Thomas Gerstner

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Thomas Gerstner
Personal information
Full name Thomas Gerstner
Date of birth (1966-11-06) 6 November 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Worms, West Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1972–1978 TuS Dorn-Dürkheim
1978–1980 Wormatia Worms
1980–1984 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1984–1985 Arminia Bielefeld
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Arminia Bielefeld 99 (7)
1988–1990 FC 08 Homburg 54 (5)
1990–1993 VfB Oldenburg 105 (12)
1993–1994 VfL Wolfsburg 30 (5)
1994–1996 1. FC Saarbrücken 5 (0)
1996–1999 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 67 (5)
1999–2001 Dynamo Dresden 3 (0)
Teams managed
1998–1999 FC Carl Zeiss Jena
2002–2003 SV Straelen
2006–2007 FC Schönberg 95
2007–2009 SK Sturm Graz (assistant manager)
2009–2010 Arminia Bielefeld
2011 Kickers Offenbach
2017 North Korea women U20
2018– MSV Duisburg (women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Gerstner (born 6 November 1966 in Worms, West Germany) is a German football manager and former player. He is the current manager of the German Frauen-Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg (women).

Playing career[edit]

Gerstner predominantly played in the Second Bundesliga. In the 1989–90 season, he played for FC 08 Homburg in the Bundesliga. During this season, he scored his only first division goal on 22 August against FC St. Pauli. The next three years, he played for second division side VfB Oldenburg, who were almost promoted in the 1991–92 season.

Managing career[edit]

Towards the end of his playing career, he was a player-manager for FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the 1998–99 season. After the end of his playing career, he managed SV Straelen from 1 October 2002 to 30 June 2003.

From August 2006 to June 2006, he was with oberliga club FC Schönberg 95. After the end of his contract in Schönberg, he became the new assistant manager of Austrian club SK Sturm Graz. On 24 June 2009, he became the manager of the newly relegated Second Bundesliga team Arminia Bielefeld.[1] His contract ran until 30 June 2010, but on 11 March 2010 Arminia Bielefeld officials dismissed Gerstner. The team was then managed by caretakers Frank Eulberg and Jörg Böhme until the end of the season.[2] On 28 February 2011, Gerstner took over Kickers Offenbach,[3] but he was fired after two months due to lack of success.[4]

In May 2017 he became new manager of the North Korea women's national under-20 football team.[5]


  1. ^ "Thomas Gerstner neuer DSC-Trainer" [Thomas Gerstner new DSC coach]. Arminia Bielefeld official website. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Bielefeld trennt sich von Trainer Gerstner" (in German). Spiegel Online. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Gerstner übernimmt den OFC" (in German). 28 February 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Gerstner beurlaubt - Möller schmeißt hin" (in German). 30 April 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Ex-Sturm-Mann ist jetzt Teamchef in Nordkorea". Kronen Zeitung. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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