Franco Foda

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Franco Foda
Franco Foda 1.jpg
Foda in 2009.
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-04-23) 23 April 1966 (age 47)
Place of birth Mainz, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1982–1983 1. FSV Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3 (0)
1984–1985 Arminia Bielefeld 43 (8)
1985–1987 1. FC Saarbrücken 52 (3)
1987–1990 1. FC Kaiserslautern 87 (5)
1990–1994 Bayer Leverkusen 113 (10)
1994–1996 VfB Stuttgart 69 (0)
1997 FC Basel 13 (0)
1997–2001 Sturm Graz 99 (1)
National team
1987 West Germany 2 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Sturm Graz (amateurs)
2002–2003 Sturm Graz (assistant)
2003 Sturm Graz
2003–2006 Sturm Graz (amateurs)
2006–2012 Sturm Graz
2012–2013 1. FC Kaiserslautern
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Franco Foda (born 23 April 1966 in Mainz) is a German football player and manager.

Football career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

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.

Coaching career[edit]

Sturm Graz[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1] On 29 August 2013, he was relieved of his duties as head coach with immediate effect.[2]

Personal[edit]

His son Sandro (born 1989) first appeared professionally with Sturm Graz in 2007, when his father was head coach.[3]

Honours[edit]

As player[edit]

1. FC Kaiserslautern
Bayer Leverkusen
Sturm Graz

As manager[edit]

Sturm Graz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Foda wird neuer Trainer beim 1. FC Kaiserslautern". Die Welt (in German). 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Foda leaves 1. FC Kaiserslautern". bundesliga.com. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Was macht eigentlich? Franco Foda" (in German). fluesterer.com. [dead link]

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