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André Moritz

André Moritz
Personal information
Full name André Francisco Moritz
Date of birth (1986-08-06) 6 August 1986
Place of birth Florianópolis, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pohang Steelers
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2003 Avaí
2003–2005 Internaçional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Internacional 17 (5)
2006–2007 Fluminense 4 (3)
2007–2010 Kasımpaşa 61 (16)
2010–2011 Kayserispor 21 (2)
2011–2012 Mersin İdmanyurdu 32 (4)
2012–2013 Crystal Palace 27 (5)
2013–2014 Bolton Wanderers 23 (7)
2014 Mumbai City 7 (3)
2015– Pohang Steelers 11 (0)
2015 Mumbai City (loan) 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:18, 27 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

André Francisco Moritz, or simply André Moritz (born 6 August 1986), is a Brazilian footballer of Italian and German descent who plays as an attacking midfielder for South Korean side Pohang Steelers.

Contents

  • Club career 1
  • Honours 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Club career

Moritz began his career with Avaí FC's youth categories, signing a professional contract with SC Internacional in 2003, aged 16. He was assigned to the academy and was top goal scorer in most of the Youth tournaments.[1] He was promoted to first team in 2006, playing some matches in State League.

Due to limited chances, Moritz signed a contract with Fluminense FC.[2] He helped the club to avoid relegation in the last game of the season, and also to win the 2007 Copa do Brasil. Moritz left Flu and signed a contract with Turkish club Kasımpaşa, in 2007. After three full seasons in Kasımpaşa, he signed a three-year contract with Kayserispor.[3] And signed a two-year contract with Mersin in 2011 summer.[4]

Moritz then went on trial at Rangers in Scotland. On 15 August 2012, his trial period at Rangers came to and end. Moritz said "My time with Rangers has come to an end, I enjoyed it but it was not meant to be... Talking with english clubs..."[5]

On 24 August, he signed a one-year contract with Crystal Palace.[6] On 6 November 2012 he scored his first goal for Crystal Palace in the 5–0 victory over Ipswich Town, in Ian Holloway's first game in charge. In his next match, he scored the equaliser for Crystal Palace in a 1–2 win against Peterborough united on 10 November 2012, continuing his goalscoring run, before finding the net again on 17 November 2012 with a volley against Derby County – his third goal in three games. He then went on to score two free kicks against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 1 January 2013, receiving praise from Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway.[7]

Moritz joined Bolton Wanderers on a one-year deal on 1 August 2013. On 9 November, Moritz scored his first goal for Bolton Wanderers against Millwall in a 3–1 victory.[8] On 1 July 2014 Bolton confirmed that at the expiration of his contract, Moritz had left the club.[9]

On 29 September 2014, South Korean Club, Pohang Steelers announced that Moritz joined the club on a two-year contract which is starting on 1 January 2015[10]

On 10 October 2014, it was announced that Moritz will play for Mumbai City FC in the inaugural Indian Super League.[11] On 18 October 2014, Moritz scored his first goal for the club en route to the league's first ever hat-trick in a 5-0 win over FC Pune City at the DY Patil Stadium.[12]

In July 2015, Moritz agreed to return to Mumbai City for the 2015 season,[13] but After only 1 game in October, Moritz returned to parent club Pohang Steelers.[14]

Honours

Fluminense
Crystal Palace

References

  1. ^ André Moritz – Carreira (André Moritz – Career); André Moritz.com.br (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Flu contrata André Moritz, do Internacional (Flu signs André Moritz, from Internacional); Globo Esporte, 1 June 2006 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Andre Moritz Kayserispor'da (Andre Moritz to Kayserispor); Radikal Spor, 5 July 2010 (Turkish)
  4. ^ Moritz Mersin İdmanyurdu'nda (Moritz to Mersin İdmanyurdu); Hürriyet Spor, 23 June 2011 (Turkish)
  5. ^ "Brazilian attacking midfielder Andre Moritz joins Rangers on trial". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/bolasie-signs-332540.aspx
  7. ^ "BBC Sport". Crystal Palace 3 – 0 Derby. BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Andre Moritz: Bolton Wanderers sign ex-Crystal Palace midfielder". BBC Sport. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bolton Wanderers: Andre Moritz and Arran Lee-Barrett leave club". BBC Sport. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/11503082.Andre_Moritz_gets_new_club/
  11. ^ "Mumbai City FC sign Moritz". THE TIMES OF INDIA. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.indiansuperleague.com/news/672-mumbai-city-fc-bounce-back-with-thumping-5-0-win-over-fc-pune-city
  13. ^ "ISL 2015: Mumbai City FC retains Brazilian forward Andre Moritz". http://www.firstpost.com/. firstpost. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Indian Super League: Mumbai City part ways with Andre Moritz after differences with Anelka". http://www.goal.com/. Goal.com. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 

External links

  • André Moritz career statistics at Soccerbase
  • Andre Moritz's Stats @ Turkish Football Federation
  • André Moritz at footballzz.co.uk
  • André Moritz – K League stats at kleague.com
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