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Esteghlal German midfielder Neumayr joins Aarau

Markus Neumayr

Tehran Times - Esteghlal’s German midfielder Markus Neumayr joined Swiss football club Aarau on Monday.

The 32-year-old player joined Iran’s Esteghlal on July 31 on a two-year contract but was released by the team on Dec. 16.

Neumayr started his football career playing for local clubs before moving to Eintracht Frankfurt in 2003, however, within a few months, he was picked up by Manchester United.

During his spell with Manchester United, he played on the right side of midfield, although on some occasions he would play in the middle of the park.

In the three seasons Neumayr spent at Old Trafford, he never played in a match for the first team. He was once called into the squad on 29 March 2006 for the match against West Ham United but did not make the final sixteen.

Neumayr was released from the club at his own request to join Duisburg.


The German-Swiss player joined Esteghlal from Turkish football team Kasımpaşa but failed to meet the fans’ expectations.

Neumayr, who just played eight matches for Esteghlal, has already played for Swiss football clubs Thun, Bellinzona, Vaduz and FC Luzern.

Overall, he played 187 competitive games in the Swiss Football League and recorded 41 goals and 49 assists.

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