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 58)
Place of birth Reinbek, West Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Kaiserslautern (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1989 Werder Bremen 281 (82)
1990–1992 Borussia Mönchengladbach 50 (2)
Total 331 (84)
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
2014–2016 Arminia Bielefeld
2016 Darmstadt 98
2017– 1. FC Kaiserslautern
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Norbert Meier (born 20 September 1958) is a German former football player, who played as a midfielder, and the current manager of 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

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.[1]

Meier ended his playing days at Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he played two and a half years.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

Meier started his coaching career by taking over the reserve side of Borussia Mönchengladbach on1 July 1996.[3] Meier coached them until 30 November 1997.[3] Meier coached the senior squad between 1 December 1997 and 1 April 1998.[3] Meier rejoined the reserve team on 1 July 1998.[3]

MSV Duisburg[edit]

Meier officially took over for MSV Duisburg on 1 January 2003.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] Meier was sacked on 24 September 2007.[8]

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

Fortuna Düsseldorf hired Meier on 1 January 2008.[9] Meier was sacked after being relegated after the 2012–13 season.[10]

Arminia Bielefeld[edit]

Meier took over Arminia Bielefeld on 24 February 2014.[11]

Darmstadt 98[edit]

He was appointed as the new head coach of Darmstadt 98 on 10 June 2016.[12] On 5 December 2016, he was sacked.[13]

1. FC Kaiserslautern[edit]

On 3 January 2017, Meier was appointed as manager of 1. FC Kaiserslautern. He signed a contract until June 2018.[14]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 3 January 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 1 July 1996[3] 30 November 1997[3]
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 December 1997[3] 1 April 1998[3] 11 2 4 5 18.18 [15]
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 1 July 1998[3] 30 June 2001[3] 94 40 27 27 42.55
MSV Duisburg 1 January 2003[4] 8 December 2005[6] 108 42 25 41 38.89 [16]
Dynamo Dresden 10 September 2006[7] 24 September 2007[8] 44 16 14 14 36.36
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1 January 2008[9] 27 May 2013[10] 200 91 49 60 45.50 [17]
Arminia Bielefeld 24 February 2014[11] 10 June 2016 92 36 32 24 39.13 [18]
SV Darmstadt 98 10 June 2016[12] 5 December 2016[13] 15 3 2 10 20.00 [19]
1. FC Kaiserslautern 3 January 2017[14] present 0 0 0 0 ! [20]
Total 564 230 153 181 40.78

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Werder Bremen
Borussia Mönchengladbach

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (9 June 2016). "Norbert Meier - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (9 June 2016). "Norbert Meier - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Norbert Meier" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Meier neuer Mann auf MSV-Trainerstuhl". kicker (in German). 20 November 2002. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Trotzig aus der Schublade" (in German). sueddeutsche.de. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Der MSV entlässt Norbert Meier". kicker (in German). 8 December 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Norbert Meier coacht Dynamo". kicker (in German). 9 September 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Perfekt: Geyer in Dresden". kicker (in German). 25 September 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Meier übernimmt das Zepter". kicker (in German). 1 January 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Röhn, Tim (27 May 2013). "Fortuna-Bosse wollen Meier-Rauswurf nicht erklären". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Cottbus feuert Schmidt, Bielefeld holt Meier". Die Welt (in German). 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Norbert Meier neuer Darmstadt-Trainer". dfb.de. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "SV 98 trennt sich von Meier und Fach". sv98.de. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Norbert Meier neuer cheftrainer des FCK". 1. FC Kaiserslautern (in German). Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Bor. Mönchengladbach" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "MSV Duisburg". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Fortuna Düsseldorf". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Arminia Bielefeld". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "SV Darmstadt 98". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "Norbert Meier profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

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