Heiko Herrlich

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Heiko Herrlich
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-12-03) 3 December 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Mannheim, West Germany
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich U-17 (head coach)
Youth career
1978–1984 FC Kollnau
1984–1986 FC Emmendingen
1986–1989 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Bayer Leverkusen 75 (6)
1993–1995 Borussia Mönchengladbach 55 (28)
1995–2004 Borussia Dortmund 128 (42)
Total 258 (76)
National team
1990–1993 Germany U-21 20 (17)
1995 Germany 5 (1)
Teams managed
2005–2007 Borussia Dortmund U-19
2007–2008 Germany U-17
2008–2009 Germany U-19
2009–2010 VfL Bochum
2011–2012 SpVgg Unterhaching
2013– Bayern Munich U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Heiko Herrlich (born 3 December 1971 in Mannheim) is a German former football centre forward and the head coach of Bayern Munich U-17.

Career[edit]

Herrlich played 258 matches (1989–2004) in the German Bundesliga and scored 76 goals for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund. With Borussia Dortmund he won the German championship in 1996 and 2002, the Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup in 1997. With Borussia Mönchengladbach he won the DFB-Pokal in 1995, which he had also won in 1993 with Bayer Leverkusen.

In autumn 2000, it was discovered that he had a malignant brain tumor. He was successfully treated with radiation therapy and returned to Bundesliga action 2001 but was not able to return to his former glory as a player. He ended his professional career in 2004 after several injuries.

International career[edit]

In 1995 he played five matches for the German national team, all in qualifying matches for UEFA Euro 1996. He scored once, against Wales, but missed the final tournament, which Germany won, due to injury.

Coaching career[edit]

He received his coaching license in 2005 and began coaching the youth team of Borussia Dortmund. He also became the German spokesman for the 2006 World Cup for people with disabilities.

In July 2007, he was appointed as coach of the Germany U-17 team and won third place at the 2007 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in South Korea.[1] On 27 October 2009, he was released from the German Football Association.[2] He became later the head coach of VfL Bochum but was dismissed on 29 April 2010.

At the beginning of the 2011–12 season, he was named new manager of SpVgg Unterhaching. He left the club on 25 May 2012 for personal reasons.[3]

On 21 June 2013, he became the head coach for the Bayern Munich U-17 team.[4]

Career stats[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1989–90 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 16 0 1 0 - - 17 0
1990–91 18 3 1 0 - 3 1 22 4
1991–92 28 3 5 2 - - 33 5
1992–93 13 0 0 0 - - 13 0
1993–94 Borussia Mönchengladbach 23 8 3 0 - - 26 8
1994–95 32 20 6 6 - - 38 26
1995–96 Borussia Dortmund 16 7 4 2 0 0 6 1 27 10
1996–97 23 8 1 1 0 0 9 3 33 12
1997–98 21 7 3 2 2 0 8 2 34 11
1998–99 21 6 2 0 - - 23 6
1999–2000 22 6 1 0 1 0 9 1 33 7
2000–01 10 8 2 3 - - 12 11
2001–02 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 13 1
2002–03 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
2003–04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 258 76 31 16 3 0 40 9 332 101

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first:
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 April 1995 Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany  Wales 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying

Coaching record[edit]

As of 9 November 2012
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
VfL Bochum 27 October 2009 29 April 2010 22 4 8 10 18.18
SpVgg Unterhaching 1 July 2011 25 May 2012 40 13 8 19 32.50
Total 62 17 16 29 27.42

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Individual[edit]

As a coach[edit]

He also got awarded "Best Under 17 Coach" in 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heiko Herrlich betreut U 17 bei der Weltmeisterschaft in Korea" (in German). DFB. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Herrlich neuer Trainer in Bochum" (in German). DFB. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Herrlich geht, Schromm übernimmt" (in German). kicker.de. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Heiko Herrlich neuer U17-Coach" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

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