André Gumprecht

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André Gumprecht
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Personal information
Full name André Gumprecht
Date of birth (1974-11-26) 26 November 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Jena, East Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lake Macquarie City
Number 6
Youth career
1988–1991 FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1991–1992 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0 (0)
1993–1995 U.S. Lecce 16 (0)
1995 Preussen Köln 12 (2)
1995–1998 SG Wattenscheid 09 59 (1)
1998–1999 Bayer 04 Leverkusen II 27 (0)
1999–2001 Hallescher FC 60 (5)
2001–2002 FSV Zwickau 33 (1)
2002 Dresdner SC 0 (0)
2002–2003 Perth Glory 34 (4)
2003–2004 Parramatta Power 25 (2)
2004 Singapore Armed Forces FC 14 (0)
2005–2009 Central Coast Mariners 63 (4)
2008 Bankstown City Lions (loan) 9 (0)
2009 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 5 (0)
2010 Sydney Olympic 3 (0)
2010– Lake Macquarie City 26 (2)
Teams managed
2010 Sydney Olympic
2009– Newcastle Jets (Women Asst. Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

André Gumprecht (born 26 November 1974 in Jena, East Germany) is a German footballer who plays for Australian club Lake Macquarie City FC.

Club career[edit]

He was awarded the Central Coast Mariners Members player of the year award for his 2005–06 season at the Mariners. Before he played for the Mariners he won the NSL championship with Perth Glory and then lost in the last NSL grand final with Parramatta Power before the competition became defunct.

Gumprecht played in Germany for ten years prior to joining Perth Glory in 2002. There he reached the highest level when he played in the seasons 1995–96 and 1997–98 altogether 27 matches in the second division for SG Wattenscheid 09.

Off the field Gumprecht is a real fans' favourite. He is known to come to the fans' bar after games for a few drinks and when injured watches the Mariners away games with the fans. He also runs a youth training program on the Central Coast called Soccerpro.[1]

Gumprecht signed a one-year deal to remain with the Central Coast Mariners for the 2008–09 season after spending much of the A-League off-season on loan at NSWPL club Bankstown City Lions. At Bankstown Andre was a key antagonist in a mid-season revial for the club. He went back to the Mariners after playing 10 games for the Lions.[2]

Gumprecht was released by the Mariners the day after their loss to Tianjin Teda, rounding off an Asian Champions League campaign to forget, where the Mariners did not win a single game.[3]

After his release from Central Coast, Gumprecht was snapped up by New South Wales Premier League outfit Bonnyrigg White Eagles.[4] In January 2010, he left the Bonnyrigg White Eagles and signed a two-year contract with Sydney Olympic.[5] On 16 June 2010, he cancelled his contract and announced his retirement.[6]

Controversy[edit]

In February 2008, Gumprecht attended 'Mad Monday' celebrations dressed as Adolf Hitler. He later apologized, stating he was educated, and knew what happened to the Jewish people at the hands of the Nazis.[7] Football Federation Australia said that it would discipline Gumprecht.[8]

Coaching career[edit]

In May 2010, Gumprecht was named as the new head coach of the Sydney Olympic Football Club, but he resigned as coach and player on 16 June 2010.[9]

Honours[edit]

Central Coast Mariners
Perth Glory
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccerpro". [dead link]
  2. ^ "Gumprecht and Osman re-sign for season four assault". ccmariners.com.au. 9 July 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ Fitzgibbon, Liam (20 May 2009). "Central Coast Mariners release four, sign Nicky Travis". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Official New Player Signings and Releases Update 27th May 2009". [dead link]
  5. ^ "Andre Gumprecht signs with Sydney Olympic FC". [dead link]
  6. ^ "Andre Gumprecht steps down as Sydney Olympic coach as Steve O’Connor and Ian Crook appointed". soccernsw.com. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  7. ^ David Davutovic, David (20 May 2009). "Gumprecht devastated by 'prank'". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Gumprecht in strife over Hitler garb". ABC.net. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Andre Gumprecht steps down". sydneyolympicfc.com. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 

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