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Sigfried Held

Sigfried Held
Personal information
Date of birth7 August 1942(age 74)
Place of birthFreudenthal, Sudetenland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 10.9 in)
Playing positionForward

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Sigfried "Siggi" Held (born 7 August 1942) is a former German football player and now a football coach. He played as a centre-forward.

Born in Freudenthal, Sudetenland (actual Czech Republic), his first football club was Kickers Offenbach. In 1965 he became a player in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. During his career he played 442 games in the Bundesliga, for Dortmund, Offenbach and Bayer 05 Uerdingen. He also made 41 appearances for the German national team, including the final of the 1966 World Cup.

After his retirement as a professional player in 1981 he became a football coach 1982 83 for FC Schalke 04, 1986 90 for the Iceland National Football Team, 1989 90 for Galatasaray, 1991 93 for Admira Wacker Wien, 1993 95 for Dynamo Dresden, 1995 for Gamba Osaka and 1996 98 for VfB Leipzig.

2001 2003 he was coach for the national team of Malta. In 2004 he became coach for the Thailand national football team, but was suspended after only five months. As of February 2009, he works as fan relations supervisor with Borussia Dortmund.

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