Christopher Daum Net Worth in 2023 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €7 million
Age: 68
Born: 10/24/1953
Country of origin: Germany
Source of Wealth: coach
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Christoph Daum started his career in the football industry at the age of 27. From 1980 to 2014 he looked after various clubs in the Bundesliga and the euro area. As a successful football coach, he accompanied these clubs through numerous championships and cup victories.

early life

Christoph Daum was born in Zwickau and grew up with his grandparents in Oelsnitz until he was six. After the death of his father – when Daum was just six years old – he moved to his mother in Duisburg. Already in his youth Christoph Daum played for the district clubs DJK Viktoria Beeck, VfvB Ruhrort-Laar and Hamborn 07. Christoph Daum completed his school career by studying sports science at the German Sport University in Cologne. In his diploma thesis he examined the importance and significance of the educational and psychological measures of a football coach.


Christoph Daum’s career is characterized by consecutive sporting successes. Christoph Daum was already playing in the Duisburg teacher’s gymnastics club while he was studying sports science. From 1975 he moved to 1. FC Köln. There he occupied the upper league in the field of amateurs and became German amateur champion in 1981. In 1979/1980, Christoph Daum received his license to teach football with the DFB and continued his career as a football coach. After being appointed head coach of the Bundesliga team of 1. FC Köln, Christoph Daum managed to take third place with the team in the 1987/1988 season and thus move into the UEFA Cup.

In the following season, 1988/1989, things continued to improve and 1. FC Köln became runners-up. In 1990, Christoph Daum continued his career as a professional football coach at VfB Stuttgart. At the time he took over as coach of VfB Stuttgart, the team was in 15th place. With his professional leadership, Daum managed to get the team up to speed and won the German championship in the 1991/1992 season. From 1994 Christoph Daum switched to the Turkish football club Besiktas and celebrated great success there in the first year. The club won the Turkish Cup and then the Super Cup with Daum at the helm. In 1996 Daum became active again nationally and worked as a coach for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Right in the first season he managed to get the title of runner-up. From 2001 to 2005, Christoph Daum coached the clubs Besiktas, FK Austria Vienna and Fenerbahce. With the latter, he became Turkish champion again two years in a row in 2004 and 2005.

Career highlights

The successful professional football coach has been present in more than 900 competitive games to date. 473 of these games took place in Germany alone, followed by Turkey with 306 and 40 in Austria. Daum has played in the Champions League and Europa League 81 times with clubs from Germany, Turkey and Austria. In the course of his sporting career, he collected a number of titles, including a total of five German championships, three super cup wins and two cup wins. For his success story in 1996 at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Christoph Daum was awarded the title “Coach fuxx 1996” by the sports program ran. In addition, in the same year he received the title “Coach of the Season” from the broadcaster “Premiere” (now Sky).

Famous quotes

“If the head is working properly, then it’s the third leg.”

“I don’t care if it’s a Brazilian, Pole, Croat, North German or South German. The performance decides, not any blood type.”

“You don’t always have to have the absolute majority behind you, sometimes 51 percent is enough.”

“There’s a very simple formula: if you want to make players successful, treat them how you want them to be treated.”

“In the closing stages, the post was the only one we could rely on 100%.”

“Some players know who is playing what role in the Star Trek movie, but not who they are dealing with in the next game.”

“The goal came at the most unfavorable moment psychologically. But at this point you also have to ask the question of whether there are goals conceded that come at a psychologically favorable time.”

“The difference between ‘good’ and ‘great’ is often just a toe.”

“Whether the principle of rotation or the principle of detonation: the main thing is that we win!”

“It’s like an electrician who comes and only has to fix a loose connection because everything is actually there. He puts the right plugs together and suddenly everything is under high voltage again.”

tips for success

Christoph Daum is firmly convinced that success can be planned. It is a great achievement for him to be among the best. Additionally, Daum states that every success is ultimately the result of a feeling or a thought.

Estimated value: €7 million