Andreas Thiel (handball player)
Andreas Thiel on September 27, 2008
|birthday||March 3, 1960|
|place of birth||Lünen , Germany|
|Clubs as active|
|from ... to||society|
|1991-2001||TSV Bayer Dormagen|
|Debut on||October 24, 1980|
|against||Switzerland in Zurich|
|Clubs as coaches|
|from ... to||society|
|2000–||Bayer Leverkusen (Goalkeeping Coach)|
|2009-2010||DHC Rheinland (goalkeeping coach)|
German men's / women's national team
As of February 15, 2010
Thiel was active at Alemannia Aachen (1974–1977), TV Hochdorf (1977–1979), VfL Gummersbach (1979–1991), TSV Bayer Dormagen (1991–2000) and SG Flensburg-Handewitt (2001). He played 528 games for Gummersbach, Dormagen and Flensburg in the handball Bundesliga . With 256 games for the German national team, Thiel is the goalkeeper with the most international matches and, in terms of number of appearances, ranks fifth among all German national players. He took part in the Olympic Games in 1984, 1992 and 1996 . With VfL Gummersbach, Thiel was also five times German handball champion, three times German handball cup winner and twice won the European handball championship . He was voted handball player of the year seven times, the most frequently .
On May 21, 2000, Thiel, then 40 years old, played his last Bundesliga game against TuS Nettelstedt .
Because of his extraordinary reflexes in handball goals, Thiel is still known today as the witcher . In his Bundesliga career, he parried 430 seven-meter throws .
Today Thiel is goalkeeping coach for the Bayer Leverkusen handball team . Professional operates Thiel as a lawyer - he studied alongside his handball career 1980-1993 Law - a law firm in Cologne . As a lawyer, Thiel is still closely connected to the sport. He is an arbitrator at the German Sports Arbitration Court and chairman of the permanent arbitration tribunal of the license clubs in the German Table Tennis Federation . Thiel is also the legal advisor for the handball Bundesliga . On June 30, 2018, he was elected chairman of the Handball Bundesliga Women (HBF), of which he was previously a board member.
His younger brother Joachim Thiel also played handball in the goalkeeping position and last played until the end of the 2009/10 season at TV Hochdorf in the Regionalliga Südwest.
- Andreas Thiel in the database of the European Handball Federation (English)
- Andreas Thiel in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Fairy news about Andreas Thiel
- Die Welt from May 20, 2000, Thiel hexts for the last time - The former handball national goalkeeper quits at the age of 40 and takes stock
- Literature by and about Andreas Thiel in the catalog of the German National Library
- RP-Online, May 17th, 2000 ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed February 7, 2010.
- "Witcher" Andreas Thiel turns 50. In: DerWesten.de. March 3, 2010, accessed July 13, 2018 .
- echo-online.de: Andreas Thiel ( Memento from October 22, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on October 14, 2014.
- Handball in the north, publisher: Flensborg Avis AG, edition: August 30, 2007.
- DHB database ( Memento from December 8, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), as of December 24, 2008.
- DHB database ( Memento from May 3, 2005 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on December 24, 2008.
- Homepage of the law firm Thiel & Schaefer , accessed on December 24, 2008.
- HBL GmbH: contact person. Handball-Bundesliga GmbH, Cologne, accessed on July 13, 2018 .
- New HBF board elected: Andreas Thiel replaces Berndt Dugall as chairman. In: handball-world.news. June 30, 2018, accessed June 30, 2018 .
- www.handball-world.news Surprise in Leverkusen: Michael Biegler introduced as the new coach on December 11, 2019, accessed on December 11, 2019
- Thomas Cattarius: The anticipation is palpable . In: VTV-Mundenheim.de . July 31, 2010.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German handball goalkeeper|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 3, 1960|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Luenen|