Mario Maek

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Mario Maek
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-11-14) November 14, 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth East Germany
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1973–1983 Berliner FC Dynamo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Berliner FC Dynamo 37 (1)
1987–1995 1. FC Union Berlin 131 (19)
1995 Union 06 Berlin
1995–2000 Berliner FC Dynamo
National team
East Germany U-21 6 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Berliner FC Dynamo
Sparta Lichtenberg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mario Maek (born November 14, 1964) is a German former footballer who played as a defender.

Maek began his career with Berliner FC Dynamo, making his debut in 1983 at a time when the club were dominating football in East Germany. He played for the first-team for four years, winning the league title on each occasion, but was not able to make a regular impact, making only 37 league appearances. In 1987, he left to join Dynamo's rivals, 1. FC Union Berlin, where he spent seven and a half years, playing in the DDR-Oberliga, the DDR-Liga, and, after German reunification, in the NOFV-Oberliga.

Maek's career at Union came to an end in October 1994, when he received a six-year ban for violent conduct against a referee. After appeal this was commuted to just one month, and Maek resumed his career with Union 06 Berlin. In the summer of 1995, Maek returned to Dynamo Berlin, now named FC Berlin, eventually retiring from the game in 2000, by which time the club had reverted to its former name.

Mark continued at Dynamo after his playing career, fulfilling various roles, including Managing Director, Assistant Manager, and, from 2001 to 2002, Manager. His son, Kevin, is also a footballer, who has also played for 1. FC Union Berlin.

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