Thomas Sobotzik

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Thomas Sobotzik
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Full nameThomas Sobotzik
Date of birth (1974-10-16) October 16, 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Gliwice, Poland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1983 Piast Gliwice
1983–1987 Górnik Zabrze
1988 Eintracht Frankfurt
1989–1990 VfB Stuttgart
1990–1994 Eintracht Frankfurt
Senior career*
1994–1995 Eintracht Frankfurt 2 (0)
1995–1997 FC St. Pauli 65 (7)
1997–1999 Eintracht Frankfurt 62 (17)
1999 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3 (0)
1999–2001 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 (5)
2001–2003 SK Rapid Wien 49 (8)
2003–2004 Union Berlin 29 (7)
2004–2007 SpVgg Unterhaching 70 (0)
2007 Sandefjord Fotball [1] 12 (1)
2008–2009 FSV Frankfurt 9 (1)
2009–2011 1. FC Oberstedten
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Sobotzik (Polish : Tomasz Sobocki; born October 16, 1974) is a retired German footballer.

Polish language West Slavic language spoken in Poland

Polish is a West Slavic language of the Lechitic group. It is spoken primarily in Poland and serves as the native language of the Poles. In addition to being an official language of Poland, it is also used by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 50 million Polish language speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union.



Born in Gliwice, Poland, Thomas Sobotzik started his footballing career at local club Pogon Zabrze. When he was nine years old, he moved to Górnik Zabrze. In 1987 the Sobotzik family moved to Frankfurt and soon joined Eintracht Frankfurt. [2] During his stint at VfB Stuttgart he became twice German junior champion and returned to Frankfurt in 1990. At the age of 17 he signed at professional contract. Due to a heavy knee injury he had to pause a long time in 1991.

Gliwice Place in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Gliwice(listen) is a city in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland. The city is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Kłodnica river. It lies approximately 25 km West from Katowice, regional capital of the Silesian Voivodeship.

Górnik Zabrze association football club in Poland

Górnik Zabrze is a Polish football club from Zabrze. Górnik is one of the most successful Polish football clubs in history, winning the most Polish Championship titles. The club was a dominant force in the 1960s and 1980s. Górnik holds the record for winning the most consecutive Polish Championship titles (5) and Polish Cup titles (5). In addition, the club was 1969–70 Cup Winners' Cup runners-up.

Frankfurt Place in Hesse, Germany

Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city of the German federal state of Hesse, and its 746,878 (2017) inhabitants make it the fifth-largest city of Germany after Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Cologne. On the River Main, it forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring city of Offenbach am Main, and its urban area has a population of 2.3 million. The city is at the centre of the larger Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr Region. Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013, the geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km (25 mi) to the east of Frankfurt's central business district. Like France and Franconia, the city is named after the Franks. Frankfurt is the largest city in the Rhine Franconian dialect area.

With 20 years he finally debuted in the Bundesliga. After two seasons at FC St. Pauli a short stint at Kaiserslautern he returned both times to Eintracht. In 2001 Lothar Matthäus signed him for Rapid Wien. Via Union Berlin he came to SpVgg Unterhaching in 2004 where he captained the side in his last season at the Bavarian club. [3]

FC St. Pauli German sports club

Fußball-Club St Pauli von 1910 e.V., commonly known as simply FC St Pauli, is a German sports club based in the St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg.

Lothar Matthäus German footballer

Lothar Herbert Matthäus is a German football manager and former player. After captaining West Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup where he lifted the World Cup trophy, he was named European Footballer of the Year. In 1991, he was named the first ever FIFA World Player of the Year, and remains the only German to have received the award.

SpVgg Unterhaching sports club in Germany

Spielvereinigung Unterhaching is a German sports club in Unterhaching, a semi-rural municipality on the southern outskirts of the Bavarian capital Munich. The club is widely known for playing in the first-division association football league Bundesliga alongside its more famous cousins, Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich, for two seasons between 1999 and 2001, while the club's bobsleigh department has captured several world and Olympic titles. The football team plays in the 3. Liga.

Thomas Sobotzik appeared in 134 Bundesliga matches (19 goals) und in 110 2nd Bundesliga fixtures (17 goals).

In 2007, he moved to Norwegian side Sandefjord Fotball. In January 2008, moved to German Regionalliga team FSV Frankfurt agreeing a 1½-year contract until summer 2009. [4] Upon expiration of his contract he was released by FSV Frankfurt and joined lower league side 1. FC Oberstedten. [5]

Sandefjord Fotball association football club

Sandefjord Fotball, commonly known simply as Sandefjord, is a Norwegian professional football club, founded on 10 September 1998. The club has played in First Division, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system. Their home ground is the Komplett Arena, located in Sandefjord, Vestfold.

FSV Frankfurt German association football club

Fußballsportverein Frankfurt 1899 e.V., commonly known as simply FSV Frankfurt, is a German association football club based in the Bornheim district of Frankfurt am Main, Hesse and founded in 1899. The club plays in the shadow of larger and much more successful Eintracht Frankfurt. FSV Frankfurt also fielded a rather successful women's team, which was disbanded in 2006.

Coaching career

Sobotzik began his coaching career in 2008 as assistant coach of the U-17 team of a lower league side, 1. FC Oberstedten. [5]

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  4. "FSV Frankfurt verpflichtet Thomas Sobotzik". (in German). 26 January 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  5. 1 2 "Eintracht spielt heute Abend für einen guten Zweck". Frankfurter Neue Presse (in German). 28 July 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2018.