Martin Harnik

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Martin Harnik

Harnik with Stuttgart in 2010.
Personal information
Full nameMartin Harnik
Date of birth(1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 25)
Place of birthHamburg, West Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionStriker/Winger
Club information
Current clubVfB Stuttgart
Number7
Youth career
1992–2005SC Vier-und Marschlande
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2010Werder Bremen II54(13)
2007–2010Werder Bremen17(1)
2009–2010Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan)30(13)
2010–VfB Stuttgart88(32)
National team
2006Austria U1911(2)
2006–2007Austria U207(0)
2007–2009Austria U213(1)
2007–Austria33(8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:24, 3 March 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:40, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
 
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Martin Harnik

Harnik with Stuttgart in 2010.
Personal information
Full nameMartin Harnik
Date of birth(1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 25)
Place of birthHamburg, West Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionStriker/Winger
Club information
Current clubVfB Stuttgart
Number7
Youth career
1992–2005SC Vier-und Marschlande
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2010Werder Bremen II54(13)
2007–2010Werder Bremen17(1)
2009–2010Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan)30(13)
2010–VfB Stuttgart88(32)
National team
2006Austria U1911(2)
2006–2007Austria U207(0)
2007–2009Austria U213(1)
2007–Austria33(8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:24, 3 March 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:40, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Martin Harnik (born 10 June 1987) is a German-born Austrian footballer. He currently plays for VfB Stuttgart.[1]

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Club career

Early career

Born in Hamburg to a German mother and an Austrian father (from Graz, Styria), he started playing football in 1992 at SC Vier- und Marschlande. In early 2006, he joined the second team of Werder Bremen, playing in the third tier Regionalliga.

Due to a broken metatarsal bone, Harnik missed almost all of the first half of 2007. At the start of the 2007–08 season, the forward was promoted to the Bundesliga side of Werder Bremen, signing a contract until 2010.

On 15 August 2007, the 20-year-old made his debut for the professional team against Dinamo Zagreb, in the first leg of the third Champions League Qualification round (2–1).

His Bundesliga debut came ten days later, in a game against 1. FC Nuremberg (1–0). Being fielded in the 61st minute, he scored the winning goal for his side in the 69th minute.[2] On 24 August 2009, it was announced that Harnik was able to leave his club SV Werder Bremen as a free agent,[3] and six days later was loaned out to Fortuna Düsseldorf.[4]

After one season at the 2nd Bundesliga side, in which he was Fortuna's topscorer (12 goals as of 24 April 2010) with the Rhinelanders narrowly missing promotion to the Bundesliga, Harnik announced on 26 April 2010 that he would leave Düsseldorf.[5]

VfB Stuttgart

In July 2010, he moved to VfB Stuttgart.[6] In the first fixture of his second season with the club, Harnik scored the second goal of a 3–0 home win over Schalke.[7] Harnik propelled his side to victory with a brace against SC Freiburg on 16 September 2011.[8]

On 6 January 2012, Harnik extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2016.[9]

Harnik with Austria in 2012.

International career

Harnik, who also was eligible for Germany, opted to play for Austria, although he has never lived there, after having been nominated for the youth national teams of the ÖFB, not those of the German Football Association.

His debut came in a match against Czech Republic in Vienna on 22 August 2007 (1–1). After being on the pitch for just six minutes, he scored the equalizing goal in the 78th minute.

He was called up to Austria's Euro 2008 squad. Harnik played in all three group games but the co-host Austria was eliminated in the group stage.

On 2 September 2011, Harnik scored against Germany in a 6–2 loss. The win meant that Harnik's nation of birth secured qualification to Euro 2012.[10]

Career statistics

Club statistics

As of 3 March 2013
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeTotal
AppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssists
Werder Bremen2007–089100005001410
2008–09800000100900
Total17100006002310
Fortuna Düsseldorf2009–103013400030134
Total3013400030134
VfB Stuttgart2010–1132992311052441712
2011–1234178402381710
2012–132263320102035103
Total88322095320721174425
Career total135462495326721605829

International goals

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.22 August 2007Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna Czech Republic1–11–1Friendly
2.30 May 2008UPC-Arena, Graz Malta5–15–1Friendly
3.12 October 2010King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels Belgium4–44–4UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
4.7 June 2011UPC-Arena, Graz Latvia2–13–1Friendly
5.3–1
6.2 September 2011Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen Germany4–26–2UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
7.29 February 2012Wörthersee-Stadion, Klagenfurt Finland2–03–1Friendly
8.16 October 2012Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna Kazakhstan4–04–02014 FIFA World Cup qualifying

References

  1. ^ "Harnik, Martin" (in German). kicker.de. http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/vereine/1-bundesliga/2011-12/vfb-stuttgart-11/39152/spieler_martin-harnik.html. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  2. ^ "7 Martin Harnik" (in German). transfermarkt.de. http://www.transfermarkt.de/de/martin-harnik/profil/spieler_31159.html. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Harnik auf der Abschussliste" (in German). derstandard.at. 24 August 2009. http://derstandard.at/fs/1250691109892/Harnik-auf-der-Abschussliste. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Martin Harnik kommt zu Fortuna Düsseldorf" (in German). transfermarkt.de. 30 August 2009. http://www.transfermarkt.de/de/news/30889/martin-harnik-kommt-zu-fortuna-duesseldorf.html. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Martin Harnik verlässt die Fortuna" (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf. 26 April 2010. http://www2.fortuna-duesseldorf.de/pages/news/uebersicht-news/artikel/article/martin-harnik-verlaesst-die-fortuna/index.htm. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  6. ^ "VfB strengthen the squad". VfB Stuttgart. 13 May 2010. http://vfb.de/archiv/en/aktuell/news/2009/36588.php. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  7. ^ "VfB Stuttgart 3–0 Schalke 04". ESPN Soccernet. 6 August 2011. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=321039&cc=5901. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  8. ^ "SC Freiburg 1 – 2 VfB Stuttgart". ESPN Soccernet. 16 September 2011. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/gamecast?id=320995&cc=5901. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Harnik signs extension with VfB". VfB Stuttgart. 6 January 2012. http://www.vfb.de/en/aktuell/meldungen/news/2011/harnik-vertragsverlaengerung/page/1216-0-1-1325859898.html. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Germany seal qualification". ESPN Soccernet. 16 September 2011. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=308516&cc=5901. Retrieved 20 September 2011.

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