Matthias Zimmerling

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Matthias Zimmerling
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-09-06) September 6, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth East Germany
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Kempten (Manager)
Youth career
1979-1986 Lokomotive Leipzig
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986-1989 Lokomotive Leipzig 28 (3)
1987 Chemie Leipzig (loan) 5 (2)
1989-1990 Hannover 96 7 (1)
1990 Sachsen Leipzig 1 (0)
1990-1991 FC Berlin 5 (0)
1991-1994 Union Berlin 75 (33)
1994-1995 Energie Cottbus 24 (14)
1995-1996 Carl Zeiss Jena 15 (3)
1996-1997 Energie Cottbus 26 (6)
1997-1998 Union Berlin 7 (0)
1998-1999 Austria Klagenfurt 13 (1)
1999-2000 Sachsen Leipzig 23 (9)
2000-2001 VfL Halle 96 15 (3)
2001-2003 SAK Klagenfurt
2003-2004 Annabichler SV Klagenfurt
2004-2005 KAC Klagenfurt
2005 ASKÖ Wölfnitz
National team
 East Germany Youth
Teams managed
2006-2007 SAK Klagenfurt
2009-2010 FSV Zwickau
2010– FC Kempten
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Matthias Zimmerling (born September 6, 1967) is a German former footballer who is now manager of FC Kempten.

Playing career[edit]

Zimmerling, who played as a striker, began his career in the late 1980s, playing for Lokomotive and Chemie Leipzig in the DDR-Oberliga. He represented East Germany at youth level, and was part of the squad that finished third at the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship.

After reunification, Zimmerling moved west, joining Hannover 96 during the 1989-90 season. However, he failed to establish himself in the first team, and returned to Leipzig, briefly rejoining FC Chemie (now renamed FC Sachsen). He played out the 1990s with a succession of clubs in the former DDR, playing for FC Berlin, Union Berlin (two spells), Energie Cottbus (two spells), Carl Zeiss Jena, Sachsen Leipzig for a third time, and VfL Halle 96. While at Cottbus he played in the 1997 German Cup Final. Later in his career he moved to Austria, playing for Austria Klagenfurt followed by spells at a number of smaller local clubs.

Zimmerling (central) in the 1988 squad photo of Lokomotive Leipzig

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Zimmerling stayed in Klagenfurt, managing SAK Klagenfurt. He returned to German football in April 2009, when he was appointed manager of FSV Zwickau.

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