Fritz Korbach

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Fritz Korbach
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Personal information
Date of birth (1945-07-18)18 July 1945
Place of birth Diez, Germany
Date of death 14 August 2011(2011-08-14) (aged 66)
Place of death Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
ZSC Patria
SV Baarn
Teams managed
1973–1977 FC Wageningen
1977–1982 FC Zwolle
1982–1983 FC Volendam
1983–1986 FC Twente
1986–1988 SC Cambuur
1988–1990 Go Ahead Eagles
1990–1992 SC Heerenveen
1992–1993 FC Volendam
1993–1995 SC Cambuur
1995–1998 De Graafschap
1999–2001 Heracles Almelo
2003 Sparta Rotterdam
2004–2005 ROHDA Raalte
2005–2006 PSM Makassar
2006–2007 Harkemase Boys
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fritz Korbach (18 July 1945 – 14 August 2011) was a German professional football player and manager, active primarily in the Netherlands, where he died in 2011.

In a 1991 interview, Korbach racially abused black players Bryan Roy ("een kleine rotneger"; "a putrid little negro") and Romário ("die koffieboon van PSV", "that coffee bean of PSV").[1]


After a brief playing career with ZSC Patria and SV Baarn, Korbach managed a number of clubs in the Netherlands, including FC Wageningen, FC Zwolle, FC Volendam, FC Twente, SC Cambuur, Go Ahead Eagles, SC Heerenveen, De Graafschap, Heracles Almelo, Sparta Rotterdam (where his management spell famously lasted only two days[2]), ROHDA Raalte and Harkemase Boys.[3] He also managed PSM Makassar in Indonesia.


  1. ^ "Pap, Wesley praat ook zo hoor" (in Dutch). NRC Handelsblad. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ Ben McFarland (20 August 2008). "Who is football's most successful bench-warmer?". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ (Dutch) CV - Fritz Korbach