In his youth, Holger Erler played for BSG Lokomotive Hohndorf from 1957 to 1968. From 1968 to 1970 he laced his boots for ASG Vorwärts Marienberg . In 1970, the then 20-year-old Erler moved to Wismut Aue and played there until 1985. On February 22, 1986, he was ceremoniously bid farewell to the Oberliga game against Dynamo Dresden (1: 1) together with Jürgen Escher before he started his career with some Playing in the GDR league at Wismut Gera ended.
The midfielder played 359 games for the "Veilchen" in the GDR Oberliga and scored 78 goals. This makes him the Auer's record player and is ranked 10th in the list of GDR league players with the most games. In his time he was one of the best midfielders in the GDR. Only through the highly questionable methods of the DFV of the GDR , especially in the 1970s (no players from BSG teams were allowed to come to selection apprenticeships - Jürgen Croy was the exception), Holger Erler lost a possible international career.
After his career as an active soccer player, Holger Erler was coach of the junior upper league team in 1986 and later in other youth teams at Wismut Aue. Since 1998 he has been an assistant coach at FC Erzgebirge Aue. First he assisted Frank Lieberam and from July 1st 1999 Gerd Schädlich . After Lieberam was fired and before Schädlich's engagement, Holger Erler was interim coach at FC Erzgebirge Aue from March 8, 1999 to June 30, 1999 . When Gerd Schädlich resigned, Erler trained the youth of Erzgebirge Aue from December 2007. Since July 1st, 2008 he has been the coach of the second team of FC Erzgebirge in the major league.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German soccer player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 21, 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hohndorf|