Marc Arnold

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Marc Arnold
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-09-19) 19 September 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Rot-Weiß Lintorf
0000–1991 Stuttgarter Kickers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Stuttgarter Kickers 2 (0)
1992–1993 Freiburger FC 26 (8)
1993–1994 SSV Ulm 1846 34 (24)
1994–1995 Borussia Dortmund 9 (0)
1995–1998 Hertha BSC 65 (5)
1998–2000 Karlsruher SC 27 (3)
2000–2003 LR Ahlen 68 (17)
2003–2005 Eintracht Braunschweig 26 (4)
2005–2007 KSV Hessen Kassel 47 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marc Arnold (born 19 September 1970 in Johannesburg) is a retired German-South African footballer who spent his entire professional career in Germany.[1] Since his retirement as a player, he has worked as director of football at Hessen Kassel (from 2007 until 2008) and Eintracht Braunschweig (since 2008).[2]


Club career[edit]

Arnold began his playing career at Stuttgarter Kickers and Freiburger FC,[3] and played for SSV Ulm 1846 between 1993 and 1994. He then joined Borussia Dortmund for the 1994–95 season. After winning the German championship with Dortmund, making nine league appearances during the campaign, Arnold left for Hertha BSC. After two seasons in the 2. Bundesliga the team won promotion to the Bundesliga, there Arnold made 26 appearances and scored two goals during the 1997–1998 season.[4] After the season he left for Karlsruher SC, he also played for LR Ahlen until 2003 and for Eintracht Braunschweig between 2003 and 2005.[3]

International career[edit]

In 1998, Arnold was considered as a possible member of the South African squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup,[5] but didn't make the final team.[6]


After retiring as a player in 2007, Arnold went into management. During the 2007–08 season, he worked as athletic director at Hessen Kassel, the club where he had ended his playing career at the end of the previous season. For the 2008–09 season, Arnold was named athletic director at then 3. Liga club Eintracht Braunschweig, which was in serious financial difficulties at the time. Under Arnold and manager Torsten Lieberknecht, the club managed to both greatly reduce its debts and improve on the field at the same time, while signing mostly talented players from the lower divisions on free transfers.[7][8][9] During Arnold's tenure on the job, Braunschweig achieved promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2011, and to the Bundesliga in 2013.


Borussia Dortmund


  1. ^ "Player profile on". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Profile at Eintracht Braunschweig's official website". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Germany – Player Data – various German clubs". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "African Players in the German Bundesliga". The Shot. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "World Cup France 1998: South Africa Player Profiles". CNN & Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Den Nationalstolz konnte er nicht umspielen" (in German). Berliner Zeitung. 23 May 1998. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Spagat auf der Baustelle" (in German). Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kein Geld – und trotzdem erfolgreich" (in German). Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Manager Arnold: Braunschweigs Mr. Aufstieg" (in German). Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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