Frank Kramer (footballer, born 1972)

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Frank Kramer
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Kramer as a coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-05-03) 3 May 1972 (age 44)[1]
Place of birth Memmingen, West Germany
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Germany U20 (Manager)
Youth career
0000–1990 FC Memmingen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 FC Memmingen 75 (8)
1993–1995 Bayern Munich II 27 (2)
1995–1996 TSV Vestenbergsgreuth 39 (1)
1996–1999 SC Weismain 82 (3)
1999–2001 1. FC Nürnberg II 40 (3)
2001–2002 Greuther Fürth II 27 (1)
2002–2003 1. SC Feucht 26 (1)
2003–2005 Greuther Fürth II 52 (14)
Total 368 (33)
Teams managed
2004 Greuther Fürth II
2005 Greuther Fürth II
2005–2009 Greuther Fürth U-19
2009–2011 Greuther Fürth II
2011–2012 1899 Hoffenheim II
2012 1899 Hoffenheim (caretaker)
2012–2013 1899 Hoffenheim II
2013–2015 Greuther Fürth
2015 Fortuna Düsseldorf
2016– Germany U20

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Frank Kramer (born 3 May 1972) is a German football manager of the German U20 national team.

Player career[edit]

From 1990 – 2005 he played as semi-professional for FC Memmingen, Bayern Munich II, TSV Vestenbergsgreuth, SC Weismain, 1. FC Nürnberg II, Greuther Fürth II (two spells) and 1. SC Feucht.

Managerial career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kramer had three stints as Greuther Fürth II manager before moving to 1899 Hoffenheim.[1] At 1899 Hoffenheim, Kramer had two stints as 1899 Hoffenheim II manager.[1] In between stints, Kramer was interim manager of the first team after the sacking of Markus Babbel.[2]

Greuther Fürth[edit]

Greuther Fürth appointed Kramer as manager on 12 March 2013.[3]

He was sacked on 23 February 2015.[4]

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

On 14 April 2015, it was announced that Kramer would be taking over as manager of Fortuna Düsseldorf from the beginning of the 2015/16 season.[5] He had his first training session on 20 June 2015.[6] He was sacked on 22 November 2015.[7]

Germany U20[edit]

He was appointed as the head coach of the German U20 national team on 23 August 2016.[8]

Managerial record[edit]

As of 22 November 2015
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Greuther Fürth II 11 February 2004[1] 30 June 2004[1] 12 5 2 5 41.67
Greuther Fürth II 25 May 2005[1] 30 June 2005[1] 2 0 0 2 00.00
Greuther Fürth II 1 July 2009[1] 30 June 2011[1] 64 28 11 25 43.75
1899 Hoffenheim II 1 July 2011[1] 2 December 2012[1] 53 24 14 15 45.28
1899 Hoffenheim 3 December 2012[2] 18 December 2012[1] 2 0 0 2 00.00
1899 Hoffenheim II 18 December 2012[1] 11 March 2013[1] 1 1 0 0 100.000
Greuther Fürth 12 March 2013[3] 23 February 2015[4] 71 27 21 23 38.03
Fortuna Düsseldorf 20 June 2015[5][6] 22 November 2015[7] 15 3 4 8 20.00
Total 220 88 52 80 40.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Frank Kramer" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "1899 drückt Reset: Babbel entlassen!". kicker (in German). 3 December 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Kramers Elf soll "bisschen genießen dürfen"". kicker (in German). 12 March 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Fürth entlässt Kramer - Büskens übernimmt" (in German). kicker. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Kramer übernimmt die Fortuna" (in German). kicker. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Schulze, Thomas (20 June 2015). "Fortunas Spieler müssen bluten" (in German). Düsseldorf. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Düsseldorf beurlaubt Trainer Kramer". dfb.de (in German). Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Kuntz und Kramer neu im DFB-Trainerstab". dfb.de (in German). Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.