Basler in 2018
|Full name||Mario Basler|
|Date of birth||18 December 1968|
|Place of birth||Neustadt (Weinstraße), West Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|TSG Eisenberg (player and advisor)|
|1984–1987||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|1987–1989||1. FC Kaiserslautern||1||(0)|
|1999–2003||1. FC Kaiserslautern||91||(8)|
|2007–2008||TuS Koblenz (assistant)|
|2015–2016||1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (sporting director)|
|2019–||TSG Eisenberg (advisor)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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 also was known for his creativity.
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.
He played 30 games for the Germany national football 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.
|1.||2 June 1994||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria||Austria||Friendly|
|2.||30 April 1997||Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany||Ukraine||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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.
- As of 20 March 2013
|Jahn Regensburg||1 July 2004||20 September 2005||43||13||12||18||56||66||−10||30.23|
|Eintracht Trier||8 September 2008||20 February 2010||52||19||10||23||69||88||−19||36.54|
|Wacker Burghausen||10 August 2010||14 May 2011||35||9||8||18||43||61||−18||25.71|
|Rot-Weiß Oberhausen||24 October 2011||14 September 2012||32||9||9||14||33||49||−16||28.13|
- Bundesliga: 1996–97, 1998–99
- DFB-Pokal: 1997–98
- DFB-Ligapokal: 1997, 1998
- UEFA Champions League Runner-up: 1998–99
- Mario Basler: Jetzt geht's Los!, Super NES game endorsed by Basler
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- "Burghausen setzt Basler vor die Tür" (in German). kicker.de. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- "Basler tritt in Oberhausen zurück" (in German). kicker.de. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- "Ex-Nationalspieler: Basler wird Geschäftsführer bei Lok Leipzig" (in German). spiegel.de. 21 January 2015.
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