| Andreas Ivanschitz|
Seattle Sounders FC
| (1983-10-15) 15 October 1983 (age 32)|
Ilia Ivanschitz, Nahla Ivanschitz
Helga Ivanschitz, Ewald Ivanschitz
Clemens Ivanschitz, Martin Ivanschitz
Julian Baumgartlinger, Clemens Ivanschitz, Marcel Sabitzer
Andreas Ivanschitz Wikipedia
Andreas Ivanschitz (born 15 October 1983) is an Austrian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Viktoria Plzen.
A full international since 2003, he represented Austria at Euro 2008.
Born in Eisenstadt, Ivanschitz began his football career as a youth in his town's local team called ASK Baumgarten, where he spent nine years. Soon, Rapid Wien scouts found out about his talent and in 1998, he signed his first professional contract with the Austrian champions. He was only 16 years old when he wore his team's shirt during an Austrian Cup match against Ranshofen on 26 October 1999. His first official League match was in 2000 against Wüstenrot Salzburg. In 177 games for Rapid Wien, Ivanschitz scored 27 times, winning the Austrian Championship title in 2004–05. In 2003, he was elected "Austrian Footballer of the Year."
In January 2006, Ivanschitz transferred to Red Bull Salzburg and then to Greek Super League club Panathinaikos in August 2006 on a two-year loan. On 20 June 2008, Ivanschitz agreed on a permanent deal with Panathinaikos.
After three years in Greece with Panathinaikos he agreed on 18 July 2009 on a two-year loan with 1. FSV Mainz 05 with the view to a two-year permanent contract in the summer of 2011. Mainz took advantage of this contract option prematurely, and signed Ivanschitz permanently in January 2011.
On 10 June 2013, Ivanschitz left Mainz for Levante UD. He scored his first goal in La Liga on 31 August, the winner with the last kick of a 2–1 home win over Rayo Vallecano. He finished his first season in Spain with three goals from 29 games, the last being in a 2–0 win over city rivals Valencia CF on 10 May.
On 4 August 2015, he signed with Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer. After suffering from an injury his debut was postponed to 13 September where he assisted a late Obafemi Martins goal to tie up the game against San Jose Earthquakes.
Ivanschitz made his debut for Austria in a February 2003 friendly match against Greece, coming on as a substitute for Markus Weissenberger. He was also a participant at the UEFA Euro 2008. He has earned 69 caps for Austria and has scored 12 goals.
As of 26 June 20161.^ Includes Super League playoffs and MLS Cup playoffs.
Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first.
Austrian Footballer of the Year: 2003
Austrian Football Bundesliga: 2005
MLS Cup: 2016
Ivanschitz comes from a musical family and plays various musical instruments in his spare time. He is a part of the Burgenland Croat community.