|Joachim Löw Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||February 3, 1960|
Joachim Löw is a German soccer coach and former professional soccer player who is widely recognized for his long-running and successful stint with the German men’s national soccer team as its head coach. In the role, he has led Germany to title triumphs at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. In 2014, he was named as ‘German Football Manager of the Year’ and ‘European Coach of the Year’.
Joachim Dleehr Löw
Schönau im Schwarzwald, Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joachim graduated from high school at the age of 17 and then started an apprenticeship as a wholesaler.
Soccer Coach, Professional Soccer Player (Retired)
- Mother – Hildegard Löw
- Siblings – Markus Löw (Younger Brother) (Former Professional Soccer Player). He has 2 other younger brothers.
6 – SC Freiburg
6 ft or 183 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joachim has dated –
- Daniela Löw (1978–Present) – Joachim began dating Daniela in 1978 and after 8 years of courtship, the couple got married in 1986. After 30 years of marriage, the couple decided to live separately in 2016. However, the separation was amicable and they did not seek a divorce.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of German descent.
Salt and Pepper
- Overgrown, tousled hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
Joachim has served as the ambassador for brands like –
He has appeared in the TV commercials for –
- Sack Perfumes
Joachim Löw Favorite Things
- Comfort Food – Cakes, Chocolates, Ice Cream
- Beverages – Espresso Coffee, Red Wine
- Food – Spaghetti
Source – Bundesliga
Joachim Löw Facts
- He grew up in a religious household and was an altar boy in his childhood.
- Joachim began his playing career in 1978 with the 2. Bundesliga club SC Freiburg. He played for the club in 3 separate stints and was the club’s leading goalscorer by the time he retired.
- From 1979 to 1980, he represented the Under-21 West Germany national team 4 times but was never selected for the men’s senior national team.
- Joachim’s first major coaching/managing assignment was with the Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart in the 1995-96 season where he began as an assistant coach but was soon made caretaking manager and later the permanent manager. In 1997, he led the club to the finals of both the DFB-Ligapokal and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
- As a manager, he led the Austrian club Tirol Innsbruck to triumph in the 2001–02 season of the Austrian Bundesliga.
- He was appointed as the assistant manager of the German national team after a disastrous campaign in the UEFA Euro 2004 where they suffered a humiliating group-stage exit. A tactical shift towards a more attacking approach from Joachim and head coach Jürgen Klinsmann saw the team reach the semi-finals of both the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup.
- In 2006, after Jürgen decided not to renew his contract, Joachim was promoted as the senior manager of the German national team. Along with the attacking mindset, he focused on reducing the time for which his players kept possession of the ball. His methods paid a rich dividend as Germany reached the final of the UEFA Euro 2008 and the semi-final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Interestingly, the team lost both those matches by a 1-0 margin to eventual champions Spain.
- For leading Germany to a title triumph at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he was voted as the ‘FIFA World Coach Of The Year’.
- In March 2016, when he led Germany to a 4–1 win over Italy, it was the first occasion since 1995 that Germany had defeated Italy.
- As a Joachim-led Germany lost 2-0 to hosts France in the semi-final match of UEFA Euro 2016, it was the first time since 1958 that Germany had lost to France in a major tournament.
- Germany’s 3-1 win over Cameroon in the group stage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was Joachim’s 100th win as coach of Germany.
- Joachim was just the 3rd person, after Otto Nerz and Erich Ribbeck, to be appointed as Germany’s head coach who had never represented the senior national team as a player.
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