Jörg Heinrich

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Jörg Heinrich
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Heinrich in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-12-06) 6 December 1969 (age 53)
Place of birth Rathenow, East Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Left-back
Defensive midfielder
Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund (assistant)
Youth career
1977–1982 BSG Motor Rathenow
1982–1984 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt
1984–1988 BSG Motor Rathenow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 BSG Motor Rathenow 11 (1)
1989–1990 BSV Chemie Velten 34 (5)
1990–1994 Kickers Emden 80 (7)
1994–1996 SC Freiburg 41 (7)
1996–1998 Borussia Dortmund 81 (11)
1998–2000 Fiorentina 57 (5)
2000–2003 Borussia Dortmund 63 (7)
2003–2004 1. FC Köln 20 (0)
2004–2005 Ludwigsfelder FC 25 (7)
2005–2006 Union Berlin 15 (3)
2006–2007 TSV Chemie Premnitz 12 (7)
Total 439 (65)
International career
1995–2002 Germany 37 (2)
Managerial career
2006–2007 Union Berlin (sports director)[1]
2013–2015 BSC Rathenow 94
2015–2016 FSV 63 Luckenwalde[2]
2017 SV Falkensee-Finkenkrug
2017– Borussia Dortmund (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jörg Heinrich (born 6 December 1969) is a German professional football manager and former player. A highly versatile player, he was employed in a variety of positions in defense (centre-back and left-back) and midfield (left and defensive midfielder).[3][4] He is the assistant manager of Borussia Dortmund.[5]

Club career[edit]

After spells with various small clubs in East Germany, Heinrich joined amateur side Kickers Emden in the summer of 1990 and played for the club in the following four seasons, three of which were in the third division. In the summer of 1994, he left Kickers Emden for Bundesliga side SC Freiburg and started his professional career at the club. He made his Bundesliga debut on 20 August 1994 as a second-half substitute in SC Freiburg's opening match of the 1994–95 Bundesliga season, a 0–2 defeat away against Karlsruher SC. He went on to become a regular in the Freiburg team during his first season with the club and appeared in 33 out of possible 34 Bundesliga matches that season, also scoring seven goals for the club in the league and helping the team to a surprising third-place finish in the league that season. He scored his first Bundesliga goal already in his second appearance for SC Freiburg in the league, netting the final goal in the club's surprising 5–1 home victory over FC Bayern Munich.[citation needed]

He appeared in another eight Bundesliga matches for SC Freiburg in the following season and went on to leave the club for Borussia Dortmund in January 1996. He went on to appear for Borussia Dortmund in all 17 Bundesliga matches until the end of the 1995–96 season and also won the Bundesliga champions title with the club that season. He was also a regular in the following two seasons, appearing in 64 out of possible 68 Bundesliga matches. He scored 11 Bundesliga goals for Borussia Dortmund in two and half seasons with the club. In 1997, he also won the UEFA Champions League with Borussia Dortmund, playing all 90 minutes in their 3–1 victory over Juventus Turin in the Final.

In the summer of 1998, Heinrich moved to Italian club ACF Fiorentina and continued to play there in the following two seasons before returning to Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2000. In two seasons with Fiorentina, he made 57 Serie A appearances and scored five goals for the club in the league.[6] He subsequently played three seasons for Borussia Dortmund, but was a regular only in the first of these three seasons. In 2002, he won another Bundesliga champions title with the club. Between 2000 and 2003, Heinrich made 63 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Dortmund and scored seven goals for the club in the league. He also participated with Borussia Dortmund in the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League season and made seven appearances in the competition.

In the summer of 2003, Heinrich left Borussia Dortmund for 1. FC Köln and appeared in 20 Bundesliga matches for the club in the following season before finishing his professional career in the spring of 2004. He played his last Bundesliga match in 1. FC Köln's 3–0 defeat away against SC Freiburg, his first professional club, on 27 March 2004. After retiring from professional football, he continued to play as an amateur in the fourth-division Oberliga NOFV-Nord, spending one season with Ludwigsfelder FC and one half-season with 1. FC Union Berlin, where he finished his playing career in December 2005 and continued to work for the club as their sports director. Beginning in August 2006, he also played occasionally for fifth-division side TSV Chemie Premnitz.

International career[edit]

Heinrich was a member of the Germany national team between 1995 and 2002, winning 37 international caps and scoring two goals for the team.[7] He made his international debut in Germany's friendly match against Italy on 21 June 1995. He was a member of the German squad at the 1998 World Cup finals in France and appeared in all five matches before the team was surprisingly eliminated by Croatia in the quarterfinals. He also appeared for Germany in all of their three matches at the 1999 Confederations Cup in Mexico, where the team was eliminated in the group stage.


Borussia Dortmund


  1. ^ "Jörg Heinrich, sportdirektor des 1. FC Union Berlin" (in German). FC Union Berlin. Retrieved 28 December 2005.
  2. ^ "Jörg Heinrich ab 01.07.2015 neuer Trainer" (in German). FSV 63 Luckenwalde. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  3. ^ Germans limp into new era Irish Times, 13 October 1998
  4. ^ "Heinrich, Jörg" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  5. ^ Soccer-Borussia Dortmund sack Bosz, name Stoeger as replacement‚ reuters.com, 10 December 2017
  6. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (2 September 2015). "Jörg Heinrich - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  7. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (2 September 2015). "Jörg Heinrich - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Deutscher Supercup, 1996, Finale". dfb.de. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2020.

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