Mario Basler (born 18 December 1968 in Neustadt an der Weinstraße) is a German former football winger and current manager, most recently in charge of Rot-Weiß Oberhausen.
A dead-ball specialist, Basler scored numerous goals from free-kicks and two direct from corner kicks during his career, called an Olympic goal. He also was known for his creativity.
Basler started his career with 1. FC Kaiserslautern, making only one league appearance. In 1993, he joined Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen, after previously playing for Hertha BSC and Rot-Weiss Essen in the 2. Bundesliga. With Bremen, Basler won the DFB-Pokal in 1994 and finished runner-up in the Bundesliga in 1995. During the 1994–95 season, he was joint top-goalscorer in the Bundesliga with 20 goals.
Basler joined FC Bayern Munich in 1996, where he won the Bundesliga title in 1997 and 1999, and scored the club's winning goal in the 1998 DFB-Pokal final. Basler also scored the opening goal for Bayern Munich in their 1999 UEFA Champions League Final against Manchester United at Camp Nou, Barcelona with free-kick in the sixth minute of the game. Bayern went on to lose the match 2–1.
Basler rejoined Kaiserslautern in 1999, reaching the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 2001 and the final of the 2002–03 DFB-Pokal, where die roten Teufel were beaten by Basler's former club Bayern Munich.
He played 30 games for the Germany national football team between 1994 and 1998 and scored two goals. He was named in the squad for the 1994 World Cup, and Euro 1996, the latter of which Germany won, although Basler didn't make any appearances in the tournament.
Basler began his coaching career 2004 as head coach of SSV Jahn Regensburg but was sacked after few months. In July 2007 he became assistant coach of TuS Koblenz. After only one year he left TuS Koblenz to sign a contract as head coach and manager with SV Eintracht Trier 05. On 21 February 2010 was fired by his club SV Eintracht Trier 05. He was appointed as manager of SV Wacker Burghausen in August of the same year. When Burghausen was relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season, Basler was sacked.
Basler took over as coach of Rot-Weiß Oberhausen in October 2011 but resigned from his position on 14 September 2012 after four losses in seven games.
- As of 20 March 2013
||1 July 2004
||20 September 2005
||8 September 2008
||20 February 2010
||10 August 2010
||14 May 2011
||24 October 2011
||14 September 2012
- FC Bayern Munich
- SV Werder Bremen
- National Team