Gerhard Poschner

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Gerhard Poschner
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth Dumitra, Romania
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1974–1984 SpVgg Bissingen
1984–1987 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990 VfB Stuttgart 46 (0)
1990–1994 Borussia Dortmund 110 (14)
1994–1998 VfB Stuttgart 130 (8)
1999 Venezia 1 (0)
1999–2001 Rayo Vallecano 56 (1)
2001 Rapid Vienna 6 (0)
2002–2003 Poli Ejido 52 (6)
2004 1860 Munich 4 (0)
National team
1989–1990 Germany U21 18 (4)
1990–1992 Germany U23 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gerhard Poschner (born 23 September 1969) is a German retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Poschner was born in Dumitra, Romania. At the age of five, his family fled the country to escape the communist regime and moved abroad to Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. He began his professional career in 1987–88 with VfB Stuttgart, where he played three seasons with little impact in the first team (an average of 15 Bundesliga appearances).

Poschner emerged as a top flight player with Borussia Dortmund, scoring 14 league goals from 1990–94 and losing, for the second time, the UEFA Cup. He returned to Stuttgart for four and a half additional campaigns, helping the side win the 1997 edition of the DFB-Pokal and moving to lowly S.S.C. Venezia in January 1999.

Subsequently Poschner played with Rayo Vallecano, SK Rapid Wien, Polideportivo Ejido and TSV 1860 München, before retiring at the age of almost 35. In the 1999–2000 season he helped Madrid's Rayo to its best-ever classification in La Liga (ninth), and the club was eventually awarded a place in European competition via the Fair Play award, after which it reached the quarterfinals, with the midfielder being an important element.

After a spell as a commentator, Poschner was named Real Zaragoza's director of football in August 2009. He left the post at the end of the 2009–10 season.


Borussia Dortmund


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