Friedhelm Funkel

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Friedhelm Funkel
Friedhelm Funkel (2012).jpg
Friedhelm Funkel 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-12-10) 10 December 1953 (age 60)
Place of birth Neuss, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1964–1972 VfR Neuss
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 VfR Neuss 28 (15)
1973–1980 Bayer 05 Uerdingen 238 (91)
1980–1983 1. FC Kaiserslautern 66 (24)
1983–1990 Bayer 05 Uerdingen 189 (40)
Total 521 (170)
National team
1981 West Germany B 4 (1)
Teams managed
1989–1990 VfR Neuß
1990–1991 Bayer 05 Uerdingen (assistant)
1991–1996 Bayer 05 Uerdingen
1996–2000 MSV Duisburg
2000–2001 F.C. Hansa Rostock
2002–2003 1. FC Köln
2004–2009 Eintracht Frankfurt
2009–2010 Hertha BSC
2010–2011 VfL Bochum
2011–2012 Alemannia Aachen
2013–2014 TSV 1860 München
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Friedhelm Funkel (born 10 December 1953) is a German football manager and former player.[1][2][3] He last coached TSV 1860 München.

Coaching career[edit]

Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

Funkel coached Eintracht Frankfurt from 2004–09.[4] He was subsequently released from his contract on 1 July 2009. He led the club into the Bundesliga in his first season in charge. One year later, he and the team avoided relegation and surprisingly reached the German Cup final, which eventually sent them to the UEFA Cup.

Tied with Erich Ribbeck, Funkel holds the record for the longest tenure at Eintracht, with five full seasons.

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 3 October 2009, Hertha BSC introduced Funkel as their new head coach after having fired Lucien Favre.[5] After Hertha was relegated, Funkel and the club mutually agreed to not extend his contract.[6]

VfL Bochum & Alemannia Aachen[edit]

On 22 May 2010, he was named new coach of VfL Bochum. He got sacked on 14 September 2011. On 20 September 2011, Funkel took over the job as manager of Alemannia Aachen. Funkel was dismissed of his job on 1 April 2012, after a streak of five consecutive losses.

TSV 1860 München[edit]

On 7 September 2013, he was named new coach of 1860 München.[7] His first match in–charge was a 0–0 draw against VfR Aalen on 13 September 2013.[8] On 2 April 2014, 1860 München announced that Funkel is going to leave the club after the season because of "different conceptual views on the orientation in sport."[9] However, 1860 München sacked Funkel on 6 April 2014[10] after losing to Karlsruher SC 3–0[11] at home on earlier in the day.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Funkel has two children. He is the older brother of Wolfgang Funkel.

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
1972–73 VfR Neuss Verbandsliga Niederrhein 28 15 28 15
1973–74 Bayer 05 Uerdingen Regionalliga West 21 6 21 6
1974–75 2. Bundesliga 38 13 2 0 40 13
1975–76 Bundesliga 31 5 0 0 31 5
1976–77 2. Bundesliga 38 17 6 1 44 18
1977–78 38 25 2 0 40 25
1978–79 38 11 5 5 43 16
1979–80 Bundesliga 34 14 3 2 37 16
1980–81 1. FC Kaiserslautern 31 13 7 3 4 2 42 18
1981–82 24 10 1 0 10 5 35 15
1982–83 11 1 1 0 1 0 13 1
1983–84 Bayer 05 Uerdingen 33 15 5 0 38 15
1984–85 31 11 4 1 35 12
1985–86 30 2 1 0 8 3 39 5
1986–87 29 8 3 0 5 1 37 9
1987–88 27 2 4 0 31 2
1988–89 30 2 2 0 32 2
1989–90 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total West Germany 521 170 46 12 28 11 595 193
Career total 521 170 46 12 28 11 595 193

Managerial career[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Bayer Uerdingen 3 June 1991 13 May 1996 186 57 55 74 30.65
MSV Duisburg 13 May 1996 19 March 2000 147 50 41 56 34.01
Hansa Rostock 19 September 2000 1 December 2001 46 14 10 22 30.43
1. FC Köln 14 February 2002 30 October 2003 63 29 15 19 46.03
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 July 2004[4] 30 June 2009[4] 194 70 50 74 36.08 [4]
Hertha BSC 3 October 2009[5] 30 June 2010[6] 33 7 10 16 21.21 [13]
VfL Bochum 1 July 2010 14 September 2011 45 21 8 16 46.67
Alemannia Aachen 19 September 2011 1 April 2012 20 3 8 9 15.00
1860 München 7 September 2013[7] 6 April 2014[10] 24 7 8 9 29.17
Total 759 258 206 295 33.99
Last Updated: 7 April 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friedhelm Funkel" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Funkel, Friedhelm – Spielerstatistik" [Funkel, Friedhelm – player statistics] (in German). kicker. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Funkel, Friedhelm – Trainerstatistik" [Funkel, Friedhelm – manager statistics] (in German). kicker. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Eintracht Frankfurt" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Funkel: "Hertha ist ein Top-Verein"". kicker (in German). 3 October 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Hertha gibt Trennung von Funkel bekannt". kicker (in German). 11 May 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Perfekt: Funkel ist neuer Löwen-Dompteur". kicker (in German). 7 September 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Adlung kann die Nullnummer entscheiden". kicker (in German). 13 September 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Trainer Funkel verlässt die Löwen zum Saisonende". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 2 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Funkel ab sofort kein 1860-Trainer mehr". Die Welt (in German). 6 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Schneider, Philipp (7 April 2014). "Ende der Jagdsaison". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Hennings erst cool, dann knallhart". kicker (in German). 6 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Hertha BSC" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 

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