Gerhard Poschner

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Gerhard Poschner
Personal information
Full name Gerhard Hans Poschner
Date of birth (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Dumitra, Romania
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1974–1984 SpVgg Bissingen
1984–1987 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990 VfB Stuttgart 46 (0)
1990–1994 Borussia Dortmund 110 (14)
1994–1998 VfB Stuttgart 130 (8)
1999 Venezia 1 (0)
1999–2001 Rayo Vallecano 56 (1)
2001 Rapid Vienna 6 (0)
2002–2003 Poli Ejido 52 (6)
2004 1860 Munich 4 (0)
Total 405 (29)
National team
1989–1990 Germany U21 18 (4)
1990–1992 Germany U23 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gerhard Hans Poschner (born 23 September 1969) is a German retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

He appeared in 286 games in the Bundesliga during 12 seasons, scoring 22 goals for VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund. He also played professionally in Italy, Spain and Austria.

Club career[edit]

Poschner was born in Dumitra, Romania. At the age of five, his family fled the country to escape the communist regime and moved abroad to Bietigheim-Bissingen, West Germany.[1][2] He began his professional career in 1987–88 with VfB Stuttgart, where he played three seasons with little impact in the first team (an average of 15 Bundesliga appearances).[3][4]

Poschner emerged as a top flight player with Borussia Dortmund, scoring 14 league goals from 1990 to 1994 and losing, for the second time, the UEFA Cup. He returned to Stuttgart for four and a half additional campaigns, helping the side win the 1997 edition of the DFB-Pokal[5] and moving to S.S.C. Venezia from Italy in January 1999;[6] additionally, whilst with the former club, in the 1998 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final against Chelsea, he was sent off for dissent late on to put both teams down to ten men, with Dan Petrescu having been ejected beforehand in a 0–1 loss in Stockholm.[7][8]

Subsequently, Poschner played with Rayo Vallecano,[9][10] SK Rapid Wien, Polideportivo Ejido[11] and TSV 1860 München, before retiring at the age of almost 35. In 1999–2000, he helped Madrid's Rayo[12] to its best-ever classification in La Liga (ninth), and the club was eventually awarded a place in European competition via the Fair Play award,[13][14] after which it reached the quarter-finals with the midfielder being an important element.[15]

Poschner was named Real Zaragoza's general manager in August 2009.[16] He left the post at the end of the season,[17] and went to work in the same capacity with 1860 Munich.[18][19]

Honours[edit]

Stuttgart
Borussia Dortmund

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerhard Poschner" (in German). Munzinger. 14 July 1997. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gerhard Poschner – Sportchef des TSV 1860 München" [Gerhard Poschner – Sports director of TSV 1860 Munich] (in German). Mucsport. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "»Ich wollte sein wie Hartmut Engler«" [»I wanted to be like Hartmut Engler«] (in German). 11 Freunde. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "»Der Poschner war zu schlecht«" [»This Poschner guy was bad as can be«] (in German). 11 Freunde. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Giovane Elber: Erst Jubel, dann Tränen" [Giovane Elber: First joy, then tears] (in German). Schwarzwälder Bote. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Poschner: il fantasma di Venezia" [Poschner: the ghost of Venice] (in Italian). Tutto Mercato Web. 14 July 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Neil Barnett (1998). Blue Heaven: Official guide to Chelsea's 97/98 season. Boxtree. pp. 127–130. ISBN 0-7522-2483-2. 
  8. ^ a b "1997/98: Sub Zola inspires Chelsea". UEFA.com. 13 May 1998. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Martín Mandra muy cerca del Rayo." [Martín Mandra very close to Rayo.]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 August 1999. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Poschner sera operado y estará un mes de baja" [Poschner will undergo surgery and will miss one month]. ABC (in Spanish). 9 December 2000. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "El alemán Poschner es la última novedad" [German Poschner is last one in]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 29 January 2002. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Los poderes del líder" [The leader's strengths]. El País (in Spanish). 6 November 1999. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ramos sees hard work pay off". UEFA.com. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "El 'Fair Play', ¿una puerta abierta para jugar en Europa?" ['Fair Play', open door to play in Europe?] (in Spanish). Terra. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Cuando el Rayo Vallecano se paseó por Europa" [When Rayo Vallecano strut its stuff in Europe] (in Spanish). Kaiser Magazine. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Gerhard Poschner es el nuevo director general" [Gerhard Poschner is the new general manager]. El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). 8 August 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Poschner queda completamente desvinculado del club" [Poschner cuts all ties with club]. El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). 5 June 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "TZ beantwortet die wichtigsten Fragen zu Poschner" [TZ answers the important questions about Poschner]. TZ (in German). 11 April 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "Poschners Liste: "Es sind tolle Namen dabei" – Mlapa wohl raus" [Poschners' list: "There are some cool names in it" – Mlapa wants out] (in German). Die Blaue 24. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "(West) Germany – DFB Cup History 1990–97". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "Stuttgart 3–3 Napoli". UEFA.com. 17 May 1989. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  22. ^ "Ligapokal 1997 » Finale » Bayern München – VfB Stuttgart 2:0" [League Cup 1997 » Final » Bayern Munich – VfB Stuttgart 2:0] (in German). Weltfussball. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "Juventus 3–0 Dortmund". UEFA.com. 19 May 1993. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 

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