Frank Neubarth

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Frank Neubarth
birthday July 29, 1962
place of birth HamburgGermany
size 190 cm
position striker
Years station
1972-1980 SC Concordia from 1907
Years station Games (goals) 1
1980-1982 SC Concordia from 1907 65 (23)
1982-1996 Werder Bremen 317 (97)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1983 Germany U-21 4 (0)
1988 Olympic team 1 (0)
1988 Germany 1 (0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1996-2002 Werder Bremen (Youth)
2002-2003 FC Schalke 04
2004-2006 Holstein Kiel
2007 FC Carl Zeiss Jena
2010 SC Borgfeld
2011-2013 VfB Oldenburg
2019– FC Verden 04
1 Only league games are given.

Frank Neubarth (born July 29, 1962 in Hamburg ) is a former German football player and coach .

Player career


Neubarth played 317 times for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga from 1982 to 1996 and scored 97 goals. He also scored 25 goals in the DFB Cup and 13 goals in European club competitions for Werder. With the exception of the 1986/87 season, he scored at least one Bundesliga goal in every season. The tall striker made his debut for SVW in the 1982/83 season. Back then he made his professional debut against 1. FC Köln on the 6th matchday, September 18, 1982, when Werder coach Otto Rehhagel replaced him in the 74th minute for Karl-Heinz Kamp . On the following day, Neubarth was in the starting line-up of the Hanseatic city for the first time. In the game against 1. FC Kaiserslautern , he also scored his first Bundesliga goal.

The attacker made his first international appearance against FC Vorwärts Frankfurt on September 29, 1982. Despite the 2-0 defeat against Frankfurt, the team moved on to the next round of the UEFA Cup . Behind Norbert Meier and Rudi Völler , Neubarth developed into striker number three over the course of the season and thus more and more overtook Uwe Reinders, who was seven years his senior . Finally, he made his final breakthrough in the following year and always played more than 30 games in the seasons between summer 1983 and summer 1986. After Uwe Reinders left Bremen for the 1985/86 season, Neubarth was next to Völler. With twenty goals in 1985/86 he also overtook Völler (who, however , could not play for half a year after a serious foul by Klaus Augenthaler ) and became Bremen's most accurate player for the first time. He finished third in the scorers list.

Shortly after the start of the 1986/87 season, Neubarth was injured and was no longer used. From the summer of 1987 he had to fight for his place again. He was in competition with Manfred Burgsmüller , Frank Ordenewitz and Karl-Heinz Riedle . At the end of the season, Neubarth was able to look forward to his first national title with the "Green-Whites". In the German championship , they finished first with four points ahead of FC Bayern Munich . Three years later, in 1991 , he won the DFB Cup with the Bremen team. In the final against 1. FC Köln, Neubarth was on the field up to the 70th minute before he was substituted for Uwe Harttgen . With this victory they qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup. Via the stations FC Bacau , Ferencváros Budapest , Galatasaray Istanbul and FC Bruges , the club made it to the final against AS Monaco . After a 2-0 lead, Neubarth was substituted for Stefan Kohn . This lead was enough for the Werder player to win a title internationally.

The offensive player made seven appearances in eight possible European Cup games. He scored three hits. One year later, in 1993, the German championship was won again, and the following year, the DFB Cup for the second time in Neubarth's career . This time it was not used in the final. After Neubarth was ousted by Bernd Hobsch and Wladimir Bestschastnych in the 1995/96 season , he ended his career at the end of the season. He played his last Bundesliga game on matchday 34, May 18, 1996, against FC Schalke 04 .

National team

Neubarth played his only A international match for the DFB on April 2, 1988 . In preparation for the European Football Championship in 1988 , national coach Franz Beckenbauer appointed him to the German squad. In the 1-0 win against Argentina , the attacker came on in the 81st minute for Dieter Eckstein .

Success as a player

Coaching career

After his active time as a player, he worked as a youth and amateur coach at Werder Bremen from 1996 to January 9, 2002. After that he coached from 1 July 2002 to 26 March 2003 as the successor to Huub Stevens to FC Schalke 04 . After working for the regional league team Holstein Kiel from July 1, 2004 to October 2, 2006 , he worked for FC Carl Zeiss Jena . There he was head coach and successor of the dismissed predecessor Heiko Weber since April 11, 2007 . Under Neubarth's sporting direction, the FC Carl Zeiss team remained unbeaten in the last six games of the 2006/2007 season and was thus able to secure relegation in the second division. After five game days in the 2007/08 season, Jena was at the bottom of the table with just one point. Due to the lack of success, the club separated from Neubarth on September 17, 2007. In the 2009/10 season he helped out at short notice as a coach for the sixth-class club SC Borgfeld . On May 25, 2011, he announced the end of his career as a coach, in support of which Neubarth said that he had finished professional football.

From November 2011 until his release in April 2013 he was the sporting director at VfB Oldenburg . In April 2019 he took over the coaching position of the previously dismissed Sascha Lindhorst at relegation-threatened FC Verden 04 until the end of the Lüneburg season 2018/19. In the following season he took over the coaching office.


  • Fritz Tauber: German national football team: Player statistics from A to Z . 3. Edition. AGNON, Kassel 2012, ISBN 978-3-89784-397-4 , p. 89 (176 pages).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Frank Neubarth - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  2. Match statistics 1. FC Köln - SV Werder Bremen 2: 1 (2: 1) from September 18, 1982 on
  3. Match statistics SV Werder Bremen - 1. FC K'lautern 3: 0 (2: 0) from September 25, 1982 on
  4. ^ SV Werder Bremen against FC Vorwärts Frankfurt | Europa League 1982/1983 - 1st round. Accessed December 31, 2019 .
  5. ^ SV Werder Bremen - Bundesliga - 1982/83. Accessed December 31, 2019 .
  6. ^ SV Werder Bremen - Bundesliga - 1985/86. Accessed December 31, 2019 .
  7. ^ SV Werder Bremen against 1. FC Cologne | DFB-Pokal 1990/1991 - final. Accessed December 31, 2019 .
  8. Match statistics SV Werder Bremen - AS Monaco 2: 0 (1: 0) from May 6, 1992 on
  9. ^ The matches of the 1991/1992 European Cup Winners' Cup for SV Werder Bremen on
  10. Match statistics SV Werder Bremen - FC Schalke 04 1: 2 (1: 0) from May 18, 1996 on
  11. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Frank Neubarth - International Appearances . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. June 4, 2015. Accessed June 17, 2015.
  12. Match statistics Germany - Argentina 1: 0 (1: 0) from April 2, 1988 on
  13. Frank Neubarth is the new coach of FC Carl Zeiss Jena on
  14. ^ Carl Zeiss Jena released Frank Neubarth on September 17, 2007 on
  15. Sven Bremer: Finished with professional football . In: Weser-Kurier , May 25, 2011. Accessed July 14, 2011. 
  16. Christoph Janßen: Frank Neubarth new sporting director . In: RTL Regional , November 16, 2011. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. 
  17. Lindhorst has to leave early - ex-professional Frank Neubarth takes over. April 23, 2019, accessed December 31, 2019 .
  18. Patrick Hilmes: "Didn't expect me to continue". Accessed December 31, 2019 .