“Marco carries GAK in his heart” – 5 minutes

Posted May 25, 2024, 12:27 pm
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Captain Marco Berchtold will lead GAK on the field next season. The 35-year-old extended his contract for another year.

Van Anja Mandler

Anja Mandler Online Editor, President of StyriaAnja Mandler Online Editor, President of Styria

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Berchtold was on the field in GAK’s last Bundesliga game on May 20, 2007 and now returns to the first division with his heart club. Berchtold already played in the GAK youth team, played for the GAK amateurs for the first time in the 2006/07 season, and soon appeared in the GAK Bundesliga team as well. After playing for Wiener Neustadt, Gratkorn, Bausching, Krotig, Kapfenberg and St. Paulden, he returned to then regional league side GAK in 2017. Three championship titles later Game director Dieter Elsneg Words of appreciation: “Marco carries GAK in his heart and was a pillar of our success last season. His achievements and his behavior off the pitch serve as a role model. That’s why we are delighted that Marco will give his all for our club next season!”

Already passed 240 for GAK

Perchtold has already played 240 competitive games for GAK, 29 of them last season. He looks forward to the tasks ahead: “In 2017, I moved to GAK in the State League as a Bundesliga regular to support the club I love in returning to the Bundesliga. The fact that we took this unique path together fills me with pride. I look forward to using my skills to re-establish GAK in the Bundesliga!”

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