Dariusz Wosz (German pronunciation: [ˈdaːʁi̯ʊs ˈvɔʃ], Polish: [ˈdarjuʂ ˈvɔʂ]; born 8 June 1969) is a German former footballer who played mostly as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield. He currently works as a coach for VfL Bochum.
Dariusz Wosz with Nika Krosny in 2015
|Full name||Dariusz Wosz|
|Date of birth||8 June 1969|
|Place of birth||Piekary Śląskie, Poland|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|VfL Bochum (technical trainer)|
|1980–1981||BSG Motor Halle|
|1981–1984||BSG Empor Halle|
|2007–2009||SC Union Bergen||15||(12)|
|2007–2013||VfL Bochum U-19|
|2009–2010||VfL Bochum (assistant)|
|2010||VfL Bochum (caretaker)|
|2010–2013||VfL Bochum (assistant)|
|2013–2014||VfL Bochum II|
|2014–2015||VfL Bochum U-19|
|2015–||VfL Bochum (technical trainer)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He started playing football at BSG Motor Halle in 1980. After a year there he moved to BSG Empor Halle before joining Chemie Halle in 1984.
Two years after joining the club he made it into the first team, who earned promotion from the second division to the DDR-Oberliga, although Wosz would only play once, in 1986–87. During the following four seasons he would amass 93 games (15 goals) until the Oberliga merged with the Bundesliga due to the German reunification.
Wosz stayed at Halle for the 1991–92 2. Bundesliga season, lining up in 22 games (5 goals). Because the club finished fourth in the final East German football season, he was able to play twice in the 1991–92 UEFA Cup.
Wosz was transferred to VfL Bochum in toward the end of the 1991–92 season. As captain, he led Bochum to its biggest success yet: the third round of the 1997–98 UEFA Cup which was lost 4–6 on aggregate to Ajax Amsterdam.
In the summer of 1998, Wosz was transferred to Hertha BSC. After three successful years, including participation in the UEFA Champions League where he scored the winning goal against A.C. Milan, he requested to be transferred back to Bochum, where he helped the side qualify for the 2004–05 UEFA Cup. During his final season, 2006–07, Wosz only played one match, being substituted on for Zvjezdan Misimović in the 70th minute against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Twelve minutes later he scored his final Bundesliga goal. In summer 2007, he played besides his coaching job with Bochum-based football club SC Union Bergen and retired in summer 2009.
As of 20 May 2007[update]
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|East Germany||League||FDGB-Pokal||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1991–92||Hallescher FC||2. Bundesliga||22||5||1||0||—||2||0||25||5|
|2001–02||VfL Bochum||2. Bundesliga||27||6||1||0||—||—||28||6|
Wosz earned his first international cap for East Germany when he played against Finland on 22 March 1989 in Dresden. The match ended as a 1–1 draw. His seventh cap, his final game for East Germany, was against Belgium on 12 September 1990 in Brussels. East Germany won the match 2–1.
On 26 February 1997, he debuted for the reunified Germany against Israel in Tel Aviv. Germany won the match 1–0, with Wosz scoring Germany's goal. Wosz was part of the German squad for Euro 2000 but Erich Ribbeck did not use him during the tournament. He made his final national appearance against Denmark on 15 November 2000 in Copenhagen. Germany lost 1–2.
|1.||26 February 1997||Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel||Israel||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
After retiring, Wosz served as Bochum's U-19 coach and was on 20 September 2009 named as assistant coach of the Bundesliga team. On 29 April 2010, he replaced Heiko Herrlich as head coach of VfL Bochum.
In the summer 2015, Wosz was appointed as the new technical trainer in the club, both for the seniors and the youth teams.
- Wosz is the only player of VfL Bochum who got a "Farewell-match". On 8 September 2007, a team formed by the UEFA Cup squad of Bochum played against a team of old teammates of Wosz. The match ended 12–8 and two goals of Wosz who played for both sides.
- By many supporters of VfL Bochum he is only called "him" (in German: er), after his return to the club.
- Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Dariusz Wosz - Matches and Goals in Oberliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
- "Hertha-Milan". UEFA. 20 October 1999.
- "BL 13: Wosz fordert Pass von Bergen zurück und spricht Klartext" (in German). reviersport.de. 28 June 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Dariusz Wosz - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
- "Koller verlässt den VfL" (in German). VfL Bochum. 20 September 2009. Archived from the original on 24 September 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2009.
- "VfL trennt sich von Heiko Herrlich" (in German). VfL Bochum. 29 April 2010. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- "Alle Trainerteams von der U19 bis zur U9" (in German). VfL Bochum. 9 June 2015.