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Hans-Dieter "Hansi" Flick
(born 24 February 1965 in Heidelberg
-Early history:Between 600,000 and 200,000 years ago, "Heidelberg Man" died at nearby Mauer. His jaw bone was discovered in 1907; with scientific dating, his remains were determined to be the earliest evidence of human life in Europe. In the 5th century BC, a Celtic fortress of refuge and place of...
) is the assistant coach of the German national football team
The Germany national football team is the football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association , which was founded in 1900....
under head coach Joachim Löw
As a player, he was a midfielder who played 148 matches for Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich , is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which is the most successful football club in Germany, having won 22 national titles and 15 cups....
and scored five goals between 1985 and 1990. He later played 44 matches for Köln
1. FC Köln is a German association football club based in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. It was formed in 1948 as a merger of the clubs Kölner Ballspiel-Club 1901 and SpVgg Sülz 07....
before retiring in 1993. He never played for the German national team.
After retiring as a player, Flick coached third division side 1899 Hoffenheim for five years before he was sacked in 2005. He then worked as an assistant at Red Bull Salzburg. He was named the assistant coach for Germany on 23 August 2006. Although he is not listed as an officially recognized head coach by the DFB
The German Football Association is the governing body of football in Germany. A founding member of both FIFA and UEFA, the DFB organises the German football leagues, including the national league, the Bundesliga, and the men's and women's national teams. The DFB is based in Frankfurt and is...
, due to the sending off of Joachim Löw
in the previous game Flick was technically the German head coach for the UEFA Euro 2008 quarter final against Portugal
The Portugal national football team represents Portugal in association football and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal. Portugal's home ground is Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, and their head coach is Paulo Bento...
on 19 June 2008, which ended with a 3–2 win for Germany.
The Fußball-Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of Germany's football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga...
: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
The DFB-Pokal or DFB Cup is a German knockout football cup competition held annually. 64 teams participate in the competition, including all clubs from the Bundesliga and the 2nd Bundesliga. It is considered the second most important national title in German football after the Bundesliga...
: 1985–86; Runner-up 1990–91
- European Cup
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...
: Runner-up 1986–87