Andreas Neuendorf
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Andreas Neuendorf
Zecke Neuendorf
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Andreas Neuendorf as a football player for FC Ingolstadt
Personal information
Full name Andreas Neuendorf
Date of birth (1975-02-09) 9 February 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992-1994 Reinickendorfer Füchse 33 (2)
1994-1997 Bayer Leverkusen 44 (1)
1998-2000 Hertha BSC 30 (3)
2000-2001 Bayer Leverkusen 7 (0)
2001-2007 Hertha BSC 119 (12)
2007-2010 FC Ingolstadt 04 58 (3)
2010-2014 Hertha BSC II 73 (8)
2010 Hertha BSC 1 (0)
Total 365 (29)
National team
1994-1998 Germany U-21 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andreas "Zecke" Neuendorf (born 9 February 1975) is a German former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career

Neuendorf has played for Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha BSC.[1] He left Berlin after the 2006-07 season, having played with the club for six years. After three years with FC Ingolstadt 04,[2] he returned to Hertha in 2010.

Nickname

Neuendorf is nicknamed "Zecke" (German for tick), a name that was given to him by Leverkusen team-mate Ulf Kirsten after Neuendorf fell ill from a tick bite.[3] He wears the name on his shirt, similar the common practice among Brazilian footballers, and it is listed in his passport as his stage name.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Wie aus Andreas Neuendorf "Zecke" wurde" (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "FC Ingolstadt: "Zecke" Neuendorf ist Leitwolf und Publikumsliebling" (in German). fussball.de. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ ",,Tunnel´ nie den Chef!"" (in German). 11freunde.de. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Jahn, Michael (7 August 2002). "Verbissen in eine Idee" (in German). Retrieved 2012.



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