Torsten Gütschow

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Torsten Gütschow
Federal archive picture 183-1990-0428-023, Dynamo Dresden - FC Berlin 6-1.jpg
Torsten Gütschow 1990
Surname Torsten Jens Gütschow
birthday July 28, 1962
place of birth GoerlitzGDR
size 175 cm
position striker
Years station
1968-1973 Tractor Zodel
1973-1976 Dynamo Goerlitz
1976-1980 Dynamo Dresden
Years station Games (goals) 1
1980-1992 Dynamo Dresden 247 (116)
1992-1993 Galatasaray Istanbul 15 0(10)
1993-1994 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 9 00(0)
1994-1995 Hannover 96 33 0(16)
1995-1996 Chemnitzer FC 34 0(15)
1996-1999 Dynamo Dresden 82 0(33)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1979 DDR U18 4 0(3)
1981-1983 DDR U21 16 0(4)
1984-1990 GDR 3 0(2)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2003-2004 FC Oberneuland
2006-2013 TuS Heeslingen
2014 TSG Neustrelitz
2017-2019 FSV Budissa Bautzen
1 Only league games are given.

Torsten Jens Gütschow (born July 28, 1962 in Görlitz ) is a former German soccer player and current soccer coach.

Career as a player

Dynamo Dresden

Gütschow grew up in the 800-inhabitant community of Zodel on the German-Polish border near the district town of Görlitz. He began his career as a football player in 1968 with the agricultural company sports association (BSG) Traktor Zodel. In 1973 he moved to the Dynamo Görlitz Police Sports Association, which delegated him to Dynamo Dresden at the age of 14, alongside the Berlin FC Dynamo top club of the GDR security forces. In Dresden Gütschow became a junior national player, in 1979 he completed four junior internationals in which he scored three goals.

Although still nominated for the junior league for the 1980/81 season, Gütschow was used in the GDR league team at the beginning of the season. Already on the 1st matchday he made his first division debut in the game Dynamo Dresden - Wismut Aue (3-0) in the 83 minute. By the end of the season he made 14 league appearances and three goals, most recently he played regularly as a right striker. It was not until the 1982/83 season that Gütschow had fought for a regular place in the league team. This season he was only missing in a league game and with nine goals was the Dresden team's second best goalscorer behind Ralf Minge (17). At that time, Gütschow was already a member of the GDR youth national team, for which he played 16 international matches between 1981 and 1983 and scored four goals.

Three months after his last junior international game, he made his debut in the senior national team on February 16, 1984. In the friendly between Greece and the GDR, he was called up as a left striker and scored the 3-1 winner for the GDR. Seven months later he also scored the 1-0 final for the GDR in the second leg in Zwickau. Despite this successful debut, he came only once on March 22, 1989 in the friendly against Finland (1: 1) in Dresden as a substitute for use.

After Gütschow had missed the cup final in 1982 (Dynamo Dresden - BFC Dynamo 5-4 after penalties), he played his first cup final on May 26, 1984 , which he won as a right attacker with the Dresden team 2-1 against the BFC. He was able to repeat this success in 1985 , but only came on in the 34th minute for the injured Frank Lippmann . With 17 goals, he was Dresden's top scorer for the first time in the 1984/85 season . In the 1985/86 and 1986/87 seasons he was out for a long time due to knee and groin surgery, and only played eleven point games during this time. It was not until November 1987 that he was able to get fully back into the league game operation and in the 1987/88 season was again Dresden's top scorer with nine goals. The three following seasons brought Gütschow his greatest successes. In 1988/89 he played all 26 games for the first time, won the GDR championship for the first time with his team and with his 17 goals he picked up his first GDR top scorer's crown. With 18 goals he was again the best league scorer in 1989/90, thus helping Dynamo Dresden significantly to defend its title and as a left winger he won the cup final against PSV Schwerin with the Dresden team 2-1 at the end of the season . In the last East German league season 1990/91, Gütschow was the only dynamo player to play all 26 point games again, was once again top division shooter king with 20 hits and only had to get over the fact that Dynamo Dresden was only runner-up this time. The East German sports journalists voted him the last GDR footballer of the year at the end of the season . After eleven league seasons, he was able to look back on 208 league appearances. With his 104 upper leagues, he became the runner-up scorer for the Dresden Dynamos behind Hans-Jürgen Kreische .

Dynamo Dresden had qualified for the now all-German Bundesliga with second place in 1990/91 . Gütschow was also one of the main forces behind the Dresdeners in professional football. In the 38 rounds during the 1991/92 season, he was used in 31 games and was Dresden top scorer with ten goals for the repeated time. Then Gütschow only played the first half of 1992, in which he played eight of the 17 games and increased his Bundesliga goals to 12 goals. So he is so far Dresden Bundesliga record shooter.

Between Istanbul and Chemnitz

During the winter break of the 1992/93 season he moved to the Turkish first division club Galatasaray Istanbul for half a year , where he was also Turkish football champion after 15 missions with ten goals. He then returned to Germany, now 31 years old, where he played for three clubs in the 2nd Bundesliga within three seasons . In 1993/94 he played for FC Carl Zeiss Jena , but could not assert himself there and only played nine point games, mostly as a substitute. At Hannover 96 the 1994/95 season was more successful for Gütschow. In 38 second division games he was used 33 times, usually as a winger, and with his 16 goals became the most successful goalscorer in the 96s. In 1995/96 Gütschow played all 34 point games for Chemnitzer FC and was also the top scorer there with 15 goals. He then returned to Dynamo Dresden, where he completed three seasons in the third-class regional league with 82 appearances and 33 goals until his final playing career .


Career as a coach

In the 2003/04 season Gütschow coached Bremen FC Oberneuland in the fourth-class Oberliga Niedersachsen / Bremen . With 12th place his team missed the qualification for the newly created Oberliga Nord , and so his contract ended. In the summer of 2006, Gütschow took over the coaching position at the fifth-class Lower Saxony division TuS Heeslingen , whom he led in his first coaching year in the then Oberliga Nord (from 2008 Oberliga Niedersachsen). With the club he qualified in 2010 for the DFB Cup , in which they were eliminated in the first round after a 2-1 win against the second division Energie Cottbus . With the TuS Heeslingen Gütschow made three sporting promotion to the regional league , for which the club never received the license. After the club had not received a league license for the 2013/14 season for financial reasons, Gütschow was dismissed.
In the 2014/15 season coached Gütschow in the Regional Northeast playing TSG Neustrelitz . On March 7, 2017, Gütschow took over the position of head coach at the fourth division club FSV Budissa Bautzen , which is threatened with relegation , and in March 2018 his contract was extended to 2019. On February 28, 2019, Gütschow was on leave in Bautzen. The reason given was the tense table situation, as Budissa was again in acute danger of relegation.


Gütschow is married and has twins. His family lives in Zeven and they are active in the disciplines of roller figure skating and figure skating . He also has a daughter from his first marriage. He still plays football for the traditional Dynamo Dresden team, for the East selection and sometimes for the Uwe Seeler selection.

State security

Gütschow was an unofficial employee of the State Security of the GDR . Among other things, he spied on his teammate Matthias Sammer at Dynamo Dresden. Gütschow gives the reason for his cooperation that he has been blackmailed.


  • Hanns Leske : Encyclopedia of GDR football . Verlag Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2007, ISBN 978-3-89533-556-3 .
  • Andreas Baingo, Michael Horn: The History of the GDR Oberliga. Verlag Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2003, ISBN 3-89533-428-6 .
  • Uwe Nuttelmann (Ed.): GDR Oberliga. 1962-1991. Self-published, Jade 2007, ISBN 978-3-930814-33-6 .
  • GDR football in data, facts and figures , Volume 7: 1984/85 - 1988/89: Oberliga, League, District League, District Class, FDGB Cup, A-National Team, European Cup competitions ; Berlin: DSFS, [2011?]

Web links

Commons : Torsten Gütschow  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Torsten Gütschow. Accessed January 31, 2019 .
  2. ^ A b Jürgen Schwarz: Dynamo star is looking for a new job . In: Saxon newspaper . October 16, 2019 ( paid online [accessed October 16, 2019]).
  3. Torsten Gütschow is the new trainer in Neustrelitz ; Bild, June 25, 2014,, accessed on July 28, 2014
  4. Torsten Gütschow takes over at Budissa Bautzen . In: FuPa . ( [accessed March 6, 2017]).
  5. Stephan RT: Torsten Gütschow remains head coach., accessed on March 23, 2018 .
  6. ^ "New impulses": Bautzen gives Gütschow a leave of absence. Retrieved February 28, 2019 .
  7. Jürgen Schwarz: Will Gütschow be a coach at VfL? In: Saxon newspaper . May 24, 2013 (for a fee online [accessed October 16, 2019]).
  8. Matthias Sammer talks about Stasi files and time as a passive member . In: . ( [accessed December 20, 2017]).
  9. Christoph Dieckmann: The sheep in wolf's clothing ; Die Zeit 08/1992, February 14, 1992,, accessed on May 31, 2012