Michael Lorenz (footballer)

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Michael Lorenz
Personal information
Full name Michael Lorenz
Date of birth (1979-01-11) 11 January 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth East Berlin, East Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arminia Klosterhardt (sporting director)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 FC Berlin 5 (0)
1998–1999 KFC Uerdingen 05 15 (0)
1999–2003 SV Babelsberg 03 115 (13)
2003–2005 SC Paderborn 07 47 (4)
2005–2010 Rot-Weiss Essen 101 (8)
2010–2011 KFC Uerdingen 05 7 (2)
Total 290 (27)
Teams managed
2012–2014 Arminia Klosterhardt
2014–2015 FC Kray
2016 SSVg Velbert
2017 Arminia Klosterhardt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael Lorenz (born 11 January 1979) is a German former footballer who played as a defender or midfielder.[1] He is currently the assistant coach of Arminia Klosterhardt.

His brother, Stefan, was also a professional footballer.


Club career[edit]

Lorenz began his career with FC Berlin, before joining KFC Uerdingen 05 in 1998, where he made 15 appearances in the 2. Bundesliga. After Uerdingen were relegated, Lorenz returned north, joining SV Babelsberg 03, where he had four successful years, earning promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2001, before being relegated after one season. In 2003, Lorenz moved to SC Paderborn 07, before joining Rot-Weiss Essen two years later. He returned to Uerdingen in 2010, retiring a year later.

Coaching career[edit]

From 2006 to 2011, Lorenz was also a youth coach (U12-U19) at SV Vonderort beside his playing career. He retired in the summer 0211 and from 2012 to 2014, Lorenz was head coach of DJK Arminia Klosterhardt's first team. For the 2014/15 season, he became head coach of the regional league club FC Kray. He left the position in the summer 2015.

On April 9, 2016, he took over the coaching position at relegation-threatened Regionalliga club SSVg Velbert.[2] But after only six games, Lorenz was released again.[3] In April 2017 he took over the coaching position at the DJK Arminia Klosterhardt for the second time until the end of the season, where he also played a few game for the club's reserve team.[4]

At the end of July 2017, he was hired as a base coordinator/coach for the German Football Association in his hometown, Berlin.[5] His job was to coach 12–15 years-olds young boys in additional training and practice tests to get young players on the right path in cooperation with the Berlin Football Association. He left the position at the end of October 2018.

On 21 November 2018, he returned once again to DJK Arminia Klosterhardt, this time as a sporting director.[6] As of April 2020, he was still the club's sporting director.[7]


  1. ^ "Michael Lorenz". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. ^ Der neue Trainer ist da, eviersport.de, 9 April 2016
  3. ^ SSVg Velbert trennt sich von Michael Lorenz, ssvg.de, 11 May 2016
  4. ^ Bruns muss gehen, Nachfolger ist da, reviersport.de, 4 April 2017
  5. ^ Michael Lorenz hat einen neuen Job gefunden, reviersport.de, 26 July 2017
  6. ^ Michael Lorenz ist wieder bei Arminia Klosterhardt, nrz.de, 21 November 2018
  7. ^ Zwei weitere Zugänge am Hans-Wagner-Weg, fupa.net, 24 April 2020

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