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Steffen Baumgart

Steffen Baumgart
Baumgart in 2021
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-01-05) 5 January 1972 (age 52)
Place of birth Rostock, East Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Team information
Current team
Hamburger SV (manager)
Youth career
1980–1988 Dynamo Rostock-Mitte
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 PSV Schwerin 58 (19)
1991–1994 SpVg Aurich 92 (51)
1994–1998 Hansa Rostock 118 (26)
1998–1999 VfL Wolfsburg 32 (5)
1999–2002 Hansa Rostock 67 (6)
2002–2004 Union Berlin 64 (22)
2004–2008 Energie Cottbus 76 (6)
2008 1. FC Magdeburg 13 (3)
2008–2009 Germania Schöneiche 15 (3)
Total 535 (141)
Managerial career
2008–2009 Germania Schöneiche (player-assistant)
2009–2010 1. FC Magdeburg
2012–2013 Hansa Rostock (assistant)
2014–2015 Köpenick-Oberspree
2015–2016 Berliner AK 07
2017–2021 SC Paderborn
2021–2023 1. FC Köln
2024– Hamburger SV
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Steffen Baumgart (born 5 January 1972) is a German football former player and current manager of Hamburger SV.

Playing career

A forward, Baumgart began his professional career at Hansa Rostock in 1995. With a two-year interruption he spent six years with FC Hansa, scoring 32 goals in 185 appearances. In 2002, he moved to Union Berlin, spending two years at Stadion An der Alten Försterei where he became a crowd favourite. In 2004, the club was relegated from 2. Bundesliga, finishing only 17th.

However, Baumgart stayed in the league, moving to Energie Cottbus on a free transfer. There he helped secure the 2. Bundesliga in his first season and won promotion to Bundesliga in 2006. Cottbus managed to not be relegated in their first season in the top flight in Germany, but the next season saw Baumgart hardly playing for the first team, and on 3 January 2008 club and player agreed to a mutual termination of the contract. On 22 January, Regionalliga Nord side 1. FC Magdeburg announced Baumgart had signed a contract until June 2008 with an option for another season. After the club missed out on qualifying to the new 3. Liga, Baumgart's contract was not extended and he left the club for Germania Schöneiche, a club near Berlin.

Baumgart scored 29 goals in 225 Bundesliga matches and 36 goals in 142 matches in the 2. Bundesliga.

Managerial career

On 31 March 2009, he returned to 1. FC Magdeburg as a manager and signed a contract running until the end of the season.[1] His contract was extended at the end of the season, despite a mediocre record in the league. Baumgart had won the FSA-Pokal in 2009, but he was unable to improve upon the results of his predecessor. On the contrary, Magdeburg were ten points behind a promotion spot by the end of December. Following a string of bad results when league play resumed in 2010, Baumgart was let go at the end of March.[2]

In 2017, Baumgart signed with SC Paderborn. Having been saved narrowly the previous year, the club surprisingly finished second in the 2017-18 season and returned to the 2. Bundesliga. In 2019, in a remarkable turn of events, the newly promoted side managed another top-two finish, which returned Paderborn to the Bundesliga after years of turbulence.[3] The 2019–20 season, however, saw the club struggle against Bundesliga competition. Paderborn finished the season in last place with 20 points, which led to their relegation back to the second tier in June 2020.[4] Baumgart's contract at Paderborn was dated until 30 June 2021. In April 2021, it was announced that Baumgart will not extend his contract, and he left the club at the end of the season.[5]

On 11 May 2021, Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln announced that they will appoint Baumgart as manager for the 2021–22 season on a 2-year contract.[6] His first game in charge was a preseason friendly against Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich, which Baumgart's side won 3-2. Baumgart and FC mutually parted ways in December 2023 after the club scored ten points in 16 games.[7] On 20 February 2024, he was appointed by Hamburger SV.[8]


In 2021 Baumgart received the award "Bester Fußballspruch des Jahres" (Best football saying of the year) awarded by the german academy for football culture for his saying: "Ein Spiel ist erst vorbei, wenn der Schiedsrichter pfeift und ich nicht mehr brülle." (A game isn't over until the referee whistles and I stop yelling.)

Managerial statistics

As of 19 May 2024
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
1. FC Magdeburg 31 March 2009 23 March 2010 34 13 9 12 59 44 +15 038.24 [9]
Berliner AK 07 1 July 2015 31 August 2016 41 25 11 5 74 28 +46 060.98 [10]
SC Paderborn 16 April 2017 30 June 2021 166 76 39 51 324 230 +94 045.78 [11]
1. FC Köln 1 July 2021 21 December 2023 98 31 31 36 134 149 −15 031.63
Hamburger SV 20 February 2024 present 12 6 2 4 19 11 +8 050.00
Total 351 151 92 108 610 462 +148 043.02


  1. ^ "Steffen Baumgart neuer Trainer des 1. FC Magdeburg" (in German). 1. FC Magdeburg e.V. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Magdeburg beurlaubt Trainer Baumgart". (in German). mdr. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Paderborn feiert den Aufstieg". Die Zeit. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Bundesliga-Abstieg besiegelt: Paderborns Achterbahnfahrt geht weiter". Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Klare Entscheidung". 8 April 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  6. ^ "FC Köln appoint Steffen Baumgart as head coach". 11 May 2021. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  7. ^ "FC AND STEFFEN BAUMGART GO THEIR SEPARATE WAYS". 21 December 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  8. ^ "HSV appoint Steffen Baumgart as new head coach". 20 February 2024. Retrieved 20 February 2024.
  9. ^ "1. FC Magdeburg: Matches". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Berliner AK 07: Matches". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  11. ^ "SC Paderborn 07: Matches". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
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