Jürgen Kohler

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Jürgen Kohler
Jürgen Kohler 2005.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jürgen Kohler
Date of birth (1965-10-06) 6 October 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Lambsheim, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
SpVgg EGC Wirges (manager)
Youth career
1975–1981 TB Jahn Lambsheim
1982–1983 SV Waldhof Mannheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 SV Waldhof Mannheim 95 (6)
1987–1989 1. FC Köln 57 (2)
1989–1991 Bayern Munich 55 (6)
1991–1995 Juventus 102 (8)
1995–2002 Borussia Dortmund 191 (14)
Total 500 (36)
National team
1983–1984 West Germany U-18 8 (1)
1985–1987 West Germany U-21 11 (0)
1986–1998 Germany 105 (2)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Germany U-21
2005–2006 MSV Duisburg
2008 VfR Aalen
2012 Bonner SC U-19
2013– SpVgg EGC Wirges
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jürgen Kohler (born 6 October 1965 in Lambsheim) is a World Cup-winning German centre back footballer and manager. Kohler has retired from professional sports, but still occasionally plays for Alemannia Adendorf in the Kreisliga C (the 11th tier of German club football).[1] Since October 2013, he is in charge of Rheinlandliga team SpVgg EGC Wirges.

Playing career[edit]

He enjoyed a lengthy career at the highest level with exactly 500 top flight league matches,[2] playing primarily as a centre back in the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and for (West) Germany. He was famed for his defensive perception, physical strength and prowess in the air. However, Kohler ended his professional career on a sad note by getting sent-off and directly causing Dortmund to concede a penalty in the UEFA Cup final against Feyenoord.

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing career was over, he has managed the German under-21 side, and became sports director of Bayer Leverkusen on 31 March 2003, quitting this post on 29 June 2004. On 17 December 2005, he was appointed the coach of MSV Duisburg. On 28 August 2008, Kohler signed a three-year contract as manager of German 3rd Liga club VfR Aalen. However, on 16 November 2008, he retired due to a heart condition from the coaching job. He continued to work as director of sports for Aalen, but was sacked on 5 May 2009.

In April 2013, he started to work as director of sports for his former club SV Waldhof Mannheim.

In August 2006, he turned down the opportunity to coach the Ivory Coast national team.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

[4]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Europe Total
1983–84 Waldhof Mannheim Bundesliga 5 0
1984–85 26 2
1985–86 32 1
1986–87 32 3
1987–88 Köln Bundesliga 30 3
1988–89 27 0
1989–90 Bayern Munich Bundesliga 26 2
1990–91 29 4
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1991–92 Juventus Serie A 27 3
1992–93 29 1
1993–94 27 3
1994–95 19 1
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Europe Total
1995–96 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 29 5
1996–97 30 2
1997–98 23 3
1998–99 29 2
1999–00 30 2
2000–01 28 0
2001–02 22 0
Country Germany 398 28
Italy 102 8
Total 500 36

[5]

Germany national team
Year Apps Goals
1986 2 0
1987 9 0
1988 11 0
1989 2 0
1990 10 0
1991 6 0
1992 10 0
1993 10 0
1994 13 0
1995 5 0
1996 10 1
1997 7 0
1998 10 1
Total 105 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 June 1996 Carl-Benz-Stadion, Mannheim  Liechtenstein 6–0 9–1 Friendly
2. 18 February 1998 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman 2–0 2–0 Friendly

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irre! Weltmeister Jürgen Kohler kickt jetzt in der Kreisliga C" (in German). bild.de. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold (26 July 2012). "Jürgen Kohler – Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kohler lehnt Angebot der Elfenbeinküste ab" (in German). Welt Online. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Jürgen Kohler at National-Football-Teams.com
  5. ^ Roberto Mamrud (9 November 2002). "Jürgen Kohler – Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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