Volker Finke

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Volker Finke
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Personal information
Date of birth (1948-03-24) 24 March 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth Nienburg, West Germany
Club information
Current team
Cameroon (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 TSV Havelse
1969–1975 Hannoverscher SC
Teams managed
1975–1986 TSV Stelingen
1986–1990 TSV Havelse
1990–1991 SC Norderstedt
1991–2007 SC Freiburg
2008–2010 Urawa Red Diamonds
2010–2012 1. FC Köln (Director of Sport)
2011 1. FC Köln (interim)
2013– Cameroon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Volker Finke (born 24 March 1948) is a German football manager and former player who currently manages Cameroon. He was the coach of SC Freiburg for 16 years.

Coaching career[edit]

On 6 December 2008, the Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds announced they signed a contract with Finke as head coach until 2010.[1]

On 18 December 2010, Finke was named as the new director of sport by 1. FC Köln effective on 1 February 2011.[2] Effective on 27 April 2011, Finke additionally became interim coach until the end of the season. On 10 March 2012, Köln parted company with Finke by mutual consent after a 1–0 win over Hertha BSC.[3]

On 22 May 2013, he was named coach of Cameroon.[4]

Coaching record[edit]

As of 23 June 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
TSV Havelse 13 February 1986[5] 9 October 1990[5]
SC Freiburg 1 July 1991[6] 30 June 2007[6] 605 243 143 219 40.17 [6]
Urawa Red Diamonds 6 December 2008[5] 31 January 2011[5] 82 37 13 32 45.12
1. FC Köln 27 April 2011[5] 30 June 2011[5] 3 3 0 0 100.000 [5]
Cameroon 22 May 2013[5] Present 17 5 5 7 29.41
Total 707 288 161 258 40.74

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bundesliga-Comeback von Volker Finke" (in German). kicker.de. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Volker Finke wird neuer Sportdirektor" (in German). 1. FC Köln. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Director of Sport Volker Finke leaves Cologne". ESPN FC. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Bongben, Leocadia (22 May 2013). "Cameroon appoint German Volker Finke as coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Volker Finke" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "SC Freiburg" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 January 2014.