Mettin Copier

Mettin Copier (born January 4, 1989), also known as Spirit Hips, is a Dutch-born Austrian footballer who most recently played for Ducht amateur side FC Breukelen.

Mettin Copier
Personal information
Full name Mettin Copier
Date of birth (1989-01-04) January 4, 1989
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
–2006 SV Siveo'60
2007 Elinkwijk
2007–2009 AZ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 AZ 0 (0)
2010Telstar (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2011 FC Oss 3 (2)
2011–2012 Dayton Dutch Lions 42 (4)
2012–2014 Leonidas 18 (3)
National team
2009 Austria U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2014



Copier played for youth teams SV Siveo'60 and USV Elinkwijk, before joining the academy of Dutch Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in 2007. He played extensively for Alkmaar's reserves, and was promoted to the senior team in 2009. After a short period on loan at Telstar in the Eerste Divisie in 2010,[1] during which he played four games but found himself marginalized following a change of manager, Copier moved to FC Oss in 2010,[2] playing 3 games and scoring 2 games for the team.

In summer 2014 he joined FC Breukelen from fellow amateurs RKSV Leonidas, in Rotterdam.[3]

United States

Copier moved to the United States in 2011 to play for the Dayton Dutch Lions in the USL Professional Division in 2011.[4]


Copier, whose father is Dutch but whose mother is Austrian, announced his intention to play for the Austrian national team in 2007. He received his first cap for the Austria U-21 team on March 25, 2009 in a game against Italy, and six days later played his second game in a 2-1 loss to Switzerland.


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