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Friedhelm Funkel
Personal information
Date of birth 10 December 1953 (1953-12-10) (age 56)
Place of birth Neuss, West Germany
Playing position Manager
Club information
Current club Hertha BSC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1980 Bayer Uerdingen 216 (85)
1980–1983 1. FC Kaiserslautern 66 (24)
1983–1990 Bayer Uerdingen 189 (40)
Total 471 (149)
Teams managed
1991–1996 Bayer Uerdingen
1996–2000 MSV Duisburg
2000–2001 Hansa Rostock
2002–2003 1. FC Köln
2004–2009 Eintracht Frankfurt
2009– Hertha BSC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Friedhelm Funkel (born 10 December 1953 in Neuss) is a German football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of Bundesliga club Hertha BSC


Coaching career

He has coached Eintracht Frankfurt since 2004 and was released from his contract on 1 July 2009.[1][2] He led the club into the Bundesliga in his first season in charge.[3] One year later he and the team avoided relegation and surprisingly reached the German Cup final, which eventually sent them to the UEFA Cup.

Tied with Erich Ribbeck, Funkel holds the record for the longest tenure at Eintracht, with five full seasons. On 3 October 2009, Hertha BSC introduced Funkel as their new head coach after having fired Lucien Favre.[4]


Funkel has two children.


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