Steffen Baumgart

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Steffen Baumgart
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-01-05) 5 January 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Rostock, East Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1980-1988 Dynamo Rostock-Mitte
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 PSV Schwerin 58 (19)
1991–1994 SpVg Aurich 92 (51)
1994–1998 Hansa Rostock 118 (26)
1998–1999 VfL Wolfsburg 32 (5)
1999–2002 Hansa Rostock 67 (6)
2002–2004 1. FC Union Berlin 64 (22)
2004–2008 FC Energie Cottbus 76 (6)
2008 1. FC Magdeburg 13 (3)
2008–2009 Germania Schöneiche 15 (3)
Total 535 (141)
Teams managed
2009–2010 1. FC Magdeburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Steffen Baumgart (born 5 January 1972 in Rostock is a former German football player[1] turned manager who last worked for Regionalliga Nord side 1. FC Magdeburg.[2]

Career[edit]

The striker began his professional career at FC Hansa Rostock in 1995. With a two-year interruption he spent six years with FC Hansa, scoring 32 goals in 185 appearances. In 2002 he moved to 1. FC Union Berlin, spending 2 years at Stadion An der Alten Försterei where he became a crowd favourite. In 2004, the club was relegated from 2. Bundesliga, finishing only 17th.

However, Baumgart stayed in the league, moving to FC Energie Cottbus on a free transfer. There he helped secure the 2. Bundesliga in his first season and won promotion to Bundesliga in 2006. Cottbus managed to not be relegated in their first season in the top flight in Germany, but the next season saw Baumgart hardly playing for the first team, and on 3 January 2008 club and player agreed to a mutual termination of the contract. On 22 January, Regionalliga Nord side 1. FC Magdeburg announced Baumgart had signed a contract until June 2008 with an option for another season. After the club missed out on qualifying to the new 3. Liga, Baumgart's contract was not extended and he left the club for Germania Schöneiche, a club near Berlin. On 31 March 2009, he returned to 1. FC Magdeburg as a manager and signed a contract running until the end of the season.[3] His contract was extended at the end of the season, despite a mediocre record in the league. Baumgart had won the FSA-Pokal in 2009, but he was unable to improve upon the results of his predecessor. On the contrary, Magdeburg were ten points behind a promotion spot by the end of December. Following a string of bad results when league play resumed in 2010, Baumgart was let go at the end of March.[4]

Baumgart scored 29 goals in 225 Bundesliga matches and 36 goals in 142 matches in the 2. Bundesliga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baumgart, Steffen" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Steffen Baumgart" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Steffen Baumgart neuer Trainer des 1. FC Magdeburg" (in German). 1. FC Magdeburg e.V. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Magdeburg beurlaubt Trainer Baumgart". mdr.de (in German). mdr. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 

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