Mario Basler

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Mario Basler
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Mario Basler at the Confederations Cup between Germany and Brazil
Personal information
Full name Mario Basler
Date of birth (1968-12-18) 18 December 1968 (age 45)
Place of birth Neustadt (Weinstraße), West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1974–1984 VfL Neustadt
1984–1987 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1 (0)
1989–1991 Rot-Weiss Essen 54 (6)
1991–1993 Hertha BSC 74 (17)
1993–1996 SV Werder Bremen 92 (36)
1996–1999 FC Bayern Munich 78 (18)
1999–2003 1. FC Kaiserslautern[1] 91 (8)
2003–2004 Al-Rayyan 15 (2)
Total 405 (85)
National team
1994–1998 Germany 30 (2)
Teams managed
2004–2005 SSV Jahn Regensburg
2008–2010 SV Eintracht Trier 05
2010–2011 SV Wacker Burghausen
2011–2012 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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.[2]

Club career[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

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.

International goals[edit]

Coaching career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

Coaching record[edit]

As of 20 March 2013
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Jahn Regensburg 1 July 2004 20 September 2005 43 13 12 18 56 66 -10 30.23
Eintracht Trier 8 September 2008 20 February 2010 52 19 10 23 69 88 -19 36.54
Wacker Burghausen 10 August 2010 14 May 2011 35 9 8 18 43 61 -18 25.71
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 24 October 2011 14 September 2012 32 9 9 14 33 49 -16 28.13
Total 162 50 39 73 201 264 -63 30.86

Honours[edit]

FC Bayern Munich
SV Werder Bremen
National Team
Individual

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Basler" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Hackett, Robin (26 July 2012). "Mario Basler: FC Hollywood superstar". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Trainerwechsel beim SVE" (in German). SV Eintracht Trier 05. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Burghausen setzt Basler vor die Tür" (in German). kicker.de. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Basler tritt in Oberhausen zurück" (in German). kicker.de. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.