Hans-Dieter Flick

Flick at a press conference in August 2006.

Hans -Dieter " Hansi" Flick ( born February 24, 1965 in Heidelberg ) is a former German football player and current assistant coach Joachim Löw. To September 1, 2014 he took over the post of sporting director at the DFB.

  • 2.1 associations
  • 2.2 national team
  • 3.1 as a player
  • 3.2 as coach

Career as a player


After passing through the youth clubs BSC Mückenloch, SpVgg Neckargemuend and SV Sandhausen Flick received a license as a 20-year player contract at Bayern Munich. On November 20, 1985 ( 15th Round ) he was in a 2-1 away win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen made ​​his debut in the Bundesliga. His first goal he scored on 29 November 1986 ( 16th Round ) in the 1-0 home win over VfB Stuttgart. For Bayern he also played three times in the DFB Cup and 19 times in European Cup competitions; thereby pass him two goals ( October 22, 1986 against Austria Vienna, 2-0 in the first knockout round first leg at the European Champions Cup and on October 26, 1988 against DAC Dunajská Streda, 3-1 in the first round of the UEFA Cup ).

From 1990 to 1993 he played for the first FC Cologne - including twice in the national and six international cup competition - for which he got 44 appearances for, scoring a hit. Diverse and lengthy injury forced Flick to disability sport, so he was already on September 19, 1992 ( 7th Round ) his last Bundesliga game - in a 0-1 home defeat against Borussia Dortmund - contested and also replaced in the 47th minute for Patrick Weiser been. The following year, at the age of 28 years, flick ended his pro career.


Flick played twice for the 1983 U-18 National Team: On 15 and 17 May in Bolton and Liverpool in the preliminary matches of the European Championship in a 1-0 victory against Sweden and a 3-1 win against Bulgaria.

Career as a coach


His coaching qualifications acquired Flick in 2003 at the German Sport University in Cologne. Together with Thomas Doll, he was honored as valedictorian. His coaching career began in 1996 at FC Bammental, who played at this time in the Football Oberliga Baden- Württemberg. At the end of the 1998/99 season the club was relegated to the fifth division from North Baden, in the flick was still a long season operates. With start of the season 2000/ 01 - and a 3-0 home win against VfL Kirchheim / Teck - Flick started with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in this and led the club after this in the Regionalliga Süd. After the Placement 13, 5, 5, 7 and thus ascend to the repeated failure of the attempt to the 2nd Bundesliga, Flick was released on November 20, 2005, by his work as a trainer. He then worked under Giovanni Trapattoni and Lothar Matthäus on the coaching staff of Red Bull Salzburg.


On August 23, 2006, he was appointed by the German Football Association appointed assistant national coach Joachim Loew to care for the German national team. In the corresponding public announcement Flick, who had until then been in yet no employment relationship with the DFB was presented as a preferred candidate for the post of assistant coach. Together they form the first team coach of the national team, in which both have never played in the national team.

Flick is in addition to his work on the court responsible for the creation of a database with which he delivers coach Joachim Loew date information on the physical and technical development of the national team. An equal database he created currently and for the V -21.

In the quarter-finals of Euro 2008 against Portugal Flick was the responsible coach of the German team, as Joachim Loew had been blocked by UEFA for this game; Germany won the game. On 10 November 2010 he was awarded the Bambi in the category " special prize of the jury ," the laudatory speech was Mesut Özil.

After the FIFA World Cup 2014 Flick will give up his position as assistant coach and change September 1, 2014, to the post of sporting director at the DFB. He received a five-year contract until August 2019.


As a player

  • German Champion 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
  • DFB Cup winners 1986
  • DFB - Supercup winner 1987
  • Finalist 1987 ( 27 May FC Porto 1:2 inferior ) in the European Champions Cup

As coach

  • Second in the 2008 European Championship (assistant coach of the German national team)
  • Master the football Oberliga Baden- Württemberg 2001 ( with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim )
  • Third in the World Cup 2010

Private life

He grew up in Flick Neckargemuend mosquito hole and made according to the technical college an apprenticeship as a bank clerk. He lives with his family in the Kraichgau, in Bammental, where he runs a sports shop.