Manfred Binz

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Manfred Binz
Manfred Binz im Eintracht Frankfurt Museum.JPG
Binz in 2008.
Personal information
Full name Manfred Binz
Date of birth (1965-09-22) 22 September 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Frankfurt, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Sweeper
Club information
Current team
FC Germania 1911 Enkheim
Youth career
0000–1979 VfR Bockenheim
1979–1985 Eintracht Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1996 Eintracht Frankfurt 336 (26)
1996–1998 Brescia Calcio 44 (3)
1998–1999 Borussia Dortmund 13 (0)
1999–2002 Kickers Offenbach 68 (7)
2002–2003 Eintracht Frankfurt U23 8 (0)
2003 KSV Klein-Karben[1] 6 (0)
Total 475 (36)
National team
1987–1990 West Germany U-21 9 (0)
1990–1992 Germany[2] 14 (1)
Teams managed
2004 Kickers Offenbach (caretaker)
2011 Kickers Offenbach (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Manfred Binz (22 September 1965 in Frankfurt) is a German former footballer who played as a defender. He is the current assistant manager of SC Hessen Dreieich.

Club career[edit]

In his active career the sweeper won the DFB-Pokal with Eintracht Frankfurt. Since the 1986–87 season Manfred Binz was the undisputed chief of the Frankfurt defence and appeared in 246 Bundesliga games in a row. Although Frankfurt was always a championship contender at the beginning of the 1990s, Binz failed to win the Bundesliga with the eagles. Finally the national cup victory was the highlight of his active career.[3]

After being eliminated in the UEFA cup in March 1994 he fell out with manager Klaus Toppmöller, causing the slow departure of the sweeper. The situation calmed down but in 1996 he left Eintracht Frankfurt for Italian side Brescia Calcio, playing in Serie B with whom he was immediately promoted to Serie A. In the winter break 1997–98 he returned to the Bundesliga,[4] signing at Borussia Dortmund, slowly fading his pro career.

International career[edit]

Binz won his first cap after the World Cup 1990 in a friendly match against Portugal.[5] He was part of the German team that finished runner-ups at UEFA Euro 1992.

Career statistics[edit]

  • Bundesliga debut: 2 March 1985
  • 1985–1996 Eintracht Frankfurt: 336 Bundesliga appearances, 26 goals
  • 1998 Borussia Dortmund: 13 Bundesliga appearances, 0 goals (total: 349 appearances, 26 goals)
  • Last Bundesliga appearance: 14 August 1998

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Eintracht Frankfurt

International[edit]

Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Binz, Manfred" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "2. Bundesliga – Co-Trainer Binz beim FSV gefeuert" (in German). Focus. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Manfred Binz" (in German). Munzinger Online. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (23 June 2016). "Manfred Binz - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (23 June 2016). "Manfred Binz - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 June 2016.