Horst Wohlers

Horst Wohlers
Personal information
Full name Horst Wohlers
Date of birth (1949-08-06) August 6, 1949
Place of birth Brunsbüttel, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach II
Youth career
SC Brunsbüttelkoog
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1975 FC St. Pauli
1975–1979 Borussia Mönchengladbach 95 (7)
1980–1982 TSV 1860 Munich 84 (14)
1982–1985 Arminia Bielefeld 122 (4)
Teams managed
1986–1987 TuS Paderborn-Neuhaus
1987–1989 Bayer Uerdingen (assistant)
1989–1991 Bayer Uerdingen
1991–1992 FC St. Pauli
1992–1993 SV Lurup
1994–1995 VfB Oldenburg
1995–1996 SV Eintracht Trier 05
1997 Urawa Red Diamonds (assistant)
2004–2005 Borussia Mönchengladbach (youth)
2005–2010 Borussia Mönchengladbach II

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Horst Wohlers (born 6 August 1949 in Brunsbüttel, Schleswig-Holstein) is a former German football player and manager.

Playing career

Wohlers joined first teams of SC Brunsbüttelkoog and FC St. Pauli until his 1975 transfer to Borussia Mönchengladbach. He was a midfielder, who played during Borussia's golden years in the 1970s, when he won with Borussia the Bundesliga two times, the German Cup once, and the UEFA Cup in 1979. Wohlers made 95 Bundesliga appearances for Mönchengladbach, scoring 6 times.

He appeared in total 232 times in the Bundesliga, playing also for TSV 1860 München and Arminia Bielefeld until he retired from playing in 1985.

Management career

After his playing career ended, he became a coach for Bayer 05 Uerdingen in 1989 assisted by his former colleague Rainer Bonhof. The Danish football association DBU contacted Horst Wohlers in 1990, because he was pointed out as the ideal replacement for another German, Sepp Piontek. Horst Wohlers was even presented as new national coach at a press conference, though he was still under contract at Uerdingen. This led to a public farce in Denmark, because Horst Wohlers was never allowed to break his contract at Bayer 05 Uerdingen.[1] Therefore, the later successful Richard Møller Nielsen was appointed as new Danish coach instead.

In 1991 Wohlers became the coach of his former club FC St. Pauli, where his career as Bundesliga coach ended in the same year. He worked for a while as assistant to Horst Köppel in the Japanese J-League with the Urawa Red Diamonds.

In the 2004/2005 season he became the coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach II (or U23), which he led to the German 3rd league (Regionalliga Nord). His contract ended on 30 June 2010.


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