Zimmerman Gets Contract Upgrade From Hamburg

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  1. Ed-D

    Ed-D Member

    Spurs
    United States
    Jun 13, 2005
    NY
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    anybody know what "Lizensspieler" means? That's what he is now, apparently.
     
  2. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    signing the contract
     
  3. ugaaccountant

    ugaaccountant New Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    spieler means player
     
  4. Ed-D

    Ed-D Member

    Spurs
    United States
    Jun 13, 2005
    NY
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yes, and lizens means license, sex means six, gift poison, fart drive, and others. It's not the literal translation we're after but the context. I think it just means he got a first team contract.
     
  5. CommonSense

    CommonSense Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Portland
    whatever it is, it's good to see Preston clearly in HSV's future plans. We need all the forwards we can get in top flight football, hopefully he can earn himself some bit-minutes this year and some starts next.
     
  6. aloisius

    aloisius Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    Croatia
    it's basically a full professional contract.
     
  7. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    thats how I took it also..

    you may start seeing Zimmerman on the bench after the winter break for the first team
     
  8. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll get excited when I see him on the field with the first team. That would be an accomplishment.
     
  9. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    baby steps... he is getting there...
     
  10. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    article on UEFA site
    http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/news/kind=1/newsid=638462.html

     
  11. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
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  12. proxyone

    proxyone New Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Good to see! Congrats.
     
  13. JuanPeron

    JuanPeron Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    He's part of a special class of Hamburg's youth forwards. Forgot all the players but Macauley Chrisantus is now there. I'm happy to see this.
     
  14. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    best young forwards in the Bundesliga... this is only good
     
  15. silverlion

    silverlion Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thats good for Zimmerman and the whole National team program, hope we get to see him in Beijing next year.
     
  16. CommonSense

    CommonSense Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Portland
    this is going to go down as the dumbest question I've asked since the 9th grade. Can Preston still play for the reserves? What does this actually MEAN other than a pay increase? Could he not play for the 1st team before signing the new contract?

    I'm just a bit confused as to what this new deal actually entails.
     
  17. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    Sex means sex, actually. Just in case you ever teach maths to first graders :D.
     
  18. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Zex. (well, Sechs, but it's close enough)
     
  19. JuanPeron

    JuanPeron Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    To the last question...No.
     
  20. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    Yes. He is now, however, subject to limitations for Bundesliga players on Regionalliga sides. If he plays "too many" Bundesliga games he will be classified as a regular and not be allowed on the reserves until he looses this status.

    Lizenzspieler is a legal term. It means he has signed a Bundesliga standard contract for professional players. Only a Bundesliga club can sign a Lizenzspieler, as the club, as well as the player, needs to be licensed (through a contract) by the German Football League (which organises the 1. and 2. Bundesliga). Not being a Lizenzspieler doesn't mean that one isn't a professional - a so called Vertragsspieler is a player that gets payed by his club, but his not bound to the regulations of the German Football League. In short: first team players of Bundesliga sides are Lizenzspieler, reserve side players of Bundesliga sides can but don't have to be Lizenzspieler, players of non-Bundesliga sides (3rd division and below, excluding reserves of Bundesliga clubs) can't be Lizenzspieler but are Vertragsspieler or true amateurs (unpayed players).

    He could.
     
  21. green94

    green94 Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Hamburger SV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even through other's have already answered, think about Feilhaber's situation last year. He was obviously a full professional but still spent the last months of the season with the reserves.
     
  22. CommonSense

    CommonSense Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Portland
    Thanks for the explanation Alex, rep for you sir!
     
  23. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    No problem and thanks. If someone wants to read the complete regulations they can be found (in German) on the Bundesliga website www.bundesliga.de, btw.
     
  24. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    good on him :) hope he keeps it up
     
  25. Zak1FCK

    Zak1FCK Member+

    Aug 23, 2005
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I do not think Feilhaber was a licensed player. He might of been, but I think he was assigned to the reserve team and just had some first team caps due to injuries.
     

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