Karl-Heinz Feldkamp

Karl-Heinz Feldkamp
Personal information
Full name Karl-Heinz Feldkamp
Date of birth (1934-06-02) 2 June 1934
Place of birth Essen, Germany
Playing position Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1967 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 316 (42)
Teams managed
1972–1975 Wattenscheid
1975–1976 Gütersloh
1976–1978 Arminia Bielefeld
1978–1982 Kaiserslautern
1982–1983 Borussia Dortmund
1983–1984 Arminia Bielefeld
1984–1987 Uerdingen
1987–1988 Eintracht Frankfurt
1988–1989 Ismaily SC
1990–1992 Kaiserslautern
1992–1993 Galatasaray
1999 Beşiktaş
2007–2008 Galatasaray

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

Karl-Heinz Feldkamp (born 2 June 1934) is a German football manager and former player.

Feldkamp has been coaching football since 1968. In Germany, he has coached Borussia Dortmund, Kaiserslautern, and Eintracht Frankfurt, among others. He previously coached Galatasaray in 1992–93, and also coached another Istanbul club, Beşiktaş in 1999. During his 1992–93 tenure at the Istanbul club, Feldkamp helped Galatasaray establish a competitive squad with promising Turkish youngsters. These would-be stars included, but are not limited to: Hakan Şükür, Bülent Korkmaz, Hamza Hamzaoğlu, Tugay Kerimoğlu, and Mustafa Kocabey.

He is commonly referred to as "Kalli". Due to his direct and honest interaction with the Turkish media, Turkish newspapers often write about the "Kalli aphorisms."

In June 2007, he returned to Galatasaray by signing a two-year contract and replacing outgoing coach Erik Gerets. He is quite respected and has been elevated to the level of almost a "living legend" by Galatasaray supporters. He is known for his rigid "discipline" on and off the training pitch and doesn't differentiate between "star" and "team" players.

On 5 April 2008, Feldkamp resigned from this position.

He also won the German Bundesliga and the Turkish league once, DFB-Pokal three times as a coach.

As of 05/04/2008, Feldkamp has resigned from Galatasaray due to huge amount of disagreements between himself and the board. Galatasaray President Adnan Polat has previously stated that, Feldkamp would not be Galatasaray coach for the season 2008–2009 but will be responsible for reserve team and as an advisor to the new coach.

It has been rumoured that his previous occasions with Lincoln and Hakan Sukur just before the derby game against Besiktas JK, and recent modifications in the squad led to the resignation.

On 26 November 2008, Feldkamp officially returned to Galatasaray as the team consultant in order to assist the team manager Michael Skibbe.[1]


  1. "Karl-Heinz Feldkamp Returns as Team Consultant". Galatasaray.org. 26 November 2008.
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