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Michael Preetz

Michael Preetz
Personal information
Full name Michael Preetz
Date of birth (1967-08-17) 17 August 1967
Place of birth Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1982 Düsseldorfer SC 99
1982–1986 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 Fortuna Düsseldorf 88 (20)
1990–1992 1. FC Saarbrücken 70 (28)
1992–1994 MSV Duisburg 65 (19)
1994–1996 SG Wattenscheid 09 60 (17)
1996–2003 Hertha BSC 227 (93)
Total 529 (177)
National team
1988–1989 West Germany U-21 2 (0)
1999–2000 Germany 7 (3)
Teams managed
2003–2009 Hertha BSC (Assistant of the Management)
2009– Hertha BSC (General Manager)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Michael Preetz (born 17 August 1967) is a retired German football player. He spent his whole career in Germany, playing for Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1. FC Saarbrücken, MSV Duisburg and SG Wattenscheid 09, but he is mostly remembered for his seven-year spell at Hertha BSC where he ended his career.[1] After retiring from active play, he stayed with the club, going directly into management.


  • Playing career 1
  • Managing career 2
  • Management record 3
  • Honours and awards 4
  • References 5

Playing career

Michael Preetz scored 178 goals in the top two divisions of the German league system.[2] In 1998-99 he won the top scorer crown of the Bundesliga. His good form in this season brought him a call-up to Erich Ribbeck's German national team in early 1999. Overall he won 7 caps.[3]

Managing career

On 7 June 2009, Preetz was named as the new general manager of Hertha BSC, replacing former VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich forward Dieter Hoeneß.[4]

Management record

As of 29 August 2012
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Hertha BSC 7 June 2009 Present 88 35 19 34 39.77
Total 88 35 19 34 39.77

Honours and awards


  1. ^ "Preetz, Michael" (in German). Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Michael Preetz - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "Michael Preetz - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Die Ära Preetz beginnt" (in German). 11 June 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
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