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Frank Baum (born 30 January 1956) is a retired German footballer, who played as a defender for several German football clubs and the East Germany national football team between 1963 and 1997.

Frank Baum
Personal information
Full name Frank Baum
Date of birth (1956-01-30) 30 January 1956 (age 63)
Place of birth Zwenkau, Bezirk Leipzig, East Germany
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1968 BSG Aktivist Zwenkau
1968–1974 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
1974–1979 BSG Chemie Leipzig
1979–1989 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
1989–1990 BSG Chemie Böhlen
1990–1992 FC Sachsen Leipzig
1992–1995 VfB Zwenkau
1995–1997 SV LVB Leipzig
National team
1979–1984 East Germany 17
Teams managed
1995–1997 SG LVB Leipzig (player-coach)
0 Kickers 94 Markkleeberg
2003– SG LVB Leipzig
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Representing  East Germany
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Team Competition

Baum spent his youth playing for BSG Aktivist Zwenkau and 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig. Between 1974 and 1979 Baum played for BSG Chemie Leipzig and by the 1978–79 season was a regular first-team player. On 28 February 1979 he gained his first cap for East Germany in a 1–0 loss to Bulgaria. The same year saw Baum transfer to city rivals Lokomotiv Leipzig, where he played for the next ten years. Following the transfer, he won the FDGB Pokal three times and played the European Cup. He was part of the team who reached the final of the 1986–87 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in Athens, losing 1–0 to AFC Ajax.

In total, Baum played in 248 games in the DDR-Oberliga, scoring ten goals.[1]

Between 1979 and 1984 he made 17 appearanced for East Germany.[2] He won a silver medal in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow[3] with the GDR Olympic team.

After leaving Lokomotive Leipzig in 1989, Baum had spells at Chemie Böhlen, Sachsen Leipzig and VfB Zwenkau.

Baum became first-team player-coach at SV LVB Leipzig and also coached Kickers 94 Markkleeberg in 1995. Currently, he is coaching the men's first team of the Leipzig Transport Authority team in the Leipzig District League.


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  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (25 June 2015). "Frank Baum – Matches and Goals in Oberliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (25 June 2015). "Frank Baum – International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Frank Baum Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)