We profile our latest signing after joining the club on a two and a half year deal
Following Markus Schwabl’s arrival at Highbury on a two-and-half-year deal from VfR Aalen, here’s everything you need to know about the 26-year-old.
Schwabl started his youth career at FC Holzkirchen, before moving onto SpVgg Unterhaching in 2001. His primary position is at right back though he is comfortable playing in central midfield as well.
The man from Tegernsee graduated from the Unterhaching academy in 2009 and he played in the reserve side for a year, before being promoted to the full squad a year later.
He made 91 appearances for Unterhaching , scoring two goals, before earning himself a move to 1860 Munich in the summer of 2013. Munich played their football in the German second division, the 2. Bundesliga.
The move represented a step up for Schwabl who had previously been playing in the third division, 3. Liga with Unterhaching. However, he struggled to break into the first team at Munich and a year later he returned to Unterhaching on a free transfer.
The 5’11” utility player enjoyed a successful season in 14/15, seeing him make 28 appearances for Unterhaching. Following his success Schwabl again made a summer move – this time to VfR Aalen following their relegation to the German third division.
Schwabl became an important player in the Aalen team in the 15/16 season making 39 appearances in all competitions. He has featured for Aalen 18 times in the league this campaign, as captain, having been given the armband by Aalen’s Head Coach Peter Vollmann at the start of the 16/17 season.
He is the son of former Germany international Manfred Schwabl, who currently resides as club president of SpVgg Unterhaching. During his own playing career Schwabl senior won four caps for West Germany and two Bundesliga titles and one DFB-Pokal with Bayern Munich.
Schwabl can be found on Instagram, @markus_27_.