Markus Anfang

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Markus Anfang
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-06-12) 12 June 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Cologne, West Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Holstein Kiel (Manager)
Youth career
0000–1992 Bayer Dormagen
1992–1994 KSV Heimersdorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Bayer Leverkusen 0 (0)
1995–1997 Fortuna Düsseldorf 37 (0)
1997–1998 Schalke 04 3 (0)
1998–2002 Tirol Innsbruck 107 (5)
2002–2004 1. FC Kaiserslautern 17 (0)
2004 Energie Cottbus 8 (0)
2004–2006 MSV Duisburg 33 (1)
2006–2008 Fortuna Düsseldorf 43 (3)
2008 Wacker Innsbruck 6 (0)
2009–2010 Eintracht Trier 23 (1)
Total 277 (10)
Teams managed
2011–2012 SC Kapellen-Erft
2012–2013 Bayer Leverkusen (youth)
2013–2016 Bayer Leverkusen U17
2016– Holstein Kiel
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Markus Anfang (born 12 June 1974) is a German retired footballer and current coach of Holstein Kiel.


Anfang's career began in the late 80s at the northern Cologne low tier (Kreisliga) club KSV Heimersdorf. His first steps in the professional football league were done in 1995 with Fortuna Düsseldorf. Anfang also played for Schalke 04 before he decided to move to Austria where he played for FC Tirol Innsbruck. He won the Austrian Bundesliga in three consecutive years between 2000 and 2002. In the 2002–03 season he moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

Having received as many as eight offers for transferring after disagreements at Kaiserslautern, he moved to FC Energie Cottbus in 2003 before joining MSV Duisburg in 2004, who he helped to the top division.[1] He left Duisburg in 2006, returning to Düsseldorf, and then Innsbruck, before signing for Eintracht Trier in 2009.

Managing career[edit]

After coaching SC Kapellen-Erft in one year with much success, Anfang was offered the job as youth coach in the academy of Bayer 04 Leverkusen.[2] He worked as youth coach of the academy from January 2013 to June 2013, and got the job as coach for the under-17 team.[3]

On 29 August 2016, he was appointed as the new coach of Holstein Kiel.[4]


Anfang's father Dieter spent some time as a football coach.


  1. ^ "Anfang, Markus" (in German). Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Markus Anfang ist nicht mehr Coach des SCK" (in German). Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "U17-Coach Anfang bleibt bis 2018" (in German). Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Markus Anfang neuer Trainer bei Holstein Kiel". Retrieved 29 August 2016. 

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