Ralf Loose

Ralf Loose in June 2011

Ralf Loose ( born January 5, 1963 in Dortmund- Dorstfeld ) is a former German football player and current football coach.


As a player

In the club

As Libero Loose played from 1981 to 1986 with Borussia Dortmund. Then he ran a year for Rot-Weiß Oberhausen in the 2nd Bundesliga, before he was active at Fortuna Dusseldorf from 1987 to 1994. In the season 1994/95 Loose let his playing career at the former Oberliga side FSV Frankfurt bar. In a total of 342 first and second division games get him 18 results.

In the National Team

In addition to winning the U-18 European Championship in 1981 in their own country Loose was Junior World Champion in the same year in Australia. At the Junior World Championships, he was a playmaker and captain of the German U -20 team tournament with four hits one of the top scorers. From 1982 to 1983 Loose completed a total of six caps for the German U-21 national team, but remained without a goal. Although he was considered one of the most promising talents in his German born, Loose came later to no international cap at senior level.

As a coach

Ralf Loose studied at the German Sport University Cologne, where he completed his coach training from. Loose was from 1995, assistant coach and coach of the amateur team of Mainz 05 From 1996 to 1998 he was coach of the U-18 selection Liechtenstein. On 1 July 1998 he also took over the Liechtenstein national team, where he could set the tone, especially in the talent until his release on 29 July 2003. Günter Netzer expressed, for example: "With Ralf Loose, a young man who has done a very good job in youth and in character is impeccable. In addition, he has experience and enough knowledge about football. "

From 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 Loose was coach of third division Sportfreunde Siegen. With victories he made in the 2004/05 season promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga, although the association was only narrowly escaped relegation in the two seasons before. At that time it was loose as one of the most promising talents of German coach.

Only a few weeks before the rise Loose a contract with the Swiss first division club FC St. Gallen had signed for the following season. After a failure series with just nine points from ten games (a total of 31 points from 29 games ) he was on leave on 10 April 2006 at FC St. Gallen and replaced by Rolf fringer. Among other things, he was accused not more to achieve the team and to represent an incomprehensible game philosophy.

From July 2006 to September 2007 Loose worked as a trainer in wins again, before he signed a three-year contract at second division FC Augsburg on September 29, 2007. After only eight months Loose was suspended due to sporting failure on 16 April 2008. He used the time his leave of absence to at different clubs - to hospitieren - including the SSC Napoli, FC Metz and Olympique Marseille.

On April 12, 2011 Ralf Loose was introduced as the new coach of third division SG Dynamo Dresden, where he became the successor of the previously furloughed Matthias Maucksch. The team took under his leadership 16 points from the remaining six games of the season 2010/11 and thus achieved the third place, the person entitled to participate in the relegation matches to 2nd Bundesliga. In the Relegation to Dynamo Dresden won against the table Sixteenth 2nd Bundesliga VfL Osnabrück and thus rose to the second highest German league. Under his leadership, the team remained throughout the season 2011/12 in the secure mid-table and could prematurely reach the goal of obtaining class. In contrast, managed to loose in the first round of the 2012/13 season with Dynamo Dresden not to build on the achievements of the previous year's meet. After the comparatively meager 15-point yield from the first 17 games and a 0-3 home defeat against VfL Bochum 18 games, the team slipped to 16th place in the table, Loose was on December 9, 2012 from club with immediate leave effect. That Loose had shadowed before his time in Dresden in several French clubs, made in the seven-member French Connection noticeable that Dynamo Dresden committed under his aegis. On September 15, 2013 Ralf Loose received a contract until the end of 2014 season at SC Preußen Münster.


As a player

  • U-18 European Championship: 1981
  • U- 20 World Cup: 1981
  • Promotion to the 1st League: 1989 ( with Fortuna Dusseldorf )
  • Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga: 1995 ( with the FSV Frankfurt)

As a coach

  • Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga: 2005 ( with Sportfreunde Siegen)
  • Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga: 2011 ( with Dynamo Dresden)

Private life

Loose is married and has a daughter. Both live in Vaduz in Liechtenstein. In his free time, Loose playing chess and attended music and theater performances.