Jochen Fraatz

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Jochen Fraatz on May 12, 2007 in the Kölnarena

Jochen "Scholle" Fraatz (born May 14, 1963 in Cuxhaven ) is a former German handball player .


His playing position was left winger . In his active career he played at TUSEM Essen , HSG Nordhorn and TBV Lemgo . He scored a total of 2660 goals in 441 Bundesliga games, making it the third most goals in Bundesliga history. In the DHB national team, he hit the opponent's goal 809 times in 185 games (166 of them seven meters ). On June 29, 1983, he had his first international match against Romania in Kragujevac . In the final of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, which the team of national coach Simon Schobel lost to Yugoslavia 17:18, Fraatz was the best thrower with eight goals.

When all TUSEM Essen goalkeepers were unable to play in a Bundesliga match against VfL Gummersbach in the 1986/87 season , Fraatz was in goal for TUSEM for 58 minutes. In the 1992/1993 season he suffered a serious injury and was out for several months with a cruciate ligament rupture. He ended his active career with an all-star game in Münster on May 30, 2001. He was awarded the "Handball Oscar".

He celebrated a comeback with TBV Lemgo, where he helped out at the end of the 2001/2002 season due to injury problems. Then he finally ended his active career. He then got involved as a trainer in the youth sector at HSG Nordhorn, where he was assistant trainer of the first men's team. He had a 60-minute mission on May 9, 2009 for DSC Wanne-Eickel in the relegation duel of the district league at HSG Rauxel / Schwerin. In this game he was instrumental in ensuring that DSC Wanne-Eickel was able to win the game and thus secure relegation on the last day of the game.

He got the nickname "Scholle" from the former national coach Horst Bredemeier , because Fraatz was born in Cuxhaven. Fraatz is a savings bank economist and has been married to Katja since 1993, with whom he has two sons. His son Yannick also plays handball. In 2013, Jochen Fraatz was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis .


For his former coach Petre Ivănescu , the speed counterattack specialist was "one of the most talented handball players in the world". In defense, however, the then national coach Horst Bredemeier accused him of a certain phlegm , although he classified him as one of the most dangerous Bundesliga players in his forward movement. His former team-mate Simon Schobel said: " someone like Scholle is only born every hundred years".


Individual evidence

  1. DHB database: Jochen Fraatz ( Memento from September 8, 2005 in the Internet Archive )
  2. a b c d e The man with dynamite in his arms ( Memento from September 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  3. ^ "Bundesliga without football", Sport-Bild from February 3, 1993, p. 60
  4. ^ WAZ: The 60 Minute Perspective Player , May 10, 2009 edition
  5. ^ NGZ-Online: "Scholle" wrote handball history , issue of February 13, 2001
  6. HSG Nordhorn-Lingen brings talent Yannick Fraatz , accessed on September 9, 2016
  7. Jochen Fraatz: Famous for the lathe operator , accessed on September 9, 2016