Thomas Doll

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Thomas Doll
Thomas Doll 2007.jpg
Doll during his tenure with Dortmund in 2007
Personal information
Full name Thomas Jens Uwe Doll
Date of birth (1966-04-09) 9 April 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Malchin, East Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hannover 96 (manager)
Youth career
1972–1979 BSG Lokomotiv Malchin
1979–1983 Hansa Rostock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Hansa Rostock 47 (4)
1986–1990 Berliner FC Dynamo 99 (39)
1990–1991 Hamburger SV 33 (4)
1991–1994 Lazio 64 (9)
1994–1996 Eintracht Frankfurt 28 (4)
1996–1998 Bari 45 (4)
1998–2001 Hamburger SV 41 (0)
Total 357 (64)
National team
1986–1990 East Germany 29 (7)
1986–1988 East Germany Olympic 14 (2)
1991–1993 Germany 18 (1)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Hamburger SV U19
2002–2004 Hamburger SV II
2004–2007 Hamburger SV
2007–2008 Borussia Dortmund
2009–2010 Gençlerbirliği
2011–2012 Al-Hilal
2013–2018 Ferencváros
2019– Hannover 96
* 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.[1][2] He played as an attacking midfielder for Hansa Rostock, Berliner FC Dynamo, Hamburger SV, Lazio, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bari.

Club career[edit]

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.[3] 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.

International career[edit]

At international level, Doll represented both East Germany (29 caps, seven goals) and the unified Germany (18 caps, 1 goal).[4] 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.

Coaching career[edit]

Hamburger SV[edit]

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.

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

On 19 May 2008, Doll resigned as the coach of Borussia Dortmund after the team finished a disappointing 13th in the Bundesliga.[5][6]

Gençlerbirliği[edit]

He agreed to manage Gençlerbirliği S.K. and signed a two-year contract.[7]

Al-Hilal[edit]

On 20 July 2011, he was appointed as head coach of Saudi Arabian champion team, Al-Hilal but was sacked on 22 January 2012.

Ferencváros[edit]

Doll in 2016

He became head coach of Hungarian club Ferencváros on 18 December 2013. On 20 May 2015, Ferencváros beat Videoton 4–0 at the Groupama Arena in the 2014–15 Magyar Kupa Final.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

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.

Hannover 96[edit]

On 27 January 2019, Bundesliga club Hannover 96 announced Doll as the new manager of the club, replacing the sacked André Breitenreiter.[11]

Personal life[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[12]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
East Germany League Cup League Cup Continental Total
1983–84 Hansa Rostock DDR-Oberliga 5 0
1984–85 17 1
1985–86 25 3
1986–87 Berliner FC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga 26 7
1987–88 23 11
1988–89 25 13
1989–90 25 8
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1990–91 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 33 4
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1991–92 Lazio Serie A 31 7 4 1 - - - -
1992–93 20 2 2 0
1993–94 13 0 - - 1 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1993–94 Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga 6 1
1994–95 10 1
1995–96 12 2
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1996–97 Bari Serie B 31 4
1997–98 Serie A 14 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1998–99 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 13 0
1999–2000 21 0
2000–01 7 0
Total East Germany 146 43
Germany 102 8
Italy 109 13
Career total 357 64

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 18 May 2019
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Hamburger SV II 29 December 2002 17 October 2004 79 29 23 27 036.71
Hamburger SV 17 October 2004 1 February 2007 111 53 24 34 047.75
Borussia Dortmund 13 March 2007 19 May 2008 49 20 11 18 040.82
Gençlerbirliği 1 July 2009 17 October 2010 43 18 12 13 041.86
Al-Hilal 22 July 2011 22 January 2012 18 12 4 2 066.67
Ferencváros 18 December 2013 21 August 2018[13] 190 113 44 33 059.47
Hannover 96 27 January 2019 present 15 3 1 11 020.00
Total 505 248 119 138 049.11

Honours[edit]

Playing[edit]

Dynamo Berlin

Managerial[edit]

Borussia Dortmund
Ferencváros

Individual[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Doll to sign" (in Hungarian). Ferencvárosi TC. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Thomas Doll trainiert nun Ferencvaros" (in German). kicker.de. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Thomas Doll – Matches and Goals in Oberliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  4. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Thomas Doll – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  5. ^ Ives, Chris (19 May 2008). "Doll quits Dortmund". Sky Sports. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Doll Quits Dortmund". goal.com. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  7. ^ "G.Birliği'nde Doll dönemi başladı". Sporx.com. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  8. ^ "Ferencváros thump Videoton to end cup drought". UEFA.com. 20 May 2015.
  9. ^ Watson-Broughton, Matthew (2 April 2016). "Ferencváros crowned Hungarian champions". UEFA.com. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  10. ^ "On all fields". 2 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Doll übernimmt bei Hannover 96" [Doll takes over at Hannover 96]. kicker.de (in German). 27 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Thomas DOLL". www.level-k.com. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  13. ^ "Doll Leaves Ferencvaros After Five Years in Charge". The New York Times. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.

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