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Foda in 2009.
|Date of birth||23 April 1966|
|Place of birth||Mainz, West Germany|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1982–1983||1. FSV Mainz 05|
|1983–1984||1. FC Kaiserslautern||3||(0)|
|1985–1987||1. FC Saarbrücken||52||(3)|
|1987–1990||1. FC Kaiserslautern||87||(5)|
|2001–2002||Sturm Graz (amateurs)|
|2002–2003||Sturm Graz (assistant)|
|2003–2006||Sturm Graz (amateurs)|
|2012–2013||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Foda played as a defender with his home town club 1. FSV Mainz 05. He turned professional, playing for 1. FC Kaiserslautern for three matches in 1983–84), then moving to Arminia Bielefeld followed by 1. FC Saarbrücken, playing in both the first and second division. He then returned to Kaiserslautern for three further seasons, and played as a substitute in the West German national team in December 1987 against Brazil (1–1) and Argentina (0–1).
Foda joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 1990, where he was a key defensive player and scored four league goals in his fourth season, as Leverkusen finished third. He then played with VfB Stuttgart, FC Basel (a short 1997 spell) and SK Sturm Graz, retiring in 2001 at 35, having played 321 German first division matches.
Foda moved into coaching with Sturm Graz initially as assistant and amateur team coach. In 2006 he was promoted to head coach.
1. FC Kaiserslautern
On 22 May 2012, Foda was announced as new head coach of 1. FC Kaiserslautern, who had just been relegated to the second division after two seasons in the top flight. On 29 August 2013, he was relieved of his duties as head coach with immediate effect.
- 1. FC Kaiserslautern
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Sturm Graz
- Sturm Graz
- "Foda wird neuer Trainer beim 1. FC Kaiserslautern". Die Welt (in German). 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "Foda leaves 1. FC Kaiserslautern". bundesliga.com. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- "Was macht eigentlich? Franco Foda" (in German). fluesterer.com.[dead link]