Rainer Zobel

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Rainer Zobel
Rainer Zobel.jpg
Rainer Zobel in July 2005
birthday November 3, 1948
place of birth WrestedtGermany
size 176 cm
position midfield
Years station Games (goals) 1
1954-1958 VfL Bad Zwischenahn
1958-1968 SC Uelzen 09
1968-1970 Hannover 96 66 0(4)
1970-1976 FC Bayern Munich 180 (19)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1967 DFB youth selection 7 0(0)
1967-1970 Germany amateurs 18 0(0)
1972 Germany B 1 0(0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1982-1985 SV Teutonia Uelzen
1985-1987 Lueneburg SK
1987-1990 Eintracht Braunschweig ( assistant coach )
1990-1992 Stuttgart Kickers
1992-1993 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1994 1. FC Nuremberg
1995-1996 Tennis Borussia Berlin
1997-2000 al Ahly Cairo
2000-2001 Stuttgart Kickers
2002 Baniyas SC
2002-2003 Ittehad Alexandria
2004-2005 Persepolis Tehran
2006 Al-Sharjah
2006-2007 ENPPI Club (Cairo)
2008 Dinamo Tbilisi
2009-2010 Moroka Swallows
2012-2013 FC Milsami
2013-2015 El Gouna FC
2016-2017 FC Wenden
2017-2019 Lueneburg SK Hansa
1 Only league games are given.

Rainer Zobel (born November 3, 1948 in Wrestedt , Uelzen district ) is a former German soccer player and current trainer and functionary. As a player, he won the DFB Cup with FC Bayern at the beginning of the 1970s , the championship three times and the European Champion Clubs' Cup three times .

Since July 2019 he has been the team manager at SK Hansa from Lüneburg .

Career as a player


On youth clubs TSV Wrestedt-Stederdorf , SV Teutonia Uelzen , SC Uelzen 09 , VfL Bad Zwischenahn and again recently SC Uelzen 09, for whom he seven times for the A-junior selection and twelve times for the amateur national team was deployed, he came 19-year-old to the Bundesliga club Hannover 96 , who provided him with a licensed player contract.

He made his Bundesliga debut on August 17, 1968 (1st matchday) in the 2: 3 defeat in the away game against Werder Bremen . He scored his first Bundesliga goal on October 30, 1968 (12th matchday) in the 1: 2 defeat in the away game against Hertha BSC with the goal in the 84th minute. For Hannover 96 he was also used five times in the national and six times in the international cup competition.

With his second club - FC Bayern Munich , for which he played from 1970 to 1976 - the "destroyer in midfield" had its most successful period. For Bayern of the Beckenbauer era he played 180 times in the Bundesliga, 39 times in the international, 32 times in the national cup competition and once for the national B team . He played his last Bundesliga game on June 12, 1976 (34th matchday) in a 7-4 win at home against Hertha BSC . He ended his career as a player with Lüneburger SK and began his coaching career. In the first two finals in the European Cup, Zobel was an integral part of the starting line-up. When he won the title in 1976 he was only in the round of 16 against Malmö FF .

National team

Zobel made seven international matches for the DFB youth team . He made his debut on February 14, 1967 in Mönchengladbach , which was lost 0-1 against England's youth team. He played his last game for the DFB youth team on May 9, 1967 in Istanbul as part of the UEFA tournament, in a 3-1 win over Denmark's national team.

For the amateur national team , he played 18 international matches, including six as a player for Hannover 96. He made his debut on September 20, 1967 in Regensburg in a goalless draw against the national team of Austria. His last international match for the amateur national team he played on March 25, 1970 in Meppen in a 1-1 draw against the national team of the Netherlands.

As a player of FC Bayern Munich, he played his only international match for the B national team on November 14, 1972 - alongside Ottmar Hitzfeld - which was won 3-1 in Winterthur against the Swiss team.

Career as a coach

Zobel began his coaching career at SV Teutonia Uelzen and then coached Lüneburg SK . He then worked from 1987 to 1990 as assistant coach at Eintracht Braunschweig . From 1990 to 1996, Zobel worked as a coach in each of the top three leagues in German football: first he coached the Stuttgarter Kickers in the 2nd Bundesliga , with whom he was promoted to the Bundesliga in 1991 . After the direct relegation he took a job with the Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern , which he had to leave after a year. From the 21st match day of the 1993/94 season he took over the 1. FC Nuremberg until the end of the season , with whom he was relegated from the Bundesliga to the 2. Bundesliga. From 1995 to 1996 he coached the regional division tennis Borussia Berlin , with whom he failed in 1996 in the promotion games to the 2nd Bundesliga only after extra time at VfB Oldenburg .

At the beginning of the 1997/98 season, the native wrestler moved abroad to Egypt , where he became the coach of al Ahly Cairo . After three years and three championship titles as a trainer in Cairo, Zobel returned to Germany and on September 27, 2000 was again a trainer with the Stuttgarter Kickers . One year later, however, further positions followed abroad at various clubs in the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Iran .

In June 2008, Zobel became a coach in Georgia, but his coaching position at Dinamo Tbilisi was short-lived. Acts of war in August forced him and his foreign players to flee Georgia; Zobel initially returned to Braunschweig. From July 16, 2009 until the amicable separation on November 28, 2010, he was in office at Moroka Swallows in South Africa .

At the beginning of September 2012, the Moldovan first division club FC Milsami announced that Zobels would be their new head coach. From 2013 to 2015 he coached the Egyptian first division club FC El Gouna . In March 2016 he signed a contract as coach for the 2016/17 season with Braunschweig regional division club FC Wenden . At the end of December 2017 he left the regional league team and took over the coaching position at the regional league team Lüneburger SK Hansa .

Career as a functionary

In the summer of 2019, Zobel, previously head coach of the LSK Hansa, was appointed to the newly created office of team manager .

Success as a player

Success as a trainer

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Sable to Moldova
  2. Squad and coach of the club on transfermarkt.de
  3. ^ Announcement about a new coaching job at FC Wenden
  4. kicker.de: Globetrotter Zobel will be the new Lüneburg coach (December 28, 2017) , accessed on December 28, 2017
  5. Double promotion at LSK: Zobel becomes team boss, Xhafolli becomes head coach , lsk-hansa.de, accessed on July 11, 2019
  6. 1. MEN'S season 2018/19. Retrieved April 28, 2019 .