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Marschall in Marburg (2006)
|Date of birth||19 March 1966|
|Place of birth||Torgau, East Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1972–1978||BSG Chemie Torgau|
|1978–1983||1. FC Lok Leipzig|
|1983–1990||1. FC Lok Leipzig||135||(43)|
|1994–2002||1. FC Kaiserslautern||160||(59)|
|East Germany U-21||18||(7)|
|2005–2007||1. FC Kaiserslautern (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Marschall's career started in the GDR at BSG Chemie Torgau and was soon transferred to 1. FC Lok Leipzig. There, he rose to stardom, becoming one of the most prolific scorers in the East German top-flight in the turbulent late 1980s and collecting caps for the East German football squad. Marschall was regarded as a strong header which deft ballhandling skills, allowing him to play center-striker, hole and offensive midfield with equal effectiveness. He scored 43 goals in 135 Oberliga matches.
In the wake of the German reunification he joined Austrian outfit SCN Admira/Wacker in 1990 to stay on in Austria's Bundesliga, until he joined Dynamo Dresden to help the East German outfit escape relegation from the German Bundesliga in 1993–94. In 1994, he joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern and established himself as one of the elite scorers in the Bundesliga. He won the DFB-Pokal in 1996 and in 1998 the Bundesliga title.
In the latter stages of his career, the slower-footed, but still header-strong Marschall was occasionally used as a defender. He played with 1. FC Kaiserslautern until 2002, scoring 60 goals in 176 Bundesliga games.
- Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first.
|1.||11 October 1997||Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover||Albania||3–2||4–3||1998 World Cup qualifier|
|2.||22 February 1998||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh||Saudi Arabia||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|3.||18 November 1998||Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen||Netherlands||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
His professional career was followed by a job in the management of the then Bundesliga side 1. FC Kaiserslautern alongside executive Rene C. Jäggi. Ahead of 2006–07 he joined Al-Nasr Sports Club Dubai to work as assistant-manager under manager Reiner Hollmann.
- Olaf Marschall – FIFA competition record
- Olaf Marschall at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Olaf Marschall at weltfussball.de (German)
- Olaf Marschall at National-Football-Teams.com
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