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Bernd Krauss
Personal information
Full name Bernd Krauss
Date of birth 8 May 1957 (1957-05-08) (age 52)
Place of birth    Dortmund, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Youth career
1971-1976 BSV Schüren
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1976-1977
1977-1983
1983-1990
Borussia Dortmund
Rapid Wien
Borussia Mönchengladbach
001 0(0)
191 (18)
167 0(8)   
National team
1981-1984 Austria 022 0(0)
Teams managed
1988-1989
1989-1990
1990-1991
1991-1996
1997-1999
2000
2001-2002
2002
2004
2005
2006
2007
SC Kapellen
Borussia MG Am.
1. FC Köln Am.
Borussia MG
Real Sociedad
Borussia Dortmund
RCD Mallorca
Aris Saloniki
VfB Admira Wacker Mödling
Pegah Gilan F.C.
CD Tenerife
SK Schwadorf

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Bernd Krauss (born 8 May 1957 in Dortmund, West Germany) is a retired German-Austrian football player and later a football manager.

He most recently was the manager of Austrian club SK Schwadorf.

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Playing career

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Club career

Krauss started his professional career at local outfit Borussia Dortmund but limited chances there made him move to Austrian Football Bundesliga side Rapid Wien in 1977. The move proved to be successful, winning the league title (twice) and the domestic cup. He only returned to Germany in 1983 to join Borussia Mönchengladbach where he finished his playing career and took up a coaching post.

International career

The German-born Krauss was tempted to become an Austrian citizen when playing at Rapid Wien and joined Austria's national team set-up. He made his debut for Austria in 1981 and was a participant at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He earned 22 caps, no goals scored. He already played his final international match in 1984, after he left Austria to play in his native West Germany again.

Coaching career

Krauss started his coaching career at the German club SC Kapellen (1988/89), before he was called up to manage the amateur teams of Borussia Mönchengladbach (1989/90) and 1. FC Köln (1990). In 1991 he became the assistant coach at Mönchengladbach, and then from 6. November 1992 to 7. December 1996 he was appointed to be the Head-Coach there. With Borussia Mönchengladbach Krauss won the German Cup in 1995.

The late 90ies were the most successful years in the coaching era of Bernd Krauss. 1997-1999 he managed the Spanish first-division team of Real Sociedad. In 2000 he shortly came back to Germany, where his job at Borussia Dortmund turned out as a big mistake. After only two months of his reigning at Westfalenstadion he was fired. Krauss then got back to Spain, where he coached RCD Mallorca (2001).

In the next few years Krauss became a globetrotter, managing teams in Greece (Aris Thessaloniki F.C., 2002), Austria (VfB Admira Wacker Mödling, 2004), United Arab Emirates and Iran (Pegah Gilan F.C., 2005). From April to December 2006 he once again came back to Spain, where he managed CD Tenerife.

In August 2007 he was appointed manager of SK Schwadorf, replacing Attila Sekerlioglu. On 6. December the same year he was fired, placing only one point ahead of the relegation zone in the Austrian Second Division.

Honours

Playing

Coaching

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