Bernd Storck

Bernd Storck
Personal information
Full name Bernd Storck
Date of birth (1963-01-25) January 25, 1963
Place of birth Herne, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hungary (head coach)
Youth career
1977 Spvgg. Boele-Kabel v. 1882 e. V.
1977–1981 VfL Bochum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 VfL Bochum 24 (1)
1983–1989 Borussia Dortmund 146 (7)
National team
West Germany U-21 7 (?)
Teams managed
1996–2002 Hertha BSC (assistant)
2003–2004 VfL Wolfsburg (assistant)
2005–2006 FK Partizan (assistant)
2006–2007 Borussia Dortmund (assistant)
2008 FC Almaty
2008 Kazakhstan U21
2008–2010 Kazakhstan
2011 Kazakhstan U19
2012–2014 Olympiacos U21
2015 Hungary U20
2015– Hungary

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bernd Storck (born January 25, 1963 in Herne) is a German former football player. He is currently the head coach of the Hungary national football team.

Club career

Storck made his player debut in the Bundesliga with VfL Bochum. In the summer of 1983, he moved to Borussia Dortmund, where he remained for six years. His biggest success as a pro was winning the 1988–89 DFB-Pokal. He played in 170 Bundesliga matches and scored eight goals.

Managing career

After ending his playing career, he completed a trainer's course and was an assistant coach with Borussia Dortmund, VfB Stuttgart, Hertha BSC, VfL Wolfsburg, and FK Partizan Belgrade.


In the middle of the 2008 season he was appointed manager of Kazakh side FC Almaty to help the club avoid relegation in 2008.


Storck managing Kazakhstan

At the same time he has also managed Kazakhstan national under-21 football team.[1]

Storck has complained about the state of the Kazakhstan Premier League and the lack of cooperation he encountered from the local clubs' management.[2]

On 1 March 2010, Storck signed a new one-year contract as coach of Kazakhstan national football team. Viktor Katkov, vice-president of Football Federation of Kazakhstan, said that "Our young team are progressing with every match, as shown by the games against Croatia and Ukraine at the end of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Bernd's football philosophy is a modern one and we are sure it will promote further improvement." Storck added: "I am proud to have the opportunity to continue my work with the Football Federation of Kazakhstan. We have made progress and I am keen to continue working with the team. It is interesting for me to see young footballers develop, and the whole of Kazakh football is developing right now and its status in Europe improving. I hope our work together will bear fruit and that the team can do well for the fans in EURO 2012 qualifying."[3]

He was sacked on October 16, 2010 after a poor start to Euro 2012 Qualifying. Kazakhstan lost to Turkey, Austria, Belgium. His final game was a 3-0 defeat against Germany. Sayan Khamitzhanov, general secretary of the Football Federation of Kazakhstan said that "We can see the team progressing because young players are gaining important experience. However, he had a task to collect at least three points in four matches and that was not done. That is why the federation has decided to turn to another coach."[4]

Hungary U20

Storck was the coach for the Hungary national under-20 team at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Hungary won their opening match against North Korea which was enough, as they went to lose to Brazil and Nigeria in the other group stage matches. However, in the round of 16, they were knocked out by eventual winners Serbia in a 2-1 extra-time loss.


On 20 July 2015, he was appointed as the head coach of the Hungary national football team after the resignation of Pál Dárdai who became the manager of the Bundesliga club, Hertha BSC.[5]

On 4 September 2015, Hungary drew (0-0) with Romania at the Groupama Arena,[6] and three days later on 7 September 2015 Hungary drew with Northern Ireland at the Windsor Park, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[7]

On 20 October 2015, Storck fired the assistant coaches of the Hungary national football team including Imre Szabics, István Sallói, József Andrusch.[8] Storck convinced his former team mate, Andreas Möller, to help him preparing the national team against Norway in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs.[9]

Bernd Storck led Hungary to the UEFA Euro 2016

On 15 November 2015, Storck-led Hungary qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 after 44 years when Hungary was qualified for the UEFA Euro 1972.[10] Hungary beat Norway in the first leg of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs 1-0. The only goal was scored by László Kleinheisler, who had not played a single match in the 2015–16 season in his club Videoton.[11] On the return match, Storck's team beat Norway 2-1 and qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals.[12]

One day after the successful playoff match against Norway, Stork extended his contract with the Hungarian Football Federation until the end of the UEFA Euro 2016.[13]

In an interview with the Hertha BSC's official website, Pál Dárdai, former head coach of Hungary, said that he built the base of the team, while Storck added his part to reach the finals of the UEFA Euro 2016.[14][15]

In an interview with the Hungarian Nemzeti Sport, Storck was asked what his best decisions were since his appointment. He said that he would have liked to attack against Romania in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group F match at the Groupama Arena, Budapest, to show his philosophy but he decided to defend because he did not have enough time before the match to rebuild the team. He also pointed out that the fact that he had nominated both Gábor Király and Richárd Guzmics in the starting line-up had been a good decision.[16]

On 14 June 2016, he managed Hungary in the first group match in a 2–0 victory over Austria at the UEFA Euro 2016 Group F match at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.[17] Three days later on 18 June 2016 his team drew (1–1) with Iceland at the Stade Vélodrome, Marseille.[18] In the last group match Hungary drew (3–3) with Portugal at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon on 22 June 2016.[19]

Club statistics


Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Germany League Cup Continental Total
1981–82VfL BochumBundesliga300030
1983–84Borussia Dortmund25100251
Total West Germany 17182132019411
Career total 17182132019411

Managerial record

As of match played 15 November 2016
Team From To Record
Kazakhstan FC Almaty 1 July 2008 16 September 2008 8 3 2 3 13 15 −2 37.50
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 16 September 2008 15 October 2010 14 3 0 11 12 35 −23 21.43
Hungary Hungary 20 July 2015 Present 18 6 7 5 24 23 +1 33.33
Total 40 12 9 19 49 73 −24 30.00


  1. New coach for Almaty July 10, 2008
  2. "Kazakhstan coach hits out at state of local game". Reuters. 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  3. "Storck signs on again with Kazakhstan". 1 March 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  4. "Storck sacked as Kazakhstan coach". 15 October 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  5. "Válogatott: Storck veszi át Dárdai helyét – hivatalos" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  6. "Hungary and Romania draw a blank in Budapest". 4 September 2015.
  7. "Ten-man Northern Irish snatch Hungary draw". 7 September 2015.
  8. "Válogatott: Storck kérésére távozik Sallói, Szabics és Andrusch". Nemzeti Sport. 20 October 2015.
  9. "Válogatott: világsztárral erősíti az edzői stábot az MLSZ". Nemzeti Sport. 20 October 2015.
  10. "Hungary bounce back to end long finals wait". 15 November 2015.
  11. "Kleinheisler gives Hungary win in Norway". 12 November 2015.
  12. "Hungary bound for finals after Norway win". 15 November 2015.
  13. "Válogatott: az Eb végéig Storck marad a szövetségi kapitány!". Nemzeti Sport. 16 November 2015.
  14. "Válogatott: alapot építettem, Storck hozzátette a magáét – Dárdai". Nemzeti Sport. 16 November 2015.
  15. "STOLZ WIE PÁL!". 16 November 2015.
  16. "NS: Nemzeti Storck; Bogdán rémálma – hétfő". Nemzeti Sport. 21 December 2015.
  17. "UEFA Euro 2016: Austria 0-2 Hungary".
  18. "UEFA Euro 2016: Iceland 1–1 Hungary".
  19. "UEFA Euro 2016: Hungary 3–3 Portugal".

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