Michael Frontzeck

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Michael Frontzeck
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Personal information
Full name Michael Frontzeck
Date of birth (1964-03-26) 26 March 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Mönchengladbach, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left Wingback
Youth career
1971–1979 SpVgg Odenkirchen
1979–1982 Borussia M'gladbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1989 Borussia M'gladbach 190 (17)
1989–1994 VfB Stuttgart 163 (16)
1994–1995 VfL Bochum 28 (2)
1995 Borussia M'gladbach 8 (0)
1995–1997 Manchester City 23 (0)
1997–1999 SC Freiburg 61 (3)
1999–2000 Borussia M'gladbach 40 (1)
Total 513 (39)
National team
1984–1986 West Germany U21 6 (0)
1984–1992 Germany 19 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Alemannia Aachen
2008–2009 Arminia Bielefeld
2009–2011 Borussia M'gladbach
2012–2013 FC St. Pauli
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Frontzeck (born 26 March 1964) is a German football coach and former footballer. For the Germany national football team, he earned 19 caps and was in the squad for Euro 1992.

Player career[edit]

Frontzeck began his career in the Bundesliga in 1982 with Borussia Mönchengladbach. From 1989 to 1994, he played for VfB Stuttgart as left wing back. He returned to Borussia Mönchengladbach for the season 1995–96 but then had his first international success in the 1996–97 season with Manchester City. After playing for SC Freiburg and a last season for Borussia Mönchengladbach, he ended his player career in May 2000.

He played for the German national team from 1984 to 1992 in a total of 19 games and won a runners-up medal in UEFA Euro 1992.

Coaching career[edit]

Frontzeck started as assistant coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach from 2000 to 2003 and for Hannover 96 from 2004 to 2005. He was manager of Alemannia Aachen from 2006 until the end of the season 2006–07 when he resigned due to the club's relegation. In January 2008, he was named manager of Arminia Bielefeld and took over for interim manager Detlev Dammeier after the winter break. Eventually, it was announced that his contract was extended until 2010 but on 17 May 2009, Frontzeck was fired.[1]

On 3 June 2009, Borussia Mönchengladbach announced Frontzeck's return to the team as new head coach. He signed a two-year-contract until 30 June 2011.[2] Following the loss against FC St. Pauli on 13 February 2011 Frontzeck was released as head coach by the club management of Borussia Mönchengladbach.[3]

On 3 October 2012, he was named new manager of FC St. Pauli replacing André Schubert.[4] He was sacked on 6 November 2013.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arminia Bielefeld fire coach Frontzeck". fourfourtwo.com. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Frontzeck appointed Moenchengladbach coach". Reuters. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gladbach beurlaubt Michael Frontzeck" (in German). zdf.de. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "FC St. Pauli: Michael Frontzeck is new manager" (in German). Spiegel. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 

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