|Date of birth||24 October 1953|
|Place of birth||Oelsnitz, Erzgebirge, East Germany|
|1975–1979||1. FC Köln|
|1986–1990||1. FC Köln|
|2006–2009||1. FC Köln|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Christoph Daum (born 24 October 1953 in Oelsnitz, Erzgebirge) is a German football manager and former footballer.
- 1 Career as a player
- 2 Career as a manager
- 3 Honours
- 4 Managerial statistics
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Daum began his football career in 1971 in the youth league with Hamborn 07, transferred in 1972 to Eintracht Duisburg and then in 1975 to 1. FC Köln, where he played in the amateur league.
After finishing his career as a player, he earned his coaching licence at the DFB and began working in 1981 as amateur coach with 1. FC Köln. In the 1985/86 season he was promoted to assistant coach and in 1986 to the top position. During the 1990 FIFA World Cup, Daum was released from his position by Cologne's president Dietmar Artzinger-Bolten. In November 1990 he transferred to VfB Stuttgart, where he won the German championship in 1992. In the following season Daum committed a mistake in the first round of the European Cup against Leeds United on 30 September 1992 by illegally putting in a fourth foreign player. A replay was scheduled, which Leeds won. The UK newspaper 'The Sun' dubbed him 'Christoph Dumb' following this incident. The VfB missed out on the Champions League and Daum was released.
Beginning in 1994 Daum worked with the Turkish club Beşiktaş J.K. in Istanbul. He won the Turkish Cup in 1994 and 1994–95 Turkish league championship title with Beşiktaş J.K. In the 1995–96 season he was sacked after losses to Kocaelispor and Vanspor.1
Daum returned to Germany two years later to coach Bayer Leverkusen in 1996. He was very successful at Bayer Leverkusen, winning 3 second places in Bundesliga in four years of coaching. Following the UEFA Euro 2000, Daum was tipped to become manager of the German national team. The press reported rumours that Daum engaged in cocaine-fuelled orgies with prostitutes. Daum threatened the press and gave hair samples to the authorities to convince everybody about his innocence. The samples showed that he was a cocaine user but he told the press that the hairs were not his. However, one year later, facing the prospect of jail time, Daum admitted he had used cocaine.23 Meanwhile, his agreement to become national team manager was annulled by the German Football Association on 21 October 2000, and Rudi Völler was given the job.
As a result of the so-called Daum-Affair he was fired from Bayer Leverkusen and was unable to find a club to work with in Germany. While he was still on trial in Germany, he returned to his former team Beşiktaş from March 2001 to May 2002. Afterwards, he moved to FK Austria Wien in October 2002, where he won another league championship title.4
Beginning in July 2003, he was head coach at Fenerbahçe. Daum won two consecutive Turkish league championships in 2004 and 2005. While his failure to succeed in the Champions League was often criticized in the Turkish media, the improvements in Fenerbahçe under his management were significant. At the end of the 2005–06 season Fenerbahçe lost the national championship to their arch-rival Galatasaray on the final week of the league, after which Daum resigned.5
Daum signed for 1. FC Köln on 19 November 2006.6 The contract ran until 2010. Köln returned to Bundesliga after finishing 3rd in Second Bundesliga in 2007–08 season. Daum left the club on 2 June 2009.7
Daum signed a three-year contract for Fenerbahçe on 2 June 2009.7 However, he was robbed at Düsseldorf airport while on his way to Istanbul to begin his second stint with the Turkish giants. Daum, had several pieces of luggage – including a laptop containing confidential information – stolen shortly after checking in. In his one season in charge Daum lost the league title to Bursaspor and the cup final to Trabzonspor.8
On 25 June 2010, Fenerbahçe parted ways with him.9
On 22 March 2011, it was confirmed that Daum had signed a contract with Eintracht Frankfurt as coach after the club has sacked Michael Skibbe following a decline in the Bundesliga in the second half season.10 He left the club on 16 May, two days after the club's relegation was confirmed. Daum took charge of just seven games and failed to manage a victory, his record of three draws and four defeats insufficient to beat the drop.11
On 9 November 2011, after pausing for six months, Daum took over as head coach of the Belgian Club Brugge.12 Starting from a good defensive organisation, Brugge won four domestic matches 1–0 under Daum, and also a 3–4 fight back victory over NK Maribor in the Europa League group stage, after Club Brugge were still down 3–0 17 minutes before time.13 He led Brugge to the 2nd place in the 2011–12 season. Following the end of the season, he asked Brugge to leave his position as head coach due to his family reasons and the club accepted his decision.14
- VfB Stuttgart
- Austria Wien
- As of 10 May 2012
|1. FC Köln||22 September 198616||30 June 199016||155||79||43||33||265||166||+99||50.97|
|VfB Stuttgart||22 November 199017||10 December 199317||129||57||38||34||223||161||+62||44.19|
|Beşiktaş||6 January 199418||6 May 199618||98||62||18||18||206||102||+104||63.27|
|Bayer Leverkusen||1 July 199619||23 October 200020||186||92||57||37||350||212||+138||49.46|
|Beşiktaş||8 March 200121||30 June 200222||49||26||11||12||94||56||+38||53.06|
|Austria Wien||4 October 200223||30 June 200324||30||17||4||9||39||23||+16||56.67|
|Fenerbahçe||1 July 200324||16 June 200625||134||89||18||27||312||156||+156||66.42|
|1. FC Köln||19 November 20066||2 June 20097||93||37||21||35||136||139||−3||39.78|
|Fenerbahçe||2 June 20097||25 June 20109||56||36||9||11||101||51||+50||64.29|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||22 March 201110||16 May 201111||7||0||3||4||4||12||−8||0.00|
|Club Brugge||9 November 201112||30 June 201214||31||19||3||9||45||32||+13||61.29|
- "Christoph Daum „Fußball kann eine Gesellschaft verändern“" (in German). FAZ. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
- "Daum: I took cocaine". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 12 January 2001. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
- "Seven Deadly Sins". London: Guardian.co.uk. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
- "Christoph Daum: Messias mit menschlichen Schwächen" (in German). spiegel.de. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
- "Leverkusen who's who" (in German). leverkusen.com. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
- "Daum unterschreibt bis 2010". kicker (in German). 19 November 2006. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Daum zu Fenerbahce – der FC ist auf Trainersuche!" [Daum to Fenerbahce – the FC is looking for a new coach!] (in German). kicker.de. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- "New Fenerbahçe coach robbed at airport". inside World Soccer. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- "Fenerbahce Part Company With Head Coach Christoph Daum – Report". Goal.com. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- "Der nächste Hammer: Daum löst Skibbe ab!". kicker (in German). 22 March 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Daum verlässt die Eintracht". kicker (in German). 16 May 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Daum becomes new Club Brugge coach" (in Dutch). Sporza.be. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
- Scholten, Berend (14 December 2011). "Daum's Club Brugge built from the back". UEFA.com. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
- "Daum verlässt Brügge". kicker (in German). 11 May 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Daum İmzaladı" (in Turkish). Bursaspor. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "1. FC Köln .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "VfB Stuttgart .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Beşiktaş .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Bayer Leverkusen .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Die Erklärung von Christoph Daum". kicker (in German). 23 October 2000. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Daums große Aufgabe". kicker (in German). 8 March 2001. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Daum und Besiktas gehen getrennte Wege". kicker (in German). 3 May 2002. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Christoph Daum übernimmt Austria". kicker (in German). 4 October 2002. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Daum bei "Fener" bis 2005". kicker (in German). 1 June 2003. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Daum und Fenerbahce trennen sich". kicker (in German). 16 June 2006. Retrieved 7 February 2013.