Emanuel Pogatetz

Birth date 16 Jan 1983 (32 years)
Nationality Austria Austria
Height 189 cm
Position Defender
Team history
Columbus Crew 2014 - present
1. FC Nuremberg 2013 - 2014
West Ham United FC 2013 (loan)
VfL Wolfsburg 2012 - 2013
Hannover 96 2010 - 2012
Middlesbrough FC 2005 - 2010
FC Spartak Moscow 2005 (loan)
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2002 - 2005
Grazer AK 2003 - 2004 (loan)
FC Aarau 2002 - 2003 (loan)
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2001 - 2002
FC Karnten 2000 - 2001

Emanuel Pogatetz is an Austrian international football player who currently features for Hannover 96. He is a defender who can play at right back or in centre back and is also the captain of Middlesbrough.

Emanuel Pogatetz made his professional club debut with FC Karnten club in Austria in 2000 and after one season was signed by Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. He played for the German Bundesliga club until the summer of 2005 but never made any league appearance as he spent his time on loan to FC Aarau,Grazer AK and Spartak Moscow.

Middlesbrough signed Emanuel Pogatetz in 2005 and he even became the captain for Middlesbrough as well as a very important player.

He made his international debut for Austria in 2002 and has played 47 matches for his nation so far, scoring 2 goals.

Career Highlights

Whilst playing for the Karnten team, Emanuel won the Austrian Cup in 2001. Moreover, in 2004, he won the Austrian League and the Austrian Cup in 2004 whilst playing for the Grazer AK team.

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