Holger Osieck

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Holger Osieck
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Personal information
Full name Holger Osieck
Date of birth (1948-08-31) 31 August 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth Duisburg, West Germany
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1958–1965 FC Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1970 Eintracht Gelsenkirchen
1970–1972 SSV Hagen
1972–1976 1. FC Mülheim 55 (11)
1976 1. FC Bocholt
1977 Vancouver Whitecaps 21 (2)
1978 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
Teams managed
1978–1979 Canada (assistant)
1979–1987 West Germany (youth)
1987–1990 West Germany (assistant)
1990 FC Schalke 04 (youth)
1990–1991 Olympique Marseille (assistant)
1991–1992 VfL Bochum
1993–1994 Fenerbahçe
1995–1996 Urawa Red Diamonds
1997–1998 Kocaelispor
1998–2003 Canada
2007–2008 Urawa Red Diamonds
2010–2013 Australia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Holger Osieck (born 31 August 1948) is a German football manager who last managed the Australian national association football team.[1] Prior to the Australian role, he most recently managed J. League club Urawa Red Diamonds, where he won the 2007 AFC Champions League. He served as an assistant coach of the West Germany national football team when they won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He also led Canada in winning the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[2]

Playing career[edit]

In his native country, he played for FC Schalke 04, Eintracht Gelsenkirchen, SSV Hagen, 1. FC Mülheim, 1. FC Bocholt and Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. However, he never appeared in a top-flight Bundesliga match. Toward the end of his playing career, he moved to Canada to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Managerial career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After finishing his playing career in Canada, Osieck became an assistant coach to Franz Beckenbauer for the Germany that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He then managed VfL Bochum,[3] Fenerbahçe,[4] the Urawa Red Diamonds,[4] and Kocaelispor.[4]

Canada and Urawa Red Diamonds[edit]

Osieck landed the job of manager of the Canadian men's national soccer team in September 1998.[5]

Under Osieck, Canada won the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, earning the nickname "Holger's Heroes," a reference to the television show Hogan's Heroes. Osieck resigned in September 2003.[6] He worked for FIFA between 2004 and 2006 as chief of their technical department. In 2007, he again became the manager of Urawa and led the club to win the 2007 AFC Champions League. However, he was fired by Urawa on 16 March 2008, after a poor start to the 2008 season.

Australia[edit]

Holger and Elizabeth Osieck (2011)

On 11 August 2010, Osieck was named as the head coach of the Australia,[7] replacing Pim Verbeek, who stepped down as Australia's coach after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This role also involves actively assisting youth development. His first game as Australia's coach was against Switzerland, with Australia drawing 0–0. His first win as Australia's coach was a 2–1 win against Poland. Australia then proceeded to defeat Paraguay 1–0, before suffering a 3–0 loss to Egypt in Cairo.

In January 2011, he led the team to the final of the AFC Asian Cup, before an extra-time loss to Japan 1–0, with Australia conceding just two goals for the entire tournament. Osieck was widely praised for an otherwise outstanding campaign that included a victory over defending champions Iraq in the quarter-finals, and an amazing 6–0 defeat of Uzbekistan in the semi-finals.

On 30 March 2011, Osieck lead Australia to a shock 2–1 victory over his home country Germany in an international friendly match at Mönchengladbach. Australia were without their top goal scorer Tim Cahill but managed to score two goals in quick succession mid-way through the second half with Germany playing a weakened side with coach Joachim Löw playing a younger squad. Australia remained to be the only team to defeat Germany at home or away in 2011. Out of 17 games played in 2011, Australia achieved 12 wins, three draws and two losses.

On 18 June 2013, Osieck precipitated a bout of conniptions from Australian talisman Tim Cahill and enraged Australian fans by substituting him in the 78th minute of the 2014 World Cup Qualifier against Iraq.[8] His decision was to be vindicated, however, with the tactical substitution of Joshua Kennedy scoring the decisive goal in the 83rd minute and hoisting Australia to a third successive World Cup berth.[9]

On 12 October 2013, after two consecutive 6-0 defeats in friendly matches against Brazil and France, Osieck's contract was terminated with the FFA.[10][11]

Australia results[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result Goalscorers Competition
2010
1 3 September 2010 Switzerland St. Gallen, Switzerland   Switzerland 0–0 Friendly
2 7 September 2010 Poland Kraków, Poland  Poland 2–1 Brett Holman & Luke Wilkshire (P) Friendly
3 9 October 2010 Australia Sydney, Australia  Paraguay 1–0 David Carney Friendly
4 17 November 2010 Egypt Cairo, Egypt  Egypt 0–3 Friendly
2011
5 5 January 2011 United Arab Emirates Al Ain, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 0–0 Friendly
6 10 January 2011 Qatar Doha, Qatar  India 4–0 Tim Cahill (2), Harry Kewell & Brett Holman 2011 AFC Asian Cup
7 14 January 2011 Qatar Doha, Qatar  South Korea 1–1 Mile Jedinak 2011 AFC Asian Cup
8 18 January 2011 Qatar Doha, Qatar  Bahrain 1–0 Mile Jedinak 2011 AFC Asian Cup
9 22 January 2011 Qatar Doha, Qatar  Iraq 1–0 Harry Kewell 2011 AFC Asian Cup
10 25 January 2011 Qatar Doha, Qatar  Uzbekistan 6–0 Harry Kewell, Saša Ognenovski, David Carney, Brett Emerton, Carl Valeri & Robbie Kruse 2011 AFC Asian Cup
11 29 January 2011 Qatar Doha, Qatar  Japan 0–1 2011 AFC Asian Cup
12 29 March 2011 Germany Mönchengladbach, Germany  Germany 2–1 David Carney & Luke Wilkshire (P) Friendly
13 5 June 2011 Australia Adelaide, Australia  New Zealand 3-0 Joshua Kennedy (2) & James Troisi (P) Friendly
14 7 June 2011 Australia Melbourne, Australia  Serbia 0–0 Friendly
15 10 August 2011 Wales Cardiff, Wales  Wales 2–1 Tim Cahill & Robbie Kruse Friendly
16 2 September 2011 Australia Brisbane, Australia  Thailand 2–1 Joshua Kennedy & Alex Brosque 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
17 6 September 2011 Saudi Arabia Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 3–1 Joshua Kennedy (2) & Luke Wilkshire (P) 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
18 7 October 2011 Australia Canberra, Australia  Malaysia 5–0 Luke Wilkshire, Joshua Kennedy (2) & Alex Brosque (2) Friendly
19 11 October 2011 Australia Sydney, Australia  Oman 3–0 Brett Holman, Joshua Kennedy & Mile Jedinak 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
20 11 November 2011 Oman Muscat, Oman  Oman 0–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
21 15 November 2011 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 1–0 Brett Holman 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2012
22 29 February 2012 Australia Melbourne, Australia  Saudi Arabia 4–2 Alex Brosque (2), Harry Kewell & Brett Emerton 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
23 2 June 2012 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 0–2 Friendly
24 8 June 2012 Oman Muscat, Oman  Oman 0–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
25 12 June 2012 Australia Brisbane, Australia  Japan 1–1 Luke Wilkshire (P) 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
26 16 August 2012 Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland  Scotland 1–3 Mark Bresciano Friendly
27 7 September 2012 Lebanon Sidon, Lebanon  Lebanon 3–0 Tim Cahill, Matt McKay & Archie Thompson Friendly
28 12 September 2012 Jordan Amman, Jordan  Jordan 0–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
29 16 October 2012 Qatar Doha, Qatar  Iraq 2–1 Tim Cahill & Archie Thompson 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
30 14 November 2012 South Korea Hwaseong, South Korea  South Korea 2–1 Nikita Rukavytsya & Robert Cornthwaite Friendly
31 3 December 2012 Hong Kong Hong Kong  Hong Kong 1–0 Brett Emerton EAFF East Asian Cup qualification
32 5 December 2012 Hong Kong Hong Kong  North Korea 1-1 Archie Thompson EAFF East Asian Cup qualification
33 7 December 2012 Hong Kong Hong Kong  Guam 9–0 Aaron Mooy, Eli Babalj, Michael Marrone, Archie Thompson (3)(Px1), Mark Milligan & Richard Garcia EAFF East Asian Cup qualification
34 9 December 2012 Hong Kong Hong Kong  Chinese Taipei 8–0 Richard Garcia, Robert Cornthwaite, Adam Taggart (2), Aziz Behich (2), Aaron Mooy & Yang Chao-hsun (o.g.) EAFF East Asian Cup qualification
2013
35 6 February 2013 Spain Marbella, Spain  Romania 2–3 Luke Wilkshire (P) & Robert Cornthwaite Friendly
36 26 March 2013 Australia Sydney, Australia  Oman 2–2 Tim Cahill & Brett Holman 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
37 4 June 2013 Japan Saitama, Japan  Japan 1–1 Tommy Oar 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
38 11 June 2013 Australia Melbourne, Australia  Jordan 4–0 Mark Bresciano, Tim Cahill, Robbie Kruse & Lucas Neill 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
39 18 June 2013 Australia Sydney, Australia  Iraq 1–0 Joshua Kennedy 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
40 20 July 2013 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  South Korea 0–0 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
41 25 July 2013 South Korea Hwaseong, South Korea  Japan 2–3 Mitchell Duke & Tomi Juric 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
42 28 July 2013 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  China PR 3–4 Aaron Mooy, Adam Taggart & Mitchell Duke 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
43 8 September 2013 Brazil Brasília, Brazil  Brazil 0–6 Friendly
44 12 October 2013 France Paris, France  France 0–6 Friendly

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 22 January 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
VfL Bochum 1 July 1991[3] 2 November 1992[3] 53 12 17 24 22.64 [3][12]
[13]
Fenerbahçe 1 July 1993[14] 18 December 1994[14]
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 January 1995[15] 31 December 1996[15]
Kocaelispor 1 January 1997[16] 30 June 1998[16]
Canada 30 September 1998[5] 2 September 2003[6] 44 18 10 16 40.91
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 January 2007[15] 15 March 2008[15] 48 27 14 7 56.25
Australia 11 August 2010[7] 12 October 2013[11] 44 23 10 11 52.27
Total 189 80 51 58 42.33

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Fenerbahçe S.K.
Kocaelispor
Urawa Red Diamonds

International[edit]

Canada
Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holger Osieck" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Holger Osieck: "Canada can still go a long way"". FIFA. 4 May 2001. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
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  4. ^ a b c "Holger Osieck". World Football. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Holger Osieck neuer Nationaltrainer Kanadas". kicker (in German). 30 September 1998. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Holger Osieck tritt zurück". kicker (in German). 2 September 2003. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Osieck is new Aussie boss". ESPN Soccernet. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "The bravest substitution: taking off Cahill proves a masterstroke for Osieck". The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (19 June 2013). "Kennedy the redeemer seals World Cup spot". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Socceroos coach Holger Osieck sacked after Friday night Bleus". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  11. ^ a b "Socceroos coach Holger Osieck sacked". ESPN. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "VfL Bochum" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "VfL Bochum" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Fenerbahçe » Trainerhistorie". World Football. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Urawa Red Diamonds » Trainerhistorie". World Football. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Kocaelispor » Trainerhistorie". World Football. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

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