Karl-Heinz "Charly" Körbel (born 1 December 1954, in Dossenheim) is a German former professional football defender.[1] He is currently a member of Eintracht Frankfurt's directors of football and runs their football academy.

Karl-Heinz Körbel
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Körbel in 2019
Personal information
Full name Karl-Heinz Körbel
Date of birth (1954-12-01) 1 December 1954 (age 64)
Place of birth Dossenheim, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt (youth academy)
Youth career
1962–1972 FC Dossenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1991 Eintracht Frankfurt 602 (45)
National team
1974–1975 West Germany 6 (0)
Teams managed
1994 Eintracht Frankfurt (caretaker manager)
1995–1996 Eintracht Frankfurt
1996–1997 VfB Lübeck
1997–1998 FSV Zwickau
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

Körbel is chiefly associated with spending his entire playing career at Eintracht Frankfurt from 1972 to 1991. He currently holds the record for most Bundesliga appearances at 602.[2] He gained six caps[3] for West Germany and played in ten B internationals.

Coaching careerEdit

Nowadays, Körbel manages the Eintracht Football Academy and runs a sport shop in his hometown Dossenheim.[4]



  1. ^ "Körbel, Karl-Heinz" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (23 September 2015). "Karl-Heinz Körbel - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (23 September 2015). "Karl-Heinz Körbel - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  4. ^ "About Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG". eintracht.de.

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