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Friedhelm Funkel

Friedhelm Funkel
Funkel with Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-12-10) 10 December 1953 (age 70)
Place of birth Neuss, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
1. FC Kaiserslautern (manager)
Youth career
1964–1972 VfR Neuss
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 VfR Neuss 28 (15)
1973–1980 Bayer Uerdingen 238 (91)
1980–1983 1. FC Kaiserslautern 66 (24)
1983–1990 Bayer Uerdingen 189 (40)
Total 521 (170)
International career
1981 West Germany B 4 (1)
Managerial career
1989–1990 VfR Neuss
1991–1996 Bayer Uerdingen
1996–2000 MSV Duisburg
2000–2001 Hansa Rostock
2002–2003 1. FC Köln
2004–2009 Eintracht Frankfurt
2009–2010 Hertha BSC
2010–2011 VfL Bochum
2011–2012 Alemannia Aachen
2013–2014 1860 Munich
2016–2020 Fortuna Düsseldorf
2021 1. FC Köln
2024 1. FC Kaiserslautern
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Friedhelm Funkel (born 10 December 1953) is a German football manager of 1. FC Kaiserslautern and former player.[1][2][3]

Coaching career

Early career

Funkel was manager of Duisburg between 13 May 1996 and 24 March 2000.[4] He finished with a record of 56 wins, 47 draws, and 59 losses.[4]

He was manager of Hansa Rostock from 19 September 2000 to 1 December 2001.[5] He finished with a record of 13 wins, 10 draws, and 22 losses.[5]

He was manager of 1. FC Köln from 14 February 2002 to 30 October 2003.[6] He finished with a record of 29 wins, 15 draws, and 19 losses.[6]

Eintracht Frankfurt

Funkel coached Eintracht Frankfurt from 2004 to 2009.[7] He was subsequently released from his contract on 1 July 2009. He led the club into the Bundesliga in his first season in charge. One year later, he and the team avoided relegation and surprisingly reached the DFB-Pokal final, which eventually sent them to the UEFA Cup.

Tied with Erich Ribbeck, Funkel holds the record for the longest tenure at Eintracht, with five full seasons. He finished with a record of 70 wins, 50 draws, and 74 losses.[7]

Hertha BSC

On 3 October 2009, Hertha BSC introduced Funkel as their new head coach after having fired Lucien Favre.[8] After Hertha was relegated, Funkel and the club mutually agreed to not extend his contract.[9] He finished with a record of seven wins, 10 draws, and 16 losses.[10]

VfL Bochum

On 22 May 2010, he was named new coach of VfL Bochum.[11] His first match was a 3–0 loss to Kickers Offenbach in the first round of the German Cup.[12] He got sacked on 14 September 2011.[13] His final match was a 2–1 loss to Dynamo Dresden.[14] He finished with a record of 21 wins, eight draws, and 16 losses.[15]

Alemannia Aachen

On 20 September 2011, Funkel took over the job as manager of Alemannia Aachen.[16] Funkel was dismissed of his job on 1 April 2012,[16] after a streak of five consecutive losses.[17] He finished with a record of three wins, eight draws, and nine losses in 20 matches.[16]

TSV 1860 Munich

On 7 September 2013, he was named new coach of 1860 Munich.[18] His first match in–charge was a 0–0 draw against VfR Aalen on 13 September 2013.[19] On 2 April 2014, 1860 Munich announced that Funkel is going to leave the club after the season because of "different conceptual views on the orientation in sport."[20] However, 1860 München sacked Funkel on 6 April 2014[21] after losing to Karlsruher SC 3–0[22] at home earlier in the day.[23] He finished with a record of seven wins, eight draws, and nine losses in 24 matches.[24]

Fortuna Düsseldorf

Funkel was appointed as the new head coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf on 14 March 2016.[25] He was sacked on 29 January 2020 after six losses in his last eight matches.[26]

1. FC Köln

Funkel was appointed as the new head coach of 1. FC Köln on 11 April 2021 for the remainder of the 2020–21 season.[27]

1. FC Kaiserslautern

On 14 February 2024, he was signed by 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[28] His first match took place on 18 February 2024 against 1. FC Nürnberg which ended 1-1.[29] One game before the season ended, the club announced that his contract will end on 30 June 2024.[30]

Personal life

Funkel has two children. He is the older brother of Wolfgang Funkel.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League DFB-Pokal Europe Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VfR Neuss 1972–73 Verbandsliga Niederrhein 28 15 28 15
Bayer Uerdingen 1973–74 Regionalliga West 21 6 21 6
1974–75 2. Bundesliga 38 13 2 0 40 13 [31]
1975–76 Bundesliga 31 5 0 0 31 5 [31]
1976–77 2. Bundesliga 38 17 6 1 44 18 [31]
1977–78 38 25 2 0 40 25 [31]
1978–79 38 11 5 5 43 16 [31]
1979–80 Bundesliga 34 14 3 2 37 14 [31]
Totals 238 91 18 8 256 99
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1980–81 Bundesliga 31 13 7 3 4[a] 2 42 18 [31]
1981–82 24 10 1 0 10[a] 5 35 15 [31]
1982–83 11 1 1 0 1[a] 0 13 1 [31]
Totals 66 24 9 3 15 7 90 34
Bayer Uerdingen 1983–84 Bundesliga 33 15 5 0 38 15 [31]
1984–85 31 11 4 1 35 12 [31]
1985–86 30 2 1 0 8[b] 3 39 5 [31]
1986–87 29 8 3 0 5[a] 1 37 9 [31]
1987–88 27 2 4 0 31 2 [31]
1988–89 30 2 2 0 32 2 [31]
1989–90 9 0 0 0 9 0 [31]
Totals 189 40 19 1 13 4 221 45
Career totals 521 170 46 12 28 11 595 193
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the UEFA Cup.
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Managerial

As of 19 May 2024
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Bayer Uerdingen 3 June 1991 13 May 1996 196 64 55 77 032.65
MSV Duisburg 13 May 1996[4] 19 March 2000[4] 162 56 47 59 034.57 [4]
Hansa Rostock 19 September 2000[5] 1 December 2001[5] 45 13 10 22 028.89 [5]
1. FC Köln 14 February 2002[6] 30 October 2003[6] 63 29 15 19 046.03 [6]
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 July 2004[7] 30 June 2009[7] 194 70 50 74 036.08 [7]
Hertha BSC 3 October 2009[8] 30 June 2010[9] 33 7 10 16 021.21 [10]
VfL Bochum 22 May 2010[11] 14 September 2011[13] 45 21 8 16 046.67 [15]
Alemannia Aachen 19 September 2011[16] 1 April 2012[16] 20 3 8 9 015.00 [16]
1860 Munich 7 September 2013[18] 6 April 2014[21] 24 7 8 9 029.17 [24]
Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 March 2016[25] 29 January 2020[26] 138 55 28 55 039.86 [25]
1. FC Köln 11 April 2021[27] 30 June 2021 8 4 1 3 050.00 [6]
1. FC Kaiserslautern 14 February 2024[28] present 14 6 3 5 042.86
Total 942 335 243 364 035.56

Honours

Player

Bayer Uerdingen

References

  1. ^ "Friedhelm Funkel" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Funkel, Friedhelm – Spielerstatistik" [Funkel, Friedhelm – player statistics] (in German). kicker. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Funkel, Friedhelm – Trainerstatistik" [Funkel, Friedhelm – manager statistics] (in German). kicker. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e "MSV Duisburg". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Hansa Rostock". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "1. FC Köln" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Eintracht Frankfurt" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Funkel: "Hertha ist ein Top-Verein"". kicker (in German). 3 October 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Hertha gibt Trennung von Funkel bekannt". kicker (in German). 11 May 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Hertha BSC" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Experte Funkel soll's richten". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  12. ^ "VfL Bochum". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  13. ^ a b "VfL beurlaubt Trainer Funkel". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  14. ^ "VfL Bochum". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  15. ^ a b "VfL Bochum". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Alemannia Aachen". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Alemannia Aachen". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Perfekt: Funkel ist neuer Löwen-Dompteur". kicker (in German). 7 September 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  19. ^ "Adlung kann die Nullnummer entscheiden". kicker (in German). 13 September 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  20. ^ "Trainer Funkel verlässt die Löwen zum Saisonende". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 2 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  21. ^ a b "Funkel ab sofort kein 1860-Trainer mehr". Die Welt (in German). 6 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  22. ^ Schneider, Philipp (7 April 2014). "Ende der Jagdsaison". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  23. ^ "Hennings erst cool, dann knallhart". kicker (in German). 6 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  24. ^ a b "1860 München". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  25. ^ a b c "Fortuna Düsseldorf". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  26. ^ a b "Fortuna Düsseldorf entlässt Trainer Funkel". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  27. ^ a b "1. FC Köln trennt sich von Gisdol – Funkel übernimmt". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. 11 April 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  28. ^ a b Kreilinger, Moritz (14 February 2024). "unkels Devise: "Ärmel umkrempeln und den Platz umpflügen"". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 16 February 2024.
  29. ^ "1. FC Kaiserslautern — Termine". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 16 February 2024.
  30. ^ "FCK UND FRIEDHELM FUNKEL BEENDEN ZUSAMMENARBEIT ZUM SAISONENDE" (in German). fck.de. 17 May 2024. Retrieved 17 May 2024. ((cite news)): Unknown parameter |trans-titel= ignored (help)
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Friedhelm Funkel " Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
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