Karsten Bäron

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Karsten Bäron
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-04-24) 24 April 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth West Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
1979–1991 Hertha Zehlendorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Hertha Zehlendorf 30 (28)
1992–1993 Hamburger SV II 6 (4)
1992–2000 Hamburger SV 124 (39)
Total 160 (71)
National team
1992–1996 Germany U-21 16 (3)
Teams managed
2003–2005 Hamburger SV (youth)
2006–2008 Hamburger SV II
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Karsten 'Air' Bäron (born 24 April 1973 in Berlin) is a retired German football centre forward and coach.

Football career[edit]

Bäron arrived at Hamburger SV in 1992, at the age of 19, from modest Hertha Zehlendorf. He immediately had an impact for the first division club, ranking first in goals in the team (eight) for an eventual 11th-place finish; during his first season, he paired up front with diminutive Pole Jan Furtok, also being first summoned to the German U-21 squad.

In 1993–94, Bäron bettered his total to 13, one behind midfielder Thomas von Heesen in the squad, but Hamburg finished 12th. In the subsequent three seasons, he appeared irregularly, but still managed to contribute with 18 league goals combined.

From 1997 onwards, however, Bäron was hindered with serious knee problems, which forced him to undergo eight surgeries.[1] He played in seven games in the 1999–2000 season as Hamburg finished in third position, but those would be his only in four years, as he eventually retired from football in June 2001, at only 28.

In 2003, Bäron began coaching, still at his main team, starting with the youth sides. From 1 January 2006 to 19 December 2008, he coached the reserves in Regionalliga Nord.


  1. ^ "Barbarez muss Saisonstart verschieben" [Barbarez to miss start of season] (in German). kicker. 25 July 2001. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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