Norbert Meier

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Norbert Meier
Norbert Meier 2011.jpg
Meier at a press conference with Düsseldorf in 2011.
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-09-20) 20 September 1958 (age 55)
Place of birth Reinbek, West Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arminia Bielefeld (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1989 Werder Bremen 242 (66)
1990–1992 Borussia Mönchengladbach 50 (0)
Total 292 (66)
National team
1981–1982 West Germany B 3 (0)
1982–1985 West Germany 16 (2)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Borussia Mönchengladbach
2003–2005 MSV Duisburg
2006–2007 Dynamo Dresden
2008–2013 Fortuna Düsseldorf
2014– Arminia Bielefeld
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Norbert Meier (born 20 September 1958) is a German former football player and current manager of Arminia Bielefeld.

Playing career[edit]

Meier's career as a player was spent mostly at SV Werder Bremen where he played first team football from 1980–1990. During this time he also made 16 appearances for West Germany in midfield scoring twice.

Meier ended his playing days at Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he played three seasons.

Coaching career[edit]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

Meier started his coaching career by taking over the reserve side of Borussia Mönchengladbach on1 July 1996.[1] Meier coached them until 30 November 1997.[1] Meier coached the senior squad between 1 December 1997 and 1 April 1998.[1] Meier rejoined the reserve team on 1 July 1998.[1]

MSV Duisburg[edit]

Meier officially took over for MSV Duisburg on 1 January 2003.[2] Meier is most recently noted as coach at MSV Duisburg when he lost his temper in their match against 1. FC Köln on 6 December 2005.[3] In the 82nd minute, Meier was arguing with Köln's Albert Streit when Meier suddenly fell down. Referee Manuel Gräfe sent Streit off with a red card. After the incident was reviewed on television, it became clear that it had not been Streit who hit Meier, but that Meier was play-acting. In fact, Meier had given Streit a headbutt. The club sacked Meier on 8 December 2005.[4] The German FA banned him for three months from any management activities on 15 December 2005.

Dynamo Dresden[edit]

Dynamo Dresden presented Meier as the new manager on 10 September 2006.[5] Meier was sacked on 24 September 2007.[6]

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

Fortuna Düsseldorf hired Meier on 1 January 2008.[7] Meier was sacked after being relegated after the 2012–13 season.[8]

Arminia Bielefeld[edit]

Meier took over Arminia Bielefeld on 24 February 2014.[9]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 25 March 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 1 July 1996[1] 30 November 1997[1]
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 December 1997[1] 1 April 1998[1] 11 2 4 5 18.18 [10]
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 1 July 1998[1] 30 June 2001[1] 94 40 27 27 42.55
MSV Duisburg 1 January 2003[2] 8 December 2005[4] 108 42 25 41 38.89
Dynamo Dresden 10 September 2006[5] 24 September 2007[6] 44 16 14 14 36.36
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1 January 2008[7] 27 May 2013[8] 201 93 49 59 46.27
Arminia Bielefeld 24 February 2014[9] Present 4 1 0 3 25.00
Total 462 194 119 149 41.99

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Norbert Meier" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Meier neuer Mann auf MSV-Trainerstuhl". kicker (in German). 20 November 2002. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Trotzig aus der Schublade" (in German). sueddeutsche.de. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Der MSV entlässt Norbert Meier". kicker (in German). 8 December 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Norbert Meier coacht Dynamo". kicker (in German). 9 September 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Perfekt: Geyer in Dresden". kicker (in German). 25 September 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Meier übernimmt das Zepter". kicker (in German). 1 January 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Röhn, Tim (27 May 2013). "Fortuna-Bosse wollen Meier-Rauswurf nicht erklären". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Cottbus feuert Schmidt, Bielefeld holt Meier". Die Welt (in German). 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bor. Mönchengladbach" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 January 2014.