Ralf Hauptmann

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Ralf Hauptmann
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Captain in Glücksgas-Stadion (2012)
birthday 20th September 1968
place of birth EberswaldeGDR
size 181 cm
position Defense , midfield
Years station
1975-1981 BSG Stahl Riesa
1981-1987 Dynamo Dresden
Years station Games (goals) 1
1987-1993 Dynamo Dresden 127 (5)
1990 BSG Stahl Riesa 1 (0)
1993-2001 1. FC Cologne 179 (8)
2001-2003 Chemnitzer FC 18 (1)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1986-1987 GDR juniors 11 (0)
1988-1989 DDR-U 21 6 (0)
1989-1990 GDR 4 (0)
1 Only league games are given.

Ralf Hauptmann (born September 20, 1968 in Eberswalde ) is a former German soccer player. From 1987 to 2001 he played first division football for Dynamo Dresden and 1. FC Köln . With Dynamo Dresden he was twice GDR champion. He played four internationals with the GDR national team.

Athletic career

Hauptmann started playing football at Stahl Riesa , where his father Reinhard Hauptmann had also played. In 1981 he moved to the youth department of SG Dynamo Dresden. In 1986 and 1987 he was a member of the GDR junior national team , with which he played eleven international matches. Although he had been nominated for the junior team by Dynamo Dresden for the 1986/87 season, he already played three point games for the second-rate GDR league team Dynamo Dresden II. Also in 1987/88 Hauptmann played mostly in the 2nd team which he completed 19 of the 34 GDR league games.

When midfielder Reinhard Häfner was out of the league team for a long time, Hauptmann also made 13 appearances in the league. He was in the starting line-up in seven games and scored one goal. The 1988/89 season was Hauptmann's most successful season. With 22 stakes in 26 rounds, he played his way into the upper league top eleven and scored three goals. It was mainly used in defense. Dynamo Dresden closed the season by winning the GDR championship.

In the course of the 1988/89 season, Hauptmann was included in the squad of the GDR youth national team and used in six international matches. On March 22, 1989, he played his first of four full international matches. In the friendly against Finland in Dresden, he was substituted on for Matthias Sammer in the 75th minute . Only in the World Cup qualifier against Turkey was Hauptmann used for the entire duration of the game.

In 1989/90 Hauptmann won his second GDR championship with Dynamo. Since he had started the season injured, he could only be called up from the 10th matchday on and contributed so only ten league stakes and one goal. Because of a broken foot, he missed the final of the GDR soccer cup, which the Dresdeners won 2-1 against PSV Schwerin . Because of the broken foot, Hauptmann came in the 1990/91 season, in which the Dresdner played as 1. FC Dynamo, again only on the 10th match day for his first season. By the end of the season he had 15 point games and thus made his contribution to the successful qualification of Dresden for the Bundesliga in the decisive phase of the season .

In his first Bundesliga season in 1991/92, Hauptmann immediately won a regular place because he only missed one of the 38 point games. Coach Helmut Schulte used them very variably in defense, in midfield and also in attack. After Klaus Sammer had taken over Dynamo Dresden as coach in 1992/93 , Hauptmann's missions concentrated on the midfield, of the 34 Bundesliga games he played 30 games. For the 1993/94 season, Hauptmann moved within the Bundesliga to 1. FC Cologne. There, too, he had a regular place right from the start and usually played in defense in his first season in Cologne. In the encounter on the 24th match day at his home club Dynamo Dresden, Hauptmann scored his first of five Bundesliga goals for 1. FC Köln in a 1-1 draw. While he had completed 97 games of 136 Bundesliga games by 1997, he only came to 18 of 34 league games in the 1997/98 season. At the same time, 1. FC Köln had to relegate to the 2. Bundesliga . It was only after two seasons in the second division that Hauptmann was promoted back to the Bundesliga in 2000. Meanwhile, 32 years old, he played his last first division season in 2000/01, in which he only played 13 of the 34 point games. Until the 15th matchday he was still used fairly regularly in midfield, but completed only five games over the full game. In his last two games of the season on the 23rd and 27th matchday he was only a substitute.

After 60 GDR league games for Dynamo Dresden (5 goals), 67 Bundesliga games for Dresden (0 goals) and 138 for Cologne (5 goals) as well as 41 games in the 2nd Bundesliga for Cologne, Hauptmann said goodbye to higher-class football in the summer of 2001. He returned to Saxony, where he played 19 point games for Chemnitzer FC in two seasons in the then third-class regional league .


  • DFB Cup
    • 9 games SG / 1. FC Dynamo Dresden
    • 13 games 1. FC Köln
  • European Cup
    • 10 games SG / 1. FC Dynamo Dresden


  • 1989 GDR champion
  • 1990 GDR champion
  • 1990 GDR Cup winner (without stake)
  • 1991 Qualification for the 1st Bundesliga
  • 2000 promotion to the 1st Bundesliga

After the playing career

In 2003, Hauptmann passed the training course for the DFB's Trainer A license . From 2004 to 2008 he completed his general management studies, which he completed as a master's (MBA) . From 2008 to 2010 he headed the youth performance center of SG Dynamo Dresden. In 2012, Hauptmann became head of the newly founded soccer school of SG Dynamo Dresden.


His sons Niklas and Marius continue the tradition of captains in dynamo dress. He made his debut in the 2015/16 season in the first team of the traditional Saxon club.

For the 2018/19 season, Niklas Hauptmann moved to 1. FC Köln, where his father also played from 1993 to 2001, temporarily as captain.


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