Ingo Anderbrügge

Ingo Anderbrügge (German: [ˈɪŋɡoː ˈʔandɐbʁʏɡə]; born 2 January 1964) is a German former professional footballer who played mostly as an attacking midfielder.

Ingo Anderbrügge
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Personal information
Full name Ingo Anderbrügge
Date of birth (1964-01-02) 2 January 1964 (age 57)
Place of birth Datteln, West Germany
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1970–1980 Germania Datteln
1980–1983 SpVgg Erkenschwick
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 SpVgg Erkenschwick
1984–1988 Borussia Dortmund 76 (7)
1988–1999 Schalke 04 316 (82)
2000–2001 Sportfreunde Siegen 19 (5)
Total 411 (94)
National team
1985 West Germany U21 3 (0)
Teams managed
2005 Werner SC 2000
2005–2006 SpVgg Erkenschwick
2006–2007 VfB Hüls
2007–2008 Wacker Burghausen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

Anderbrügge was born in Datteln. He started playing professionally with Borussia Dortmund, making his Bundesliga debut on 7 July 1984, in a 2–3 home loss against Borussia Mönchengladbach. After a final poor season, in 1987–88, he moved to FC Schalke 04, then in the second division. In his first three years, he netted a total of 36 league goals, eventually gaining promotion in 1991.

A regular fixture on the team during the next six years, with the UEFA Cup conquest in 1996–97, his only professional accolade (he netted his penalty shootout attempt in the final against F.C. Internazionale Milano), Anderbrügge could only manage however 33 appearances from 1997–2000, and retired after a brief spell with Sportfreunde Siegen, in the third level, having totalled 53 goals in 292 first division contests (397/89 in all three levels).[1]

In March 2008, Anderbrügge began his professional manager career, in the same division where he finished his playing activity, with SV Wacker Burghausen[2] – he had previously managed amateurs SpVgg Erkenschwick and VfB Hüls in Westphalia.[3]

Other venturesEdit

After retiring as a player, and before he started coaching, Anderbrügge played two seasons as a placekicker for NFL Europe team Rhein Fire.[4]

He also founded a football school and, in March 2009, was appointed technical director of the Deutsches Fußball Internat, a boarding school for youths.[5]

Anderbrügge currently works as a pundit and analyst for German TV channel Sport1.


Schalke 04


  1. ^ "Ingo Anderbrügge im EXKLUSIV-Interview: "Die Derbys standen immer unter Hochspannung"" [Ingo Anderbrügge in exclusive interview: "Die Derbys are always in high voltage"] (in German). 25 September 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Burghausen entlässt Trainer Anderbrügge" (in German). RP Online. 31 March 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  3. ^ Ziehn, Thomas (11 February 2007). "Anrufe zum Abschied" (in German). RevierSport. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Da spritzt das Adrenalin nur so durch die Blutbahnen" [It sends adrenaline right into your blood stream] (in German). Der Spiegel. 4 April 2003. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Besser als Vera am Mittag" [Better than Vera am Mittag] (in German). Spox. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Ingo Anderbrügge" (in German). Retrieved 2 May 2014.

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