Michael Fink (born 1 February 1982) is a German footballer and manager who most recently managed SV Waldhof Mannheim. He is currently the chief scout of FC Gießen.

Michael Fink
Fink on left side
Personal information
Full name Michael Fink
Date of birth (1982-02-01) 1 February 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Waiblingen, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Gießen (Chief scout)
Youth career
VfR Waiblingen
1990–1992 SV Fellbach
1992–2001 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 VfB Stuttgart II 59 (3)
2004–2006 Arminia Bielefeld 44 (4)
2006–2009 Eintracht Frankfurt 87 (8)
2009–2011 Beşiktaş 46 (3)
2011Borussia M'gladbach (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012 Samsunspor 31 (1)
2012–2015 Erzgebirge Aue 73 (3)
2015–2017 SV Waldhof Mannheim 68 (4)
Teams managed
2015–2017 SV Waldhof Mannheim (playing assistant)[1]
2017–2018 SV Waldhof Mannheim
2018– FC Gießen (chief scout)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2017


Born in Waiblingen, Fink played from 1992 for VfB Stuttgart, in the beginning for the youth team, later in the reserve in the Regionalliga. In 2004, Arminia Bielefeld signed him for their Bundesliga campaign.

Eintracht FrankfurtEdit

Fink left Arminia Bielefeld after the 2005–06 season to join Eintracht Frankfurt.

In January 2008, he scored a bicycle kick goal in a friendly against Paderborn that won the Goal of the month award.

On 29 November 2008, there were reports linking Fink with a return to Stuttgart in the press.[2]

Eintracht Frankfurt press officer Carsten Knoop confirmed that Fink would be leaving at the end of the season.[3]


Fink joined Turkish side Beşiktaş for €1.2 million with a 3 years long contract.[4][5]

Fink had his pro-competitive match debut in the Super Cup, in which Beşiktaş had lost 0–2 against Fenerbahçe. Fink played a full 90 minutes in the famous victory over Manchester United with a 0–1.[6]

He scored his second goal against Fenerbahce SK and this goal is opted for the best goal of the first part of 2009–10 season by his teammates.[7] He scored his first goal for Beşiktaş at his "league debut" match against İstanbul BB on 7 August 2009, it was also the season's first goal at Süper Lig.[8]

Borussia MönchengladbachEdit

Fink returned to Germany on loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga.[9]

After retirementEdit

In late January 2018, Fink was appointed as the chief scout of FC Gießen.[10]


  1. ^ "Michael Fink wird spielender Co-trainer". svw07.de. 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Stuttgart chasing Fink". Ontheminute.com. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Schade, dass Fink geht!" (in German). Bild. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Frankfurt doğruladı!" (in Turkish). 23 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Ve Fink Beşiktaş'ta!" (in Turkish). Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Manchester United 0–1 Besiktas". Whoscored.com. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Beşiktaş:0 – Fenerbahçe:2" (in Turkish). bjk.com.tr. 2 August 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  8. ^ "İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye:1 – Beşiktaş:1" (in Turkish). bjk.com.tr. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  9. ^ "Fink verstärkt die "Fohlen"" [Fink strengthens the "foals"] (in German). DFL. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  10. ^ Ex-Eintrachtler: Michael Fink neuer Chefscout der Teutonia, giessener-allgemeine.de, 24 January 2018

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