Ottmar Hitzfeld

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Ottmar Hitzfeld (German pronunciation: [ˈʔɔtmaːɐ̯ ˈhɪt͡sfɛlt]; born 12 January 1949) is a German former professional football player (striker) and manager, nicknamed der General ("the general"). He has accumulated a total of 18 major titles, mostly in his tenures with Grasshopper Club Zürich, Borussia Dortmund, and Bayern Munich. A trained mathematician and sports teacher, Hitzfeld is one of the most successful coaches of German and international football. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ottmar Hitzfeld has received more than 648,401 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ottmar Hitzfeld is the 32nd most popular coach (up from 37th in 2019), the 713th most popular biography from Germany (up from 767th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Coach.

Ottmar Hitzfeld is most famous for his coaching success with the German national team and Bayern Munich. He won the World Cup with Germany in 1990 and coached them to victory in the European Championships in 1996. He also coached Bayern Munich to a Champions League title in 2001.

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Among coaches, Ottmar Hitzfeld ranks 32 out of 329Before him are Joachim Löw, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Michael Laudrup, Jürgen Klopp, Phil Jackson, and Maurizio Sarri. After him are Fatih Terim, Dick Advocaat, Marcelo Bielsa, Miroslav Blažević, Diego Simeone, and Óscar Tabárez.

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Among people born in 1949, Ottmar Hitzfeld ranks 42Before him are George Foreman, Amin Maalouf, Linda Lovelace, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Philippe Petit, and Thaksin Shinawatra. After him are Joan Enric Vives Sicília, Tom Waits, Issei Sagawa, Jarosław Kaczyński, Ivana Trump, and Bill Nighy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ottmar Hitzfeld ranks 713 out of 5,289Before him are Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Fritz Perls (1893), George, King of Saxony (1832), Margot Frank (1926), Walther Wenck (1900), and Ernst Kretschmer (1888). After him are Clemens Brentano (1778), Edith Frank (1900), Franz Stuck (1863), Hans Sachs (1494), Gottfried Semper (1803), and Therese Neumann (1898).

Among COACHES In Germany

Among coaches born in Germany, Ottmar Hitzfeld ranks 6Before him are Jupp Heynckes (1945), Sepp Maier (1944), Otto Rehhagel (1938), Joachim Löw (1960), and Jürgen Klopp (1967). After him are Bernd Schuster (1959), Pierre Littbarski (1960), Hans-Dieter Flick (1965), Ralf Rangnick (1958), Matthias Sammer (1967), and Andreas Köpke (1962).