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Holger Hieronymus

Holger Hieronymus
Personal information
Full name Holger Hieronymus
Date of birth (1959-02-22) 22 February 1959
Place of birth Hamburg, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Youth career
TuS Hamburg
FC St. Pauli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 FC St. Pauli 29 (2)
1979–1984 Hamburger SV 121 (7)
Total 150 (9)
National team
1981–1982 West Germany 3 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Hamburger SV (caretaker)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Holger Hieronymus (born 22 February 1959 in Hamburg) is a former German football player.[1]

Hieronymus started his career with local side TuS Hamburg at the age of six and was a promising talent for the UEFA Cup final. In 1983 his club retained the Bundesliga title and, further, beat Juventus in the European Cup final in Athens. He was back as a regular in the line-up's of Hamburg manager Ernst Happel after his career had, for some time, been called to a halt due to his club signing veteran German legend Franz Beckenbauer in November 1980.

The most tragic moment of his life in the game, however, happened on 31 March 1984, in the Bundesliga tie against SV Waldhof Mannheim. With less than fifteen minutes left on the clock, Hieronymus received a career-killing injury. A cruciate ligament rupture synchronized with a deltoid ligament rupture and, together with, a caused menisci and knee cartilage damage forced him to retire in 1985, over a year after that incident. At the time he finally abandoned the hope of recovery, merely 26 years of age, the talented sweeper had played in 121 Bundesliga matches (seven goals) for Hamburger SV.

For West Germany Holger Hieronymus was capped three times in between September 1981 and October 1982, each as a substitute and just the final of those (he came on for injured Karlheinz Förster in the fifth minute in a friendly win over England at Wembley on 13 October 1982) for a duration of more than parts of the second-half. Still, he was selected by Jupp Derwall for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, staying unused throughout the competition.

Looking for a different occupation after his premature retirement, Hieronymus first founded a sports center for the obese and was later, together with his former team-mate Ditmar Jakobs (whose career had also abruptly been ended by horrible injury), co-founder of an injury rehabilitation centre. Leaving these jobs aside, Hieronymus enjoyed a return to Hamburger SV in 1997 as the new marketing manager of Die Rothosen. From June 1998 to August 2002 he operated as general manager of the club. On 1 February 2005, he took a leading position at DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, which can be seen as the governing entity that governs the Bundesliga competition.

References

  1. ^ "Hieronymus, Holger" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

External links

  • Holger Hieronymus at worldfootball.net
  • Holger Hieronymus at fussballdaten.de (German)
  • European Champions Cup/UEFA Champions League Winning Squads
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