Famous German Coaches

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Jürgen Klopp
(Football Manager)

Jürgen Klopp
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Birthdate: June 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stuttgart

Jürgen Klopp is a German football manager and former player. He is the manager of the Liverpool football club and is considered as one of the best managers in the world. He has also been the manager of Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool won their first FIFA Club World Cup and first Premier League title under him. He is famous for his enthusiastic celebrations.

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Jürgen Klinsmann
(Football Player, Manager)

Jürgen Klinsmann
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Birthdate: July 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Göppingen, Germany

Jürgen Klinsmann is a German football manager who guided the German national team throughout the 2006 FIFA World Cup, helping them finish third. A former player, Klinsmann helped the West German team win the 1990 World Cup. One of Germany's main strikers during the 1990s, Jürgen Klinsmann was named in Pele's FIFA 100 list in 2004.

 3 
Mike Vrabel
(American football coach)

Mike Vrabel
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Birthdate: August 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA
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Jupp Heynckes
(Football Player, Coach)

Jupp Heynckes
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Birthdate: May 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach

Retired Borussia footballer and manager Jupp Heynckes is known as the man who turned Bayern Munich’s fortunes around, with his combination of discipline and tactics, winning four Bundesliga titles with them as a coach. He has also won two UEFA Champion Leagues, one with Bayern and another with Real Madrid.

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Bert Trautmann
(Football Coach)

Bert Trautmann
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Birthdate: October 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: July 19, 2013

 6 
Adolph Rupp
(Basketball coach)

Adolph Rupp
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Birthdate: September 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Halstead, Kansas, U.S
Died: December 10, 1977

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Matthias Sammer
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Matthias Sammer
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Birthdate: September 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden
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Ottmar Hitzfeld
(Football manager who is one of only five managers to win the European Cup/UEFA Champions League with two clubs)

Ottmar Hitzfeld
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Birthdate: January 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lörrach, Germany

 9 
Ron Gardenhire
(Baseball player)

Ron Gardenhire
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Birthdate: October 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Butzbach, Germany

 10 
Otto Rehhagel
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Otto Rehhagel
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Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Essen

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Ralph Krueger
(Ice hockey player)

Ralph Krueger
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Birthdate: August 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg

The former head coach of NHL teams such as the Edmonton Oilers and the Buffalo Sabres, Ralph Kruegern was in the news after being fired by the Sabres after their 12-game losing streak. He also headed the Swiss men’s team at the Vancouver Olympics and was associated with the World Economic Forum, too.

 12 
Carsten Jancker
(Football Striker)

Carsten Jancker
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Birthdate: August 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grevesmühlen, Germany

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Andreas Köpke
(Football player)

Andreas Köpke
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Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany

 14 
Svetislav Pešić
(Basketball coach)

Svetislav Pešić
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Birthdate: August 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia

 15 
Thomas Schaaf
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Thomas Schaaf
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Birthdate: April 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mannheim

 16 
Olaf Thon
(Footballer)

Olaf Thon
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Birthdate: May 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

 17 
Ernie Stautner
(Football Player)

Ernie Stautner
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Birthdate: April 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Died: February 16, 2006

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Jürgen Gröbler
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Birthdate: July 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany

 19 
Georg Hackl
(Olympic athlete)

Georg Hackl
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Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berchtesgaden, Germany

 20 
Demond Greene
(Basketball coach)

Demond Greene
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Birthdate: June 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Hood, Texas, United States

 21 
Henrik R
(Basketball player)

Henrik R
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Birthdate: March 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Hesse, West Germany

 22 
Dirk Bauermann
(Basketball coach)

Dirk Bauermann
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Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oberhausen, West Germany

 23 
André Lange
(Bobsledder)

André Lange
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Birthdate: June 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ilmenau, Germany

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Fritz Sdunek
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Birthdate: April 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lüssow, Germany
Died: December 22, 2014

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Ulli Wegner
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Birthdate: April 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland

 26 
Stephen Arigbabu
(Basketball coach)

Stephen Arigbabu
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Birthdate: February 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hannover, Germany

 27 
David McCray
(Basketball player)

David McCray
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Birthdate: November 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Speyer, Germany

Manfred von Richthofen
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Birthdate: February 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 1, 2014

 29 
John Ecker
(Basketball player)

John Ecker
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Birthdate: October 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 30 
Michael Jackel
(Basketball player)

Michael Jackel
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Birthdate: October 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Born to German immigrants in Canada, Michael Jackel began his college basketball career with Simon Fraser University. He then had a 17-year career with Basketball Bundeslig and won four German League and four German Cup championships. He was also part of the 1993 Eurobasket-winning German team.

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Denis Wucherer
(Basketball player)

Denis Wucherer
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Birthdate: May 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany

 32 
Jamilon Mülders
(Hockey Coach)

Jamilon Mülders
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Birthdate: May 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany

 33 
Thorsten Leibenath
(Basketball coach)

Thorsten Leibenath
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Birthdate: April 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany

 34 
Robert Maras
(Basketball coach)

Robert Maras
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Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Freiburg, Germany

 35 
Mathias Muller
(Field hockey player)

Mathias Muller
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Birthdate: April 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 36 
Markku Slawyk
(Field hockey player)

Markku Slawyk
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Birthdate: December 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saarijärvi, Finland

 37 
Klaus Perwas
(Basketball player)

Klaus Perwas
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Birthdate: March 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany

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Christopher Faust
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Birthdate: December 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 39 
Alon Stein
(Basketball player)

Alon Stein
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Birthdate: January 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hadera, Israel

Alon Stein is an Israeli-German former professional basketball player. He currently works as a coach and is affiliated with Maccabi Rishon Lezion of the Israeli Premier League as an assistant coach. He began playing basketball as a child and played in the State Youth Cup final in 1992 as a 14-year-old. He retired as a player in 2012. 

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Vladimir Bogojević
(Basketball coach)

Vladimir Bogojević
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Birthdate: April 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kraljevo, Serbia