Ralf Loose

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Ralf Loose
Ralf Loose 2011 (cropped).JPG
Loose with Dresden in 2011.
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-01-05) 5 January 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Dortmund, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Preußen Münster (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1986 Borussia Dortmund 120 (11)
1986–1987 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 34 (3)
1987–1993 Fortuna Düsseldorf 188 (4)
Total 342 (18)
National team
Germany U-21
Teams managed
1998–1999 Liechtenstein U-21 (assistant)
1999–2004 Liechtenstein
2004–2005 Sportfreunde Siegen
2005–2006 FC St. Gallen
2006–2007 Sportfreunde Siegen
2007–2008 FC Augsburg
2011–2012 Dynamo Dresden
2013– Preußen Münster
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ralf Loose (born 5 January 1963) is a German football coach and former player.[1] He is most noted for his stint with the Liechtenstein national football team.

Playing career[edit]

Loose played as a sweeper between 1981 and 1986 for Borussia Dortmund, and also for a year for Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. Between 1987 and 1994 he was at Fortuna Düsseldorf. He has also been captain for the Germany national under-21 football team.

Managing career[edit]

Between 1996 and 1998 Loose was the coach for the Liechtenstein Under-18s team. On 1 July 1998, he was appointed to Liechtenstein national team manager. Ralf held this position until 29 July 2003.[1] On 1 July 2004 he became coach at a regional team Sportfreunde Siegen.[2] After a brief spell with FC St. Gallen he returned to Sportfreunde Siegen. Ralf Loose replaced Rainer Hörgl as coach at FC Augsburg in October 2007. Loose was sacked in April 2008 after a dismal season that has left Augsburg teetering close to relegation.[3] He was appointed as manager of Dynamo Dresden in April 2011. He earned promotion in his first season, after a playoff victory over VfL Osnabrück, but was sacked in December 2012 after a poor start to the 2012–13 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ralf Loose" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ralf Loose" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "FC Augsburg entlässt Trainer Ralf Loose" [FC Augsburg sacks manager Ralf Loose] (in German). kicker.de. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2010.