengladbach 118 (8)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2005 Austria FT 1 (0)
2000-2009 Austria 56 (3)
1 Only league games are given.

Martin Stranzl (born June 16, 1980 in Güssing ) is a former Austrian football player .


In the club

Martin Stranzl began his football career at the age of six with his hometown club SV Güssing, from which he came to BNZ Burgenland. At the age of 16 he completed a trial training session with the German Bundesliga club TSV 1860 Munich and finally moved to Germany in February 1997. Initially housed with a host family, he finished his school education and managed to move up from the junior teams to the amateur team and into the Bundesliga. He made his debut on May 1, 1999 against Hansa Rostock . In the following season he was soon a regular player.

After Munich's relegation in 2004, Stranzl went to Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart . He played two seasons in the UEFA Cup for the Swabians for the first time before moving to the Russian first division club Spartak Moscow in March 2006 . In Moscow, the central defender was runner-up three times, reached the cup final once and also played in the main round of the UEFA Champions League .

In the 2010/11 winter break, Stranzl moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach and thus back to the Bundesliga. Since the 2012/13 season he has been the team captain several times . In the 2014/15 season, Stranzl won 74.7% of his tackles, making him the strongest Bundesliga player in tackles.

Due to various injuries, he did not extend his contract, which ran until June 30, 2016, and instead announced the end of his career.

With seven dismissals, Stranzl received the second most dismissals in the Bundesliga to date.

National team

In the Austrian national team , the Burgenland first appeared on March 29, 2000 in a 1-1 draw against Sweden . Martin Stranzl prepared the Austrian goal and has been a regular in the team since then. He made a total of 56 international matches and scored two goals as a defensive player in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup . His time in the national team was interrupted by several breaks in injuries, including a ruptured cruciate ligament and a torn ligament.

On November 11, 2009, Stranzl resigned from the national team.



Martin Stranzl is married and has a son and a daughter.

Web links

Commons : Martin Stranzl  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. kicker online: Stranzl and Nordtveit strengthen Borussia , December 30, 2010.
  2. ↑ Strongest duel players in the league , May 26, 2015
  3. Borussia Mönchengladbach: Borussia extends contract with Martin Stranzl , accessed on December 22, 2014.
  4. Martin Stranzl retires in summer, accessed on March 8, 2016
  5. Referrals in the Bundesliga: Die Rot-Seher, August 14, 2014
  6. Stranzl knocks his hat on. In: . November 11, 2009, accessed September 12, 2015 .
  7. ÖFB team boss Didi Constantini accepts Martin Stranzl's resignation from the national team ( memento of the original from December 12, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed November 11, 2009 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  8. Martin Röse: Which celebrity is cycling ahead? In: Westdeutsche Zeitung (WZ). Westdeutsche Zeitung GmbH & Co. KG, April 25, 2015, accessed on January 16, 2016 .