Andreas Müller (footballer)

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Andreas Müller
Personal information
Full name Andreas Müller
Date of birth (1962-12-13) 13 December 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Stuttgart, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 VfB Stuttgart 111 (13)
1987–1988 Hannover 96 27 (2)
1988–2000 Schalke 04 266 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

(Not to be confused with Andreas Möller )

Andreas Müller (born 13 December 1962 in Stuttgart) is a German former footballer who played mainly as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Müller started his professional career at hometown's VfB Stuttgart, where he remained four seasons; in his first season, he netted five times in 20 league matches, helping the club clinch the title (with the title decided on goal difference, he found the net in consecutive 6–0 routings, against Fortuna Düsseldorf and at 1. FC Nürnberg, in April 1984).

After a sole year at Hannover 96, he transferred to FC Schalke 04, then in the second division. During the following 12 years (11 of those as a regular first-team member), Müller helped the side win the 1996–97 UEFA Cup (appearing in 11 matches during the victorious campaign). While at Schalke, he also won the "Goal of the Year" award in 1991. Müller eventually retired in 2000 at almost 38, having amassed 338 topflight matches and 32 goals.

Müller's first off-field role was as director of football at FC Schalke 04 from 2000 on.[1] After Schalke's general manager Rudi Assauer stepped down in May 2006, Müller took over the position. He was sacked in March 2009.[2]

On 18 September 2012, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim appointed Müller as their new general manager.[3] He and coach Marco Kurz were sacked on 2 April 2013.[4]

Müller returned to football in December 2013 after being announced as the new Director of Football by Austria's most successful club SK Rapid Vienna, where he replaced the outgoing Helmut Schulte. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schalke take step backwards". UEFA.com. 6 February 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Manager Andreas Müller gefeuert!". Bild.de. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Müller übernimmt Manager-Posten bei Hoffenheim". Spiegel Online. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Markus Gisdol neuer Trainer der TSG - Andreas Müller und Marco Kurz freigestellt" (in German). TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Auf Helmut Schulte folgt Andreas Müller". SK Rapid Wien. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

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