Michael Lorenz (footballer)
|Full name||Michael Lorenz|
|Date of birth||11 January 1979|
|Place of birth||East Berlin, East Germany|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Arminia Klosterhardt (sporting director)|
|1998–1999||KFC Uerdingen 05||15||(0)|
|1999–2003||SV Babelsberg 03||115||(13)|
|2003–2005||SC Paderborn 07||47||(4)|
|2010–2011||KFC Uerdingen 05||7||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
His brother, Stefan, was also a professional footballer.
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.
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. But after only six games, Lorenz was released again. 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.
At the end of July 2017, he was hired as a base coordinator/coach for the German Football Association in his hometown, Berlin. 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.
- "Michael Lorenz". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- Der neue Trainer ist da, eviersport.de, 9 April 2016
- SSVg Velbert trennt sich von Michael Lorenz, ssvg.de, 11 May 2016
- Bruns muss gehen, Nachfolger ist da, reviersport.de, 4 April 2017
- Michael Lorenz hat einen neuen Job gefunden, reviersport.de, 26 July 2017
- Michael Lorenz ist wieder bei Arminia Klosterhardt, nrz.de, 21 November 2018
- Zwei weitere Zugänge am Hans-Wagner-Weg, fupa.net, 24 April 2020