Markus Babbel at Hertha BSC
|Full name||Markus Babbel|
|Date of birth||8 September 1972|
|Place of birth||Munich, West Germany|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back / Right back|
|2003–2004||→ Blackburn Rovers (loan)||25||(3)|
|2007–2008||VfB Stuttgart (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
- 1 Career
- 2 Coaching career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Born in Munich, Babbel's first professional club was Bayern Munich. He advanced from the youth squad to the first team and was a starting player eight times, and made four appearances as a substitute in league games.
Hamburger SV and return to Bayern Munich
He moved to Hamburger SV in August 1992 and appeared regularly in the first team, scoring his first league goal. Transferring back to Bayern Munich in 1994, he was a starter in 167 games, and attracted the attention of Manchester United following UEFA Euro 1996. A £5 million deal was put in place for the German full back, but it never went through. He was then bought by Liverpool F.C. manager Gérard Houllier in June 2000, forming part of the back four during Liverpool's successful 2000–01 season.
He was an integral member of Liverpool's side and his characteristic raiding runs down the right side led to a number of goals, including one in the UEFA Cup final itself. His Liverpool career was forced to a sudden halt when he contracted Guillain–Barré syndrome and was unable to play for a year.
He went on loan to Blackburn Rovers in August 2003 after having recovered from Guillain-Barré syndrome, achieving regular first team appearances in the league and scoring three goals in the process. Babbel won the UEFA Cup twice, in 1996 with Bayern and in 2001 with Liverpool.
Babbel's last club was VfB Stuttgart, which he joined on a free transfer in July 2004.
In January 2007, Babbel announced that he would retire at the end of the 2006–07 season.
German National Team
Following his retirement from football, Babbel stayed on with his last club, VfB Stuttgart, as an assistant manager.
On 24 November 2008, Babbel became head coach of VfB Stuttgart. Upon Babbel's arrival, VfB Stuttgart were 11th in the table after 14 games. They finished the season in third place, five points off league winners VfL Wolfsburg and qualifying for the Champions League. On 6 May 2009, Babbel extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until the summer of 2011, however, on 6 December 2009 VfB Stuttgart and Babbel parted ways. At the time of Babbel's sacking, VfB Stuttgart were in 16th place after 15 games played.
Under Babbel, VfB Stuttgart finished second in their Champions League group and qualified for the round of 16.
- Score and results list Germany's goal tally first.
|1.||6 September 1995||Frankenstadion, Nuremberg||Georgia||4–1||4–1||Friendly|
- As of 21 January 2013
|VfB Stuttgart||24 November 2008||6 December 2009||52||22||15||15||81||67||+14||42.31|
|Hertha BSC||1 July 2010||18 December 2011||55||30||13||12||103||56||+47||54.55|
|1899 Hoffenheim||10 February 2012||3 December 2012||29||7||7||15||40||62||-22||24.14|
As a player
- Bayern Munich
- Bundesliga: 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–00
- DFB-Pokal: 1997–98, 1999–00, Runner-up 1998–99
- DFB-Ligapokal: 1997, 1998, 1999
- UEFA Cup: 1995–96
- UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 1998–99
- FA Cup: 2000–01
- League Cup: 2000–01
- FA Community Shield: 2001
- UEFA Cup: 2000–01
- UEFA Super Cup: 2001
- VfB Stuttgart
As a coach
- Hertha BSC
- "Markus Babbel". LFChistory.net. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Markus Babbel" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- "Babbel, Markus" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- Tyldesley, Clive. 1999 UEFA Champions League Final commentary.
- Tynan, Gordon (13 December 2001). "Long road back for Babbel". The Independent (London). Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- "Babbel to join Rovers". liverpoolecho.co.uk. 16 August 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- "Babbel wird neuer Hertha-Trainer" (in German). RP Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- "Klare Ansprache von Babbel". kicker (in German). Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- "Contract extensions". vfb.de. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
- "Gross soll es richten". kicker (in German). 6 December 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- "Hertha präsentiert Babbel". kicker (in German). Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- "Babbel sacked by Hertha". ESPN. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
- "1899 drückt Reset: Babbel entlassen!". kicker (in German). 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- "Babbel sacked as Hoffenheim coach". ESPN. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- Markus Babbel at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Markus Babbel career stats at Soccerbase
- Transfermarkt Profile