Reinhard Fabisch

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Reinhard Fabisch
Personal information
Full name Reinhard Fabisch
Date of birth (1950-08-19)19 August 1950
Place of birth Schwerte, West Germany
Date of death 12 July 2008(2008-07-12) (aged 57)
Place of death Münster, Germany
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1971 Borussia Dortmund 0 (0)
Teams managed
1987 Kenya
1992–1995 Zimbabwe
1996 Mamelodi Sundowns
1997 Kenya
2001–2002 Kenya
2005–2007 Emirates Club
2007–2008 Benin
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Reinhard Fabisch (19 August 1950 – 12 July 2008) was a German football manager who was last employed as manager of the Benin national side, a position he took up in December 2007[1] and left in May 2008.[2] He has coached teams in Qatar, Malta, Tunisia, Nepal, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe and has coached the national teams of Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Benin.[3]


Fabisch was also a former Borussia Dortmund soccer player.

Coaching career[edit]

Fabisch but known mostly to Kenyans as national coach for Harambee Stars in 1987, 1997 and 2001–02. He has previously managed the national teams of both Zimbabwe, as well as Emirates Club in the UAE.

As manager of the Benin national football team he was embroiled in a controversy over match-fixing, after claiming he was asked for fix a result.[4]


Fabisch died of cancer in Germany on 12 July 2008.[5]


  1. ^ "Fabisch agrees to coach Benin". BBC. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Fabisch quits as Benin coach". BBC. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  3. ^ "نادي قطر يقترب من الكأس". 17 December 1998. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Farayi Mungazi (2008-01-24). "Benin coach claims 'fix' approach". BBC. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Former Benin coach Fabisch dies". BBC. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2008-07-14.