Marcel Koller

  • Date of birth : 11/11/1960
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Switzerland Switzerland
The official website for European football

Marcel Koller

Marcel Koller
Austria coach Marcel Koller ©Getty Images for UEFA

Marcel Koller


Date of birth: 11 November 1960
Playing career:
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Coaching career:
FC Wil 1900, FC St Gallen, Grasshopper Club Zürich, 1. FC Köln, VfL Bochum 1848, Austria

• A former midfielder, Koller spent his entire playing career with Swiss side Grasshoppers, making over 400 league appearances from 1978 to 1997 and winning seven league titles and five Swiss Cups.

• Capped 55 times by Switzerland, he scored three goals for his country and made two appearances at EURO '96, coming off the bench in the 1-1 draw with hosts England and starting the 1-0 loss to Scotland.

• Began coaching career at Wil in 1997 and took over at St Gallen two years later, leading the club to their first Swiss championship since 1903/04 in his maiden season. Returned to Grasshoppers in 2002 and promptly secured the Swiss league crown, but resigned in October 2003 after a disappointing run.

• Appointed by Köln the following month, he was sacked after the Bundesliga team finished the season bottom, yet bounced back at Bochum in 2005, earning promotion to the top tier in his first campaign.

• Dismissed by Bochum in September 2009, Koller was installed as Austria coach on 4 October 2011, replacing Dietmar Constantini. Missed out on a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but earned a contract extension until December 2015 and rewarded that faith by overseeing a first successful UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign as Austria reached UEFA EURO 2016, although they failed to get out of their group in France.

Last updated: 01/09/16 18.20CET

General info

  • Name: Marcel Koller
  • Date of birth: 11/11/1960
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Team: Austria ( AUT)

  • Current campaign
  • FIFA World Cup 2016/18
  • Friendlies 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    08/09/14: Austria 1-1 Sweden
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    09/08/00: St Gallen 1-2 Galatasaray

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
St Gallen2011
UEFA Europa League
St Gallen9324
Last updated: 25/03/2017 01:26 CET