Former German Professional Football Player, International Football Manager

“You can fall. It is not important how many times you fall. You just have to get up again.”

Christoph Daum, who was born in 1953 in the mountainous area of Erzgebirge, grew up in the Ruhr region, and is one of the most prolific and idiosyncratic football coaches in Germany.

For a quarter of a century he has been working successfully as the head coach of top European clubs; he won national titles in Germany, Turkey and Austria with his teams. Christoph Daum is the father of four children and married to his second wife. He lives with his family in Cologne.