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Mario Basler
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Basler in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-12-18) 18 December 1968 (age 55)
Place of birth Neustadt (Weinstraße), West Germany
Height 1.86 m
Playing position Right midfielder
Club information
Current club TSG Eisenberg (player and advisor)
Youth career
1974–1984 VfL Neustadt
1984–1987 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1 (0)
1989–1991 Rot-Weiss Essen 54 (6)
1991–1993 Hertha BSC 74 (17)
1993–1996 Werder Bremen 92 (36)
1996–1999 Bayern Munich 78 (18)
1999–2003 1. FC Kaiserslautern 91 (8)
2003–2004 Al-Rayyan 15 (2)
Total 425 (87)
National team
1994–1998 Germany 30 (2)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Jahn Regensburg
2007–2008 TuS Koblenz (assistant)
2008–2010 Eintracht Trier
2010–2011 Wacker Burghausen
2011–2012 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
2012–2013 BC Augsburg
2015–2016 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (sporting director)
2017 Rot-Weiss Frankfurt
2019– TSG Eisenberg (advisor)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mario Basler (born 18 December 1968) is a German football manager and former professional player who mainly played as a right midfielder. He is currently at TSG Eisenberg as a player and advisor.

A dead-ball specialist, Basler scored numerous goals from free-kicks and two directly from corner kicks during his career, colloquially known as Olympic goals. He was also known for his creativity.

Club career

Born in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Basler started his career with 1. FC Kaiserslautern, making only one league appearance. In 1993, he joined Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen, after previously playing for Hertha BSC and Rot-Weiss Essen in the 2. Bundesliga. With Bremen, Basler won the DFB-Pokal in 1994 and finished runner-up in the Bundesliga in 1995. During the 1994–95 season, he was joint top-goalscorer in the Bundesliga with 20 goals.

Basler joined FC Bayern Munich in 1996, where he won the Bundesliga title in 1997 and 1999, and scored the club's winning goal in the 1998 DFB-Pokal final. Basler also scored the opening goal for Bayern Munich in their 1999 UEFA Champions League Final against Manchester United at Camp Nou, Barcelona with a free-kick in the sixth minute of the game. Bayern went on to lose the match 2–1.

Basler rejoined Kaiserslautern in 1999, reaching the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 2001 and the final of the 2002–03 DFB-Pokal, where die roten Teufel were beaten by Basler's former club Bayern Munich.

International career

Basler played 30 games for the Germany national team between 1994 and 1998 and scored two goals. He was named in the squad for the 1994 World Cup, and Euro 1996, the latter of which Germany won, although Basler didn't make any appearances in the tournament.

International goals

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Basler goal.
List of international goals scored by Mario Basler
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 June 1994 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Austria 5–1 5–1 Friendly
2 30 April 1997 Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany  Ukraine 2–0 2–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification

Coaching career

Basler began his coaching career 2004 as head coach of SSV Jahn Regensburg but was sacked after few months. In July 2007 he became assistant coach of TuS Koblenz. After only one year he left TuS Koblenz to sign a contract as head coach and manager with SV Eintracht Trier 05. On 21 February 2010, he was fired by his club Eintracht Trier. He was appointed as manager of SV Wacker Burghausen in August of the same year. When Burghausen was relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season, Basler was sacked.

Basler took over as coach of Rot-Weiß Oberhausen in October 2011 but resigned from his position on 14 September 2012 after four losses in seven games.

In February 2015, Basler got the job as sports director for 1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig.

Coaching record

Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Jahn Regensburg 1 July 2004 20 September 2005 &&&&&&&&&&&&&043.&&&&&043 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 &&&&&&&&&&&&&056.&&&&&056 &&&&&&&&&&&&&066.&&&&&066 −10 &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.23000030.23
Eintracht Trier 8 September 2008 20 February 2010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&052.&&&&&052 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 &&&&&&&&&&&&&069.&&&&&069 &&&&&&&&&&&&&088.&&&&&088 −19 &&&&&&&&&&&&&036.54000036.54
Wacker Burghausen 10 August 2010 14 May 2011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&035.&&&&&035 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 &&&&&&&&&&&&&043.&&&&&043 &&&&&&&&&&&&&061.&&&&&061 −18 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.71000025.71
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 24 October 2011 14 September 2012 &&&&&&&&&&&&&032.&&&&&032 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.&&&&&033 &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 −16 &&&&&&&&&&&&&028.13000028.13
Total &&&&&&&&&&&&0162.&&&&&0162 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050 &&&&&&&&&&&&&039.&&&&&039 &&&&&&&&&&&&&073.&&&&&073 &&&&&&&&&&&&0201.&&&&&0201 &&&&&&&&&&&&0264.&&&&&0264 −63 &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.86000030.86


Mario Basler
Basler in 2005

Werder Bremen

Bayern Munich



  • kicker Torjägerkanone Award: 1994–95 Bundesliga top scorer
  • kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 1994–95

See also

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