Strikers sign German Bundesliga veteran forward Marius Ebbers
Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 25, 2014) – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers today announced the signing of German Forward Marius Ebbers for the 2014 Spring season. The 36 year old Ebbers, born in Essen, West Germany, played for several clubs in both the first and second divisions of the German Bundesliga, including FC St. Pauli, where he played for 5 seasons.
“We are excited to be able to have a player of Ebbers’ quality join the Strikers,” said Strikers Head Coach Günter Kronsteiner. “Ebbers is a goal scorer and was the team captain for St. Pauli. The fans there loved him and I’m sure our fans will enjoy watching him play as well.”
Ebbers scored 122 goals in Germany, including 46 for FC St. Pauli. Ebbers joins the Strikers as the only player in the NASL to have scored on Strikers and longtime Eintrach Frankfurt goalkeeper Oka Nikolov. The two met in Frankfurt in 2002 while Ebbers was playing for MSV Duisburg.
Ebbers is well known for his fair play, when during a match with St. Pauli, the forward scored a goal with his hand. The referee and linesman didn’t see the handball clearly and gave St. Pauli the goal. Ebbers, however, went up to the officials and came clean about the infringement and asked them to disallow the goal, which they did. St. Pauli went on to win that match in injury time.
Marius Ebbers is the sixth new player to join the Strikers for 2014. The club has also re-signed 14 players from last season’s roster.
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