Johannes Linßen

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Hannes Linßen
Linßen, Hannes FCG 97-98 WP.JPG
Surname Johannes Linßen
birthday September 28, 1949
place of birth WachtendonkGermany
size 173 cm
position midfield player
Years station
0000-1968 TuS Wachtendonk
Years station Games (goals) 1
1968-1974 MSV Duisburg 113 0(9)
1974-1984 SC Fortuna Cologne 311 (44)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1971 Germany U-23 4 0(0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1984-1986 SC Fortuna Cologne
1987-1989 SC Fortuna Cologne
1990-1993 1. FC Köln (assistant coach)
1991 1. FC Köln (interim coach)
1993-1995 SC Fortuna Cologne
1996-1998 FC Gütersloh
1 Only league games are given.

Johannes "Hannes" Linßen (born September 28, 1949 in Wachtendonk ) is a former German soccer player , coach and manager.

School and study

He passed his Abitur in 1970 at the Thomaeum grammar school in Kempen and then studied business administration .


Club career

Hannes Linßen started playing football at his hometown club TuS Wachtendonk at the age of six and was invited to the national junior team during his time there. In 1968 he moved to Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg for a transfer fee of DM 17,000 , which he left in 1974 and joined the second division club SC Fortuna Köln . For Fortuna he then played ten years in a row in the second division. He was used as a striker and midfielder. His greatest success was his entry into the final of the DFB Cup in 1983 with Cologne Fortuna against local rivals 1. FC Köln . However, the final was lost in the Müngersdorfer Stadium in Cologne with 0: 1.

He received on January 22, 1971, at the game Rot-Weiß Oberhausen against MSV Duisburg, the first yellow card ever imposed in the Bundesliga - but unjustified, since the referee Horst Bonacker him with the real "sinner" Djordje Pavlić , who was fouled and then complained loudly to the referee.

In 1971 Linßen played four games in the German U-23 national team . He made his debut on February 16, 1971 in a 2-0 win against Albania. He played his last international junior game on October 9th in the 1-1 draw against Poland in the European Championship qualification.

Coaching activities

SC Fortuna Köln - Head Coach I

Linssen's first coaching station was his last place of activity as a player: SC Fortuna Köln . From the 1984/85 season on, he headed training and reached eleventh place with his team in this first season and third place in the table in the following season . After the unfortunate failure in the relegation games in May 1986 and bad games at the beginning of the 1986/87 season , especially the 1: 6 home defeat against the Stuttgarter Kickers on October 4, 1986, Linßen had to give up his coaching position on October 13, 1986.

SC Fortuna Köln - Head Coach II

On April 14, 1987 he was hired again by club president Jean Loering as coach of SC Fortuna Cologne. He achieved an improvement in the season place from twelve in the 1987/88 season to four in the 1988/89 season . Before the 1989/90 season , the three top performers Uwe Fuchs , Anthony Baffoe and Christiaan Pförtner had left the club. Since an equivalent replacement could not be committed, Linßen voluntarily gave up his coaching post after the sixth game day on August 30, 1989. His reason was: "There is no more fire in me".

1. FC Köln - Co- and interim trainer

After coach Christoph Daum was surprisingly replaced by Erich Rutemöller before the start of the 1990/91 Bundesliga season , Linßen was hired as one of his two assistant coaches at 1. FC Köln . They only reached seventh place in the table this season, one point behind the targeted UEFA Cup places. After the dismissal of coach Erich Rutemöller on August 23, 1991, sports director Udo Lattek took over the team's training for one game day. After that, co-trainer Linßen was mainly responsible on an interim basis until Jörg Berger was hired for six days, from September 4 to 9, 1991. On the 8th matchday of the 1991/92 season he was the head coach of the 3-1 away defeat in Dortmund . Linßen remained assistant coach under Jörg Berger. After a good fourth place in the table in the 1991/92 Bundesliga season , they were on a relegation place after 19 matchdays in the 1992/93 season, whereupon Berger and Linßen were dismissed. At the end of the season the club was in 12th place, but Linssen's time as assistant coach of 1. FC Köln had already come to an end on February 28, 1993.

SC Fortuna Köln - Head Coach III

From 1993 to October 23, 1995 he trained again with SC Fortuna Cologne.

FC Gütersloh

From 1996 to September 1998 he coached FC Gütersloh . The first season in Gütersloh ended with 13th place in the table. In the second year they finished fifth and only narrowly failed to advance. During the 1998/99 season , the team slipped down to 16th place in the table. After differences with the club management over personnel policy, Linßen and FC Gütersloh separated by mutual agreement.

Sports director

In 1998 he was hired by 1. FC Köln as a sports director. Several stormy years followed, including one promotion and one relegation and numerous criticisms, for example due to the commitment of the then 12-year-old Marco Quotschalla for eight years. Due to continued unsuccessfulness, Hannes Linßen resigned voluntarily on February 11, 2002, after coach Ewald Lienen had to resign two weeks earlier .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Rheinische Post: "My childhood was the TuS". June 3, 2010, accessed September 27, 2015 .
  2. World football: club game overview. World Football, accessed July 28, 2009 .
  3. Germany's first yellow sinner: Hannes Linßen ( Memento from February 2, 2009 in the Internet Archive ).
  4. Match report: SC Fortuna Köln - Stuttgarter Kickers 1: 6. In: October 4, 1986. Retrieved July 30, 2019 .
  5. See Axel Pollheim: Lück wie ich un du - 50 years Fortuna Cologne, 2nd edition 1997, p. 326, ISBN 3-00-002350-X .
  6. Match report: Borussia Dortmund - 1.FC Köln 3: 1. In: September 6, 1991. Retrieved July 29, 2019 .
  7. FC Gütersloh dismisses coach Linßen. In: . September 8, 1998, accessed July 30, 2019 .
  8. Lars Werner: 1. FC Cologne on the way to the German championship. Wallstreet Online, June 15, 2003; accessed July 28, 2009 .
  9. 2nd Bundesliga: House blessing at 1. FC Köln is definitely wrong. SpiegelOnline, April 2, 1999, accessed July 28, 2009 .
  10. Alexander Steudel : Unrest in Cologne. WeltOnline, October 29, 2001, accessed July 28, 2009 .
  11. Ludger Lütkehaus: Philosophical help. Time 31/2001, July 26, 2001, accessed July 28, 2009 .
  12. ^ 1. FC Köln - Linßen resigned on Rose Monday. In: . February 11, 2002, accessed July 28, 2019 .