Werner Fuchs

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Werner Fuchs
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-10-25)25 October 1948
Place of birth Kaiserslautern, West Germany
Date of death 11 May 1999(1999-05-11) (aged 50)
Place of death Aachen, Germany
Playing position Centre Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1 (0)
1968–1972 SV Alsenborn
1972 Hannover 96 0 (0)
1972–1980 SC Preußen Münster 193 (20)
Teams managed
1984–1987 Alemannia Aachen
1987–1988 1. FC Saarbrücken
1988–1990 Hertha BSC
1991–1992 Eintracht Braunschweig
1993 VfB Oldenburg
1994–1996 Wuppertaler SV
1996–1999 Alemannia Aachen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Werner Fuchs (25 October 1948, in Kaiserslautern – 11 May 1999, in Aachen) was a German football player[1] and trainer.

Playing career[edit]

The centre forward began his professional career in 1967 with a professional contract at 1. FC Kaiserslautern, where is older brother Fritz also played professionally. Werner Fuchs only appeared once in the first team against Eintracht Braunschweig on 10 February 1968, and would remain his only appearance in the Bundesliga. Although he did feature in another Bundesliga team, Hannover 96 in 1972, he transferred to the regional league team SC Preußen Münster in that same season without making an appearance. He played on in Münster until his retirement in 1980.

Coaching career[edit]

His greatest achievements came as a football manager. As trainer of Alemannia Aachen, he enjoyed huge popularity among the citizens of Aachen. He was trainer there from 1984 to 1987, and then again from 1996 until his death in 1999. He took Alemannia Aachen back into the 2. Bundesliga, but was unable to continue his success as a few days before the final league game, which Aachen won to secure promotion, he collapsed during a walk in the woods with the team and died of a heart attack aged 50. He continues to be honoured by Aachen fans today, with signs in the stadium, for example.

Tributes[edit]

On the tenth anniversary of Werner Fuchs' death, TSV Alemannia Aachen announced that the new amateur stadium belonging to the also New Tivoli stadium would be named the "Werner-Fuchs-Stadion", following suggestions from fans.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fuchs, Werner" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Zum 10. Todestag: Alemannia benennt Amateurstadion nach Werner Fuchs" (in German). TSV Alemannia Aachen. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

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