Status: Ready to play
Date of birth: 01/03/1985
Height: 1.86 m
Nationality: West Germany
Andreas Ottl is a German footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for FC Augsburg. He signed his first professional contract for Bayern Munich on 1 July 2005. He was playing for Germany's U-21 Team. Ottl is a highly versatile player being able to play various midfield positions as well as playing as a defender.
Ottl began playing for Bayern Munich in 1996. He played for the Junior Team from 1996, the reserve team from 2002 and senior team from 2005. As Ottl was one of the key players of the third division team, he was given the chance to play for the senior team. Ottl is the sixth player of the Bayern Munich Junior Team who was featured in the Bundesliga squad after signing professional forms on 1 July 2005, a first full-time contract for the youngster thus following in the footsteps of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Owen Hargreaves and company.
On 13 August 2005, Ottl made his debut for Bayern Munich, coming on as a substitute for Hasan Salihamidžić in a 5–2 win over Bayer Leverkusen. On 15 October 2005, Ottl made his first start in a 3–0 win over Schalke 04 and played 90 minutes. On 5 June 2006, Ottl scored his first goal against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in a 1–1 draw. In his first season, Ottl only made eight appearances and the club won the league title. The following season 2006–07 Ottl made 24 appearances. He made his Champions League debut in a 2–0 win over Inter Milan where he received a booking and played 90 minutes. Under Ottmar Hitzfeld, Ottl got more playing time and more often used often because he could play all positions in the midfield or central defense.
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