Michael Gregoritsch

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Michael Gregoritsch
Michael Gregoritsch U21 Austria vs.  Albania 2014-03-05 01.jpg
Michael Gregoritsch (2014)
birthday April 18, 1994
place of birth GrazAustria
size 193 cm
position Left winger , storm
Years station
2001-2008 Graz AK
2008-2010 Kapfenberger SV
Years station Games (goals) 1
2009–2012 Kapfenberger SV II 16 0(3)
2009–2012 Kapfenberger SV 44 0(4)
2012-2013 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0 0(0)
2012-2013 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II 28 (11)
2013-2014 →  FC St. Pauli  (loan) 15 0(1)
2013 → FC St. Pauli II (loan) 5 0(1)
2014-2015 VfL Bochum 25 0(7)
2015-2017 Hamburger SV 55 (10)
2017– FC Augsburg 70 (19)
2020 →  FC Schalke 04  (loan) 14 0(1)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2010 Austria U16 1 0(0)
2011 Austria U17 3 0(1)
2011-2016 Austria U21 29 (20)
2016– Austria 17 0(2)
1 Only league games are given.
As of June 20, 2020

2 As of November 19, 2019

Michael Gregoritsch (born April 18, 1994 in Graz ) is an Austrian football player . The striker has been under contract with FC Augsburg since 2017 . He has been playing for the Austrian national team since 2016 .


Beginning in Austria

Gregoritsch began playing football at the age of six in the youth of the Grazer AK . There he went through the different age groups and was often the top scorer of his youth team. In 2005/06 he scored 17 goals in 15 games and 36 goals in 22 championship games in the 2006/07 season.

In June 2008 he followed his father Werner Gregoritsch to Kapfenberg , where he had been head coach since 2006. During the 2007/08 season still on a record of 26 goals in 23 games, he increased his scoring risk again in 2008/09 when he scored 31 goals in 18 youth games in the offspring of Kapfenberger SV . One of his greatest successes in youth football was the championship title with the Styrian U15 selection in 2008. He was one of six Kapfenberg players in the selection. That season he was the top scorer. In the 7-0 win over the Tyrolean selection, which fixed the Austrian championship title, Gregoritsch scored a hat trick .

On August 22, 2009 Gregoritsch made his national league debut in the third round of the championship. Then he came back to the club's youth team and, from the twelfth round of the season, increasingly on short appearances in the national league team. For the first time he sat in the last round of the 2008/09 season against SK Rapid Wien on the exchange bench of the professional team.

On April 14, 2010 he made his debut in the country's top division when he came into play in the 80th minute for Michael Tieber in a game against FK Austria Wien . With his second touch, he scored the 1-0 opening goal for his team. He replaced Michael Binder as the youngest player to score a goal in this division.

In the summer of 2011, Michael Gregoritsch was signed by the German Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and awarded for a year to his old club, which is now known as Kapfenberger SV. After his father left the coaching post there in November 2011, he only played for the club's amateur team in the second half of the season.

Move to Germany

For the 2012/13 season Gregoritsch joined the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim squad after being signed a year earlier. There he trained with the professional team and gained match practice with the second team (U23) in the fourth-class Regionalliga Südwest , where he scored eleven goals in 28 appearances. For the 2013/14 season Gregoritsch was loaned to the second division club FC St. Pauli . For the 2014/15 season he extended his contract in Hoffenheim by one year until June 30, 2016 and was awarded to VfL Bochum .

Hamburger SV

In April 2015 Gregoritsch was signed by VfL Bochum, but transferred to Hamburger SV before the start of the new season in July 2015 . There he received a contract valid until June 30, 2019 and the shirt number 23.

Gregoritsch was already in the starting line-up in the first game of the 2015/16 season . In his first season for HSV he scored 5 goals in 25 league games, including most of the league with three directly converted free kicks. In the following season he completed 30 Bundesliga games (5 goals).

Change to FC Augsburg

For the season 2017/18 changed Gregoritsch for FC Augsburg . He received a five-year contract. In his first year he was a regular player with 17 scorer points together with his strike partner Alfreð Finnbogason significantly in keeping the FCA relegated. In the following season the Austrian was still considered very often, but had to struggle with form fluctuations; there were six hits and two assists. After the club failed to comply with the Austrian's request to move to Bremen in the following summer break, he lost his regular place for the 2019/20 season. During the international break in November 2019, the attacker was critical of the specialist media and spoke, for example, of “just wanting to get away”. As a consequence, he was removed from the squad for a game by head coach Martin Schmidt . It was a similar experience in Augsburg for former teammates Martin Hinteregger and Caiuby , who were dissatisfied and willing to change .

Loan to FC Schalke 04

For the second half of the 2019/20 season , he was awarded to FC Schalke 04 after only six first round appearances in Augsburg . He was in the starting line-up at the start of the second half of the home game against Borussia Mönchengladbach , recorded a goal and an assist and cleared an opposing header on the line. This remained his only goal for Schalke, after 14 games for the Gelsenkirchen team, he returned to Augsburg after the 2019/20 season.

National team

From 2011 Gregoritsch played for an Austrian junior national team. The qualification for the U21 European Championship 2013 and for the U21 European Championship 2015 was missed. On November 17, 2015, he scored the two goals of the Austrian U21 national team in the 2: 4 defeat in the European Championship qualifier against Germany in Fürth . The Austrian U21s finished second behind Germany and qualified for the qualifying games in which they lost to Spain . Gregoritsch was not present in these games because of his secondment for the A-national team.

At the end of August 2016, Gregoritsch was called up for the first time in the Austrian national team and played his first game in the World Cup qualifier against Georgia on September 5, 2016 .

Successes and Records

KSV Superfund

  • U15 champions: 2008
  • Top scorer U15 league: 2008


  • Youngest goalscorer in the history of the Austrian Bundesliga at the age of 15 years and 361 days

Web links

Commons : Michael Gregoritsch  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Christof Hütter: 20 questions to Michael Gregoritsch . ( Memento from January 29, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) www.imnetz-magazin.at, November 23, 2011.
  2. Styrian selection wins championship title with 6 Kapfenbergers . teamsport akademie kapfenberg (premoweb.at), October 28, 2008, accessed on April 16, 2010.
  3. Match report SV Anger - KSV II (1: 1) . fussballoesterreich.at, accessed on November 7, 2017.
  4. Falcons get the point - 1: 1 against Austria Vienna . Kapfenberger SV ( Memento from April 16, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Kleine Zeitung of April 15, 2010: Violette got a lucky point against KSV
  6. Michael Gregoritsch comes from Hoffenheim . Announcement from FC St. Pauli, June 6, 2013.
  7. Gregoritsch on loan to VfL Bochum . Report from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, 23 May 2014.
  8. VfL Bochum signed the loan from Michael Gregoritsch . Sport1.de, April 3, 2015.
  9. Hamburger SV: Gregoritsch arrived - change to HSV perfect ( Memento of the original from July 23, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , July 23, 2015, accessed on July 23, 2015. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.hsv.de
  10. Analysis of the first match day: FC Bayern - Hamburger SV , bundesliga.de, accessed on August 20, 2015
  11. Hamburger Abendblatt: HSV amazes everyone and sets two Bundesliga records , accessed on May 27, 2016
  12. FC Augsburg: Michael Gregoritsch changes to FC Augsburg ( Memento of the original from August 10, 2017 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 July 4, 2017 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / fcaugsburg.de
  13. Performance data 2017/18 , transfermarkt.de, accessed on November 21, 2019
  14. Cut up the tablecloth: Gregoritsch flies out of the Augsburg Bundesliga squad , fcaugsburg.de, accessed on November 21, 2019
  15. FC Augsburg suspends Gregoritsch , kicker.de, accessed on November 21, 2019
  16. FCA pardons Gregoritsch - apology "especially for the manner" , transfermarkt.de, accessed on November 26, 2019
  17. FC Schalke 04 borrows Michael Gregoritsch , schalke04.de, accessed on December 23, 2019
  18. "A very clever soccer player" . Süddeutsche Zeitung, January 18, 2020
  19. Official transfer market: All club changes bundesliga.com, on July 1, 2020, accessed on July 1, 2020
  20. ^ Christian Hackl: Four debutants: Koller rebuilds the ÖFB team. In: derstandard.at. STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, August 25, 2016, accessed on August 25, 2016 .