Uwe Fuchs

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Uwe Fuchs
birthday July 23, 1966
place of birth KaiserslauternGermany
size 187 cm
position Attack , defense
Years station
FSV Salmrohr
ESC West Kaiserslautern
1. FC Kaiserslautern
VfB Stuttgart
FK Pirmasens
Years station Games (goals) 1
1984-1986 FC 08 Homburg 59 0(7)
1986-1987 →  Stuttgarter Kickers  (loan) 10 0(2)
1987-1989 SC Fortuna Cologne 67 (36)
1989-1990 Fortuna Dusseldorf 25 0(7)
1990-1993 1. FC Cologne 19 0(4)
1993-1994 1. FC Kaiserslautern 19 0(3)
1994 SC Fortuna Cologne 16 0(2)
1995 →  Middlesbrough FC  (loan) 15 0(9)
1995-1996 Millwall FC 32 0(5)
1996-1998 Arminia Bielefeld 25 0(4)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2001 Fortuna Dusseldorf
2001 SC Fortuna Cologne
2001-2002 LR Ahlen (assistant trainer)
2002 LR Ahlen (interim trainer)
2005-2007 Wuppertaler SV Borussia
2007-2008 VfB Lübeck
2008-2010 Wuppertaler SV Borussia
2011 VfL Osnabrück
1 Only league games are given.

Uwe Fuchs (born July 23, 1966 in Kaiserslautern ) is a former German soccer player and coach and current player advisor.


Player career

Uwe Fuchs, who comes from a footballing family - his father Fritz Fuchs and his uncle Werner Fuchs were active as players and coaches themselves - proved to be a wanderer during his playing career, although his career was also accompanied by many injuries. Nevertheless, he spent most of the years in the 1st Bundesliga . In his youth, Fuchs played for several Palatinate clubs, including 1. FC Kaiserslautern , but also at FSV Salmrohr in the Eifel, where his father was a coach, and for VfB Stuttgart .

His professional career began at FC Homburg . After his first appearance in the second division as an 18-year-old on September 15, 1984, he was often considered from then on, sometimes as a substitute. As a defender, he scored his first and only goal of the season on April 28, 1985. With the Homburgen, who had been promoted from the league, he just managed to avoid relegation at the end of the season. For the 1985/86 season, his father took over the coaching position at FCH, which led the team that had managed without newcomers to the second division championship and thus to promotion to the Bundesliga. Uwe Fuchs was retrained as a striker during this time and scored six goals this season. In 1986/87 he made his Bundesliga debut as a substitute on the first match day in the shirt of the Homburg team, who was playing for the first time in the Bundesliga. After Fritz Fuchs was given a leave of absence as a coach after the third match day due to differences with the board about the sporting orientation, Uwe Fuchs also left the club. It was awarded to the second division side Stuttgarter Kickers . His club made it to the DFB Cup final in 1986/87, but Fuchs was not involved in this competition. For the 1987/88 season he moved to league competitor Fortuna Cologne , where he became a goalscorer. After he was the top internal scorer in his first season in Cologne (14 goals), he was the second top scorer in the 2nd Bundesliga in 1988/89 with 22 goals. This season, Fortuna Cologne just missed third place in the table, which would have entitled to the relegation game against the 16th of the Bundesliga.

Fuchs moved to Fortuna Düsseldorf, who had achieved promotion to the Bundesliga as champions of the second division. He was a regular there, scored his first seven Bundesliga goals and achieved relegation with Düsseldorf after a season in relegation battle. After a year in Düsseldorf, he joined 1. FC Köln in 1990 . In his first season, Fuchs' club reached the DFB Cup final, as it did in Stuttgart, without being used in the competition. It was not until the Bundesliga match in Cologne on March 7, 1992, before he made his first competitive appearance. He only had regular working times in the final phase of the 1992/93 season, in which, however, he was involved, among other things, by four goals in the relegation of the long relegation-threatened Cologne. When he moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the summer of 1993, Fuchs fulfilled his wish to play in the Bundesliga for the club in his hometown. There he was initially set, but could not maintain his regular place in the storm of the FCK in the long run. He scored three goals and was runner-up with Kaiserslautern under coach Friedel Rausch behind Bayern Munich.

In 1994 he went back to SC Fortuna Köln. For the second half of the 1994/95 season, the second division team awarded him to English Middlesbrough FC , which he shot for promotion to the Premier League. It became the favorite of the “Boro” fans and achieved a certain cult status. Despite his only six-month stay in Middlesbrough, he was voted Player of the Decade of the 1990s by the fans. After coach Bryan Robson gave him no chance of a regular place due to planned player purchases for the following Premier League season, Fuchs went to Millwall FC - with whom he had to accept relegation from the second-rate Football League First Division - and back to Germany in 1996, where he joined Arminia Bielefeld . At his last Bundesliga station in Bielefeld, Uwe Fuchs only made 25 appearances and four goals over two years. However, he scored two of them on May 2, 1998 against his former club 1. FC Köln . Fuchs, who had only come to Stefan Kuntz in the second half of the relegated Arminia , turned a 0: 1 into a 2: 1 and thus shot Cologne de facto into the 2nd Bundesliga.

Coaching career

Fuchs began his coaching career on January 24, 2001 with an engagement at Fortuna Düsseldorf. He took over the team on the penultimate place in the table in the Regionalliga Nord. Already on April 8th he was dismissed due to poor sporting performance of his team, but probably also because of disagreements with the board, although he had a positive balance for this time (5 wins, 4 defeats). His second position as a coach at SC Fortuna Köln also lasted only a few months (July to December 2001, Regionalliga Nord). From December 2001 he worked as Uwe Rapolder's assistant coach at the second division club LR Ahlen . In 2002 he completed the course to become a football teacher at the German Sport University in Cologne as the best in his year. After Rapolder was dismissed in Ahlen, Fuchs was interim coach for three games in December 2002.

On January 6, 2005, he took over the coaching position at Wuppertaler SV Borussia ( Regionalliga Nord ). With the club he reached fifth place in the table in the 2004/2005 season and a respectable eighth place in the following season after a weak first half of the season. On April 22, 2007, Fuchs was given leave of absence as coach of Wuppertaler SV despite only a relatively small deficit on a promotion place. However, he sued the Wuppertal labor court back on the coaching chair and obtained an injunction which declared his leave of absence to be inadmissible. Fuchs was satisfied with his salary until the end of his actual contract and left the club. Since October 2007 Fuchs has been the coach of VfB Lübeck , replacing Uwe Erkenbrecher . He was on leave with immediate effect in mid-October after poor performance in the first half of the 2007/2008 season. In turn, Fuchs was replaced by Hans-Peter Schubert on July 1, 2008 . On December 23, 2008, Uwe Fuchs took over the coaching position for the second time at Wuppertaler SV Borussia, who played in the third division that was founded at the beginning of the season . There he succeeded Christoph John . On April 2, 2010, Uwe Fuchs was released with immediate effect. The Wuppertal SV Borussia reacted to the recent bad results and the bad placement in the 3rd division. On May 31, 2011, Uwe Fuchs was introduced as coach of the third division club VfL Osnabrück , his contract was initially valid for one year until June 30, 2012. On December 8, 2011, Fuchs was relieved of his duties. The reason given was the poor performance in the league and in the national cup.

Advisory activities

Before and between his coaching positions, Fuchs worked as a sports manager at an auditing company, as a sports consultant and managing director of Sportwelt-Beteiligungs-GmbH, and as a management consultant. After his last job as a trainer, he has been a player advisor at the SportsTotal player agency since 2013 .


  • 1 U21 international match for Germany
  • 1st National League
    2 games FC Homburg
    25 games; 7 goals Fortuna Düsseldorf
    19 games; 4 goals 1. FC Cologne
    19 games; 3 goals 1. FC Kaiserslautern
    25 games; 4 goals Arminia Bielefeld
  • 2nd Bundesliga
    57 games; 7 goals FC Homburg
    10 games; 2 goals from Stuttgart Kickers
    83 games; 39 goals Fortuna Cologne


  • 1986 Promotion to the 1st Bundesliga
  • 1987, 1991 DFB-Pokal final (each without use in competition)
  • 1994 German vice-champion
  • 1995 promotion to the Premier League

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c sebastian-zenner.de: Uwe Fuchs: In Middlesbrough he is a hero (from: Süddeutsche Zeitung from December 1, 2010)
  2. ^ Youtube.com Fritz Fuchs dismissed
  3. kickersarchiv.de: Uwe Fuchs
  4. youtube.com: 1993/94 season report on the newcomers at 1.FC Kaiserslautern
  5. Christoph Biermann : How Uwe Fuchs became a crowd favorite in Middlesbrough - With ... greetings from the cabin. In: 11freunde.de . March 6, 2015, accessed July 19, 2019 .
  6. Congratulations Uwe Fuchs - Fortuna's former player and coach is celebrating his 50th birthday. In: f95.de . July 22, 2016, accessed July 19, 2019 .
  7. Wuppertaler SV - Hunt for points with a fox. In: rga.de . December 30, 2014, accessed July 19, 2019 .
  8. forum.dsc4ever.de: "Laune, Lust und Liebe" (From: SZ NRW, 2002)
  9. Tobias Kemberg: Uwe Fuchs: "Fortuna creates good conditions". In: wz.de . June 14, 2018, accessed July 19, 2019 .
  10. Profile Uwe Fuchs ( Memento of the original from April 7, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on the website of the player advisor company SportsTotal, accessed April 5, 2014 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.sportstotal.com