Hans-Dieter Flick

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Hans-Dieter Flick
Hans-Dieter Flick 2006.jpg
Flick at a press conference in 2006
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-02-24) 24 February 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Heidelberg, West Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1971–1976 BSC Mückenloch
1976–1981 SpVgg Neckargemünd
1981–1983 SV Sandhausen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 SV Sandhausen
1985–1990 Bayern Munich 104 (5)
1990–1993 1. FC Köln 44 (1)
1994–2000 Victoria Bammental
National team
1983 Germany U18 2 (0)
Teams managed
1996–2000 Victoria Bammental
2000–2005 1899 Hoffenheim
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hans-Dieter "Hansi" Flick (born 24 February 1965) is a German football manager and former player. From August 2006 to July 2014, he was the assistant coach of the German national football team under head coach Joachim Löw.

Playing career[edit]

As a player, he was a midfielder who played 104 matches for Bayern Munich and scored five goals between 1985 and 1990.[1] He later played 44 matches for Köln before retiring in 1993. He never played for the German national team.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Flick coached third division side 1899 Hoffenheim for five years before he was sacked in 2005. He then worked as an assistant at Red Bull Salzburg. He was named the assistant coach for Germany on 23 August 2006. Although he is not listed as an officially recognized head coach by the DFB, due to the sending off of Joachim Löw in the previous game Flick was technically the German head coach for the UEFA Euro 2008 quarter final against Portugal on 19 June 2008, which ended with a 3–2 win for Germany. After third place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he reached the semi-finals at the UEFA Euro 2012 and won the 2014 FIFA World Cup as assistant coach with Germany. He became sporting director at the German Football Association after the 2014 World Cup until 16 January 2017.[2][3]




  1. ^ "Flick, Hans-Dieter" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "DFB stimmt Wunsch von Flick nach Vertragsauflösung zu". dfb.de. 16 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Hans-Dieter Flick steps down as German Football Association sporting director". football.co.uk. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 

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