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Brief introduction of the person
Felix Magath is one of the most well-known German soccer players, soccer coaches and soccer managers. Thanks to his many years of experience at various clubs, he can still make a major contribution to the world of football today.
Wolfgang Felix Magath was born on July 26, 1953 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. His mother Helene originally comes from East Prussia. From there they were expelled during World War II. A new life begins for the young girl in Aschaffenburg. There she also meets Felix’s father. This is a US Army soldier who was born in Puerto Rico. Felix’s father works in Aschaffenburg. His mother works as a saleswoman, later taking a job with the credit card company American Express. As early as 1954, Felix’s father returned to his homeland. Felix’s parents are not married. It was only a few years later that Felix and his father began to correspond more frequently. Especially in recent years, the relationship between father and son has improved. Felix regularly visits his father and his family in Puerto Rico. Felix has been married to his second wife since 2003. In total, the former footballer has six children. Felix’s football career began at the age of seven in 1960. His first club is VfR Nilkheim. After four years he moves to TV 1860 Aschaffenburg. In doing so, he laid the foundation for his later career.
His career at 1. FC Saarbrücken began when he was just 19. After two years, however, he was already drawn to the next club: Hamburger SV. He actively supports this in midfield. In total, he takes part in 306 games for the club, scoring 46 goals. At the same time he is also active in the German national team. With this Felix takes part in 43 international matches and scored three goals. After the end of his active career as a footballer, Felix initially worked as a manager. Only then does he return to the lawn, but this time on the sidelines. His career as a coach begins at Hamburger SV. After a short time, however, he switched to Nuremberg, which were then in the second division. He then coaches SV Werder Bremen and Frankfurt Eintracht.
In 2001 he came to VfB Stuttgart. From 2004 to 2007 he was responsible for the FC Bayern Munich team. During this time he can also achieve some of his greatest successes as a coach. After his career at FC Bayern Munich, he was hired by VfL Wolfsburg. Finally, he comes to FC Schalke 04 in 2011. However, this employment is already terminated in 2011 due to some differences. Felix Magath then returned to VfL Wolfsburg for another year. From 2014 to 2017 he coached international clubs for the first time. These include British club Fulham FC and Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan. Over the years, Felix Magath has also made his expertise available to various football clubs in an advisory capacity. In 2020 he will become the head of the company “Flyeralarm Global Soccer”. He works for them as a consultant. In March 2021, however, he announced his resignation from this position at FC Admira Wacker Mödling.
Felix has had some great successes over the years. He does this as an active footballer but also later as a coach. His first major success was promotion to the Bundesliga with 1. FC Saarbrücken in the 1975/76 season. Further milestones are the European championship title in 1980 and the two runners-up world championship titles in 1982 and 1986. Together with Hamburger SV, Felix received the European Cup of Champions in 1983, the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1977 and in 1979 and 1982 and in 1983 the title of German Champion. Felix can also record some successes as a trainer. At international level, he took part in the UI Cup in 2002 with VfB Stuttgart. Overall, he received three German championship titles together with FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg. With VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04 he was runner-up once each. FC Bayern Munich also brought him the DFP Cup twice in 2005 and 2006. Added to this are the German League Cup winners in 2004 and the Bremen champions in 1993. But Felix was not only able to celebrate success as a coach and player. He has been awarded the title Coach of the Year three times. In addition, in 2003 and 2009 he was voted table football coach of the year. In 2004 Felix is the glasses wearer of the year.
Information about possessions
In addition to his work as a manager and trainer, Felix Magath founded Felix Magath GmbH & Co. This is a company that deals with asset management. He also invests his money in various stocks and funds.
“That was European world class!”
“The coach is always the ass here.”
“I don’t change my mind because of a loss.”
“The “Quälix” doesn’t bother me that much, I find it rather funny. After all, I’m an Asterix fan.”
“Branko Zebec decided everything beforehand, that was lawn chess. Ernst Happel gave us players more freedom, which led to an increase in performance.”
“For me, chess is the most beautiful sport next to football, because the figures make it a team sport.”
“Quality comes from agony.”
“The positive thing was that we kept a clean sheet at the back. The negative was that we also kept a clean sheet up front.”
The former soccer player and trainer Felix Magath has completed his vocational diploma in the field of economics. Felix Magath’s real name is Wolfgang Felix Magath. In his youth he prefers his middle name as a given name. This is also his father’s first name. In addition to football, Felix is also particularly interested in chess. Felix is also committed to his fellow human beings on a social level. He is a supporter of the aid organization “Ein Herz für Kinder” and chairman of a foundation. In one season he voluntarily waived his fee and donated it to the two organizations.