Neuland is new Bundestrainer of team Germany
03 Jul 2008 at 19:23 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4460 | News search
Michael Neuland is the new head coach, “Bundestrainer”, of the national team of Germany.
Previous head coach Michael Koziol chose to step down from the position in May 2008,
having lead the German team to success at three major tournaments (2005 – 2007).
During the prime years of his active career (which still continues in German Bundesliga, in the team
of Dormagen-Brechten) Michael Neuland became known as one of the best eternite players in the world.
He won bronze in his “rookie year” in Vaasa 1984 (eternite), silver in Karlsruhe 1989
(eternite), and bronze in Hard 1995 (eternite + beton).
He also won the German champion title five times.
But probably the most famous and immortal moment in his playing career was his loss
to Iwan Wijkstra in the first play-off round of World Championships 1991 in Oslo
— having lead the competition with a great margin after the preliminary rounds.
For a decade this was one of the most told stories in the clubhouses of minigolf courses.
photo by SBGF: Michael Neuland winning the silver medal at World Games 1989
International career history of Michael Neuland:
11. 1999 WM Papendal, NL (E+B)» news article at DMV website
09. 1998 EM Porto, P (E+B)
04. 1997 WM Studen, CH (E+B)
15. 1996 EM Odense, DK (E+B)
03. 1995 WM Hard, A (E+B)
20. 1992 EM Grenchen, CH (E+B)
17. 1991 WM Oslo, N (E)
29. 1990 EM Luxembourg, L (E)
02. 1989 WG Karlsruhe, D (E)
05. 1988 EM Paderno, I (E+B)
06. 1987 EM Vösendorf, A (E)
30. 1985 EM Monza, I (E+B)
03. 1984 EM Vaasa, FI (E)
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