Thomas Doll

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Thomas Doll
Thomas Doll 2007.jpg
Doll during his tenure with Dortmund in 2007.
Personal information
Full name Thomas Jens Uwe Doll[1]
Date of birth (1966-04-09) 9 April 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Malchin, East Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ferencvárosi TC (manager)
Youth career
1972–1979 BSG Lokomotiv Malchin
1979–1983 Hansa Rostock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Hansa Rostock 47 (4)
1986–1990 Berliner FC Dynamo 99 (39)
1990–1991 Hamburger SV 33 (4)
1991–1994 Lazio 64 (9)
1994–1996 Eintracht Frankfurt 28 (2)
1996–1998 Bari 45 (4)
1998–2001 Hamburger SV 41 (0)
Total 357 (62)
National team
1986–1990 East Germany 29 (7)
1986–1988 East Germany Olympic 14 (2)
1991–1993 Germany 18 (1)
Teams managed
2002–2004 Hamburger SV II
2004–2007 Hamburger SV
2007–2008 Borussia Dortmund
2009–2010 Gençlerbirliği
2011–2012 Al-Hilal
2013– Ferencváros
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Doll (born 9 April 1966 in Malchin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) is a former footballer and coach. He is the current manager of Ferencvárosi TC.[2][1]

Career[edit]

Doll began his career with local side BSG Lokomotiv Malchin, before joining East German first-division DDR-Oberliga side Hansa Rostock. In 1986 he was transferred to BFC Dynamo, the country's dominant side, where he won two East Germany titles (in 1987 in 1988) and played his first European Cup matches. At BFC Dynamo he teamed up with fellow talented forward Andreas Thom and sweeper Frank Rohde.

After reunification Doll was one of the most sought-after players of coming out of the former DDR. Together with Frank Rohde he joined Hamburger SV in 1990. After just one season there he had impressed sufficiently to move to Italian side Lazio for a then record fee of 15 million DM. He played at Lazio for three years, and was part of Germany's squad for Euro 92 where the side finished as runners-up. In 1994 he returned to the Bundesliga, joining Eintracht Frankfurt, but he was hampered by injuries in the two years he spent with the club and made only 28 appearances. After a year in Italy with A.S. Bari, he returned to Hamburger SV in 1998. He played another three seasons, but injuries continued to take their toll.

Position[edit]

Doll played as an attacking midfielder.

International career[edit]

At international level, Doll represented both East Germany (29 caps, seven goals) and the unified Germany (18 caps, 1 goal). His last international appearance came in 1993.

Coaching career[edit]

Following his retirement, he became part of Hamburg's coaching staff, managing the reserves from 2002 until being appointed first-team manager in 2004.

Early in his tenure as coach with Hamburg, he enjoyed some success, saving the team from relegation in his first season, winning the Intertoto Cup, and then guiding the club to a much-improved third place result in 2005–06 to earn a Champions League berth. The 2006–07 season, however, was less successful for the coach. The team delivered a disappointing performance in the Champions League that saw only one win in six first-round games, and then plunged to the bottom of the Bundesliga table by mid-season. Doll was sacked by HSV on 1 February 2007.

On 19 May 2008, Doll resigned as the coach of Borussia Dortmund after the team finished a disappointing 13th in the Bundesliga.[3] He agreed to manage Gençlerbirliği SK and signed a two-year contract.[4]

On 20 July 2011, he was appointed as head coach of Saudi Arabian champion team, Al-Hilal but was sacked on 22 January 2012.

He became head coach of Hungarian club Ferencváros on 18 December 2013.

Personal life[edit]

  • Doll has two daughters, one with his current Italian-born wife Roberta, the other with a former wife now married to another ex-footballer, Olaf Bodden.

Career statistics[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

[5]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
East Germany League Cup League Cup Continental Total
1983–84 Hansa Rostock DDR-Oberliga 5 0
1984–85 17 1
1985–86 25 3
1986–87 Berliner FC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga 26 7
1987–88 23 11
1988–89 25 13
1989–90 25 8
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1990–91 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 33 4
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1991–92 Lazio Serie A 31 7 4 1 - - - -
1992–93 20 2 2 0
1993–94 13 0 - - 1 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1993–94 Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga 6 1
1994–95 10 1
1995–96 12 2
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1996–97 Bari Serie B 31 4
1997–98 Serie A 14 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1998–99 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 13 0
1999–2000 21 0
2000–01 7 0
Total East Germany 146 43
Germany 102 8
Italy 109 13
Career total 357 64

Managerial career statistics[edit]

As of 7 May 2012
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Hamburger SV II 29 December 2002 17 October 2004 79 29 23 27 36.71
Hamburger SV 17 October 2004 1 February 2007 111 53 24 34 47.75
Borussia Dortmund 13 March 2007 19 May 2008 49 20 11 18 40.82
Gençlerbirliği S.K. 1 July 2009 17 October 2010 43 18 12 13 41.86
Al-Hilal F.C. 22 July 2011 22 January 2012 14 11 2 1 78.57
Ferencváros 18 December 2013 16 11 3 2 68.75
Total 307 138 75 94 44.95

Honours[edit]

  • Doll was named German football's Man of the Year in 2005 for his work then in turning around the fortunes of Hamburger SV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thomas Doll to sign" (in Hungarian). Ferencvárosi TC. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Doll trainiert nun Ferencvaros" (in German). kicker.de. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Doll quits as Dortmund coach". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 19 May 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "G.Birliği'nde Doll dönemi başladı". Sporx.com. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Thomas DOLL". www.level-k.com. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 

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