Stefan Ilsanker

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Stefan Ilsanker
Ilsanker with Eintracht Frankfurt in 2022
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 34)
Place of birth Hallein, Salzburg, Austria
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Youth career
0000–2005 1. Halleiner SK
2005–2007 Red Bull Salzburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Red Bull Juniors Salzburg 104 (4)
2009–2010 Red Bull Salzburg 0 (0)
2010–2012 SV Mattersburg 50 (0)
2012–2015 Red Bull Salzburg 89 (4)
2015–2020 RB Leipzig 105 (1)
2020–2022 Eintracht Frankfurt 51 (3)
2022–2023 Genoa 16 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Austria U19 12 (0)
2008–2010 Austria U21 9 (0)
2014– Austria 61 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 August 2023
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:09, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Stefan Ilsanker (born 18 May 1989) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for the Austria national team.

Career[change | change source]

Ilsanker began his career in the youth squad of 1. Halleiner SK. He first played as a goalkeeper but soon changed to the midfield. In 2005 he signed with Red Bull Salzburg, where he played in the Red Bull Juniors team. On April 4, 2009, he was in the squad of the first team for a league game. His first game for Red Bull Salzburg was a national cup match on August 15, 2009.[2] On August 25, 2009, he played his first international game for Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League qualifier against Maccabi Haifa.

At the end of the 2009–2010 season, Ilsanker signed with SV Mattersburg.[3] In 2012 he came back to Red Bull Salzburg. In the meantime he is an important part of the first quad and plays in nearly all matches.

Ilsanker played for Austria at the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and was a member of the Austria national under-21 football team.

Family[change | change source]

Stefan Ilsanker is the son of Herbert Ilsanker, who was part of the SV Austria Salzburg team and who now coaches goalkeeping for FC Red Bull Salzburg.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stefan Ilsanker". Eintracht Frankfurt. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  2. "Stefan Ilsanker » ÖFB-Cup 2009/2010". Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  3. "Erste Neuverpflichtungen bei Mattersburg". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2015.