Andreas Thom (soccer player)

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Andreas Thom
Federal Archives Image 183-1989-1216-015, Transfer Andreas Thom.jpg
Thom after the
transfer to Leverkusen was announced, 1989
birthday September 7, 1965
place of birth Rüdersdorf near BerlinGDR
size 178 cm
position Storm
Years station
1971-1974 TSG Herzfelde
1974-1983 BFC Dynamo
Years station Games (goals) 1
1983-1990 BFC Dynamo 158 (77)
1990-1995 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 161 (36)
1995-1998 Celtic Glasgow 71 (14)
1998-2001 Hertha BSC 51 0(5)
2000-2001 Hertha BSC amateurs 16 0(3)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
DDR U21 3 0(0)
1984-1990 GDR 51 (16)
1990-1994 Germany 10 0(2)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2001-2002 Hertha BSC Amateurs (Assistant Trainer)
2002 Hertha BSC (assistant coach)
2002-2003 Hertha BSC Amateurs (Assistant Trainer)
2003 Hertha BSC (interim)
2003-2007 Hertha BSC (assistant coach)
2009-2010 Holstein Kiel (assistant coach)
2010-2015 Hertha BSC U17
2015-2016 Hertha BSC U19
2016– Hertha BSC U17 (assistant coach)
1 Only league games are given.

Andreas Thom (born September 7, 1965 in Rüdersdorf near Berlin ) is a former German soccer player and current coach .

Career as a player

The son of a locksmith first played in the local gymnastics and sports community (TSG) Herzfelde , attended the children's and youth sports school (KJS) in East Berlin and in 1987 began studying sports at the German University of Physical Culture (DHFK) in Leipzig. In September 1985 he was accepted as a candidate in the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). In the German People's Police he had the rank of sub-lieutenant of the VP.

Thom played for BFC Dynamo in the GDR league and was with the East Berliners under coach Jürgen Bogs from 1984 to 1988 five times in a row GDR champions. The striker also won the FDGB Cup in 1988 and 1989 . In 1988 he was elected top scorer in the GDR league and also footballer of the year . In the GDR national team , he played 51 times between 1984 and 1990 and scored 16 goals.

Andreas Thom continues in the Cup final in 1989 against three defenders of FC Karl-Marx-Stadt by

The 18-year-old Thom made his first international appearance in November 1983 in the European Cup game at Partizan Belgrade , after his future coaching colleague from Hertha BSC , Falko Götz , broke away from the team and therefore a place in the storm became free.

As the first player in the GDR Oberliga, Andreas Thom moved to the Bundesliga in January 1990 . For a transfer fee of 2.5 million Deutschmarks, he went from the GDR record champions to Bayer 04 Leverkusen . He made his debut for Leverkusen on February 17, 1990, when he was used in a catch-up game against Homburg. Here he also scored the goal to make it 1-0. He played for Leverkusen until 1995 and together with Ulf Kirsten , who also moved to the Bundesliga early on from Dynamo Dresden, formed a very successful storm duo (161 Bundesliga games, 37 goals). With Leverkusen he won the 1993 DFB Cup in Berlin against the amateurs of Hertha BSC. In the summer of 1995 Thom moved despite offers from Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund for a transfer fee of £ 2.2 million to Scotland to Celtic Glasgow . In his first season at Celtic , Thom was first used as a striker before he acted as a so-called tens at the end of the season behind the striker consisting of Pierre van Hooijdonk and Jorge Cadete . At the end of the season, Thom, now a fan favorite, was voted Player of the Season by the Celtic fans, and he also won the most Man of the Match awards of all Bhoys players . In the 1996/97 season he played in a withdrawn midfield role as a six at the side of Paul McStay . In January 1998 he returned to Berlin to Hertha BSC after losing his regular place under the new Celtic coach Wim Jansen in the season 1997/98 . Although Thom only played for three years in Glasgow , he is still considered one of the club's cult players.

For the German national soccer team he played ten international matches until 1994, scoring two goals. He shot one of them a few seconds after being substituted on in his debut game against Switzerland in December 1990, which was also the first game of the “all-German” team after reunification. In 1992 he was runner- up with the team at the European Championships in Sweden.

Career as a coach

After Huub Stevens was replaced at Hertha BSC, Thom was briefly head coach before Hans Meyer replaced him and Hertha saved him from relegation. Thom remained an assistant coach and also held this position under the new coach Falko Götz. On April 10, 2007 he and Götz were dismissed due to continued unsuccessfulness.

On December 15, 2008 it was announced that from January 5, 2009 Thom would become assistant coach at the regional league Holstein Kiel under Falko Götz. In 2009 he was promoted to the 3rd division as champions of the Regionalliga Nord . After Götz's dismissal, Thom remained loyal to the club under the new coach Christian Wück .

On February 15, 2010, Holstein Kiel parted ways with Andreas Thom. The club cited a disturbed relationship of trust between the former soccer player and the team as the reason.

He has been in charge of Hertha BSC's U17 team since the 2010/11 season.

supporting documents

  1. Footballer of the Year. Andreas Thom - who else? In: New Time . August 12, 1988, p. 6.
  2. BFC intern. In: Berliner Zeitung . September 23, 1985, p. 5.
  3. Ten times master and now a hot potato. In: Berliner Zeitung. January 19, 1990, p. 6.
  4. Axel Hesse: How was it actually ... Andreas Thom? Ed .: Sport Bild . No. 51/52 , December 19, 2012 (interview with Andreas Thom).
  5. a b c d e f Andreas Thom., accessed July 24, 2016 .
  6. Götz and Thom to Kiel! December 15, 2008 on
  7. Heemsoth replaces Thom January 15, 2010 on


Web links

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