Rost playing for New York Red Bulls in 2011.
|Full name||Frank Peter Rost|
|Date of birth||30 June 1973|
|Place of birth||Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|1981–1982||BSG Lokomotive West Leipzig|
|1982–1986||BSG Chemie Böhlen|
|1986–1991||1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig|
|1991–1992||1. FC Markkleeberg||33||(0)|
|1992–1995||Werder Bremen II||94||(0)|
|2011||New York Red Bulls||11||(0)|
|2012–||Hamburger SV women|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He comes from a sporting family background; his father Peter won a gold medal at the 1980 Olympic Games in handball, and his mother Christina, also a handball player, won the silver at the 1976 Summer Olympics and bronze at the 1980 Games.
Rost started his career at 1. FC Markkleeberg in the third German level. His play with Markkleeberg led to interest from Werder Bremen who signed Rost in 1992. After playing with Werder Bremen II Rost made his Bundesliga debut during the 1995–96 season and became first-choice keeper during the 1998–99 season before moving to Schalke 04 in July 2002. He was a regular first-choice keeper at Schalke until he lost his starting position to youngster Manuel Neuer in late 2006, so in January 2007 he moved to then struggling Hamburger SV where he immediately became first-choice keeper and helped the team move from last to seventh place. His good form continued with the club, which made HSV fans to nickname him "Frost".
On 30 July 2009, Rost made his 100th international club appearance in a third round Europa League qualifier. Hamburg beat Danish side Randers FC 4–0. Rost is the German record holder for UEFA Cup appearances. He has played 89 matches during his tenure in the now defunct competition. He left Hamburg at the end of the 2010–11 season, hoping to move abroad or become a coach. During his time in the Bundesliga Rost appeared in 426 league matches.
On 13 July 2011, German daily tabloid Bild reported that Rost would be joining New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. Red Bulls confirmed the signing that day. In the 2011 season with New York, Rost appeared in 11 regular season matches and posted five clean sheets. The club announced in January 2012 that it had been unable to agree terms with Rost and that he would not return for the 2012 season.
Rost announced his retirement on 19 February 2012.
As of 27 October 2011[update]
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||Total|
|2011||New York Red Bulls||Major League Soccer||11||0||0||0||3||0||14||0|
- Bundesliga: runner up 1994–95, 2004–05
- DFB-Pokal: 1993–94, 1998–99; runner-up 1999–2000, 2004–05
- DFB-Ligapokal: 2005; runner-up 1999, 2002
- Emirates Cup: 2008, 2011
- Arnhold, Matthias (31 May 2012). "Frank Rost – Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- Haisma, Marcel (15 January 2010). "Frank Peter Rost – Matches in European Cups". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "Ex-HSV-Keeper Rost: Abflug nach New York" (in German). bild.de. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- "Red Bulls sign goalkeeper Frank Rost". New York Red Bulls. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- "RBNY Notebook: Rost's departure leaves void in goal". mlssoccer.com. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- French, Scott (21 February 2012). "CHIVAS USA: Meet the new trialists". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
- Arnhold, Matthias (3 December 2015). "Frank Rost - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- Official website (in German)
- Frank Rost at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Frank Rost at WorldFootball.net
- Frank Rost at National-Football-Teams.com
|Schalke 04 captain