Thomas Doll

Jens Uwe Thomas Doll ( born April 9, 1966 in Malchin ) is a former German football player and current coach.

Playing career


Thomas Doll began with the club football as a teenager in the BSG Lok Malchin. For the benefit of the sport he gave up the high school and took an apprenticeship as a machinist - fitter. Soon the F. C. was Hansa Rostock attention to him, for whom he played until 1986 as a striker in the GDR Oberliga. With the descent of Rostock from the Oberliga Doll was delegated to BFC Dynamo, before he moved to Hamburg SV after reunification in 1990. After an outstanding Bundesliga season 1990/91 Lazio successfully campaigned to Doll, whose record transfer fee of 15 million DM renovated the then highly indebted HSV. After three years at Lazio Doll went back to the Bundesliga and moved to Eintracht Frankfurt. He denied due to injuries in two years only 28 games. After a stint at AS Bari returned "Dolly" 1998 back to Hamburg, where he ended his active career in 2001. Health Caused had Doll can deny no single Bundesliga match from start to finish in these three years.


For the GDR selection of the Mecklenburg graduated between 1986 and 1990 29 games ( seven goals). He made his debut on 26 March 1986 at 0-2 defeat against the Greek team. He scored his first international goal on June 3, 1987 at 6-0 win against Iceland.

In the German national team, he played from 1991 to 1993 a total of 18 times and scored his only goal in the European Championship qualifier against Wales on 16 October 1991. Doll took in 1992 in Sweden to the European part and was with the DFB team vice European champion.

Coaching career

In 2002, Doll as a coach the amateurs of HSV before he took over in October 2004 for the retiring Klaus Toppmöller the first team. He helped the HSV after a poor start to the season (last place in the table ) to a significant performance improvement, especially in away games. In the season 2005/ 06 he reached with HSV about winning the Intertoto Cup first UEFA Cup and finished third in the league. Having had to leave the club in the summer of 2006, various service providers, however, followed despite qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, the sporty crash in the season 2006/07. On 1 February 2007, the HSV moved to 15 points from 19 Bundesliga games and the consequences Doll dismissed prematurely.

On 13 March 2007, Doll was the successor to the immediately previously retired coach Jürgen Röber at the Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund. There he was to preserve the Borussia before the descent, which came about after an away win in Wolfsburg already on the 32nd matchday. After winning the local derby against Schalke 04, the club could even hope a game to end the season on a place in the Intertoto Cup.

The first half of the season 2007/ 08 was for BVB again relatively sobering and ended with the tenth. Nevertheless, extended in January 2008, BVB contract with Doll for another two years.

After the end of the season that the club had finished in 13th place and where one was moved into the DFB Cup final, he offered his resignation to the club; This was adopted by those responsible for the BVB CEO Hans -Joachim Watzke.

In June 2009 Doll signed a contract with Gençlerbirliği Ankara in Turkey. At the 14th 2008/09 season Doll stood until the end of the 2011/12 season under contract, but was released after a 2:3 defeat after 16 months on October 17, 2010. Although the club announced the separation Doll led to the confusion of the media yet the training of Gençlerbirliği Ankara, as the consideration offered him seemed too low. After both sides had agreed to a sum of 410,000 €, Doll ended his tenure at the club four days later final.

From July 2011 he coached the Saudi Arabian first division club Al -Hilal and stepped trouble with the sports director Sami Al - Jaber on January 22, 2012 from his office.

Doll was on December 19, 2013 New coach of the Hungarian first division club Ferencvaros Budapest.


Doll survived by his second wife and has separated from two marriages one daughter.


  • On the grounds that he had HSV from a relegation candidates into a top team, Thomas Doll was elected in 2005 Man of the Year in German football and the " Hamburg 2005 ".