Kevin Kratz

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Kevin Kratz
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Personal information
Date of birth (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Eschweiler, West Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlanta United
Number 8
Youth career
1991–1994 SCB Laurenzberg
1994–1997 Germania Dürwiß
1997–2006 Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Bayer Leverkusen II 89 (12)
2009–2012 Alemannia Aachen 68 (3)
2012–2014 Eintracht Braunschweig 32 (1)
2014–2016 SV Sandhausen 22 (0)
2016 Philadelphia Union 0 (0)
2017– Atlanta United 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:01, 26 October 2017 (UTC).

Kevin Kratz (born 21 January 1987) is a German footballer who currently plays for Atlanta United of Major League Soccer.

Career

Europe

After spending three seasons with Bayer 04 Leverkusen's reserve team early in his career, Kratz joined Alemannia Aachen in the 2. Bundesliga. After Aachen was relegated from the 2. Bundesliga at the end of the 2011–12 season, he transferred to Eintracht Braunschweig.[1] With his new club, Kratz won promotion to the Bundesliga in 2013. After the 2013–14 Bundesliga season, Kratz transferred to SV Sandhausen.[2]

Philadelphia Union

In September 2016, Kratz signed with Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer in the United States. Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart indicated that Kratz would find a place in the Union midfield, stating "Kevin provides us valuable depth in multiple positions across our midfield."[3] Union coach Jim Curtin likewise indicated that Kratz would fit into a central position in the midfield but suggested that he would be used as a backup for existing Union players.[4] Philadelphia later announced that Kratz would not be returning to the team for the 2017 season, and that despite earlier reports, Kratz was not signed as a free agent but was on-loan from MLS expansion team Atlanta United FC.

Atlanta United FC

On December 11, 2016, Philadelphia announced that it had completed its transaction to send midfielder Kratz to Atlanta United, acquiring the expansion club’s fourth-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for Kratz.[5]

Career statistics

As of matches played on 8 November 2017.
Club Season League Domestic Cup Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayer Leverkusen II 2006–07 Regionalliga Nord 28 2 28 2
2007–08 Oberliga Nordrhein 28 4 1 0 29 4
2008–09 Regionalliga West 33 6 33 6
Totals 89 12 1 0 90 12
Alemannia Aachen 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 18 1 1 0 19 1
2010–11 30 2 4 0 34 2
2011–12 20 0 1 1 21 1
Totals 68 3 6 1 74 4
Eintracht Braunschweig 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 18 0 1 2 19 2
2013–14 Bundesliga 14 1 1 0 15 1
Totals 32 1 2 2 34 3
SV Sandhausen 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 15 0 0 0 15 0
2015–16 7 0 1 0 8 0
Totals 22 0 1 0 23 0
Philadelphia Union 2016 MLS 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atlanta United 2017 20 1 2 1 22 2
Career totals 231 17 12 4 243 21
Source:[6]

References

  1. ^ "Eintracht holt Kevin Kratz". eintracht.com (in German). Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kratz von Braunschweig nach Sandhausen" [Kratz from Braunschweig to Sandhausen] (in German). DFL. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Union sign German midfielder Kevin Kratz". philadelphiaunion.com. 15 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Philadelphia Union press conference recap". brotherlygame.com. 22 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Philadelphia Union Officially Completes Transaction With Atlanta United FC". 11 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kevin Kratz » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 

External links

  • Kevin Kratz at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • Kevin Kratz at Alemannia Aachen's official Website (in German)
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