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Jörg Sievers

Jörg Sievers
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-09-22) 22 September 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Römstedt, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Heart of Midlothian (Assistant Manager)
Youth career
SV Eddelstorf
Lüneburger SK
VfL Wolfsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2003 Hannover 96 384[1] (0)
2010 Hannover 96 0 (0)
Teams managed
2003–2020 Hannover 96 (goalkeeping coach)
2020– Heart of Midlothian (Assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jörg Sievers (born 22 September 1965) is a retired goalkeeper and current Assistant manager of Scottish Premiership club Heart of Midlothian.

Career

Sievers was in Römstedt, West Germany. He played for Hannover 96 for more than 10 years, and made a club record 384 league appearances, primarily playing in the 2. Bundesliga. He remained with the club through relegation to the Regionalliga and eventually played out his final season in the Bundesliga in 2002. His main career highlight with the club was perhaps winning the 1991–92 DFB-Pokal against Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he saved two crucial penalties during the shootout. On 6 March 2010, he made a comeback with the reserve team of Hannover 96.

Coaching career

He has recently joined up with Daniel Stendel at Heart of Midlothian working as an assistant manager. [2]

Honours

Trivia

  • He is also known from the song "Jörg Sievers Blues" by the German band Fury in the Slaughterhouse.
  • His brother Ralf also played professional football at Eintracht Frankfurt and FC St. Pauli.
  • His nickname amongst fans and within the team is "Colt" Sievers, stemming from the phonetic resemblance of his last name to the main character of the 80s TV action series The Fall Guy, "Colt Seavers"

References

  1. ^ "Jörg Sievers" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Hannover 96" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 12 February 2010.