Andreas Zimmermann

Andreas Zimmermann (born 28 December 1969) is a German football manager and a former player who played as a defender. He is the caretaker manager of Rot Weiss Ahlen. He began his career in his hometown of Berlin, before spending seven years playing for LR Ahlen, a team he later briefly managed.

Andreas Zimmermann
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-12-28) 28 December 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth West Berlin, West Germany
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Rot Weiss Ahlen (caretaker manager)
Youth career
SV Norden-Nordwest Berlin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Spandauer BC
1992–1993 Hertha BSC (A)
1992–1995 Hertha BSC 45 (3)
1995–1996 1. FC Union Berlin 29 (0)
1996–2002 LR Ahlen 150 (12)
2002–2003 Rot-Weiss Essen 15 (0)
2003–2004 SC Paderborn 07 18 (0)
2004–2006 1. FC Kleve 57 (3)
2006 SV Siegfried Materborn
2008 Borussia Brand
Teams managed
2008–2009 Rot-Weiss Ahlen II
2009 Rot-Weiss Ahlen (U19)
2009 Rot-Weiss Ahlen (caretaker)
2009–2010 Rot-Weiss Ahlen (assistant)
2011–2013 FC Ingolstadt (U19)[1]
2013–2014 Carl Zeiss Jena[2]
2014–2016 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen[3]
2018–2019 VSG Altglienicke
2019 Wuppertaler SV
2020– Rot Weiss Ahlen (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Zimmermann began his career with Hertha BSC in 1992, who signed him from local amateur club Spandauer BC. He made 27 appearances in the 2. Bundesliga in his first season, scoring three goals, and was an occasional member of the reserve team that reached the final of the DFB-Pokal. He scored in a quarter-final win over 1. FC Nürnberg, but didn't play in the final, which Hertha's reserve team lost against Bayer Leverkusen. Over the next two seasons, Zimmermann only made eighteen appearances for the Hertha first team, and in 1995 he crossed the city to join 1. FC Union Berlin, of the Regionalliga Nordost. A year later he signed for LR Ahlen, an ambitious team in the Regionalliga West, and helped them to promotion to the second tier in 2000, after a playoff victory over his old club Union Berlin. He made 60 appearances at this level, as Ahlen finished 6th and then 8th, before he left the club in 2002. He then spent a season each with Rot-Weiss Essen and SC Paderborn 07 in the Regionalliga Nord, but only made a total of 33 appearances, due in part to injury. He spent two seasons with 1. FC Kleve of the Oberliga Nordrhein, before signing for amateur side Siegfried Materborn in 2006.

Coaching careerEdit

Zimmermann ended his playing career in January 2007, when he returned to 1. FC Kleve as General Manager, but left the club after six months due to disagreements with the board. After a brief return to active football with amateurs Borussia Brand, he returned to LR Ahlen. now under the name of Rot-Weiss. He managed the reserves, and later the under-19 team, and in September 2009 he replaced Stefan Emmerling as manager. However, this was only to last a month: Zimmermann didn't have the correct coaching licences, and as the club were unable to get special dispensation from the Deutsche Fußball Liga, he was replaced by Christian Hock. He continued as assistant manager until Hock was sacked at the end of the 2009–10 season. In summer 2011, Zimmermann was appointed coach of the under-19 team of FC Ingolstadt 04, where he spent just over a year for leaving due to personal reasons. He was appointed as manager of Carl Zeiss Jena in September 2013. He was sacked by Jena seven months later.

On 16 November 2020, he returned to Rot Weiss Ahlen as an interim manager.[4]


  1. ^ Andreas Zimmermann wird neuer A-Jugendtrainer,, 23 May 2011
  2. ^ FCC stellt Trainer Andreas Zimmermann frei, Carl Zeiss Jena, 13 April 2013
  3. ^ Ein Ex-Ahlener wird neuer Trainer,, 2 April 2014
  4. ^ "Rot Weiss Ahlen stellt Trainer Björn Mehnert frei" [Rot Weiss Ahlen lets coach Björn Mehnert go] (in German). Rot Weiss Ahlen. 16 November 2020.

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