Manfred Binz

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Manfred Binz
Manfred Binz im Eintracht Frankfurt Museum.JPG
Binz in 2008.
Personal information
Full name Manfred Binz
Date of birth (1965-09-22) 22 September 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Frankfurt, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Sweeper
Club information
Current team
FC Germania 1911 Enkheim
Youth career
0000–1979 VfR Bockenheim
1979–1985 Eintracht Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1996 Eintracht Frankfurt 336 (26)
1996–1998 Brescia Calcio 44 (3)
1998–1999 Borussia Dortmund 13 (0)
1999–2002 Kickers Offenbach 68 (7)
2002–2003 Eintracht Frankfurt U23 8 (0)
2003 KSV Klein-Karben[1] 6 (0)
Total 475 (36)
National team
1987–1990 West Germany U-21 9 (0)
1990–1992 Germany[2] 14 (1)
Teams managed
2004 Kickers Offenbach (caretaker)
2010– FC Germania 1911 Enkheim
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Manfred Binz (22 September 1965 in Frankfurt) is a former German footballer who is now the manager of FC Germania 1911 Enkheim.

Career[edit]

In his active career the sweeper won the DFB-Pokal with Eintracht Frankfurt and became runner-up at UEFA Euro 1992 with Germany. Since the 1986–87 season Manfred Binz was the undisputed chief of the Frankfurt defence and appeared in 246 Bundesliga games in a row. Although Frankfurt was always a championship contender at the beginning of the 1990s, Binz failed to win the Bundesliga with the eagles. Finally the national cup victory was the highlight of his active career.[3]

After being eliminated in the UEFA cup in March 1994 he fell out with manager Klaus Toppmöller, causing the slow departure of the sweeper. The situation calmed down but in 1996 he left Eintracht Frankfurt for Italian side Brescia Calcio, playing in Serie B with whom he was immediately promoted to Serie A. In the winter break 1997–98 he returned to the Bundesliga, signing at Borussia Dortmund, slowly fading his pro career.

International career[edit]

After making severe mistakes, his ambitions for playing for Germany ended and he never was capped again.

Numbers and facts[edit]

  • Bundesliga debut: 2 March 1985
  • 1985–1996 Eintracht Frankfurt: 336 Bundesliga appearances, 26 goals
  • 1998 Borussia Dortmund: 13 Bundesliga appearances, 0 goals (total: 349 appearances, 26 goals)
  • Last Bundesliga appearance: 14 August 1998

Honours[edit]

Eintracht Frankfurt
Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Binz, Manfred" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "2. Bundesliga – Co-Trainer Binz beim FSV gefeuert" (in German). Focus. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Manfred Binz" (in German). Munzinger Online. Retrieved 27 December 2010.