Manfred Binz

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Manfred Binz
Manfred Binz in the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum.JPG
Manni Binz in the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum 2008
birthday September 22, 1965
place of birth Frankfurt am MainGermany
size 182 cm
position Libero
Years station
VfR Bockenheim
Eintracht Frankfurt
Years station Games (goals) 1
1984-1996 Eintracht Frankfurt 336 (26)
1996-1997 Brescia Calcio 44 0(3)
1998-1999 Borussia Dortmund 13 0(0)
1999-2002 Kickers Offenbach 68 0(7)
2002-2003 Eintracht Frankfurt II 8 0(0)
2003-2004 KSV Klein-Karben 6 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1987-1990 Germany U-21 9 0(0)
1990-1992 Germany 14 0(1)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
01/04–05/08 Kickers Offenbach (Assistant Trainer)
2008-10 / 09 FSV Frankfurt (assistant trainer)
2010-2011 FC Germania 1911 Enkheim
02 / 11-04 / 11 Kickers Offenbach (Assistant Trainer)
05 / 11-06 / 11 Kickers Offenbach (interim)
07 / 11-02 / 13 Kickers Offenbach (Assistant Trainer)
1 Only league games are given.

Manfred "Manni" Binz (born September 22, 1965 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a former German soccer player . In his active football career, the Libero won the DFB Cup in 1988 with Eintracht Frankfurt and vice- European champion in 1992 with the German national team .

Career as a player


Manfred Binz came to Eintracht at the age of 18 from the Frankfurt district club VfR Bockenheim. Between 1984 and 1986, Binz played five times in the Bundesliga, but at the beginning of the 1986/87 season he was actually no longer a member of the Bundesliga squad and was only supposed to play with the amateurs. After several players were out due to injury shortly before the start of the season, coach Dietrich Weise brought the retired Binz back into the professional squad. Binz took his chance, won a regular place through convincing performances and became the undisputed head of defense of Frankfurter Eintracht, who played 246 Bundesliga games in a row in eight years and was nicknamed Manni the Libero during this time . Although Frankfurt was always one of the title contenders in the early 1990s, Binz was denied winning the German championship during his active playing career . The DFB Cup victory in 1988 remained the sporting highlight of his active career for him.

In Frankfurt in March 1994, following the elimination of the UEFA Cup under Klaus Toppmöller, there was a rift, which heralded the slow departure of the Libero. The waves smoothed out again, but after Eintracht's relegation from the Bundesliga in 1996, he left Frankfurt for Italy . From then on he played for the Italian second division club Brescia Calcio , with whom he immediately rose to the first division. During the winter break of 1997/98 he went back to the Bundesliga, where he slowly let his professional career come to an end at Borussia Dortmund .

Considered largely only as a reserve player, he returned to his Hessian homeland in the summer of 1999, of all things to Frankfurt's arch-rivals, the second division Kickers Offenbach . A year later, he was relegated to the Regionalliga Süd . Binz remained loyal to the Kickers for two years and then moved back to Eintracht Frankfurt, for whose amateur team he played eight more games in the Regionalliga Süd in 2003.

National team

Binz played a total of 14 games for the national team. For the first time he was called up by national coach Berti Vogts in August 1990 in a friendly against Portugal (1-1). Binz soon developed into the team's regular Libero . In June 1992, at the last test match before the 1992 European Championships in Sweden , Binz scored a goal in the national team in a 1-1 draw against Northern Ireland.

But the tournament in Sweden shouldn't have a positive effect on Binz's career: he was soon blamed for gross mistakes in the defensive ranks - especially after the 3-1 defeat against the Netherlands - which led to his ambitions for a longer career in the DFB-Elf were ended. After the three preliminary round games in Sweden (even if progress was secured) he never played an international match for the German national team. However, since the team reached the final (and lost 2-0 to Denmark), Binz can call himself runner-up in Europe.

Career as a (co-) trainer

From January 2004 until the end of the 2007/08 season, Binz worked as an assistant coach at Kickers Offenbach . In the course of the dismissal of Jörn Andersen after relegation to the regional league, assistant coach Manfred Binz was also dismissed on May 25, 2008 in Offenbach. Since then Manfred Binz has worked as an assistant trainer at FSV Frankfurt . He was released from these duties in October 2009.

In the 2010/11 season, Manfred Binz was head coach of the first team of the Frankfurt group division FC Germania 1911 Enkheim.

On February 22, 2011 Kickers Offenbach announced that Binz will be part of the coaching staff around head coach Wolfgang Wolf . This was the second time that Binz was involved in Offenbach's coaching staff. However, the head coach Wolf was dismissed only a few days after Binz started. After the dismissal of Wolf's successor Gerstner, Binz took over the coaching position on April 30, 2011 together with Tobias Dudek. On February 6, 2013, he was on leave together with head coach Arie van Lent after the Kickers had a series of six losses in seven games without a win.

Success as a football professional

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Manfred Binz - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga . RSSSF . June 23, 2016. Accessed June 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Manfred Binz - International Appearances . RSSSF . June 23, 2016. Accessed June 27, 2016.
  3. Manfred Binz strengthens the Offenbacher Kickers coaching team ; dated February 22, 2011 ( Memento of the original dated October 17, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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