Pep Guardiola Praises Stefan Ortega For His Outstanding Performance, See More About the Man City Backup Goalkeeper

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Manchester City’s shot-stopping maestro Stefan Ortega has been making waves following his recent feat for his team.

The 31-year-old Ortega stepped in for the injured Ederson in the Premier League clash against Tottenham on 14 May 2024, making important saves during the second half of the match.

One of his key moments was denying Son Heung-min a one-on-one opportunity in the 85th minute.

Thanks to Ortega’s efforts, his team secured a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in their second-to-last league game, maintaining their position at the top of the Premier League standings.

With the help of the German player, City is aiming to win the Premier League for the fourth consecutive time this season and add the FA Cup to their trophy cabinet when they face Manchester United on May 25.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola did not hold back his praise for Ortega’s game-changing save against Son and told reporters: “How is a team a team? Because of Ortega’s save. Otherwise, Arsenal are champions. That is the reality, the margins are so, so tight.

“Do you know how many times Son punished us in the last seven, eight years? Can I tell you how many goals he scored against us with Harry Kane? Oh my God, and I said ‘not again,’ but Stefan makes an incredible save. It was amazing but he has this talent.

Ortega has excelled as the second goalkeeper since joining from Arminia Bielefeld in 2022.

With 28 appearances over two seasons, he has proven to be a reliable back-up for Ederson during crucial moments this season.

Who is Stefan Ortega?

Stefan Ortega is a German talented goalkeeper who currently plays for Manchester City.

His age and height

Stefan Ortega was born on the 6th of November, 1992 making him 31 years old.

Stefan Ortega

In addition to his shot-stopping abilities, Ortega is also known for his commanding presence in the box. Standing at 6’2”, he is a formidable presence in the air, coming out confidently to claim crosses and thwart opposition attacks.

Ortega’s Manchester City stats and achievements

Ortega joined Manchester City in July 2022 on a free transfer after signing with the Premier League champions.

He started the season from the bench for City’s 1-3 defeat to Liverpool in the FA Community Shield on 30 July 2022.

Ortega made his professional debut for Manchester City in a UEFA Champions League group-stage match against Borussia Dortmund, which ended in a 0-0 draw.

He also played in the next Champions League group stage game against Sevilla, a 3-1 win, and in the EFL Cup third round against Chelsea, helping City to a 2-0 victory with crucial saves on 9 November at the Etihad Stadium.

His significant saves include a clean sheet in Manchester City’s final home league game against Chelsea on 21 May 2022, ending in a 1-0 victory.

Ortega played in every match in City’s victorious 2022-23 FA Cup campaign, conceding only one goal in six matches, and was a key player in the team’s journey to winning the trophy.

As it stands, the German goalie is on the verge of handing City another Premier League title after putting up an impressive performance in their 2-0 victory against Tottenham.

His salary at Manchester City

At Manchester City, Ortega currently brings home a weekly paycheck of £55,000, amounting to an annual salary of £2,860,000.

His wife and children

Sabina is the wife of the Manchester City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.

The gorgeous brunette who has over 5k followers on Instagram enjoys flaunting her beauty on social media.

Despite dating a public figure, she has managed to keep her personal life private. She has chosen to keep details about her career under wraps as well.

The couple, who tied the knot in Bielefeld, Germany have two kids together, a daughter and a son whose names are kept from social media.

His former clubs

Stefan Ortega has played for several clubs throughout his career, honing his skills and becoming the talented goalkeeper he is today.

Starting his professional career at Arminia Bielefeld, he then moved to 1860 Munich before joining DSC Arminia Bielefeld once again in the 2016-17 season.

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