Hans-Peter Briegel

Hans -Peter Briegel 2012 in the studio with Markus Lanz

Hans -Peter Briegel ( born October 11, 1955 in Kaiserslautern ) is a former German football player and current football official and coach. His biggest international success was the European title in 1980.



Briegel came from athletics and was German youth champion in the long jump and triple jump. He also completed two ten fights, what the press later prompting to call him a " former decathlete ." His wide and Dreisprungbestleistungen achieved Briegel as A teenager TV Rodenbach in the years 1972 and 1973.


Briegel began his footballing career until the age of 17 and played first for the country's current division club sports club Rodenbach 1919 eV After changing to the 1 FC Kaiserslautern he played from 1975 to 1984 in the Bundesliga. Later he worked for Hellas Verona and Sampdoria. With Hellas Verona Briegel in 1985 by Italian masters. In the same year he was elected as the first footballers playing abroad to Germany's footballer of the year. Briegel, the " rolling from the Palatinate ," as he was often called because of his athletic stature and his indomitable urge forward, finished in 1988 his active career as a player.


From October 1979 to June 1986 he made 72 games in the German national football team. In this he succeeded four goals. Highlights of his career include the title of European Champion 1980 and Vice World Champion title in 1982 in Spain and 1986 in Mexico. Prior to the senior team, he had already contested in the DFB amateur national team from 1976 to 1978 six internationals.


From October 1989 to June 30, 1992 Briegel was then player-coach at FC Glarus. His first "real" coach station was the SV Edenkoben (July 1, 1992-30. June 1994). Then Briegel trained among others, the SG Wattenscheid 09 (July 1, 1994-20. March 1995), Beşiktaş Istanbul ( first of 6 May 1999 to mid-September 1999 as a co- coach Karl -Heinz Feldkamp and interim coach, from mid-September 1999-30. then in June 2000 as head coach ) and Trabzonspor (7 November 2001-30. June 2002). From December 21, 2002 until his resignation on 9 May 2006 Briegel was the coach of the Albanian national team. From July 2006 until 20 January 2007 Briegel was coach of the Bahrain national team. For the season 2007/ 08 Briegel has taken over the position as head coach of Turkish first division club MKE Ankaragucu, but was released after only 5 months.


From summer 1996 until his resignation on 21 October 1997 Briegel was sports director of the 1st FC Kaiserslautern. On 5 November 2002 he was elected to the Board of FCK. Until his resignation on 10 December 2003 Briegel sat on this committee.


  • Briegel was known as a player for playing without shin guards.
  • His greatest triumphs as a coach were the wins over coached by Otto Rehhagel European champions Greece and against the national team of Russia. These victories brought Briegel in Albania a cult status. So many children were baptized with his name. Legendary was his headquarters in Tirana, which was opposite the Presidential Palace in a palatial house of Enver Hoxha.


As the Mannheimer Morgen reported on January 12, 2010, Hans -Peter Briegel and his wife Petra involved since 2008 in cooperation with the Egidius Braun DFB Foundation and the Children's Mission " The Caroler " for needy people in Mexico who live on garbage dumps and have to fight for their survival every day.