Pablo Thiam

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Pablo Thiam
Pablo Thiam 2007 (2).jpg
Thiam in 2007
Personal information
Full name Pablo Thiam
Date of birth (1974-01-03) 3 January 1974 (age 48)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Youth career
0000–1989 MSV Bonn
1989–1994 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
1994–1998 1. FC Köln 89 (4)
1998–2001 VfB Stuttgart 89 (9)
2001–2003 FC Bayern Munich 16 (0)
2003–2008 VfL Wolfsburg 117 (10)
National team
1994–2007 Guinea 31 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Pablo Thiam (born 3 January 1974) is a Guinean former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. [1] He holds a German passport.


Club career

Thiam playing for the Guinea national team Pablo Thiam 2007 (1).jpg
Thiam playing for the Guinea national team

Born in Conakry, Thiam grew up as the son of a Guinean diplomat in the former German capital Bonn. He started his football career in MSV Bonn. At the age of 15, he went to 1. FC Köln, for whom he debuted in the Bundesliga in 1994.

After a successful spell with Stuttgart, Thiam earned a move to Bayern Munich in 2001. However, he had a hard time getting first-team football at his new club. In January 2003, he was transferred to Wolfsburg, where he ended his career and started his new job as assistant of the management of VfL Wolfsburg. [2] In July 2009 his role was changed and he became sports director of the second team.

International career

Thiam was capped 31 times and scored one goal for the Guinean national team. [3]



Bayern Munich

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  1. "Thiam, Pablo" (in German). Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  2. "Thiam wird Magaths Assistent" (in German). 10 January 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  3. "Pablo Thiam Football" (in German). Pablo Thiam. Retrieved 22 March 2014.