Thomas Hopfer

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Thomas Hopfer (2010)

Thomas Hopfer (born April 20, 1990 ) is an Austrian football player . He is under contract with the Styrian first league club TSV Hartberg .


As a seven-year-old, Hopfer made his first attempts at football at the lower-class SV Andritz . Just one year later he switched to the youth department of Bundesliga club SK Sturm Graz , where he received his basic training. In June 2004, Hopfer moved to the Federal Youth Center of the Grazer AK .

It was there that the ÖFB scouts became aware of Hopfer. On October 11, 2008, he played his first U-19 international match against his colleagues from Macedonia . This was followed by further U-19 internationals against Iceland (3: 0), Belgium (2: 0), Hungary (3: 2), Serbia (0: 3) and Finland (0: 2) until May 2009. In the 2009/10 season Hopfer was taken over to the Austrian U-20 national team, for which he played five games.

But the 177 centimeter tall, defensive midfielder was not only able to make a name for himself with the scouts, he was also able to gain a foothold in the 2007/08 season in the fighting team that played in the Middle Regional League (third level) at the Grazer AK play a total of 15 games. His first appearance in the adult field was on August 31, 2007, when he came on for Avan Mohiden in the 75th minute of the away game at FC Vöcklabruck . In the 2008/09 season Hopfer played eight games for the Grazer AK before he moved to FC Admira Wacker Mödling on January 30, 2009 , for which he was used in another nine games in the Regionalliga Ost. In the 2009/10 season he was under coach Dietmar Kühbauer in a further twelve games in the second team, before his debut in the first team on 28 November 2009 under coach Walter Schachner in the 0-0 away draw at SCR Altach League was allowed to give. Hopfer came on in the 78th minute for Christoph Mattes .

On February 1, 2010, Hopfer switched to league competitor TSV Hartberg on loan for the time being , where he immediately became a regular player and was used in 14 games. After he had contributed to relegation in the first division, he was extended his loan contract for a year.

On May 13, 2010, a supposed ban on playing Hopfer against his home club caused a stir. Shortly before the duel he was informed by Admira, who was fighting for the title, that he would be brought back the following season. As a result, the previously strong Hopfer was deleted from the squad for the game. Speculations followed about an alleged game ban, which both clubs denied. Hopfer then announced that his non-nomination was decided together with the coach due to the difficult situation.

Web links

Commons : Thomas Hopfer  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Thomas Hopfer (accessed on September 1, 2010)
  2. U-19 Austria vs Macedonia 2: 2 (accessed on September 1, 2010)
  3. a b performance data Thomas Hopfer 2008/09 (accessed on September 1, 2010)
  4. a b c Performance data Thomas Hopfer 2009/10 (accessed on September 1, 2010)
  5. Performance data Thomas Hopfer 2007/08 (accessed on September 1, 2010)
  6. Vöcklabrucker Sportclub against Grazer AK 2: 2 (accessed on September 1, 2010)
  7. SC Rheindorf Altach against FC Admira Wacker Mödling 0: 0 (accessed on September 1, 2010)
  8. First League: Excitement about loan players ( Memento from May 16, 2011 in the Internet Archive )