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Jörg Daniel
Personal information
Date of birth 9 July 1951
Place of birth    Hagen, West Germany
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Alemannia Aachen
Fortuna Köln
Union Solingen
Fortuna Düsseldorf


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

Jörg Daniel (born 9 July 1951) is a former German footballer, currently a coach for the German Football Association. As a goalkeeper he made 112 Bundesliga appearances for Fortuna Düsseldorf.




Playing career

Jörg Daniel began his football career with SV-Herringen, and had his first experience of success in 1969, winning the A-Jugend youth championship with VfL Bochum. He moved to Alemannia Aachen in 1971, playing in the German second-tier Regionalliga West as Aachen's reserve Goalkeeper. In order to concentrate on his training as sports teacher, he became an amateur again in 1972, joining SG Eschweiler and completed his Diploma at Cologne Sports College.

In 1974, at the age of 23, he returned to professional football with Fortuna Köln in the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga, becoming reserve keeper behind Wolfgang Fahrian, making only rare appearances. For the 1975/76 season he was loaned out to Union Solingen, where he gave some solid displays and led to his transfer to Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf in 1976. 1977 saw Daniel promoted to first-choice goalkeeper following an injury to Wilfried Woyke. Daniel played for the club for five years, during which time the club won the DFB Cup twice, in 1979 and 1980, and reached the final of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1979.

Daniel's contract with Fortuna Düsseldorf expired in 1981, and Daniel's inconsistent form meant the club didn't offer him an extension. Not finding another professional club to join, he retired from playing professional football that same year.

Non-playing career

After retiring from playing, Daniel then continued his sporting education and gained his football coaching license. Between 1984 and 1999 Daniel served as coach for the Baden-Württemberg Football Association in Karlsruhe. In July 1999 he was employed by the German Football Association, training players from the Under-15 to Under-17 levels as well as a goalkeeping coach for the Germany national football team. After leaving this post in 2004, he became co-ordinator and Sporting Director of the Football Association's talent programs and coaching school.

In 1990 Daniel, alongside Gerhard Hamsen, wrote the book Fußball-Jugendtraining. Grundlagen, Übungen, Programme.

Major honours

DFB Cup: 1979, 1980
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Runner-up: 1979


  1. ^ a b c Jörg Daniel at Fussballdaten (German)


  • Wolfgang Niersbach: 85 Jahre Fortuna Düsseldorf. Düsseldorfer Turn- u. Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V., Taunusstein 1980
  • B.F. Hoffmann: Das grosse Lexikon der Bundesligatorhüter. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-89602-526-0


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