- Bernd Krauss
Football player infobox
playername= Bernd Krauss
fullname = Bernd Krauss
dateofbirth = Birth date and age|1957|5|8|mf=y
height = Height|m=1.85
currentclub = retired
youthyears = 1971-1976
youthclubs = BSV Schüren
years = 1976-1977 1977-1983 1983-1990
Borussia Dortmund Rapid Wien Borussia Mönchengladbach
caps(goals) = 001 0(0) 191 (18) 167 0(8)
nationalyears = 1981-1984
nationalteam = fb|Austria
nationalcaps(goals) = 022 0(0)
manageryears = 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1996 1997-1999 2000 2001-2002 2002 2004 2005
managerclubs = SC Kapellen Borussia MG Am. 1. FC Köln Am. Borussia MG
Real Sociedad Borussia Dortmund RCD MallorcaAris Saloniki VfB Admira Wacker Mödling Pegah Gilan F.C. CD Tenerife SK Schwadorf
pcupdate = 14 June 2008
ntupdate = 14 June 2008
Bernd Krauss (born
May 8, 1957in Dortmund, ex-West Germany) is a retired German- Austrian football player and later a football manager.
He most recently was the manager of Austrian club
Krauss started his professional career at local outfit
Borussia Dortmundbut limited chances there made him move to Austrian Football Bundesligaside Rapid Wienin 1977. The move proved to be successful, winning the league title (twice) and the domestic cup. He only returned to Germany in 1983 to join Borussia Mönchengladbachwhere he finished his playing career and took up a coaching post.
The German-born Krauss was tempted to become an Austrian citizen when playing at Rapid Wien and joined Austria's national team set-up. He made his debut for Austria in 1981 and was a participant at the
1982 FIFA World Cup. He earned 22 caps, no goals scored. He already played his final international match in 1984, after he left Austria to play in his native West Germany again.
Krauss started his coaching career at the German club SC Kapellen (1988/89), before he was called up to manage the amateur teams of
Borussia Mönchengladbach(1989/90) and 1. FC Köln(1990). In 1991 he became the assistant coach at Mönchengladbach, and then from 6. November 1992 to 7. December 1996 he was appointed to be the Head-Coach there. With Borussia MönchengladbachKrauss won the German Cup in 1995.
The late 90ies were the most successful years in the coaching era of Bernd Krauss. 1997-1999 he managed the Spanish first-division team of
Real Sociedad. In 2000 he shortly came back to Germany, where his job at Borussia Dortmundturned out as a big mistake. After only two months of his reigning at Westfalenstadion he was fired. Krauss then got back to Spain, where he coached RCD Mallorca(2001).
In the next few years Krauss became a globetrotter, managing teams in Greece (
Aris Thessaloniki F.C., 2002), Austria ( VfB Admira Wacker Mödling, 2004), United Arab Emirates and Iran ( Pegah Gilan F.C., 2005). From April to December 2006 he once again came back to Spain, where he managed CD Tenerife.
In August 2007 he was appointed manager of
SK Schwadorf, replacing Attila Sekerlioglu. On 6. December the same year he was fired, placing only one point ahead of the relegation zone in the Austrian Second Division.
Austrian Football Bundesliga(2):
** 1982, 1983
* [http://rapidarchiv.at/spieler/krauss_bernd.html Rapid stats] - Rapid Archive
* [http://www.national-football-teams.com/v2/player.php?id=22858 Career stats] - National Football Teams
* [http://www.fussballportal.de/index.php?kat=44&liga_id=10&saison_lfd=24&spieler_id=1960 German Bundesliga stats] - Fussballportal
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