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List of notable or famous coaches from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Germany and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Germany is included when available.

List below includes Franz Beckenbauer, Oliver Kahn and more people.

This historic coaches from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from Germany?" These prominent coaches of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German coaches.

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Adolph Rupp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Adolph Rupp Died at 76 (1901-1977) Adolph Frederick Rupp was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. Rupp is ranked 4th in total victories by a men's NCAA Division I college coach, ...more

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Al Groh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Al Groh age 73 Al Groh is the former head coach of the University of Virginia football team, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team, and the New York Jets of the NFL. He was relieved of duty from his most ...more

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André Höhne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
André Höhne age 40 André Höhne is a German race walker. He finished 14th in the 20 kilometres walk at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, crossing the line with a time of 1:21:59.

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André Schubert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
André Schubert age 46 André Schubert is a soccer coach.

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Andreas Köpke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Andreas Köpke age 56 Andreas Köpke is a German former football goalkeeper who was in the German squad that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup, and was also part of the 1994 FIFA World Cup squad. Though he did not ...more

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Antoine Hey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Antoine Hey age 47 Antoine Hey is a retired German footballer who played in the Bundesliga. He was previously the coach of the Kenyan national team, a job he held from February to November 2009.

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Armin Veh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Armin Veh age 57 Armin Veh is a German former football midfielder and current manager. He won the German championship with Bundesliga team VfB Stuttgart in 2007. Veh and his team also had the chance to win ...more

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Bernd Schuster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Bernd Schuster age 58 Bernhard "Bernd" Schuster is a German football manager most recently in charge of Spanish La Liga side Málaga and a former player. His contract with Málaga CF was ...more

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Bernd Stange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Bernd Stange age 70 Bernd Walter Stange is a German football manager who is the head coach of the Singapore national football team. Stange was born in a Sorbian town of Saxony. He started playing at an early age ...more

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Bernd Storck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Bernd Storck age 55 Bernd Storck is a German football coach and, until October 16, 2010, was the manager of Kazakhstan national football team. He currently coaches Olympiacos U-21. Storck made his player debut in ...more

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Britta Heidemann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Britta Heidemann age 35 Britta Heidemann is a German épée fencer.

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Bruno Labbadia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Bruno Labbadia age 52 Bruno Labbadia is a retired German footballer of Italian heritage. He has been the manager of several German clubs and currently manages Hamburger SV.

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Christian Streich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Christian Streich age 52 Christian Streich is a former German footballer and current manager of SC Freiburg of the Bundesliga, the top level of German football. On 29 December 2011, he was named manager following the ...more

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Christoph Daum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Christoph Daum age 64 Christoph Paul Daum is a German football manager and former footballer.

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Chuck Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Chuck Evans age 46 Charles "Chuck" Lee Evans is a retired American professional basketball player, and current coach of British team Worcester Wolves. A 1.80 m tall point guard, Evans led the 1994-95 ...more

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Claudia Malzahn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Claudia Malzahn age 34 Claudia Malzahn is a German judoka. At the 2012 Summer Olympics she competed in the Women's 63 kg, but was defeated in the first round.

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Dieter Eilts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Dieter Eilts age 53 Dieter Eilts was an acclaimed German footballer and was last the trainer of Hansa Rostock. His nickname was the Alemão of East Frisia, for his similarity with to Brazilian midfielder ...more

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Dieter Hecking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Dieter Hecking age 53 Dieter Hecking (born 12 September 1964 in Castrop-Rauxel, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German football manager and former professional player who works as head coach of 1. FC Nuremberg.

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Dorothee Schneider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Dorothee Schneider age 49 Dorothee Schneider is a German dressage rider competing at Olympic level. On 7 August 2012 Schneider was a member of the team which won the silver medal in the team dressage event.

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Eckhard Krautzun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Eckhard Krautzun age 77 Eckhard Krautzun is a German football coach and former football player.

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Edmund Becker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Edmund Becker age 61 Edmund Becker is a former German footballer who works as manager of the Karlsruher SC youth centre.

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Ernst Middendorp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Ernst Middendorp age 59 Ernst Middendorp is a German football manager who is currently the head coach of the South African Premier Soccer League club, Chippa United. Middendorp is also the owner of a football ...more

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Ewald Lienen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Ewald Lienen age 64 Ewald Lienen is a German former football player and current manager of FC St. Pauli.

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Falko Götz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Falko Götz age 56 Falko Götz is a retired German football player who last coached FC Erzgebirge Aue.

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Felix Magath is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Felix Magath age 64 Wolfgang-Felix Magath is a German former footballer. The most notable spell of his playing career was with Hamburger SV, with whom he won three Bundesliga titles and the 1982–83 European Cup. He ...more

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Franciszek Smuda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Franciszek Smuda age 69 Franciszek Smuda is a Polish football coach and former footballer who also holds a German passport. As a player he spent his career playing for clubs in Poland, the United States and Germany. In ...more

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Franco Foda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Franco Foda age 51 Franco Foda is a German football manager and former player.

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Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Franz Beckenbauer age 72 Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German football manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style; his leadership; his first name "Franz", and his dominance on ...more

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Fred Funk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Fred Funk age 61 Frederick Funk is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

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Friedhelm Funkel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Friedhelm Funkel age 64 Friedhelm Funkel is a German football manager and former player. He last coached TSV 1860 München.

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Fritz Sdunek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Fritz Sdunek age 70 Fritz Sdunek was a German professional boxing trainer and previously an amateur boxer. Sdunek was one of the most successful and famous boxing trainers. He trained, among others, such world ...more

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Gernot Rohr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Gernot Rohr age 64 Gernot Rohr is a German manager and former footballer.

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Gert Engels is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Gert Engels age 60 Gert Engels is a former German footballer and current coach of Mozambique.

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Gunther Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Gunther Cunningham age 71 Gunther Cunningham is the American football senior coaching assistant for the Detroit Lions. Cunningham has presided over some of the most successful defenses in NFL history as a Defensive ...more

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Hans Meyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Hans Meyer age 75 Hans Meyer is a German former football player and manager. Meyer was featured on the cover of EA Sports' video game FUSSBALL MANAGER 08.

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Hans-Dieter Flick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Hans-Dieter Flick age 53 Hans-Dieter "Hansi" Flick is a German football manager and former football player. From August 2006 to July 2014, he was the assistant coach of the German national football team under ...more

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Hans-Peter Briegel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Hans-Peter Briegel age 62 Hans-Peter Briegel is a former German footballer and manager. One of the most popular German players in his days, Hans-Peter Briegel's original sport was athletics, being successful in various ...more

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Heiko Herrlich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Heiko Herrlich age 46 Heiko Herrlich is a German former football centre forward and the head coach of Bayern Munich U-17.

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Heiko Salzwedel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Heiko Salzwedel age 60 Heiko Salzwedel is a German cycling coach and team manager. After moving from his native East Germany to Australia in 1990, he set up the Australian Institute of Sport Road Cycling/MTB programme ...more

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Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Herman Edwards age 63 Herman "Herm" Edwards, Jr. is an American football analyst who most recently coached in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs. Since 2009, he has been a pro football ...more

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Hermann Gerland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Hermann Gerland age 63 Hermann Gerland is a former German football player and manager. He is assistant manager of the German Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich.

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Hermann Hummels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Hermann Hummels Hermann Hummels is the father of Mats Hummels.

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Holger Fach is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Holger Fach age 55 Holger Fach is a former German footballer. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he could also pitch in at centre back.

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Holger Geschwindner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Holger Geschwindner age 72 Holger Geschwindner is a former basketball player, and is the mentor, coach and friend of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki. Geschwindner first ...more

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Holger Osieck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Holger Osieck age 69 Holger Osieck is a German football manager who last managed the Australian national association football team. Prior to the Australian role, he most recently managed J. League club Urawa Red ...more

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Horst Hrubesch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Horst Hrubesch age 66 Horst Hrubesch is a retired German football player, now manager, employed as of 2012 as a youth trainer at the German Football Association. His nickname was Das Kopfball-Ungeheuer for his ...more

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Ingo Steuer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Ingo Steuer age 51 Ingo Steuer is a German pair skater and skating coach. With Mandy Wötzel, he is the 1998 Olympic bronze medalist, the 1997 World champion, the 1995 European champion, and a four-time German ...more

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Ingrid Klimke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Ingrid Klimke age 50 Ingrid Klimke is a German eventing rider. She appeared at four Olympics from 2000 to 2012. With her horse Abraxxas she won two gold medals in team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the ...more

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Jens Keller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Jens Keller age 47 Jens Keller is a German football manager and former defender who last managed Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04.

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Jim Tressel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Coaches from Germany
Jim Tressel age 65 James Patrick "Jim" Tressel is an American college administrator and former college football coach who served as head coach of the Youngstown State Penguins from 1986 to 2000 and the ...more