We are pleased to announce that Thorsten Fink, a 54-year-old German specialist, has been appointed as the head coach of "Riga Football Club"! Welcome to Riga, Coach!
Thorsten Fink was born on October 29, 1967 in Dortmund. In his youth, Finks played for "Roland Marten" and "Borussia Dortmund" teams. In 1989, Finks signed a contract with "Wattenscheid 09". With this team Torsten entered the German Bundesliga! Between 1989 and 1994, Finks played 162 games for the team and scored 26 goals.
From 1994 to 1997, Fink was one of the leaders in "Karlsruher SC". Thorsten scored 11 goals in 92 games. After such a performance, Fink signed a contract with the most famous German club "Bayern". Fink played for "Bayern" for seven seasons. In 150 games, Thorsten scored four goals. With "Bayern", Fink won the UEFA Champions League in 2001, won the Bundesliga four times, won the German Cup three times and won the German League cup four times.
At the beginning of his coaching career in 2006, Fink was the coach of the Salzburg "Red Bull" reserve team. In 2008, Fink worked as the head coach of the German team "Ingolstadt". From 2009 to 2011, Fink was the head coach of the Swiss club "Basel". With this team, Fink twice became the Swiss champion and won the Swiss Cup. From 2011 to 2013, Fink was the head coach of the Bundesliga club "Hamburger SV". The coach worked in this team together with the Latvian striker Artjoms Rudņevs.
From 2015 to 2019, Fink worked with the Cyprus APOEL (2015), "Austria Wien" (2015-2018) and the Swiss "Grasshoppers" (2018-2019). In June 2019, Fink was appointed as the head coach of the Japanese club "Vissel Kobe". In 2020, "Vissel Kobe" won the first two trophies in the club's history - the Japan Cup and the Japan Super Cup. In September 2020, Fink decided to resign and return to his family.
Fink's assistant will be Sebastian Hahn, 46, with whom Thorsten worked at APOEL, "Austria Wien", "Grasshopper" and "Vissel Kobe" teams. Dragoslav Jevrić, 47, will be the goalkeeping coach. In 2017, Jevrić worked with APOEL goalkeepers. Nikola Vidović has been confirmed as a athletic coach. The 57-year-old Croatian specialist has worked with Fink throughout his coaching career. During his career as an athlete, Vidović was the Croatian champion in kickboxing. Welcome to Riga!