Uli Stielike

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uli Stielike
Uli Stielike in press conference before Iran match 1.jpg
Uli Stielike in a press conference before friendly with Iran in 2014
Personal information
Full name Ulrich Stielike
Date of birth (1954-11-15) 15 November 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Ketsch, West Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder / Sweeper
Club information
Current team
Tianjin Teda
Youth career
1962–1972 SpVgg Ketsch
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1977 Borussia Mönchengladbach 109 (12)
1977–1985 Real Madrid 215 (41)
1985–1988 Neuchâtel Xamax 66 (0)
Total 390 (53)
National team
1972–1973 West Germany Youth 16 (0)
1973–1975 West Germany Amateur 10 (3)
1975–1984 West Germany 42 (3)
Teams managed
1989–1991 Switzerland
1992–1994 Neuchâtel Xamax
1994–1995 SV Waldhof Mannheim
1996 UD Almería
1998–2000 Germany (assistant)
2000–2006 Germany (U19 / U20 / U21)
2006–2008 Ivory Coast
2008 FC Sion
2008–2010 Al-Arabi
2010–2012 Al-Sailiya
2013–2014 Al-Arabi
2014–2017 South Korea
2017– Tianjin Teda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ulrich "Uli" Stielike (born 15 November 1954) is a German former footballer. Usually a central midfielder or sweeper, Stielike was well known for his stamina and footballing intelligence.[2] Stielike is one of a small handful of players (Rainer Bonhof and Manfred Kaltz are others) to have played in all 3 European club finals (the European Cup/Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup), the World Cup Final and the European Championship Final.

Playing career

Club career

Stielike was a West Germany youth international for hometown club SpVgg Ketsch when he got signed by UEFA Cup runner-up Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973, first coming to action as a full back for the then two times German Bundesliga champion. Playing in defending midfield for his club, afterwards, he was part of the Mönchengladbach team that won the Bundesliga titles in 1975, 1976 and 1977, the UEFA Cup in 1975 and gained a runner-up medal in the European Cup in 1977 following a 1–3 against Liverpool F.C. in Rome. In five seasons he amassed 109 Bundesliga matches.[3]

Ahead of the 1977–78 season, Stielike moved on to join Real Madrid to become a reliable fan-favourite in his eight years with Los merengues. His first three seasons at Santiago Bernabéu all ended in Real winning La Liga. In 1980 and 1982, he was part of the side winning Copa del Rey, in 1985 he added the Copa de la Liga, and finished off his Madrid years with the UEFA Cup triumph of the same summer.

Following representatives votes of Spanish paper Don Balón, Stielike was four times 'Best Foreign Player' in La Liga between 1978 and 1981.

In 1985, Stielike joined Neuchâtel Xamax and won two Swiss Super League trophies in 1987 and 1988 with the club.

Stielike retired from his playing career in 1988. He appeared for Mönchengladbach, Real and Xamax in 83 matches in the European cup competitions.[4]

International career

Stielike was capped in 42 internationals with West Germany from 1975 to 1984[5] with whom he won 1980 UEFA European Football Championship and the runner-up medal at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[6] Stielike did not feature for his country in the 1978 FIFA World Cup after the German Football Association under Hermann Neuberger had temporarily decided to force their coaches not to select players playing their club football outside the Bundesliga. A central figure for the defence of Real Madrid in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Stielike could just partially live up to those expectations in his duties for West Germany. Early hopes had been that he could be the ideal successor of legendary sweeper Franz Beckenbauer, with whom he played in a few internationals in the 1970s. Stielike played in the now legendary semi-final match of the 1982 world cup, which ended in a 3–3 draw, resulting in penalties. A poignant scene in the penalty shooutout showed the young Pierre Littbarski consoling a tearful Stielike, who missed a penalty, burying his head in Littbarski's shirt, as West Germany's goalkeeper, Harald Schumacher saved Didier Six's penalty to even the score, with the Germans eventually winning 5–4 on penalties. West Germany lost 3–1 to Italy in the 1982 World Cup final.

Stielike's final appearance for his country took place against Argentina (1–3) in September 1984 in Beckenbauer's first match in charge of West Germany. Over those years Stielike scored three, the latest in a 3–2 win over Bulgaria in Varna in February 1984. Shortly after that, he was part of Jupp Derwall's squad for the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship.

Managerial career

Steilike coaching Umm Salal in 2012

After his retirement from his playing career, Stielike was the coach of the Switzerland national football team from 1989 to 1991 as successor of Daniel Jeandupeux and predecessor of Roy Hodgson.

From 1994 to 1996, Stielike also had managerial spells at club level with UD Almería in Spain and SV Waldhof Mannheim in the 2nd Bundesliga, Germany.

In 1998, Stielike had been interviewed by Egidius Braun, the then chairman of the German Football Association, following a vacancy occurred through the resignation of Berti Vogts from the head coaching job of Germany in 1998. He believed Braun would offer him the succession of Vogts, consequently heading into an interview with Kicker (Sports magazine) in this (mistaken) belief. After further talks with Braun had disclosed that Stielke would only be appointed assistant coach rather than head coach, Stielike had to retract some remarks (e.g. concerning Andreas Möller).[specify]

From 9 September 1998 to 7 May 2000, Stielike had been the assistant to then Germany coach Erich Ribbeck. Shortly before 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, which ended in a disaster for the Germans, Stielike stepped down from his role as assistant due to differences in some respects with Ribbeck. He was replaced by Horst Hrubesch for the tournament.

Stielike spent six years working with different youth teams (i.e. the U21 side until 2004) of Germany and manager of Germany national under-20 football team of 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship and 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.

On 14 September 2006, Stielike penned a contract with to take over the Ivory Coast national football team in succession of Frenchman Henri Michel, subsequent to the elimination of the team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Stielike stepped down as Les Éléphants coach on 7 January 2008 due to his son's alarming ill health.[7] On 1 February, Michael Stielike, 23, died after failing to receive a lung transplant, with his health gradually deteriorating until he was eventually put on life support.[8]

On 31 May 2008, he agreed to coach Swiss side FC Sion,[9][10] but was fired on 3 November 2008. On 5 January 2009 he then signed a contract with Al-Arabi Sports Club.[11]

On 5 September 2014, Stielike was named as the manager of the South Korea national football team, signing a four-year contract that would run until the 2018 World Cup. In his first game in charge, South Korea defeated Paraguay 2–0 in a friendly match. His side began its 2015 AFC Asian Cup campaign with a 1–0 win over Oman. This was continued with two wins with the same scoreline over Kuwait and hosts Australia. South Korea qualified to the knockout stage as group winners with nine points and faced Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals. Though the game remained 0–0 for the first 90 minutes, two goals from Son Heung Min in extra time helped South Korea reach the semi-finals. South Korea played in the semi-finals against Iraq and won the match 2–0. South Korea finished the tournament as runners-up after losing to Australia 2–1 in the final. Despite the loss the team's public image, which was damaged after 2014 World Cup, was restored. The team received praise for having one of the strongest defensive lines in the tournament, conceding no goals until the final.

Stielike's team got off to a good start in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, not conceding a single goal and winning all their eight matches in Group G. However South Korea's third round Group A matches did not go as well and Stielike became the subject of criticism over team selection and tactics after a 1-0 loss to Iran on 11 October 2016 and another 1-0 loss on 23 March 2017 to China (only their second loss to China in 32 matches). A 3-2 loss to Qatar on 13 June 2017 was South Korea's third defeat in its first eight matches in Group A. It was the first time that South Korea had lost to Qatar in 32 years. Such run of results led to Stielike's sacking by the Korea Football Association (KFA) on 15 June 2017. After their 3-2 loss to Qatar on 13 June 2017, South Korea remained second in Group A, seven points behind already-qualified Iran but just one point ahead of third-placed Uzbekistan, with all the teams having played eight matches each in Group A. South Korea were to play Iran and then Uzbekistan in their final two Group A matches.[12][13]

Managerial statistics

As of 13 June 2017
Team From To Record
M W D L GF GA GD Win %
Switzerland 5 April 1989 31 December 1991 28 13 5 10 49 30 +19 046.43
Neuchâtel Xamax January 1992 July 1994 86 30 31 25 118 91 +27 034.88
Waldhof Mannheim July 1994 July 1995 36 14 17 5 51 37 +14 038.89
Almería February 1996 July 1996 16 5 6 5 26 22 +4 031.25
Germany U-21 8 May 2000 1 January 2004 30 21 1 8 42 18 +24 070.00
Germany U-20 17 June 2001 5 December 2003 7 3 0 4 12 11 +1 042.86
Germany U-19 1 January 2004 1 January 2006 19 10 9 0 29 5 +24 052.63
Ivory Coast 14 September 2006 7 January 2008 15 11 2 2 37 7 +30 073.33
FC Sion 31 May 2008 3 November 2008 15 5 4 6 24 28 −4 033.33
Al-Arabi 31 December 2008 30 June 2010 46 21 8 17 93 76 +17 045.65
Al-Sailiya 1 July 2010 8 October 2012 56 22 12 22 82 93 −11 039.29
Al-Arabi 5 June 2013 28 January 2014 28 14 5 9 51 42 +9 050.00
South Korea 9 September 2014 15 June 2017 37 25 5 7 64 25 +39 067.57

South Korea results

# Date Venue Opponent Result Goalscorers Competition
1 10 October 2014 South Korea Cheonan, South Korea  Paraguay 2–0 Kim Min-woo, Nam Tae-hee Friendly
2 14 October 2014 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  Costa Rica 1–3 Lee Dong-gook Friendly
3 14 November 2014 Jordan Amman, Jordan  Jordan 1–0 Han Kyo-won Friendly
4 18 November 2014 Iran Tehran, Iran  Iran 0–1 Sardar Azmoun Friendly
5 10 January 2015 Australia Canberra, Australia  Oman 1–0 Cho Young-cheol 2015 AFC Asian Cup
6 13 January 2015 Australia Canberra, Australia  Kuwait 1–0 Nam Tae-hee 2015 AFC Asian Cup
7 17 January 2015 Australia Brisbane, Australia  Australia 1–0 Lee Jung-hyup 2015 AFC Asian Cup
8 22 January 2015 Australia Melbourne, Australia  Uzbekistan 2–0 (a.e.t.) Son Heung-min (2) 2015 AFC Asian Cup
9 26 January 2015 Australia Sydney, Australia  Iraq 2–0 Lee Jung-hyup, Kim Young-gwon 2015 AFC Asian Cup
10 31 January 2015 Australia Sydney, Australia  Australia 1–2 (a.e.t.) Son Heung-min 2015 AFC Asian Cup
11 27 March 2015 South Korea Daejeon, South Korea  Uzbekistan 1–1 Koo Ja-cheol Friendly
12 31 March 2015 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  New Zealand 1–0 Lee Jae-sung Friendly
13 11 June 2015 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  United Arab Emirates 3–0 Yeom Ki-hun, Lee Yong-jae, Lee Jung-hyup Friendly
14 16 June 2015 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand  Myanmar 2–0 Lee Jae-sung, Son Heung-min 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
15 2 August 2015 China Wuhan, China  China PR 2–0 Kim Seung-dae, Lee Jong-ho 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
16 5 August 2015 China Wuhan, China  Japan 1–1 Jang Hyun-soo 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
17 9 August 2015 China Wuhan, China  North Korea 0–0 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
18 3 September 2015 South Korea Hwaseong, South Korea  Laos 8–0 Lee Chung-yong, Son Heung-min (3), Kwon Chang-hoon (2), Suk Hyun-jun, Lee Jae-sung 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
19 8 September 2015 Lebanon Sidon, Lebanon  Lebanon 3–0 Jang Hyun-soo, Ali Hamam (OG), Kwon Chang-hoon 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
20 8 October 2015 Kuwait Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 1–0 Koo Ja-cheol 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
21 13 October 2015 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  Jamaica 3–0 Ji Dong-won, Ki Sung-yueng, Hwang Ui-jo Friendly
22 12 November 2015 South Korea Suwon, South Korea  Myanmar 4–0 Lee Jae-sung, Koo Ja-cheol, Jang Hyun-soo, Nam Tae-hee 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
23 17 November 2015 Laos Vientiane, Laos  Laos 5–0 Ki Sung-yueng (2), Son Heung-min (2), Suk Hyun-jun 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
24 24 March 2016 South Korea Ansan, South Korea  Lebanon 1–0 Lee Jung-hyup 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
25 27 March 2016 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 1–0 Suk Hyun-jun Friendly
26 1 June 2016 Austria Salzburg, Austria  Spain 1–6 Ju Se-jong Friendly
27 5 June 2016 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 2–1 Yoon Bit-garam, Suk Hyun-jun Friendly
28 1 September 2016 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  China PR 3–2 Zheng Zhi (OG), Lee Chung-yong, Koo Ja-cheol 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
29 6 September 2016 Malaysia Seremban, Malaysia  Syria 0–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
30 6 October 2016 South Korea Suwon, South Korea  Qatar 3–2 Ki Sung-yueng, Ji Dong-won, Son Heung-min 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
31 11 October 2016 Iran Tehran, Iran  Iran 0–1 Sardar Azmoun 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
32 11 November 2016 South Korea Cheonan, South Korea  Canada 2–0 Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Jeong-hyeop Friendly
33 15 November 2016 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  Uzbekistan 2–1 Nam Tae-hee, Koo Ja-cheol 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
34 23 March 2017 China Changsha, China  China PR 0–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
35 28 March 2017 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  Syria 1–0 Hong Jeong-ho 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
36 7 June 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Iraq 0–0 Friendly
37 13 June 2017 Qatar Doha, Qatar  Qatar 2–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round

Honours

As a player

Club

Borussia Mönchengladbach
Real Madrid
Neuchâtel Xamax

International

Germany

Individual

As a manager

Club

Al-Sailiya

International

South Korea

References

  1. ^ Uli Stielike
  2. ^ Radnedge, Keir. (2004). The Complete Encyclopedia of Football. London, United Kingdom.[page needed]
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (14 January 2016). "Ulrich 'Uli' Stielike - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Haisma, Marcel (14 January 2016). "Ulrich Stielike - Matches in European Cups". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (14 January 2016). "Ulrich 'Uli' Stielike - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  6. ^ FIFA Player Statistics: Uli STIELIKE. FIFA.com (12 August 2014). Retrieved on 2014-08-18.
  7. ^ Ivory Coast have temporarily replaced coach Uli Stielike. New York Times. 8 January 2008.
  8. ^ Latest News. Fifa.com.
  9. ^ L'invité: Uli Stielike. rts.ch. 14 November 2009
  10. ^ 20 minutes – Ulrich Stielike reprend Sion – Football. 20min.ch. Retrieved on 18 August 2014.
  11. ^ Happy Birthday to you!. FIFA.com. 15 November 2009
  12. ^ Korea Republic sack Uli Stielike. FIFA official website. 15 June 2017
  13. ^ Football: Stielike sacked after shock loss.The Straits Times. 16 June 2017

External links

  • Uli Stielike at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • Uli Stielike at WorldFootball.net
  • Uli Stielike at National-Football-Teams.com
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Uli_Stielike&oldid=800063408"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uli_Stielike
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Uli Stielike"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA