|Date of birth||11 November 1960|
|Place of birth||Zürich, Switzerland|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Position(s)||Manager (former Defender)|
|1999–2002||FC St. Gallen|
|2003–2004||1. FC Köln|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Career[change | change source]
Player[change | change source]
His entire professional player career was with the Grasshoppers Zürich in the Swiss league. In 24 years he won seven Swiss championships and five Swiss cups. He appeared 56 times for the Switzerland national football team. He made 3 goals and was in the team at the 1996 UEFA European Championship.
Coach[change | change source]
Koller's career as coach began in the Swiss club FC Wil in the season 1997/98. In January 1999 he went to FC St. Gallen in the Swiss Super League. The next year the club consecutively won the championship for almost 100 years. In the UEFA Cup the Swiss team would eliminate English top club FC Chelsea. Koller was voted Swiss manager of the year in 2000. From 2002 till 2003 he managed his former club Grasshoppers Zürich. His first club abroad was in the German Bundesliga where he managed 1. FC Köln. Being unsuccessful he resigned after seven months. At this time Lukas Podolski made his first match in the Bundesliga.
From 2005 on he was coach of the VfL Bochum in the 2.Bundesliga. They promoted to the Bundesliga. The next year he planned to stay in the league. The club finished that year in 8th place, the third-best season ever for Bochum. After poor results at the start of the 2009/10 season, Koller was dismissed.
On 4 October 2011, Koller was announced as under contract as the new coach of the Austria national team (ÖFB) until December 2013. After his nomination, there was heavy criticism, he being from abroad. During the long history of the team, he is the third coach who was not from Austria. He took over on 1 November. His first match as new coach was an unsuccessful friendly match versus Ukraine.
Managerial record[change | change source]
- As of match updated 11 November 2023
|FC Wil||1 July 1997||30 June 1998||41||15||16||10||63||49||+14||36.59|
|St. Gallen||1 July 1998||8 January 2002||151||66||40||45||261||201||+60||43.71|
|Grasshoppers||9 January 2002||2 October 2003||70||40||18||12||160||85||+75||57.14|
|1. FC Köln||2 November 2003||16 June 2004||24||4||5||15||24||40||−16||16.67|
|VfL Bochum||23 May 2005||20 September 2009||152||56||38||58||220||220||+0||36.84|
|Austria||1 November 2011||31 December 2017||54||25||13||16||80||58||+22||46.30|
|Basel||2 August 2018||31 August 2020||101||61||19||21||214||114||+100||60.40|
|Al Ahly||9 September 2022||Present||73||51||15||7||136||44||+92||69.86|
Honours[change | change source]
Player[change | change source]
- Swiss Championship: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1995–96
- Swiss Cup: 1982–83, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94
- Swiss Super Cup: 1989
Manager[change | change source]
- Egyptian Premier League: 2022–23
- Egypt Cup: 2021–22
- Egyptian Super Cup: 2021–22, 2022–23
- CAF Champions League: 2022–23
References[change | change source]
- "Marcel Koller - Manager profile". www.transfermarkt.com. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
- "FC Wil 1900 .:. Coaches from A-Z". World Football. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- "FC St. Gallen .:. Coaches from A-Z". World Football. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- "Grasshoppers Zürich .:. Coaches from A-Z". World Football. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- "Funkel Nachfolger: 1.FC Köln verpflichtet Marcel Koller". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 3 November 2003.
- "Stevens beerbt Koller". kicker (in German). 14 June 2004. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Marcel Koller übernimmt Bochum". kicker (in German). 23 May 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Schlechter Saisonstart: Bochum feuert Trainer Koller". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
- "Karriere (Trainer)" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 26 March 2013.