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Dariusz Wosz (born 8 June 1969 in Piekary Śląskiemarker) is a Germanmarker former footballer who played mostly as a central midfielder.

Early Life

Wosz's family migrated to Hallemarker from Polishmarker part of Silesia.

Club career

He started to play football at BSG Motor Halle in 1980. After a year there he moved to BSG Empor Halle before joining Halleschen FC Chemie in 1984.

Two years after joining the club he made it into the first team, who earned promotion from the second division to the DDR-Oberliga, although Wosz would only play once, in 1986–87. During the following four seasons he would amass 93 games (15 goals) until the Oberliga merged with the Bundesliga due to the German reunification.

Wosz stayed at the Hallescher for the 2. Bundesliga 1990–91 season, lining up in 22 games (5 goals). Because the club finished 4th in the final East German footballmarker season, he was able to play twice in the 1991–92 UEFA Cup.

Wosz was transferred to VfL Bochum in toward the end of the 1991–92 season.As captain, he led Bochum to its biggest success yet: the third round of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup which was lost 4:6 on aggregate to Ajax Amsterdam.

Im the summer of 1998 Wosz was transferred to Hertha BSC. After three successful years, including participation in the UEFA Champions League, he requested to be transferred back to Bochum, where he helped the side qualify for the 2004–05 UEFA Cup. During his final season, 2006–07, Wosz only played one match, being substituted on for Zvjezdan Misimović in the 70th minute against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Twelve minutes later he scored his final Bundesliga goal.

He was playing for SC Union Bergen, a small club in a lower league in Bochum and joined in July 2009 to TuS Heven.

International career

Wosz earned his first international cap for East Germany when he played against Finland on 22 March 1989 in Dresdenmarker. The match ended as a 1–1 draw. His seventh cap, his final game for East Germany, was against Belgium on 12 September 1990 in Brusselsmarker. East Germany won the match 2–1.

On 26 February 1997 he debuted for the reunified Germany against Israel in Tel Avivmarker. Germany won the match 1–0, with Wosz scoring Germany's goal. Wosz was part of the German squad for Euro 2000 but Erich Ribbeck did not use him during the tournament. He made his final national appearance against Denmark on 15 November 2000 in Copenhagenmarker. Germany lost 1–2.

Coaching Career

After retiring, Wosz served as Bochum's U-19 coach and was on September 20, 2009 named as assistant coach of the Bundesliga team.


  • Wosz is the only player of VfL Bochum who get a "Farewell-match". On 8 September 2007 a team formed by the UEFA Cup squad of Bochum played against a team of old teammates of Wosz. The match ended 12–8 and two goals of Wosz who played for both sides.
  • By many supporters of VfL Bochum he is only called "him" (in German: er), after his return to the club.


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