Markus Neumayr

Player Specifications
Position Central Midfield
DOB March 26, 1986
Height 6'0
Weight 170 lbs (78 kg)
Foot Right
Nationality Germany

Player Evaluation

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Markus Neumayr began his career at Eintracht Frankfurt II in 2003 where he spent a mere six months developing his game prior to earning a transfer to the Manchester United U18 Academy Team in 2004. While he was first registered with the Academy upon his move to the UK , he quickly ascended to the full Reserve Team in 2004-2005 where he was dubbed a “future talent” by the technical staff, and as such he was held in similar regard to teammates Giuseppi Rossi and Gerard Pique. Neumayr spent two full years at United and eventually earned the Captain’s armband for the team at 18 years of age during the 2005-2006 season when the Reserve Team won the English Premier Reserve League North and the English Premier Reserve National Playoff. While Neumayr never made the team sheet for the full senior team, he was in consideration for cup matches when United were looking to bring along younger talents. Neumayr has since moved on to play professionally in the German 1st and 2nd Bundesligas (MSV Duisburg), the Belgian Jupiler Pro League (Zulte-Waregem) and in the Swiss Super League (FC Thun). Upon FC Thun’s relegation in 2011, Neumayr signed a new deal with AC Bellinzona in the Swiss Challenge League with the ambition of leading the team to promotion and then moved to Vaduz where he was a critical member of the team’s promotion-run in 2013/2014 and registered 21 goals and 30 assists throughout all competitions with the Club prior to transferring to FC Luzern in January 2016.

A talented attacking midfielder, Neumayr is a prototypical German box-to-box #8 or #10. With good size and athleticism, he can command a dynamic midfield and is best suited as the holding midfielder in both expansive and defensive tactical formations. His advanced tactical awareness allows him to dictate the pace of the game on the attacking end as his technique has a finished quality to it – sound and tidy, the first receiving-touch a well prepared and professionally refined effort. Neumayr’s consistent finishing ability from the edge of the box is also among his finer attributes on the pitch. Having played as a professional since 16 years of age and been raised among the strongest club football environments worldwide, Neumayr reads the speed of play with ease and seems to identify very efficient attacking opportunities with a playmaker’s eye.

Player’s Achievements

International (German Youth National Team):

  • 32 appearances at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels of German Youth National Team football
  • 18 goals in all friendly and tournament matches for German Youth National Team

Professional (FC Luzern):

  • Transferred to FC Luzern in January 2016
  • Hit for 53 goals and 61 assists from 2011-2017 in Swiss Super League, Swiss Challenge League, Europa League and Swiss Cup official competitions
  • Received more than ten Swiss Superleague team of the week nominations in 2014/2015 season
  • Named Blick.ch Best XI in 2014/2015 season
  • Finished 2014/2015 with 5 goals and 10 assists in 36 matches for his side that only scored 28 goals all season
  • Finished 2013/2014 with 11 goals and 10 assists in 32 league matches
  • Led team to promotion to Swiss Super League in 2014
  • Finished 2012/13 as the top assist maker of the Challenge League with 15 (and 5 goals in 2012/13)
  • Transferred on free to FC Vaduz of Swiss Challenge League, summer 2013
  • Played out a two year contract for AC Bellinzona of the Swiss Challenge League ending June 2013
  • He has logged 30 goals and 10 assists in over 123 matches as a professional player with Bellinzona as well as MSV Duisburg, Zulte Waregem, Rot-Weiss Essen, Wacker Burghausen and FC Thun
  • Captain of Manchester United Reserve Team in 2006 under head coach Rene Meulensteen
  • English Premier Reserve League North Champions in 2005 and 2006 with Manchester United Reserves
  • English Premier Reserve National Playoff Winners in 2005 and 2006 with Manchester United Reserves

 

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