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Ottmar Hitzfeld

Full name: Ottmar Hitzfeld
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: January 12, 1949 in Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: FC Basel, Basel (SUI)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Football

Biography

Ottmar Hitzfeld later became one of the most successful coaches in Germany and Switzerland. As a player he was Swiss Champion with FC Basel in 1972 and 1973, a Cup Winner in 1975, and as a coach was Swiss Champion with Grasshoppers Zürich in 1990 and 1991, a Cup Winner in 1989 and 1990 as well as Cup Winner with FC Aarau in 1985. Thereafter he transferred to the German Bundesliga to Borussia Dortmund, becoming German Champion in 1995 and 1996. In 1997 Borussia Dortmund was the first German football club to win the nascent Champions League, with Hitzfeld as their coach. One year later he took over the premier German club, FC Bayern München, and won the German Championship five times - 1999-2001, 2003 and 2008; the German Cup three times, 2000, 2003 and 2008, the Champions League in 2001 and the World Cup in the same year. Between 2004 and 2007 he backed off from coaching and worked as a TV commentator. After the European Championship for national teams in 2008 he took over the national team of Switzerland as a coach and led them to the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. In 1997 and 2001 he was chosen as World Football Coach of the Year.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Football Men's Football West Germany FRG 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1972 Summer 23 München Football West Germany FRG Final Standings 5T 1972-08-27 5 0 0
1972 Summer 23 München Football West Germany FRG Group 1 Match #1 1T 1972-09-04 MEX 1, FRG 1 1 0
1972 Summer 23 München Football West Germany FRG Group 1 Match #4 2 1972-09-06 HUN 4, FRG 1 1 0
1972 Summer 23 München Football West Germany FRG Group 1 Match #5 2 1972-09-08 GDR 3, FRG 2 1 0
1972 Summer 23 München Football West Germany FRG Group A Match #1 1 1972-08-27 FRG 3, MAS 0 0 0
1972 Summer 23 München Football West Germany FRG Group A Match #3 1 1972-08-29 FRG 3, MAR 0 1 0
1972 Summer 23 München Football West Germany FRG Group A Match #6 1 1972-08-31 FRG 7, USA 0 1 0
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