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Günter Hermann (born 5 December 1960) is a retired German footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, mainly with Werder Bremen. He currently works as the caretaker and sporting director of FC Oberneuland,

Günter Hermann
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-12-05) 5 December 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Rehburg, West Germany
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Oberneuland (caretaker)
FC Oberneuland (sporting director)
Youth career
RSV Rehburg
0000–1979 SC Stadthagen
1979–1980 TSV Loccum[1]
1980–1982 Werder Bremen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1992 Werder Bremen 231 (8)
1992–1994 SG Wattenscheid 09 31 (0)
1994–1996 Hannover 96 53 (2)
Total 315 (10)
National team
1988–1990 West Germany 2 (0)
Teams managed
1996–1999 Rotenburger SV
1999 FC Oberneuland
2000–2014 Osterholz-Scharmbeck
2014–2015 FC Oberneuland[2]
2015 FC Oberneuland (team manager)[3]
2015– FC Oberneuland (sporting director)[4]
2017– FC Oberneuland (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was also part of the West German national team that was crowned World champion in 1990.


Club careerEdit

During nearly ten professional seasons, Hermann played with SV Werder Bremen. He made his Bundesliga debut on 11 December 1982, in a 2–1 win at VfL Bochum, but it would be only his only appearance of the season, and he would also amass a single one in the following.

After a slow start, Hermann became a very important defensive member, often partnering legendary Miroslav Votava in central midfield. In the 1987–88 season, he played in 30 matches (receiving only one yellow card), as Werder won the national championship after 23 years. As his presence was diminishing he still appeared in six matches during the club's 1991–92 Cup Winners' Cup victorious campaign, although he did not play in the final.

In December 1992, Hermann left Bremen after 231 top-flight matches[5] for another first-divisioner, SG Wattenscheid 09 (in Bochum) helping the modest side retain its top level status in his one half season stint. He finished his career in the second division with Hannover 96, retiring at almost 36; he later had a go at managing in amateur football, mainly with VSK Osterholz-Scharmbeck.

International careerEdit

Hermann recorded just two international caps for West Germany in his professional career, making his debut on 21 September 1988, in a friendly against the Soviet Union (1–0) in Düsseldorf.[6]

His other appearance took place in the final test of the nation ahead of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, playing nine minutes in another 1–0 success, on 30 May, against Denmark. During the final stages, he was the only outfield player besides striker Frank Mill and defender Paul Steiner not to receive a single minute during the competition.



  1. ^ "Hermann, Günter" (in German). Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Neuer Trainer für den FCO" (in German). 16 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Benedetto Muzzicato: Neues Duo mit Teammanager Günter Hermann" (in German). FC Oberneuland.
  4. ^ "1. Herren" (in German). FC Oberneuland.
  5. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (18 July 2019). "Günter Hermann - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  6. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (18 July 2019). "Günter Hermann - International Appearances". Retrieved 19 July 2019.

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