Daniel Farke

Daniel Farke
Daniel Farke.jpg
Farke as head coach of Norwich City in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-10-30) 30 October 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Steinhausen, West Germany[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Norwich City (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2003 SV Lippstadt 08 127 (81)
2003–2005 SV Wilhelmshaven 57 (27)
2005–2006 Bonner SC 10 (4)
2006 SV Lippstadt 08 12 (4)
2006–2007 SV Meppen 24 (5)
2007–2008 SV Lippstadt 08 6 (1)
Teams managed
2009–2015 SV Lippstadt 08
2015–2017 Borussia Dortmund II
2017– Norwich City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel Farke (German pronunciation: [ˈdaːnjəl ˈfaːʁkə]; born 30 October 1976) is a German association football manager and former professional player who is the head coach of Championship club Norwich City.

Playing career[]

Farke played the majority of his career with SV Lippstadt 08, with whom he had three spells. He played his whole career in the lower levels of German football.

Managerial career[]

Farke began his managerial career with the club with whom he spent most of his playing career, SV Lippstadt 08. He was in charge for six years and took Lippstadt from the sixth tier of German football to the fourth, with his time in charge considered the most successful for Lippstadt football.[2] He stepped down after six years, planning to take a year's sabbatical, before accepting the opportunity to take charge of Borussia Dortmund II, the reserve side of German club Borussia Dortmund.

Norwich City[]

On 25 May 2017, Farke was appointed as the head coach of Championship club Norwich City on a two-year contract.[3] Farke's first league game for Norwich City ended in a 1–1 draw after a late equaliser from Nélson Oliveira at Craven Cottage.[4] He managed his first competitive game at Carrow Road on 8 August 2017, as Norwich beat Swindon Town 3–2 in the EFL Cup.[5] Farke completed his inaugural season in the Championship winning 15 games, drawing 15, and losing 16 - finishing 14th in the league table. The following season Farke won the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for the month of November 2018.[6]

Managerial statistics[]

As of match played 8 December 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
P W D L Win %
Norwich City 25 May 2017 Present 77 34 21 22 044.2 [7]
Total 77 34 21 22 044.2


  1. ^ "Daniel Farke: The lowdown on Norwich City's head coach target". Eastern Daily Press. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ https://iwritethings23.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/the-man-that-never-wanted-to-be-a-coach-the-story-behind-daniel-farke/
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Norwich City appoint Daniel Farke as Head Coach". Norwich City F.C. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Fulham 1–1 Norwich City". BBC Sport. 2017-08-05. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  5. ^ "Norwich City vs Swindon Town on 08 Aug 17 – Match Centre – Welcome to Norwich City Football Club". www.canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  6. ^ "Daniel Farke wins Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award". www.canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  7. ^ "Managers: Daniel Farke". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 May 2018.