Markus Schopp

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Markus Schopp
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Markus Schopp (2018)
birthday February 22, 1974
place of birth GrazAustria
size 188 cm
position midfield player
Years station
1984-1987 ESK Graz
1987-1991 SK Sturm Graz
Years station Games (goals) 1
1991-1996 SK Sturm Graz 93 (12)
1996-1998 Hamburger SV 40 0(3)
1998-2001 SK Sturm Graz 105 (18)
2001-2005 Brescia Calcio 83 0(3)
2005-2007 Red Bull Salzburg 31 0(6)
2006-2007 →  New York Red Bulls  (loan) 12 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
Austria (youth)
1995-2006 Austria 56 0(6)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2008 New York Red Bulls (Youth)
2009-2011 SK Sturm Graz (U-10)
2010-2011 Austria U-21 (assistant coach)
2011–2012 SK Sturm Graz (AKA 18)
2012 SK Sturm Graz II
2012-2013 SK Sturm Graz II
2013 SK Sturm Graz
2013-2017 SK Sturm Graz II
2017-2018 SKN St. Pölten (Co-Trainer)
2018– TSV Hartberg
1 Only league games are given.

Markus Schopp (born February 22, 1974 in Graz ) is a former Austrian soccer player and today's coach in the position of right attacking midfielder .



After first experiences in the student league with ESK Graz , Schopp switched to the youth team of SK Sturm Graz in 1987 . In 1991 the team was greatly rejuvenated and Schopp got his chance in the fighting team. He was active for SK Sturm until 1996 and won the first title in the club's history with the cup victory . In addition, Sturm finished second in the championship.

The midfielder then moved to Hamburger SV , where he was under contract from 1996 to 1998. Trainer Felix Magath promoted his talent; allegedly he was already on Berti Vogts ' note until he found out that the potential German national player is Austrian.

In the second season he had bigger problems under the new coach Frank Pagelsdorf and said goodbye to his home club Sturm Graz in winter despite offers from other Bundesliga clubs. One reason for this was that he was guaranteed a regular place there and thus participation in the 1998 World Cup was not in danger. After returning to SK Sturm, Schopp celebrated his greatest successes as an active soccer player. In 1998 and 1999 he was Austrian champion ; Schopp was represented in the Champions League for three seasons with Sturm .

After the international appearances in the Champions League, Schopp was poached by Brescia Calcio and played in the Italian league from 2001 to 2005 . In 2005 he returned to Red Bull Salzburg after relegation from Brescia Calcio to Austria . After disagreements with coach Giovanni Trapattoni , he was loaned to the New York Red Bulls in the summer of 2006 .

On December 18, 2007, he resigned from professional football due to chronic back problems.

He also played futsal at 1. FSC Graz .

National team

After several appearances in the U-18 and U-21, Schopp played in the Austrian national team from 1995 to 2006 . He made his debut in qualifying for the European Championship in 1996 against Latvia. Over the course of his career, he made 56 caps and scored six goals. His greatest success in the national team was participation in the 1998 World Cup in France.


Schopp was appointed the new coach of the U-10 team of his home club SK Sturm Graz on January 21, 2009, after having worked as a trainer at the academy of his previous club, the New York Red Bulls, from mid-January to the end of May 2008. Since September 2010, in addition to his work in the Sturm-Jugend, Schopp has also been the assistant coach of the Austrian U-21 national team . In the 2011/12 season, Schopp took over as head coach at AKA 18 Sturm Graz and ended his work as assistant coach for the U-21 national team. Since April 13, 2012 he has been training the amateurs of SK Sturm Graz. On April 22, 2013 he was promoted to head coach on an interim basis. After five defeats in six games as a supervisor of the fighting team, however, he was replaced by Darko Milanič and took over the post as an amateur coach again. After the 2016/17 season, Schopp announced that he would no longer be available as a coach for the Sturm Graz amateur team.

On September 13, 2017, Schopp became assistant trainer at SKN St. Pölten .

For the 2018/19 season he was head coach of Bundesliga club TSV Hartberg .


  • Markus Schopp is married and has two children.
  • He was best known among the female audience through his nickname "Blonder Engel".
  • After the end of his career he worked as an expert at the pay-TV channel "SKY".

Web links

Commons : Markus Schopp  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ÖFB .at: Schopp: U21 team has quality. The U21 assistant coach in a big interview
  2. Markus Schopp takes over Amateure, April 17, 2012, accessed on June 16, 2012
  3. The ink is dry - Markus Schopp is the new head coach! ( Memento of the original from June 12, 2018 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., on June 7, 2018, accessed on June 7, 2018 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /