Binz in 2008.
|Full name||Manfred Binz|
|Date of birth||22 September 1965|
|Place of birth||Frankfurt, West Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Sweeper|
|FC Germania 1911 Enkheim|
|2002–2003||Eintracht Frankfurt U23||8||(0)|
|1987–1990||West Germany U-21||9||(0)|
|2004||Kickers Offenbach (caretaker)|
|2010–||FC Germania 1911 Enkheim|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
After making severe mistakes, his ambitions for playing for Germany ended and he never was capped again.
Numbers and facts
- 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
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- UEFA Euro 1992: runner-up
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