Thomas Herbst (footballer)
|Full name||Thomas Herbst|
|Date of birth||5 October 1962|
|Place of birth||West Berlin, West Germany|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1981–1982||FC Bayern Munich|
|1982||FC Bayern Munich||2||(0)|
|1986–1987||SV Darmstadt 98||22||(4)|
|2006–2007||Berliner AK 07|
|2008–2010||Tennis Borussia Berlin|
|2011–2014||BFC Viktoria 1889 / Viktoria Berlin|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Herbst won the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship in Australia with the German national youth team, three months after winning the 1981 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship with the German U-18 squad in Düsseldorf. It was in this time that Herbst signed for reigning Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich from the youth team of Hertha Zehlendorf. However, it wasn't until the latter half of the season that Herbst made his professional footballing debut, on 21 May 1982, as a substitute in the 3–2 home win over Arminia Bielefeld. His second, and only other appearance for Bayern, came the following weekend when he replaced Dieter Hoeneß in the 84th minute of a 3–1 loss away to VfL Bochum.
Herbst signed for Borussia Mönchengladbach for the 1983–84 season and over the following five years, with the exception of one season at SV Darmstadt 98, played in 65 league games for the Borussen, including six DFB-Pokal and nine UEFA Cup appearances.
In the twilight of his playing career, Thomas Herbst signed for Hertha Zehlendorf in the Regionalliga Nordost and after two years became player-manager. He couldn't, however, stop Zehlendorf from being relegated to the Oberliga. He departed the club in 1999.
Herbst became player-manager of Türkiyemspor Berlin in 1999. He played two games for the club and got them promoted back to the Oberliga in his first season as Verbandsliga Berlin champions, and carried on as manager until 2006. A short spell at the helm of Berlin AK 07 saw Herbst return to Türkiyemspor for one more season, before moving to Tennis Borussia Berlin on 1 July 2008. In his first season at the Mommsenstadion he guided TeBe to the 2009 NOFV-Oberliga Nord title, becoming division champions after winning 23 out of 30 games, beating runners-up Berliner FC Dynamo by 18 points and only marginally losing out on being crowned Berliner Landespokal winners after a 2–1 final defeat to 1. FC Union Berlin at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark. After Tennis Borussia's financial difficulties in 2010, Herbst left the club. On 1 July 2011 he became first team manager at fellow Berliner club BFC Viktoria 1889.
- 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship – Winner
- 1981 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship – Winner
- 1981–82 DFB-Pokal – Winner (unused substitute)
- 1981–82 European Cup – Runner-up (unused substitute)
- 1999–2000 Verbandsliga Berlin – Champions
- 2008–09 NOFV-Oberliga Nord – Champions
- 2008–09 Berliner Landespokal – Runner-up
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- "FC Bayern München gegen Arminia Bielefeld 3:2". fussballdaten.de (in German). Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- "VfL Bochum gegen FC Bayern München 3:1". fussballdaten.de (in German). Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- "FC Schalke 04 gegen Eintracht Braunschweig 3:3". fussballdaten.de (in German). Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- "Chronik – 100 Jahre F.C. Hertha 03 Zehlendorf". Hertha Zehlendorf (in German). Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- "Das Integrationsmittel Fussball". FIFA (in German). 6 February 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- Doneck, Karsten (25 April 2009). "Tennis Borussia feiert". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- Vollrath, Klaus-Dieter; Karkos, Sebastian (6 May 2009). "Pokalsieger! Biran erlöst Union in letzter Sekunde". Bild (in German). Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- Hermanns, Stefan (3 August 2010). "TeBe: Das Überleben ist gesichert". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved 6 August 2010.
- "Pressemitteilung". BFC Viktoria 1889 (in German). 27 May 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.