Doll during his tenure with Dortmund in 2007
|Full name||Thomas Jens Uwe Doll|
|Date of birth||9 April 1966|
|Place of birth||Malchin, East Germany|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Hannover 96 (manager)|
|1972–1979||BSG Lokomotiv Malchin|
|1986–1990||Berliner FC Dynamo||99||(39)|
|1986–1988||East Germany Olympic||14||(2)|
|2001–2002||Hamburger SV U19|
|2002–2004||Hamburger SV II|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Thomas Jens Uwe Doll (born 9 April 1966) is a German former footballer and current manager of Hannover 96. He played as an attacking midfielder for Hansa Rostock, Berliner FC Dynamo, Hamburger SV, Lazio, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bari.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Coaching career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Career statistics
- 6 Managerial statistics
- 7 Honours
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Doll began his career with local side BSG Lokomotiv Malchin, before joining East German first-division DDR-Oberliga side Hansa Rostock. In 1986, he was transferred to Berliner FC Dynamo, the country's dominant side, where he won two East Germany titles (in 1987 in 1988) and played his first European Cup matches. At Berliner FC Dynamo he teamed up with fellow talented forward Andreas Thom and sweeper Frank Rohde.
After reunification Doll was one of the most sought-after players of coming out of the former East Germany. Together with Frank Rohde he joined Hamburger SV in 1990. After just one season there he had impressed sufficiently to move to Italian side Lazio for a then record fee of DM15 million. He played at Lazio for three years, before returning to the Bundesliga in 1994, joining Eintracht Frankfurt, but he was hampered by injuries in the three seasons he spent with the club and made only 28 appearances. After a year in Italy with Bari, he returned to Hamburger SV in 1998. He played another three seasons, but injuries continued to take their toll.
At international level, Doll represented both East Germany (29 caps, seven goals) and the unified Germany (18 caps, 1 goal). His last international appearance came in 1993. He was part of Germany's squad for Euro 1992 where the side finished as runners-up to Denmark.
Following his retirement, he became part of Hamburg's coaching staff, managing the reserves from 2002 until being appointed first-team manager in 2004.
Early in his tenure as coach with Hamburg, he enjoyed some success, saving the team from relegation in his first season, winning the Intertoto Cup, and then guiding the club to a much-improved third-place result in the 2005–06 season to earn a Champions League berth. The 2006–07 season, however, was less successful for the coach. The team delivered a disappointing performance in the Champions League that saw only one win in six first-round games, and then plunged to the bottom of the Bundesliga table by mid-season. Doll was sacked on 1 February 2007.
On 20 July 2011, he was appointed as head coach of Saudi Arabian champion team, Al-Hilal but was sacked on 22 January 2012.
Doll's Ferencváros secured the club's 29th Nemzeti Bajnokság I title on 2 April 2016 after a defeat at the Nagyerdei Stadion against Debreceni VSC. By winning the 2015–16 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season, Doll managed to win all the possible titles in football in Hungary. In recognition of his record performance with Ferencváros, Doll received the "Coach of the year in NB I" award from the Hungarian Football Federation in 2016.
Ferencváros were eliminated in the second round of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League by the second-placed team of the 2015-16 Albanian Superliga, FK Partizani Tirana, on penalties. This result affected the entire 2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season since Ferencváros were not able to fight for the Hungarian League title which was won by Budapest-rival Budapest Honvéd FC. However, Ferencváros fans were consoled by the club by winning the 2017 Magyar Kupa Final against Vasas SC.
The 2017–18 Nemzeti Bajnokság I started with moderate success. However, the main disappointment was that the club were defeated by the fourth-placed of the 2016-17 Danish Superliga, FC Midtjylland twice (3–7 on aggregate) in the second round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League, although Ferencváros defeated FK Jelgava in the first round.
Doll has two daughters, one with his current Italian-born wife Roberta, the other with a former wife now married to another ex-footballer, Olaf Bodden.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|East Germany||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|1986–87||Berliner FC Dynamo||DDR-Oberliga||26||7|
|Italy||League||Coppa Italia||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Italy||League||Coppa Italia||League Cup||Europe||Total|
- As of 18 May 2019
|Hamburger SV II||29 December 2002||17 October 2004||79||29||23||27||36.71|
|Hamburger SV||17 October 2004||1 February 2007||111||53||24||34||47.75|
|Borussia Dortmund||13 March 2007||19 May 2008||49||20||11||18||40.82|
|Gençlerbirliği||1 July 2009||17 October 2010||43||18||12||13||41.86|
|Al-Hilal||22 July 2011||22 January 2012||18||12||4||2||66.67|
|Ferencváros||18 December 2013||21 August 2018||190||113||44||33||59.47|
|Hannover 96||27 January 2019||present||15||3||1||11||20.00|
- Dynamo Berlin
- Borussia Dortmund
- DFB-Pokal runners-up: 2008–09
- Nemzeti Bajnokság: 2015–16
- Magyar Kupa: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
- Hungarian League Cup: 2014–15
- Hungarian Super Cup: 2015
- Doll was named German football's Man of the Year in 2005 for his work then in turning around the fortunes of Hamburger SV.
- Hungarian Football Federation: Coach of the year in NB I (2016)
- "Thomas Doll to sign" (in Hungarian). Ferencvárosi TC. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
- "Thomas Doll trainiert nun Ferencvaros" (in German). kicker.de. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
- Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Thomas Doll – Matches and Goals in Oberliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Thomas Doll – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- Ives, Chris (19 May 2008). "Doll quits Dortmund". Sky Sports. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "Doll Quits Dortmund". goal.com. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "G.Birliği'nde Doll dönemi başladı". Sporx.com. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
- "Ferencváros thump Videoton to end cup drought". UEFA.com. 20 May 2015.
- Watson-Broughton, Matthew (2 April 2016). "Ferencváros crowned Hungarian champions". UEFA.com. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- "On all fields". 2 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "Doll übernimmt bei Hannover 96" [Doll takes over at Hannover 96]. kicker.de (in German). 27 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
- "Thomas DOLL". www.level-k.com. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
- "Doll Leaves Ferencvaros After Five Years in Charge". The New York Times. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
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