Thomas von Heesen

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Thomas von Heesen
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von Heesen, in 2014
Personal information
Full nameThomas von Heesen
Date of birth (1961-10-01) 1 October 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth Höxter, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Khoneh Be Khoneh (assistant coach)
Youth career
1967–1976 DJK Albaxen
1976–1978 VfL Höxter
1978–1980 1. FC Paderborn
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1980–1994 Hamburger SV 368 (99)
1994–1997 Arminia Bielefeld 38 (8)
National team
1981–1985 West Germany U21 6 (2)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Arminia Bielefeld
2000–2003 1. FC Saarbrücken
2004 Arminia Bielefeld (caretaker)
2005–2007 Arminia Bielefeld
2008 1. FC Nürnberg
2008–2010 Apollon Limassol
2011–2012 Kapfenberger SV
2015 Lechia Gdańsk
2016– Khoneh Be Khoneh (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas von Heesen (born 1 October 1961) is a former German football attacking midfielder, and a current coach.

Association football team field sport

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Most of his professional career was spent, as a player, with Hamburger SV, with which he won several accolades, both domestic and continental, appearing in nearly 400 official games for the club.

Hamburger SV sports club in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V.[hamˈbʊʁɡɐ ˌʃpɔʁt fɛɐ̯ˈʔaɪ̯n], commonly known as Hamburger SV, Hamburg or HSV[haː ʔɛs ˈfaʊ̯], is a German sport club based in Hamburg, its largest branch being its football department. Although the current HSV was founded in June 1919 from a merger of three earlier clubs, it officially traces its origin to 29 September 1887 when the first of the predecessors, SC Germania, was founded. HSV's football team had the distinction of being the only team that had played continuously in the top tier of the German football league system since the founding of the club at the end of World War I. It was the only team that played in every season of the Bundesliga since its foundation in 1963, until 2018 when the team were relegated for the first time in history.

Playing career

Born in Höxter, North Rhine-Westphalia, von Heesen made his professional – and Bundesliga – debuts in 1980–81 with Hamburger SV, then went on to feature prominently for the club in the following two seasons, as the club won in that timeframe two leagues and the 1982–83 European Cup (during that campaign, he netted twice in just five matches, and appeared 34 minutes in the 1–0 final win against Juventus FC). [1]

Höxter Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Höxter is a town in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on the left bank of the river Weser, 52 km north of Kassel in the centre of the Weser Uplands. The main town's population is around 15,000, and with outlying centres, about 30,000. It is the seat of the Höxter district.

Bundesliga association football league

The Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany and the football league with the highest average stadium attendance worldwide. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

The 1980–81 Bundesliga was the 18th season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 15 August 1980 and ended on 13 June 1981. Bayern Munich were the defending champions.

Von Heesen remained with Hamburg until 1994, with exactly 99 first division goals scored. [2] He then switched, at nearly 33, to Arminia Bielefeld, being very important in the club's return to the topflight. In the following campaign, although appearing very rarely, he found the net on 28 August 1996, in a 1–1 home draw against MSV Duisburg, for his 100th, retiring at season's end.

Arminia Bielefeld association football club in Germany

DSC Arminia Bielefeld is a German sports club from Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. Arminia offers the sports of football, field hockey, figure skating and cue sports. The club has 12,000 members and the club colours are black, white and blue. Arminia's name derives from the Cheruscan chieftain Arminius, who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

The 1995–96 2. Bundesliga season was the twenty-second season of the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of the German football league system.

MSV Duisburg association football club in Germany

Meidericher Spielverein 02 e. V. Duisburg, commonly known as simply MSV Duisburg, is a German association football club based in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia. Nicknamed Die Zebras for their traditional striped jerseys, the club was one of the original members of the Bundesliga when it was formed in 1963.

Coaching career

Subsequently, von Heesen took up coaching. Von Heesen became interim head coach of Arminia Bielefeld after Ernst Middendorp was sacked on 17 August 1998. [3] He was head coach for the remainder of the season when Hermann Gerland took over. [4] His final match as head coach was a 5–3 win against 1. FC Köln [5] where they won the 2. Bundesliga championship. [6] He finished his tenure with a record of 20 wins, seven draws, and six losses in 33 matches. [7] He became head coach of 1. FC Saarbrücken on 29 November 2000. [8] His first match was a 1–0 win against Stuttgarter Kickers. [9] He was head coach of Saarbrücken until 17 September 2001 when he became the Sporting Director for Aminia Bielefeld. [10] His final match as Saarbrücken's head coach was a 1–0 against MSV Duisburg. [11] He was also be interim head coach of the club from 17 February 2004 when Benno Möhlmann left for Greuther Fürth [12] to 1 March 2004 when Uwe Rapolder was appointed the new head coach [13] and from 11 May 2005 when Rapolder was sacked [14] to 11 February 2007 when he resigned. [15] He finished his second tenure with one win and one draw in two matches and his third tenure with a record of 18 wins, 16 draws, and 26 losses in 60 matches. [7]

Ernst Middendorp German footballer

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Hermann Gerland German football player and manager

Hermann Gerland is a former German footballer and manager. He is currently the athletic director of FC Bayern Campus at German club Bayern Munich.

The 1998–99 2. Bundesliga season was the twenty-fifth season of the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of the German football league system.

Von Heesen was appointed as the head coach of 1. FC Nürnberg on 12 February 2008. [16] He resigned on 28 August 2008. [17] He finished his Nürnberg tenure with a record of four wins, eight draws, and eight losses. [18]

1. FC Nürnberg German association football club

1. Fußball-Club Nürnberg Verein für Leibesübungen e. V., often called 1. FC Nürnberg or simply Nürnberg, is a German association football club in Nuremberg, Bavaria, who currently compete in the Bundesliga. Founded in 1900, the club initially competed in the Southern German championship, winning their first title in 1916. Their first German championship was won in 1920. Before the inauguration of the Bundesliga in 1963, 1.FCN won a further 11 regional championships, including the Oberliga Süd formed in 1945, and were German champions another seven times. The club has won the Bundesliga once and the DFB-Pokal four times.

Two and a half weeks later, von Heesen joined Apollon Limassol. [19] His first match was a 2–1 win AEP Paphos on 15 September 2008. [20] He helped the club to a fifth place in his debut season. After almost two years with the club, on 29 January 2010, he was fired. [21] His final match was a 2–1 win against AEL Limassol. [22]

On 29 November 2011, he was appointed as manager of the Austrian Bundesliga side Kapfenberger SV until the end of the 2011–12 season. [23] His first match was a 0–0 draw against Rapid Wien. [24] Von Heesen got a three-year contract extension despite Kapfenberg being relegated. [25] On 10 November 2012, von Heesen was promoted to Sporting Director and Klaus Schmidt became the new head coach. [26] His final match was a 4–2 loss to Lustenau. [27]

Coaching record

As of 3 March 2015
TeamFromToRecord
MWDLWin %Ref.
Arminia Bielefeld 17 August 1998 [3] 30 June 1999 [4] 332076060.61 [7]
1. FC Saarbrücken 29 November 2000 [8] 17 September 2001 [10] 2710413037.04 [9] [11]
Arminia Bielefeld17 February 2004 [12] 1 March 2004 [13] 2110050.00 [7]
Arminia Bielefeld11 May 2005 [14] 11 February 2007 [15] 60181626030.00 [7]
1. FC Nürnberg 12 February 2008 [16] 28 August 2008 [17] 20488020.00 [18]
Apollon Limassol 14 September 2008 [19] 29 January 2010 [21] 55301213054.55 [20] [22]
Kapfenberger SV 29 November 2011 [23] 10 November 2012 [26] 3861319015.79 [24] [27]
Total235896185037.87

Honour

2. Bundesliga Champions: 1998–99 [6]

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