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Volker Finke
Finke in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-03-24) 24 March 1948 (age 76)
Place of birth Nienburg, Germany
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 TSV Havelse
1969–1975 Hannoverscher SC
Managerial career
1975–1986 TSV Stelingen
1986–1990 TSV Havelse
1990–1991 SC Norderstedt
1991–2007 SC Freiburg
2008–2010 Urawa Red Diamonds
2010–2012 1. FC Köln (Director of Sport)
2011 1. FC Köln (interim)
2013–2015 Cameroon
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Volker Finke (born 24 March 1948) is a German former football manager and a former player. He was the coach of SC Freiburg for 16 years.

Coaching career

Early career

Finke was a player–coach for TSV Stelingen from 1 July 1974 to 12 February 1986.[1] He was head coach of TSV Havelse from 13 February 1986 to 9 October 1990.[1] Finke was head coach of SC Norderstedt.[1]

SC Freiburg

Finke became head coach of SC Freiburg on 1 July 1991.[1] His first match as head coach of Freiburg was a 2–1 win against 1860 Munich.[2] Freiburg finished in third place 1991–92 2. Bundesliga season[3] and were knocked out of the 2nd round of the German Cup.[2] Freiburg started the 1992–93 season with a 2. Bundesliga match against VfB Oldenburg on 11 July 1992, which finished in a 2–2 draw.[4] Freiburg won the 2. Bundesliga in the 1992–93 season,[5] won promotion to the 1993–94 Bundesliga,[5] and were knocked out of the German Cup in the second round.[4] Freiburg started the 1993–94 season with a first round match in the German Cup, which they won 8–0.[6] They went all the way to the quarter–finals where they were knocked–out by Tennis Borussia Berlin.[6] Freiburg finished the 1993–94 Bundesliga in 15th place, one spot above the relegation zone.[7] The 1994–95 season started with a 3–1 loss to Stuttgarter Kickers in the first round of the German Cup.[8] Freiburg's 1994–95 Bundesliga season included a 5–1 win against Bayern Munich on 23 August 1994.[8] They wrapped up the 1994–95 season on 17 June 1995 with a 2–1 win against FC Schalke 04.[8] Freiburg finished in 3rd place in the Bundesliga and qualified for the UEFA Cup.[9] Finke finished with a record of 244 wins, 143 draws, and 220 losses.[10]

Urawa Red Diamonds

Finke was head coach of Urawa Red Diamonds between 1 January 2009 and 31 January 2011.[1] Finke's first match of the Urawa Red Diamonds was a 1–0 loss to the Yokohama F. Marinos.[11] Urawa Red Diamonds finished the 2008 season in seventh place.[12] They also got to the semi–finals of the AFC Champions League.[13] During the 2009 season, Urawa Red Diamonds finished in sixth place.[14] 2010 season marked Finke's final season as head coach of the Urawa Red Diamonds. His final match as head coach was a 4–0 loss to Vissel Kobe.[15] Urawa Red Diamonds finished the season in 10th place.[16]

1. FC Köln

On 18 December 2010, Finke was named as the new director of sport by 1. FC Köln effective on 1 February 2011.[17] Effective on 27 April 2011, Finke additionally became interim coach until the end of the season and won all three matches.[18] On 10 March 2012, Köln parted company with Finke by mutual consent after a 1–0 win over Hertha BSC.[19]

Cameroon

On 22 May 2013, he was named as head coach of Cameroon.[20] His first match was a 1–0 loss in a friendly match against Tanzania.[21] Cameroon lost all 3 matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[22] They lost 1–0 to Mexico, 4–0 to Croatia, and 4–1 to Brazil.[22] He was sacked on 30 October 2015, two weeks before the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification phase started.[23] His final match as Cameroon's coach was a 0–0 draw against Congo.[24]

Coaching record

Team From To Record Ref.
M W D L Win %
SC Freiburg 1 July 1991 30 June 2007 587 224 143 220 038.16 [10]
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 January 2009 31 January 2011 132 56 25 51 042.42 [1][11][13][15]
1. FC Köln 27 April 2011 30 June 2011 3 3 0 0 100.00 [18]
Cameroon 22 May 2013 30 October 2015 37 15 14 8 040.54 [20][21][22][23][24]
Total 759 298 182 279 039.26

Honours

Manager

SC Freiburg

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Volker Finke". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  2. ^ a b "SC Freiburg Termine 1991/92". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  3. ^ "2. Bundesliga Tabelle". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  4. ^ a b "SC Freiburg Termine 1992/93". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  5. ^ a b "2. Bundesliga Spieltag 1992/93". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  6. ^ a b "SC Freiburg Termine 1993/94". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  7. ^ "Bundesliga — Tabelle 1993/94". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  8. ^ a b c "SC Freiburg Termine 1994/95". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  9. ^ "Bundesliga — Tabelle 1994/95". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  10. ^ a b "SC Freiburg — Trainer". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  11. ^ a b "Urawa Red Diamonds » Fixtures & Results 2008/2009". World Football. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  12. ^ "Japan » J1 League 2008 » 34. Round". World Football. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  13. ^ a b "Urawa Red Diamonds » Fixtures & Results 2008/2009". World Football. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  14. ^ "Japan » J1 League 2009 » 34. Round" (in German). World Football. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  15. ^ a b "Urawa Red Diamonds » Fixtures & Results 2009/2010". World Football. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  16. ^ "Japan » J1 League 2010 » 34. Round". World Football. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  17. ^ "Volker Finke wird neuer Sportdirektor" (in German). 1. FC Köln. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  18. ^ a b "1. FC Köln — Trainer". kicker.de (in German). Olympia Verlag. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  19. ^ "Director of Sport Volker Finke leaves Cologne". ESPN FC. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  20. ^ a b Bongben, Leocadia (22 May 2013). "Cameroon appoint German Volker Finke as coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  21. ^ a b "Cameroon » Fixtures & Results 2013". Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  22. ^ a b c "Cameroon » Fixtures & Results 2014". World Football. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  23. ^ a b "Cameroon: Volker Finke dismissed from coach role". BBC Sport. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  24. ^ a b "Cameroon » Fixtures & Results 2015" (in German). World Football. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
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