Marcel Sabitzer, the Austrian professional footballer, currently plays for Premier League club Manchester United, on loan from Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, and the Austria national team. Playing in the position of a central midfielder, he can also play in a multitude of roles, including attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder, winger, and second striker. He received several honors while playing for the Austrian National Team including winning the Austrian Cup in the 2014-2015 season. He is nicknamed “Big Sabi”. Marcel is currently in a relationship and dating his girlfriend, Katja Keuhne who is known for winning the RTL show “Der Bachelor” in 2014.
Sabitzer started his professional career with Admira Wacker and Rapid Wien before joining German club RB Leipzig in 2014. Then, he was loaned to Red Bull Salzburg for a season. For the club RB Leipzig, he made more than 200 appearances before Bayern Munich signed him in August 2021. Most recently, on 1 February 2023, it was announced that Sabitzer had signed for Manchester United on loan until the end of the season. Internationally, he represented Austria at multiple youth international levels and made his senior international debut at the age of 18 in June 2012. He has earned more than 60 caps for Austria and played at UEFA Euro 2016 and UEFA Euro 2020. His shirt number will be No. 7 for Manchester United and his shirt no. for Austria National Football Team is 9. He has worn the No.18 shirt ever since he signed for Bayern Munich. He wore the No.24 shirt during stints at Rapid Vienna and Admira Wacker.
What is Marcel Sabitzer’s nationality?
Marcel Sabitzer took birth on March 17, 1994, to his father, Herfried Sabitzer who is a former retired Austrian football player who has represented the Austria national team as well. Marcel is from Wels, Upper Austria, Austria, and holds the nationality of Austrian. The present age of the footballer is 28 as of 2022. His ethical race belongs to Austrian-White which he gained from his ancestors. Marcel is the cousin of footballer, Thomas Sabitzer. He is not only the son of his parents but also he has a sister with whom he spent his early life together.
Marcel Sabitzer started his early football career at age 6 joining the youth team, Admira Villach. Due to his early career in football, it seems Marcel has only completed his school education.
For which team, Marcel Sabitzer is playing?
Admira Wacker Mödling
- Marcel Sabitzer, in July 2009, joined Admira Wacker’s youth academy after he played youth football for Admira Villach, Grazer AK, 1. Wiener Neustädter SC and Austria Wien.
- Between January 2013 to June 2014, the footballer played with the club, Rapid Wien.
Loan to Red Bull Salzburg
- The Austrian player then signed a four-year contract with RB Leipzig and was loaned for a season to FC Red Bull Salzburg.
Return to RB Leipzig
- For the 2015-2016 season, he returned to the team, RB Leipzig, and scored eight goals in 34 appearances. Marcel, on 1st April 2016, extended his contract until 2021.
- With nine goals in 33 appearances, he ended his 2016-2017 season. His next season ended with the team scoring five goals in 34 appearances.
- He scored his first two goals in the competition in back-to-back matches against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League.
- Next, he scored twice in a 3–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League round of 16 on 10th March 2020. Later, the team lost to PSG in the semi-final on the 18th of August. He finished the 2019–20 campaign with 16 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.
- Marcel, on 30th August 2021, signed a four-year contract with Bayern Munich for a reported transfer fee of €16 million.
Loan to Manchester United
- On 1 February 2023, it was announced that Sabitzer had signed for Manchester United on loan until the end of the season and is currently playing for the team.
Marcel Sabitzer International Career
- Marcel Sabitzer has represented his nation, Austria, playing youth international football at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels.
- At age 18, Marcel made his senior international debut for Austria against Romania in a friendly match on 5th June 2012.
- Likewise, the Austrian native has also represented the national team at UEFA Euro 2016, and UEFA Euro 2020.
Marcel Sabitzer Transfer News
- Manchester United on loan from Bayern Munich on 1st February 2023
- Bayern München on 30 Aug 2021 for the fee of 15M €
- RB Leipzig on 30 Jun 2015 at the end of loan
- Red Bull Salzburg on 2 Jul 2014 on loan
- RB Leipzig on 1 Jul 2014 for the fee of 2M €
- SK Rapid Wien on 4 Jan 2013 for the fee of 350k €
- Flyeralarm Admira on 1 Jul 2010
- Wr. Neustadt Y. on 1 Jul 2008 From GAK Youth
Awards, Honors, and Achievements
Red Bull Salzburg
- Austrian Bundesliga: 2014–15
- Austrian Cup: 2014–15
- Bundesliga: 2021–22
- DFL-Supercup: 2022
- Austrian Footballer of the Year: 2017
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2019–20
- Bundesliga Goal of the Month: February 2021
- Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2019–20
- kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2019–20
Marcel Sabitzer Fifa 22-23
- Marcel has an impressive overall FIFA rating of 81 as of January 30, 2023. His potential rating is 85 at the time of writing.
How much is Marcel Sabitzer Net Worth?
Professional footballer, Marcel Sabitzer is currently playing with the Premier League club Manchester United, on loan from Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. The footballer has even played with the clubs – Admira Wacker, Rapid Wien, and RB Leipzig. He has contributed his time in football for more than two decades and he is still into it. He is making most of his earnings from his football career which is his main source of wealth. Marcel is also making a decent sum of money via contract deals, sponsorship, brand endorsements, and bonuses.
From his football career, Marcel has successfully accumulated a net worth of $10 Million as of 2023. On 30th August 2021, he signed a four-year contract with Bayern Munich for a reported transfer fee of €16 million. From the team, Bayern Munich, he was making a yearly salary of £8,580,000. In April 2018, the Attacking Midfielder signed a contract with Red Bull Leipzig, one that saw him netting a whopping salary of 4.5 Million euros (4.1 Million Pounds) per year. As per the site, transfermarkt.com, Marcel Sabitzer’s highest market value is calculated to have €42 million while his current market value is €20 million. His spending habits reveal that he is big on keeping money in circulation- signs of a cool lifestyle. In addition, he does have amazing houses and exotic cars.
Who is Marcel Sabitzer’s girlfriend?
Katja Kuehne is Marcel Sabitzer’s girlfriend who is a model and TV actress by profession. In 2017, Marcel and Katja started dating each other and after three years of their relationship, the lovebirds got engaged. In the Maldives, Marcel got down on one knee and proposed to her. The duo has maintained their relationship very healthy as they maintain good communication by valuing each other’s input. The couple is planning to be husband and wife soon tying the married knot.
Marcel Sabitzer and his partner, Katja Kuehne have one child. The couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter whose name is Mary Lou (born in April 2019). Marcel and Katja are living a happy life with their kid and they often posted their pictures with their daughter on social media feeds.
What is Marcel Sabitzer Height?
Marcel Sabitzer is a handsome footballer with an athletic body type. Being a football player, he maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercise. He has neck-length black hair and his eye color is light brown. Marcel has not inked any tattoos on his body parts which states that he is not a tattoo lover. He is strict on diet and he is very conscious about his food intake.
Marcel Sabitzer has an average height of 1.78 m or 5 feet 10 inches with a bodyweight of 76 kg. His football skills in the field have amazed and attracted huge followers towards him.