Born in the year 1949 on 12th January in Lorrach which is situated in Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany, Ottmar Hitzfeld spent the better half of his childhood days in Germany. Not much detail is available about his childhood days or how he spent the early days of his life. The particulars about his parents are also not disclosed and their names are also not known. There is also no news about his siblings and the only thing which is known is that he has four siblings and he is the youngest.
The names and occupations of his siblings are not known. There is no detail available about his education and the name of his primary school is not disclosed. The information about his high school is also not known and the particulars about his college are also not disclosed. It is not known how he got interested in football and whether any of his family members were a former football player or not. There is no information about what inspired him to pursue football as a career.
He made his debut in the professional football with a team named FC Basel in the year 1971. He led his team to win in the Swiss Championship two times back-to-back in 1972 and 1973. Along with being a player in the team, he was also completing his education to become a mentor of sports and mathematics from the Lorrach College situated in his hometown. He was also the part of the team when they participated in the Summer Olympics in 1972 and he played well during the tournament. He then became the part if VfB Stuttgart club. In 1978, he shifted back to Switzerland and went on to join FC Lugano and then FC Luzern. He retired as a player at the age of 34 in the year 1983.
He started his career as a coach in 1983 with the team named FC Zug. He left it in the year 1984 in favor of joining FC Aarau and he led his team to win the Swiss Cup in 1985. He coached the team for four years and then became the coach of Borussia Dortmund in 1991. He led his team to emerge victorious in the UEFA Cup in 1992. His team also won the UEFA Champions League and he was awarded World Coach of the Year for his splendid work. He later went on to join Bayern Munich in 1998 and led his team to win DFB-Ligapokal.
In the year 2000, his team also emerge victorious in the Champions League. He was awarded the World Coach of the Year again for his work. In 2008, he was also appointed as the coach of the national team of Switzerland. He retired in the year 2014 right after the World Cup that year. Talking about his personal life, he is married to Beate Nehter. He and his wife are proud parents of a son Matthias Hitzfeld. There is no information of any other children. His net worth and salary are mentioned in his biography.
|12 Jan, 1949
|Association football player
Association football manager
|German footballer and football coach
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