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Holger Fach

Holger Fach
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-09-06) 6 September 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Wuppertal, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
SV Bayer Wuppertal
ASV Wuppertal
Wuppertaler SV
1976–1981 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1987 Fortuna Düsseldorf 164 (24)
1988–1991 Bayer Uerdingen 101 (27)
1991–1995 Borussia Mönchengladbach 102 (15)
1995–1996 Bayer Leverkusen 32 (3)
1996–1997 Fortuna Düsseldorf 24 (1)
1997 TSV 1860 München 10 (0)
1998–1999 Fortuna Düsseldorf 10 (1)
Total 443 (71)
National team
1988–1989 West Germany 5 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2000 SV Bayer Wuppertal
2001–2003 Borussia M'gladbach II
2003 Rot-Weiss Essen
2003–2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach
2005 VfL Wolfsburg
2007–2008 SC Paderborn
2008–2009 FC Augsburg
2010–2011 Lokomotiv Astana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Holger Fach (born 6 September 1962) is a former German footballer. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he could also pitch in at centre back.

Football career

Between 1981 and 1998, Fach played 416 Bundesliga games for Fortuna Düsseldorf, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer Uerdingen, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and TSV 1860 München.[1] He scored 67 goals during this period, and won the DFB-Pokal with Borussia in 1995. In only half-a-season with Uerdingen in 1987–88, Fach scored a career-best nine league goals, greatly contributing to the side maintaining its top flight status. He retired with Fortuna Düsseldorf in the second division in 1997–98.

International career

During a one-year span, Fach also gained five caps for the national team, his debut coming on 31 August 1988, in a 1990 World Cup qualifier against Finland, in Helsinki (he played the entire match in a 4–0 win).[2] He also represented West Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where he played a role in the side winning a Bronze medal scoring 2 goals in the process.

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, Fach was appointed to coach the amateur team at Borussia Mönchengladbach (he worked with the club as a scout the previous year) and after a short intermezzo at Rot-Weiss Essen, on 21 September 2003 he became head coach for the former, leaving his post on October of the following year.[3]

On 5 June 2005, he became the new manager for VfL Wolfsburg,[4] but after a weak first half of the season was fired on 19 December, together with general manager Thomas Strunz.[5]

In January 2007, Fach took the reins of second division outfit SC Paderborn 07 (being fired midway through his second season). On 18 April 2008, he took over as manager of another second-tier side, FC Augsburg. After a disappointing beginning to 2009, FC Augsburg club management passed a vote of confidence in Fach for the remainder of the season, however both sides also agreed to end their cooperation at season's end.[6] On 13 April 2009, he was fired from FC Augsburg along with his assistant coach Dariusz Pasieka.[7] After nine months without a job Fach was named on 25 January 2010 as the new head coach of the Kazakhstani vice-champion Lokomotiv Astana.[8]


  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (2 September 2015). "Holger Fach – Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (2 September 2015). "Holger Fach - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Fach moves out of Mönchengladbach". 27 October 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Wolfsburg move for Fach". 6 June 2005. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Fach fired by Wolfsburg". 19 December 2005. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Augsburg to part ways with Fach" (in German). 16 March 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  7. ^ "FCA feuert Fach" (in German). Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Holger Fach neuer Trainer in Kasachstan" (in German). Financial Times Deutschland. 25 January 2010. Archived from the original on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2011.

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