Checked out – that’s how the great Hoeneß saga continues!



No family has shaped the Bundesliga like that of the Hoeneß! For more than 50 years.

As a player, manager and president of FC Bayern, Uli Hoeneß (69) was German champion 24 times and cup winner 13 times. Brother Dieter (68) as a Bayern player five times champion and three times cup winner. As a manager of VfB Stuttgart, he was once a master. He later worked at Hertha BSC and in Wolfsburg.

And the family legend continues! Now Sebastian Hoeneß (39), Dieter’s son, has pushed himself almost secretly, quietly and quietly (which is not necessarily Hoeneß-like) onto a Champions League place. This is the biggest sensation this season so far.

Who is Sebastian Hoeneß?

Born in 1982 in Munich, twelve days after father Dieter scored the legendary header in the cup final against Nuremberg (4: 2) with a blood-soaked turban. Trained as a footballer in the youth of Stuttgart. Then he played for a long time for the amateurs of Hertha BSC, but did not make a Bundesliga game.

As a trainer, he worked for three years (2014–17) with the youth team at RB Leipzig and three years (2017–20) with FC Bayern. In 2020 he sensationally led Bayern’s “second” to the championship of the 3rd division (promotion to the 2nd division not possible). When Hoeneß went to Hoffenheim, the team immediately dismounted.

What makes him so strong?

He has chosen the best for himself from two worlds. He seeks and finds a middle ground between the permanent switchover game in Leipzig and ball possession football at Bayern. Could you call it a controlled offensive (based on the legend of coaching trainer Otto Rehhagel).

He’s good with young players, say those who know his job.

And: In Hoffenheim he finds a calm environment in which coaches can mature. Ralf Rangnick and Julian Nagelsmann made their big breakthrough here.

After the 2-1 win in Freiburg, the fourth win in a row, Sebastian Hoeneß said modestly: “At the moment we are a top team. But that’s a snapshot. ”Uncle Uli would have definitely cut another line.

His son Florian (42) once played soccer in Ottobrunn, but he concentrated on meat processing from an early age. Today he runs the HoWe sausage factory founded by his father in Nuremberg.

The grandparents Erwin and Paula already had a butcher’s shop in Ulm. It doesn’t exist anymore today. But the Hoeneß saga continues – on all levels!

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