Toni Tapalović

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Toni Tapalović
Personal information
Full nameToni Tapalović
Date of birth (1980-10-10) 10 October 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich (goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1999–2002 Schalke 04 II 46 (0)
2002–2004 VfL Bochum II 19 (0)
2004–2006 Uerdingen 05 26 (0)
2006–2009 Schalke 04 II 31 (0)
2006–2007 Schalke 04 0 (0)
2009–2011 Mainz 05 II 5 (0)
Total96(0)
Teams managed
2011– Bayern Munich (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Toni Tapalović (born 10 October 1980) is a German former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and is currently the goalkeeping coach of Bayern Munich.

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Club career

Throughout his career he played for lower clubs or for the reserve teams. Tapalovic began his career in 1986 at Fortuna Gelsenkirchen. In 1990, he moved to the youth squad of FC Schalke 04. In 1999, he was promoted to the "A" youth and amateur team. He later received a professional contract for two years, lasting until 2001, [1] but withdrew in August 1999 because of a knee injury in the inner meniscus. [2] In 2002, he moved to VfL Bochum, where he was under contract until January 2004. [3] In both teams he played for in the Bundesliga, he was a substitute goalkeeper without Bundesliga match practice. In January 2004, he joined the KFC Uerdingen 05 in the Regionalliga West. He played there until June 2005. During his time at KFC Uerdingen 05 he made 26 appearances for the team. [4]

In December 2005 Tapalovic joined the then second division side Kickers Offenbach, but did not play. [5] In 2006, he returned to FC Schalke 04. After the departure of Frank Rost in January 2007, Tapalovic was again the substitute goalkeeper for the team. In 2010, he joined the German Bundesliga team FSV Mainz 05's second team. [6] In October 2010 Tapalovic retired after a test confirmed a torn ACL and a tear of the medial collateral ligament which would force him to be out for six months. [7] [8]

Coaching career

On 1 July 2011 he was appointed as the goalkeeping coach of Bayern Munich. [9] He has a contract with the Bavarians till 30 June 2021. [10]

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References

  1. "The future of two youth players of FC Schalke 04 has also decided. Toni Tapalovic, as goalkeeper derz ..." (in German). FC Schalke 04. 22 April 1999. Archived from the original on 1 December 2015.
  2. "Bad news for up-and-coming talent Toni Tapalovic: The goalkeeper of Schalke's amateur team retired ..." (in German). FC Scalke 04. 10 August 1999. Archived from the original on 24 January 2016.
  3. http://www.vfl-bochum.de/vfl2002/team2003/toni_tapalovic.htm . Retrieved 22 April 2014.Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Bochumer Toni Tapalovic joins the KFC" (in German). 28 January 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  5. http://www.diesportlerei.com/2005_12_09_145.html . Retrieved 22 April 2014.Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. Allgemeine Zeitung http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/sport/top-clubs/mainz-05/fussball-mainz-05-holt-torhueter-martin-pieckenhagen_9246708.htm . Retrieved 22 April 2014.Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. "Mainzer Ersatztorwart fällt sechs Monate aus". 2010-10-11. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  8. "Kreuzbandriss im Testspiel" . Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  9. "Toni Tapalovic". Bayern official forum. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  10. "Toni Tapalovic". official website. Retrieved 13 April 2014.