Wolfgang Sühnholz

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Wolfgang Sühnholz
Personal information
Full name Wolfgang Sühnholz
Date of birth (1946-09-14) 14 September 1946 (age 72)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Hertha Zehlendorf
1970–1971 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 32 (6)
1971–1973 FC Bayern Munich 25 (4)
1974 Grasshopper Club Zürich
1974–1975 Tennis Borussia Berlin 8 (1)
1975–1976 Boston Minutemen 23 (8)
1976 Toronto Metros-Croatia 4 (0)
1976 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (0)
1977 Las Vegas Quicksilvers 20 (4)
1978 Los Angeles Aztecs 14 (5)
1978–1980 California Surf 31 (3)
Teams managed
1987–1989 Austin Sockadillos (assistant)
1989–1991 Austin Sockadillos
1994–1997 Austin Lone Stars
1997 USA U-16 (assistant)
1998–1999 Austin Lone Stars
1999–2001 USA U-20
2008– Austin Aztex U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wolfgang Sühnholz (born 14 September 1946 in Berlin) is an American soccer coach and former player from Germany. He is currently coach of the Austin Aztex U23 and a coach at Austin's Lonestar Soccer Club.

Playing career[edit]

Sühnholz played professional soccer for 18 years in Europe and the U.S. During his three years with powerhouse Bayern Munich the club won two National championships.

He came to the U.S. as a player and assistant coach in the NASL. He was named the 1976 Soccer Bowl MVP after capturing the title with Toronto Metros-Croatia. The following season (1977) he earned All-NASL First Team honors, joining legends who were on the same team that year, Pelé, Gordon Banks, George Best, and Franz Beckenbauer.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Sühnholz has been a national team coach for the U.S. Soccer Federation from 1996–2001; 1996–1999 as an assistant coach for the U-16 and U-20 Nationals Teams; head coach for the U.S. U-20 Men National Team from 1999 to 2001. While coaching for the U.S. Soccer he went to two World Cups and led his U-20 Teams to the World Cup in 2001 in Argentina. Since 2001 he has been a head coach for the USYS ODP Region III, coaching the 86, 87, 88 and 89 boys' teams. A founder, along with Francisco Marcos, of the Austin Sockadillos, a team in the Southwest Indoor Soccer League, Sühnholz served as an assistant coach for the team from 1987 to 1989 when he replaced head coach Tony Simoes. He then coached the team until 1991. In 1994, he returned to the team, now known as the Austin Lone Stars of the USISL.[2] In May 1997, he was named an assistant coach with the United States U-16 men's national soccer team.[3] He returned to the Lone Stars in 1998.[4]

Wolfgang holds a USSF "A" License.


  1. ^ "All-League Teams". Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Austin Lone Stars draw from Soccadillo roots Austin American-Statesman – Wednesday, 23 March 1994
  3. ^ Lone Star coach to lead under-16s Austin American-Statesman (TX) – Tuesday, 13 May 1997
  4. ^ "Austin announces PDL coach". 26 February 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
New creation Austin Aztex U23 Coach