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Marcel Sabitzer
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Sabitzer with RB Leipzig in 2020
Personal information
Full name Marcel Sabitzer
Date of birth 17 March 1994 (1994-03-17) (age 27)
Place of birth Wels, Upper Austria, Austria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club RB Leipzig
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2001 Admira Villach
2001–2008 Grazer AK
2008–2009 Austria Wien
2009–2010 Admira Wacker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Admira Wacker II 40 (15)
2010–2012 Admira Wacker 45 (10)
2013–2014 Rapid Wien 45 (10)
2014– RB Leipzig 175 (40)
2014–2015 Red Bull Salzburg (loan) 33 (19)
National team
2009–2010 Austria U16 7 (1)
2010–2011 Austria U17 9 (3)
2011 Austria U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 Austria U19 4 (5)
2012–2013 Austria U21 7 (1)
2012– Austria 54 (8)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:06, 22 May 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:41, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

Marcel Sabitzer (born 17 March 1994) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Austria national team.

Club career

Admira Wacker Mödling

Sabitzer played for Admira Wacker Mödling between September 2010 and January 2013. He scored two goals in eight appearances during the 2010–11 Austrian Bundesliga.

Rapid Wien

He was then at Rapid Wien between January 2013 and June 2014.

RB Leipzig

Loan to Red Bull Salzburg

On 30 May 2014, Sabitzer signed a four-year contract with RB Leipzig, and was loaned for a season to FC Red Bull Salzburg.

Return to RB Leipzig

2020-03-10 Fußball, Männer, UEFA Champions League Achtelfinale, RB Leipzig - Tottenham Hotspur 1DX 3768 by Stepro
Sabitzer (left) celebrates scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

Sabitzer returned to RB Leipzig for the 2015–16 season, when he scored eight goals in 34 appearances. On 1 April 2016, Sabitzer extended his contract until 2021.

He finished the 2016–17 season with nine goals in 33 appearances.

He finished the 2017–18 season with five goals in 34 appearances.

On 10 March 2020, Sabitzer scored twice in a 3–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League last 16, to help earn Leipzig a 4–0 aggregate victory and a place in the quarter finals of the competition for the first time in the club's history.

International career

AUT vs. LIE 2015-10-12 (144)
Sabitzer playing for Austria in 2015

Sabitzer made his debut for Austria on 5 June 2012, in a goalless draw against Romania.

He represented the national team at UEFA Euro 2016.

Personal life

He is a son of former Austria international Herfried Sabitzer and the cousin of footballer Thomas Sabitzer.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Admira Wacker Mödling 2010–11 Austrian Bundesliga 8 2 0 0 8 2
2011–12 20 5 1 0 21 5
2012–13 17 4 2 0 4 0 23 4
Total 45 11 3 0 4 0 52 11
Rapid Wien 2012–13 Austrian Bundesliga 16 3 1 0 0 0 17 3
2013–14 29 7 1 0 10 2 40 9
Total 45 10 2 0 10 2 57 12
RB Leipzig 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 32 8 2 0 34 8
2016–17 Bundesliga 32 8 1 1 33 9
2017–18 22 3 2 2 10 0 34 5
2018–19 30 4 5 0 8 1 43 5
2019–20 32 9 3 3 9 4 44 16
2020–21 27 8 5 1 7 0 39 9
Total 175 40 18 7 34 5 227 52
Red Bull Salzburg (loan) 2014–15 Austrian Bundesliga 33 19 6 7 12 1 51 27
Career total 298 80 29 14 60 8 387 102

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Austria 2012 1 0
2013 2 0
2014 6 2
2015 7 1
2016 9 1
2017 4 1
2018 4 0
2019 9 2
2020 4 1
2021 8 0
Total 54 8

Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Sabitzer goal.

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 May 2014 Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria  Iceland 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 3 June 2014 Andrův stadion, Olomouc, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 1–0 2–1
3. 9 October 2015 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro  Montenegro 3–2 3–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
4. 9 October 2016 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia  Serbia 1–1 2–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 14 November 2017 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Uruguay 1–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 6 September 2019 Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria  Latvia 2–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
7. 10 October 2019 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Israel 3–1 3–1
8. 4 September 2020 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Norway 2–0 2–1 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B

Honours

Red Bull Salzburg
Individual
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