Marco Friedl

Squad No. 32
Date of Birth March 16, 1998
Age 24
Height 187cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Kirchbichl
Previous Clubs FC Bayern

Marco Friedl (born 16 March 1998) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a left-back or centre-back for Werder Bremen.

Youth career
Friedl began his youth career at hometown club SV Kirchbichl in 2002, before moving to fellow Austrian club FC Kufstein in 2007. In 2008, he moved to the youth academy of German club Bayern Munich.

In 2017, Friedl won the 2016–17 A-Junioren Bundesliga Süd/Südwest with Bayern’s under-19 team, scoring five goals during the season. The team went on to advance to the final of the A-Junioren Bundesliga championship round, before losing to Borussia Dortmund 8–7 on penalties.

Bayern Munich
Friedl began his senior career with Bayern Munich II in the 2015–16 season, making his debut in the Regionalliga Bayern on 22 November 2015 in a 2–0 derby loss against 1860 Munich II.

On 14 March 2017, Friedl signed his first professional contract with Bayern, lasting from 1 July 2017 through 30 June 2021.

Friedl scored his first goal for Bayern Munich II in the Regionalliga Bayern on 27 October 2017, opening the scoring in a 1–1 home draw against FV Illertissen.

Friedl began his first team career with Bayern Munich in the 2017–18 season, making his professional debut as a starter in the UEFA Champions League on 22 November 2017 in a 2–1 away win against Anderlecht. Three days later, Friedl made his league debut for the first team when he came on as a half-time substitute for James Rodríguez in the Bundesliga away match against Borussia Mönchengladbach, which finished as a 1–2 loss for Bayern.

Werder Bremen (loan)
On 25 January 2018, Friedl signed with Werder Bremen on an 18-month loan deal from Bayern Munich without an option to buy, lasting until 30 June 2019.

Werder Bremen
In May 2019, Werder Bremen announced the permanent signing of Friedl for the 2019–20 season. Friedl agreed a “long-term” contract with the club. The transfer fee was reported as €3 million or up to €3.5 million including possible bonuses, depending on the source.

Friedl scored his first Bundesliga goal on the sixth matchday of the season, against Borussia Dortmund in a 2–2 draw.