Georg Koch

Georg Koch ( born February 3, 1972 in Bergisch Gladbach ) is a German football coach and former football goalkeeper. He played 213 first-and 165 second-division games. Until the spring of 2013 he was goalkeeper coach of the Dubai SC, in the summer of 2013, he trained in the VDV - Camp for players without clubs goalkeepers.


Playing career

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Georg Koch was hired for the season 1991/92 Bundesliga Fortuna Dusseldorf by then, came during the season but not used. After the descent of fortune in this season, he had his first professional application on November 28, 1992 in Wolfsburg in the second division and was first-choice goalkeeper. He stayed in Dusseldorf after the descent of his team in the third division in 1993. A year later, began with his participation of the rare walkover a team from the third to the excellence. Thus came Koch in 1995 for his first top-flight.

Koch, at that time crowd favorite at relegated Fortuna, 1997 moved to PSV Eindhoven for.

PSV Eindhoven, DSC Arminia Bielefeld, Energie Cottbus & FCK

Because Koch did not prevail in the Netherlands - after all, he came there to a Champions League insert - he moved nor in the current season to Arminia Bielefeld. Also Bielefeld rose after the season from the second division, but managed the 1999 direct resurgence. During the current season he moved in early 2000 to 1 FC Kaiserslautern, where he became a regular player. From the beginning of 2003 he became supplanted by Tim Wiese.

His contract was not renewed, and so joined Koch 2003/2004 to Energie Cottbus. The in March 2005 in connection with the football betting scandal arrested player Steffen Karl is alleged to have on the final day of the 2003/ 04 offered Georg Koch phone 20,000 euros that this game against SSV Jahn Regensburg " one, two balls " would be to score. Koch refused. Although he was the number 1 in Cottbus, Koch moved next year to MSV Duisburg.

MSV Duisburg

With Duisburg he rose again in 2005 in the Bundesliga and was in the 2005/06 season to the captain of the team. He was very popular with the fans because of his direct and open manner. One of his comments after a game was, for example: "I could say so much, but I prefer to shut up. Otherwise it will return only expensive for the uncle Schorsch. "His popularity was reflected in the choice of player of the season, which is carried out after every season of the zebra magazine at all MSV fans. Koch was the first player in Duisburg, which could claim twice in a row this title for himself (04 /05, 05/ 06).

During the winter break of the season 2006/ 07 Koch was deducted from MSV President Walter Hellmich as captain. Koch had a contract with MSV to 2009, where cooking was involved after end of his career as a player at another club activities of the MSV Duisburg. Because of indeterminate misconduct him but was terminated by the MSV, whereas Koch sued in court. Finally, he took notice of termination to but.

Dinamo Zagreb

In July 2007, Georg Koch joined the Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb. He was there goalkeeper and completed several UEFA Cup games, he also was with Dinamo Zagreb superior Croatian Champion 2007/2008 and Cup Winners' Cup in 2008.

Rapid Wien and End of career

After just one season, Koch moved free transfer to the reigning Austrian champions Rapid Vienna and wrote there a one year contract. In Vienna he was the injured goalkeeper Helge Payer represented until his return.

During a league match against city rivals FK Austria Wien exploded on 24 August 2008 a thrown from the Austria - Fanblock firecrackers in Koch's immediate vicinity. He had to be replaced injured. According Rapids team doctor Zifko Benno Koch suffered an ear injury and circulatory collapse. The Criminal Division of the Bundesliga Austria condemned because of the incident to the maximum penalty of 10,000 euros, Rapid to 7,000 euros. The perpetrator could not be determined. A suspect was acquitted.

After a few months of therapy in Germany Rapid sparked the end of January 2009, the contract with Georg Koch mutual consent, because no longer was expected that cooking can continue his career up to the comeback of Payer. In March 2009, Koch ended his career due to persistent balance problems, which was caused by the pop -related inner ear damage.

Coaching career

SC Herford

Koch lives with his family since his career end in Bad Salzuflen. As of 2009, Koch was athletic director at SC Herford. In the 2010/11 season and in June 2012 he stood as a coach on the sidelines. An attempt to play for the country's division in the gate, failed because of the after-effects of the injury.

Dubai SC

In early September 2012, wrote Cook a contract as a goalkeeping coach until the end of the season 2012/13 with an option for a further year at the first division club SC Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This was not perceived by the club.


For games below the regional leagues are no complete data.