Jeff Strasser

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Jeff Strasser
Recording from 2017
birthday 5th October 1974
place of birth Luxembourg CityLuxembourg
size 187 cm
position Defender
Years station
0000-1981 US Bad Mondorf
1981-1988 Union Luxembourg
1988-1994 FC Metz
Years station Games (goals) 1
1993-1996 FC Metz B 84 (6)
1993-1999 FC Metz 67 (1)
1999-2002 1. FC Kaiserslautern 81 (7)
2002-2006 Borussia Monchengladbach 113 (3)
2006-2007 Racing Strasbourg 26 (1)
2007-2009 FC Metz 39 (0)
2007-2008 FC Metz B 1 (0)
2009 CS Fola Esch 2 (1)
2009-2010 Grasshopper Club Zurich 9 (0)
2010–2012 CS Fola Esch 2 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
1993-2010 Luxembourg 98 (7)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2010–2012 CS Fola Esch (player-coach)
2012-2017 CS Fola Esch
2017-2018 1. FC Kaiserslautern
2018-2020 CS Fola Esch
2020– Swift Hesperange
1 Only league games are given.
Status: end of career

2 Status: end of career

Jeff Strasser (born October 5, 1974 in Luxembourg ) is a Luxembourg football coach and former player. As a player he was active in the top leagues in France, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg and was 98 times a Luxembourg national player.



The central defender began his career at US Bad Mondorf and moved on to Union Luxemburg , for which he played from 1981 to 1988, before moving to FC Metz in France . First brought to training by his parents, he moved to the football boarding school of the French football club at the age of 15. In 1993, Strasser found his way into the professional squad of FC Metz via the reserve team. There he established himself in the following years. In 1996 he won the league cup with the team when they prevailed 5-4 on penalties against Olympique Lyon . Two years later Strasser reached the runner-up with the team.

In 1999 I finally moved to Germany. Strasser signed a contract with 1. FC Kaiserslautern and played there until 2002. He made his debut on September 12, 1999, the 4th matchday, in a 5-0 defeat for FCK against Werder Bremen . In the coming weeks he worked out a regular position. After the sporting success in Kaiserslautern had moved more and more into the background and other problems preoccupied the club, the defender decided to switch to the league rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach . On August 12, 2006, Borussia prematurely terminated the contract with Strasser.

Eleven days later, the defender signed a contract with French second division Racing Strasbourg . With Racing he rose to the French premier league at the end of the season. In July 2007 Strasser moved to his former club, FC Metz. He stayed there until the end of the 2008/09 season. His contract in Metz was not renewed and in July 2009 Strasser moved to Luxembourg to CS Fola Esch . There he signed a two-year contract with the addition that he could withdraw from his contract at any time if a better offer was made. During the summer break of 2009, Strasser went to the Swiss record champions Grasshopper Club Zurich on a free transfer . In summer 2010 he returned to CS Fola Esch. There he ended his active career in April 2012.

National team

Strasser is 98 times a Luxembourg national player . During his career it was not enough to qualify for a major tournament. In the historic victory of the Luxembourgers in the World Cup qualification for the World Cup in South Africa, Strasser's team beat Switzerland 2-1 . As team captain , he contributed the 1-0 opening goal and prepared the 2-1 winning goal by Alphonse Leweck .

Since March 28, 2009 he has been the record player for Luxembourg. With his 89th international match, he replaced Carlo Weis as the record holder. After making his international debut on October 12, 1993 in a 3-1 home defeat against Greece , he played his 98th and last international match for Luxembourg on October 12, 2010, exactly 17 years later (2-0 defeat against France ).

Coaching career

From November 2, 2010 Strasser was parallel to his playing career also coach at CS Fola Esch, from December 2010 together with the French Cyril Serredszum . Before that, he had already worked briefly as a youth coach in the club in the same year. After the end of his active career in April 2012, Strasser was head coach at CS Fola Esch together with Serredszum. In 2013 and 2015, the coaching team won the Luxembourg championship. His contract with Fola Esch ran until 2018.

Strasser completed the soccer teacher training course at the Hennes Weisweiler Academy in Hennef and received his soccer teacher license on March 9, 2016.

On September 27, 2017, he was introduced as the new head coach of his former club 1. FC Kaiserslautern . Strasser took over the team in the last place in the table in the second division . His contract was dated June 30, 2019. On January 24, 2018, in the half-time break of the second division game at Darmstadt 98 , Strasser complained of malaise and was taken to a hospital. The encounter was canceled. Temporary arrhythmias were diagnosed in connection with a dragged-out flu. Since Strasser was unable to perform the function of head coach due to a medically prescribed break, he was replaced by Michael Frontzeck on February 1, 2018 . At this time, the team occupied the last place in the table.

In August 2018, Strasser returned to Fola Esch as a coach. On 19th May 2020 then gave Premiership - Movers Swift Hesper , one of the other clubs of the patron Flavio Becca , the obligation Strasser as coach for next season known.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Jeff Strasser - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga . RSSSF . August 24, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  2. Jeff Strasser ends professional career ( Memento of May 21, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) published on May 18, 2010
  5. ^ Roberto Mamrud: Jeff Strasser - International Appearances . RSSSF . August 24, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  6. ^ BGL Ligue: Fola: Strasser rempile, Mariani remplacera Lopez . In: . March 9, 2017 ( [accessed September 27, 2017]).
  7. Video: 23 FOOTBALL TEACHERS RECEIVE LICENSE. In: German Football Association, March 9, 2016, accessed January 26, 2017 .
  8. Jeff Strasser is the new coach of the Red Devils - FCK DE. Retrieved September 27, 2017 .
  9. ^ Jeff Strasser vers le 1 FC. Kaiserslautern | CS Fola Esch - Official homepage of CS Fola Esch . In: CS Fola Esch . ( [accessed September 27, 2017]).
  10., Frankfurt, Germany: Darmstadt game canceled after medical emergency | | SV Darmstadt 98 . In: . January 24, 2018 ( [accessed January 24, 2018]).
  11. Longer break for Jeff Strasser ,, January 31, 2018, accessed on February 1, 2018.
  12. Michael Frontzeck takes over the FCK coaching office ,, February 1, 2018, accessed on February 1, 2018.
  13. CS Fola Esch - Communication officielle . ( [accessed August 17, 2018]).
  14. De Jeff Strasser Gett coach vum Swift Hesper . ( [accessed on May 19, 2020]).