Karsten Oswald

In the Thuringian State Cup, October 2009

Karsten Oswald (* June 30, 1975 in Köthen (Anhalt) ) is a former German football player and current football coach.


In youth Karsten Oswald played for motor Köthen, the Halle FC and Hertha Osternienburg. In 1996, he played for VfL Halle in 1896, where he was until 1999 under contract and climb with the team in the Regionalliga the same year. Oswald, however, the same yet joined a league higher for Chemnitz FC, ​​where he immediately became a regular player. After the descent of the Saxons in 2001 from the 2nd Bundesliga, he joined for one season in the third division Rot-Weiß Erfurt. In 2002 he moved to the amateurs of FC Bayern Munich to work there as an experienced player to direct the young team. After two years in Munich he returned again back to the 2nd Bundesliga and played until 2006 with Dynamo Dresden, where he also became the top performers. From 2006 to 2008 Oswald played in the regional league team FC Sachsen Leipzig. From there he moved to season 2008/09 Oberliga ZFC Meuselwitz with which he rose to the Regionalliga Nord and where he finished his playing career at the end of the 2011/12 season.

Although the left-footer played in defensive midfield, but was still an excellent Preparer and also a good free kick taker. " Ossi " or " fight pig " as he was jokingly called because of its powerful appearance, was considered a native guide player who was always trying to clarify difficult situations.

With the start of the 2012/13 season Oswald takes over the position of assistant coach at ZFC Meuselwitz on the side of Holm Pinder. This was preceded by a career conditional departure of former assistant coach in January Vollrath.


  • 2 Bundesliga: 102 matches / 4 goals
  • Regional: 90 Spiele/10 Goals