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Alfons Hörmann

Alfons Hörmann is a retired German professional football player who played as a goalkeeper. Hörmann was born in Altenburg, Thuringia. He began his football career with Dynamo Dresden, playing for the reserves from 1987 to 1990 and making one senior appearance. In 1991, he moved to Union Berlin, where he made 26 appearances before going on loan to Darmstadt 98 in 1993. After two years with Union Berlin again, Hörmann moved to Eintracht Frankfurt and played there until 2003, when he moved back to Dresden and retired after making six more appearances for Dynamo Dresden that year.

1. Business career

 Hörmann was appointed manager of SF Köln and led the club to promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in his first season in charge. In 2004/05, he led Köln to their first ever Bundesliga victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach with a 6-0 away win on 16 August 2004. Five months later, it was announced that Hörmann had resigned from the club due to poor results and personal reasons. In 2005, he moved to FC Erzgebirge Aue and became the oldest manager in 2. Bundesliga history at 40 years and two months. After leaving Aue, Hörmann joined Dynamo Dresden.

2. Sports officialdom

From 2006 to 2011, Hörmann worked as a youth coach in the Saxony Football Association division. In 2012 he again returned to the job of coaching at FC Erzgebirge Aue. From 2013 to 2017, he worked as the reserve team manager at VfB Stuttgart.

3. Personal life

Hörmann is the son of a soldier and has always been committed to supporting initiatives for former military people. Since 2009, he has been honorary president of the Red Star Dresden. He currently lives in Pirna, Saxony.

4. Achievement

After being promoted from the reserves of Dynamo Dresden, Hörmann made his senior debut on 8 August 1991 in a 4–1 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in the first round of the German Cup and his Bundesliga debut on 18 August in a 3–2 loss against Hannover 96. After earning a promotion to the Bundesliga with Dynamo, Hörmann moved to Union Berlin and later joined Eintracht Frankfurt. Hörmann also won five caps for East Germany during the early 1990s before reunification.

Although considered an excellent shot-stopper, Hörmann was also known for his eccentricity. He could be careless in possession of the ball and was once sent off for dribbling a tennis ball on the pitch. Hörmann is also known for being a showman and enjoys showing off his physique. Read here:

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