Andreas Herzog

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Andreas Herzog
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Andreas Herzog (2009)
birthday September 10, 1968
place of birth ViennaAustria
position midfield player
Years station
0000-1983 FC Admira / Wacker
1983-1986 SK Rapid Vienna
Years station Games (goals) 1
1986-1992 SK Rapid Vienna 133 (33)
1987 →  FC Vienna  (loan) 7 0(3)
1992-1995 Werder Bremen 94 (26)
1995-1996 FC Bayern Munich 28 0(2)
1996-2001 Werder Bremen 142 (32)
2002-2003 SK Rapid Vienna 41 0(4)
2004 Los Angeles Galaxy 27 0(4)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1986-1988 Austria U-21 9 0(0)
1988-2003 Austria 103 (26)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2005-2009 Austria (assistant coach)
2009-2011 Austria U-21
2011-2016 USA (assistant coach)
2015-2016 USA U-23
2018-2020 Israel
1 Only league games are given.
Andreas Herzog (2008)

Andreas Herzog (born September 10, 1968 in Vienna ) is a former Austrian soccer player and today's soccer coach . With 103 international matches he is the record player for the Austrian national team.

Career as a player

Club career

Herzog began his career in the youth of FC Admira / Wacker , which he left after the club's youth department was relocated from Vienna to Lower Austria and moved to SK Rapid Vienna . In Rapid he celebrated in 1986, three days after his 18th birthday, under coach Otto Barić his pro debut, but his breakthrough came only in spring 1988 as Players out on loan for the First Vienna FC , on the side of where he Gerald Glatzmayer and Peter Stoeger one formed the strongest midfielders in the league and became an Austrian national player .

While he had played a subordinate role in the two championship titles (1987 and 1988) and the cup win (1987), after his return to Rapid he gradually matured to become the undisputed playmaker of the team.

In 1992 he moved to the German Bundesliga and was German champion and cup winner in 1994 in his first season at Werder Bremen . Because of his achievements, FC Bayern Munich became aware of Herzog, and he and his sponsor and coach Otto Rehhagel moved to Bayern Munich in the 1995/96 season . Despite winning the UEFA Cup , the season did not go as planned for him and he returned to Bremen, where he won the cup for the second time in 1999. In Germany, "Herzl", as he is called by many of his fans, scored 60 goals in a total of 264 Bundesliga games, 15 of them from penalties.

When he ran the risk of losing his regular place at Bremen to the Hungarian midfielder Krisztián Lisztes , he moved back to the Austrian Bundesliga during the 2001/02 winter break and played again for Rapid Vienna until 2003, where he was team captain from 2002 to 2003. His last position as a player was in 2004 Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS . After that season he announced his retirement from professional football. In Austria he scored a total of 51 goals in 174 championship games, 17 cup games and 10 European cup games.

National team career

With the Austrian national team , he was able to qualify for the soccer World Cup in Italy in 1990 and in France in 1998 . He made his debut in the national team under coach Josef "Pepi" Hickersberger on April 6, 1988 in the international match against Greece (final score 2: 2). With 103 international appearances, in which he scored 26 goals, he is Austria's record international player. Many remember his goal on September 6, 1997 to 1-0 against Sweden - in the 76th minute he hit the left in front of 48,000 fans in the sold-out Ernst Happel Stadium from about 20 meters and defeated Sweden keeper Thomas Ravelli . This victory was one of the most important building blocks for the group win of the Austrian national team in the 1998 World Cup qualification. In the last qualifying game for the 2002 World Cup , he controlled the most important goal with a free kick in stoppage time against Israel to make it 1-1 at, through which Austria at least qualified for the relegation against Turkey . Although only one and two-digit shirt numbers are allowed, Herzog was allowed to play his 100th international match with the shirt number 100 with the approval of FIFA . Herzog played his last international match on April 30, 2003 in Glasgow against Scotland , when Austria won 2-0.

Coaching career

Career at the ÖFB

In 2005, Herzog became an ÖFB ambassador for EURO 2008 . His tasks were primarily targeted advertising appearances for selected ÖFB sponsors and for the European Championship, game observation at home and abroad in cooperation with the ÖFB coaching staff and the team boss as well as advising youth players.

After team boss Hans Krankl resigned from his position as team boss in September 2005, Herzog took over the position of team manager for the last two qualifying games for the 2006 World Cup and, as an interim trainer with Willibald Ruttensteiner and Slavko Kovačić , supervised the ÖFB selection. From January 2006 to June 2008, Herzog was the personal assistant to team boss Josef Hickersberger , who resigned on June 23, 2008. From August 2008 to March 2, 2009 he was with Ján Kocian coach assistant for the Austrian national team under Karel Brückner . In March 2009 he was appointed the new team manager of the Austrian U-21s .

Assistant coach of the national team of the USA

In December 2011, Herzog asked for the immediate termination of his contract as head coach of the Austrian U-21 national team, since he had been offered an offer as assistant coach of the national soccer team of the United States . The ÖFB complied with this request. Herzog worked as assistant coach to Jürgen Klinsmann and as a scout for the American players in the European leagues. From January 2015 to December 2016 he was also the coach of the US U-23 national team . However , he did not achieve the desired qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics . After Jürgen Klinsmann's dismissal, Herzog also had to give up his post at the American Football Association.

National coach of Israel

On August 1, 2018, Herzog was appointed the new coach of the Israeli national team . In June 2020, he ended his job as Israel's national coach after his contract was not renewed.


Andreas Herzog is married, has two sons and lives in Breitenfurt near Vienna .

His father is Anton "Burli" Herzog, who between 1961 and 1975 played in the Austrian Bundesliga for Wacker Wien , Austria Wien , SVS Linz , Admira Wien , Wiener Sportclub and Admira / Wacker Mödling .



See also

Web links

Commons : Andreas Herzog  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Andreas Herzog in conversation with, accessed on June 4, 2017
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Andreas Herzog - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga . RSSSF . June 9, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Andreas Herzog - Century of International Appearances . RSSSF . June 9, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  4. Player with 0, goalkeeper with 8 , on, accessed on January 26, 2015
  5. dpa: Herzog becomes Klinsmann assistant in the US selection. In: Westdeutsche Zeitung Newsline, December 17, 2011.
  6. Andreas Herzog is supposed to lead U23 of the USA to the Olympics ( German ) RTL interactive GmbH / January 23, 2015. Accessed January 24, 2015.
  7. ^ STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (ed.): Andreas Herzog is the new Israeli team manager. In: August 1, 2018, accessed August 1, 2018 .
  8. Duke's contract in Israel will not be renewed, June 24, 2020, accessed June 24, 2020
  9. Profile of the ÖFB record international., accessed on August 3, 2018 .
  10. Top scorer of the month November 1998