Markus Schopp

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Markus Schopp
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Personal information
Full name Markus Schopp
Date of birth 22 February 1974 (1974-02-22) (age 41)
Place of birth Graz, Austria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 SK Sturm Graz 102 (10)
1996–1998 Hamburger SV 40 (3)
1998–2001 SK Sturm Graz 101 (20)
2001–2005 Brescia Calcio 80 (3)
2005–2006 FC Red Bull Salzburg 31 (6)
2006–2007 New York Red Bulls (loan) 10 (0)
Total 364 (42)
National team
1995–2005 Austria 56 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Markus Schopp (born 22 February 1974 in Graz, Austria) is a retired Austrian football midfielder. Now he is assistance coach of the Austrian U21 team and analyst for the pay TV group SKY.

Career[change | change source]

He started his career in the youth teams of ESK and SK Sturm Graz. His professional career started with SK Sturm Graz. He played till 1996 for this team and won the Austrian Cup in 1996. He went on to Hamburger SV in the German Bundesliga where he played till 1998. In his second season for HSV he played not regularly so he went back to Sturm Graz. There he reached the Austrian championship two times and played three seasons in the UEFA Champions League.

After the international games he went to Brescia Calcio in Italys Seria A. After the relegation of Brescia to Seria B he came back to Austria. There he played for Red Bull Salzburg. The last years he was on loan to Red Bull New York. He retired from football in December 2007 due to chronic back problems.

International career[change | change source]

He made his first match for Austria in an August 1995 European Championship qualifying match against Latvia. He was also in the team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France He played 56 matches and shot 6 goals. His last match was an October 2005 World Cup qualifying match against Northern Ireland.

Club statistics[change | change source]

  • 1991–1996 SK Sturm Graz 102 matches (10 goals)
  • 1996–1998 Hamburger SV 40matches (3 goals)
  • 1998–2001 SK Sturm Graz 101 matches (20 goals)
  • 2001–2005 Brescia Calcio 80 matches (3 goals)
  • 2005–2006 Red Bull Salzburg matches 31 (6 goals)
  • 2006–2008 Red Bull New York (loan) 10 matches (0 goals)
  • Total 364 matches (42 goals)

National team statistics[change | change source]

Austria national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 4 1
1996 6 0
1997 4 0
1998 5 0
1999 3 0
2000 6 0
2001 6 0
2002 4 1
2003 7 1
2004 7 3
2005 4 0
Total 56 6