Björn Mehnert

Björn Mehnert (born 24 August 1976) is a German football manager and a former player who played as a defender or midfielder.

Björn Mehnert
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-08-24) 24 August 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Dortmund, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rot Weiss Ahlen (Head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Borussia Dortmund II
1997–1998 Borussia Dortmund 3 (0)
1998–1999 LR Ahlen 11 (0)
1999–2002 Borussia Dortmund II 119 (9)
2002–2007 Wuppertaler SV 124 (8)
2007 Preußen Münster 16 (0)
2007–2009 Wuppertaler SV II
2009–2010 Westfalia Rhynern
2010–2011 SV Hohenlimburg
Teams managed
2008–2009 Wuppertaler SV II (player-assistant)
2009–2010 Westfalia Rhynern (player-assistant)
2010–2011 SV Hohenlimburg (player-coach)
2012–2017 Westfalia Rhynern
2017–2020 SC Wiedenbrück
2020 Rot Weiss Ahlen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Mehnert began his career with his hometown club, Borussia Dortmund, and progressed through the reserve team, being promoted to the first-team squad of the then-European champions in 1997. He made his debut in the second leg of the UEFA Super Cup against Barcelona, replacing Steffen Freund as a 20th-minute substitute, and made three appearances in the Bundesliga, and one in the Champions League, against Sparta Prague.

Mehnert left Dortmund at the end of the 1997–98 season, joining ambitious Regionalliga side LR Ahlen, but returned six months later for another couple of seasons in Dortmund's reserve team. In 2002, he signed for Wuppertaler SV, where he spent four and a half seasons, leaving in January 2007 to join Preußen Münster. Six months later he returned to Wuppertal to play for the reserve team, before joining amateur side Westfalia Rhynern. In 2010, he was appointed as player-manager of SV Hohenlimburg, before returning to manage Rhynern a year later, having retired. He also works for VfL Osnabrück, in the capacity of sports marketing and video analysis.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mehnert, Björn" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 6 February 2013.

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