Frank Pagelsdorf

Frank Pagelsdorf in September 2008

Frank Pagelsdorf ( born February 5, 1958 in Hanover ) is a German football coach and former football player.


The Hanoverian Pagelsdorf visited the C. Herschel secondary school in Garbsen and played in his youth in Garbsen TSV Havelse. As a 18 -year-old, he moved in 1976 to the 2nd League North Hanover 96 and turned pro. In 1978, the midfielder after 71 second division games and 10 goals from Hannover 96 Arminia Bielefeld. He played until 1984 under coaches such as Otto Rehhagel, Horst Koeppel and Karl -Heinz Feldkamp and played for Arminia 128 Bundesliga games. His 28 goals for Arminia Bielefeld represented a club record in the Bundesliga for the East Westphalia, which could not be set until December 15, 2007 by Artur Wichniarek what Pagelsdorf there one continues to this day certain popularity earned ( " The Netzer of the Underdogs ").

Pagelsdorf played from 1984 to 1988 with Borussia Dortmund coaches like Timo Konietzka, Erich Ribbeck, Reinhard Juicy and Pal Csernai and scored 9 goals in 102 first division matches. His stint there is likely to remain among other memorable because he the reporter of a tabloid newspaper, a can of Coke poured over his head during a press conference. 1988/89 Pagelsdorf returned back to Hanover. Because a herniated disc he finished after 14 years as a pro with 307 games with 47 goals his career as a professional footballer.

After his playing career Pagelsdorf was initially employed 96 as an amateur coach at Hanover. He was coach of 1.FC Union Berlin in 1992. In 1994, Frank Pagelsdorf to Hansa Rostock and promotion to the Bundesliga. Under his leadership, Hansa Rostock placed immediately in sixth place. 1997 after he had until then only as a coach since reunification fulfilled his contract with Hansa Rostock, followed by an engagement at Hamburger SV, with whom he made ​​his greatest success so far: third place in the season 1999 /2000. After 142 games of HSV separated from Pagelsdorf in autumn 2001, although the term of his contract was agreed to in 2004. He received the contractually agreed severance payment of 4.1 million DM After a long break Pagelsdorf continued his work as a trainer at VfL Osnabrück from the summer of 2003 for a short time away, but without any success, in the spring of 2004 he came back. In the further course of the club in 2004 rose from from the second league. In September 2004, he went to the United Arab Emirates, and trained there until June 2005 Al -Nasr Sports Club.

In August 2005, Frank Pagelsdorf again took over the post of head coach at FC Hansa Rostock and led it in the 2006/07 season for promotion to the Bundesliga. In the following season 2007/ 08 the club was under Pagelsdorf second last in the Second Bundesliga, where he was on leave on matchday 12 of the 2008 / 4:09 winless games. In January 2009, he then returned to Al -Nasr Sports Club, but was released there in February 2010.


Frank Pagelsdorf is one of eight celebrities so far, which managed the feat to achieve the current sport studio five goals at the goal wall of the ZDF program.