David Wagner (soccer)

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David Wagner
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-10-10) October 10, 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund II (Manager)
Youth career
SV Geinsheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 (0)
1991–1995 FSV Mainz 94 (19)
1995–1997 Schalke 04 29 (2)
1997–1999 FC Gütersloh 49 (7)
1999 SV Waldhof Mannheim 5 (0)
1999–2002 SV Darmstadt 98 76 (21)
2002–2004 TSG Weinheim
2004–2005 Germania Pfungstadt
National team
1996–1998 United States 8 (0)
Teams managed
2011- Borussia Dortmund II
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Wagner (born October 10, 1971) is a retired German-American soccer player and current manager of Borussia Dortmund II. Wagner grew up in Germany, playing soccer from a young age. He eventually found himself playing at Schalke 04 with Thomas Dooley, who, like Wagner, had an American father and a German mother and grew up in Germany.

Playing career[edit]

On the recommendation of Dooley, Steve Sampson brought Wagner into the US national team in 1996 despite never having seen him play. Wagner had a U.S. passport, but had played for Germany’s U-18 and U-21 teams. This gave him additional credibility with Sampson but posed a problem as he could be considered ineligible to play for the United States.

In April 1997, after Canada lost to the U.S. in a World Cup qualifying match in which Wagner played, the Canadian Soccer Federation complained to FIFA that Wagner should be ineligible to play for the U.S. based on his appearances for Germany's youth teams. On May 2, 1997, FIFA announced that Wagner was eligible to play for the U.S. because his games with the German teams were exhibitions, not official matches.[1]

Manager career[edit]

Wagner was hired as Borussia Dortmund II manager.[2] Wagner officially took over on 1 July 2011.[2]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 8 February 2013
Team From To Competition Record
G W D L Win % GF GA GD
Borussia Dortmund II 1 July 2011[2] Present League1 60 28 14 18 46.67 108 82 +26
Total 60 28 14 18 46.67 108 82 +26
Career totals League 60 28 14 18 46.67 108 82 +26
Total 60 28 14 18 46.67 108 82 +26

Honors[edit]

FC Schalke 04[edit]

National team appearances[edit]

  • August 30, 1996 United States 3-1 El Salvador
  • March 16, 1997 United States 3-0 Canada 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
  • March 23, 1997 Costa Rica 3-2 United States 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
  • April 20, 1997 United States 2-2 Mexico 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
  • June 17, 1997 United States 2-1 Israel
  • June 29, 1997 El Salvador 1-1 United States 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
  • March 14, 1998 United States 2-2 Paraguay
  • April 22, 1998 Austria 0-3 United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagner Gets Approval for U.S. Team - New York Times
  2. ^ a b c "David Wagner coacht ab Juli die BVB-U23". kicker (in German). 2 March 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2013.