His playing position was left wing. He played in his playing career at TUSEM food, the HSG Nordhorn and TBV Lemgo. In total he scored 441 league games 2660 goals, which he scored the third most goals in the Bundesliga history; only the Koreans Yoon Kyung -shin and the Dane Lars Christiansen have hit more often in the Bundesliga. In the DHB team he hit in 185 games 809 times into the opposite goal ( of which 166 are seven meters). On June 29, 1983, he had in Kragujevac his first international match against Romania. In the final of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, which lost the team of head coach Simon Schobel against Yugoslavia unhappy with 17:18, Fraatz was best scorer with eight goals.
As were not fit for use in a Bundesliga game in the season 1986/1987 against VfL Gummersbach all Goalkeeper of the TUSEM food, Fraatz stood for 58 minutes in the goal of TUSEM. In the season 1992/1993 is Fraatz suffered a serious injury and fell with a torn ACL several months.
With an All -Star Game in Münster on 30 May 2001 Fraatz ended his active career. He was awarded the " handball Oscar". A comeback, he celebrated with the TBV Lemgo, where he helped out at end of season 2001/2002 due to injury problems.
After he finished his active career final. Since then he has been involved as a coach in the youth field at the HSG Nordhorn, where he was assistant coach of the first men's team.
A 60-minute application had Fraatz on May 9, 2009 for the DSC Wanne -Eickel in a relegation battle of the District League at the HSG Rauxel / Schwerin. In this game Fraatz was instrumental in the DSC Wanne -Eickel could win the game and was thus able to secure the final game in the league.
Nicknamed the " plaice " he got from former national coach Horst Brede Meier since Fraatz was born in Cuxhaven on the coast. Jochen Fraatz is savings banks in business administration and married since 9 June 1993 wife Katya, with whom he has two sons.
Opinions about Jochen Fraatz
For his former coach Petre Ivănescu the tricky quick counter attack specialist " one of the most skilled players of the world " was. In defense of his former national coach Horst Brede Meier, however, assumed a certain phlegm, although he having regarded him in his forward movement as one of the most dangerous player in the Bundesliga. For Simon Schobel is " born as a plaice only once every hundred years".
- German Champion (1986, 1987, 1989 )
- DHB Cup winner (1988, 1991, 1992, 2002)
- EC- finals of Champions 1988
- European Cup Winners Cup Winners' Cup (1989 )
- Euro -City Cup (1994 )
- Silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games
- Bundesliga top scorer (1991 with 207 goals and 1992 with 212 goals, both in the North Season )
- As an assistant coach EHF Cup 2008