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Joachim Löw: Salary, assets, career data, family, successes - all information about the national coach

Joachim Löw (61) has been on the command bridge with the German national team for what felt like an eternity. On March 9, 2021, however, the 61-year-old announced that he would be stepping down after the upcoming European Championship.

Löw led the German team to win the 2014 World Cup in Rio (Brazil) and managed to send the DFB team into the race as a candidate for the title in almost every major tournament. The negative highlight was the messed up World Cup 2018 in Russia. But apart from the pitch, what else is there to know about the man who has had the team under his wing since 2006?

Joachim Löw as national coach, here you can find out everything you need to know about the head coach of the German national team - Among other things, information about his assets, his salary, his career and his greatest successes.

Joachim Löw: Important data about the national coach - age, birthday, place of birth

SurnameJoachim "Jogi" Loew
birthday3rd February 1960
place of birthSchönau in the Black Forest (Germany)
size1.82 meters
Previous position as a playerattacker

Joachim Löw's fortune: that's what he deserves as a national coach

As the coach of the German national team, Joachim Löw currently earns around 3.8 million euros a year, according to media reports. The salary as a national coach had increased slightly after the last contract extension before the 2018 World Cup.

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But Löw has other sources of income through some advertising contracts with companies like TUI or Nivea, which supposedly increase income by a further two million euros per year.

According to Statista sources, Joachim Löw's total assets are therefore around 18 million euros.

Is Joachim Löw married and does he have children?

Joachim Löw has been married to his wife Daniela since 1986 - but the couple separated in 2016 after 30 years of marriage. Both have been in a relationship since 1977.

Although Löw reveals little of his private life, he and Daniela are not officially divorced to this day. Nothing is known about whether they each have a new partner.

Joachim Löw, whose younger brother Markus was also a footballer in the past, also has no children - neither with his wife Daniela nor with any other girlfriend, ex-partner or wife.

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Joachim Löw stops after the EM: The most important key dates of his career

As a player, Joachim Löw was not really great, but he had a solid professional career. Among other things, he played 52 times in the Bundesliga, was under contract with VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt and Karlsruher SC.

The former center forward left his biggest mark in the 2nd Bundesliga, where he was an important goal scorer for SC Freiburg for years.

He was also on the field four times for the German U21 national team.

Joachim Löw: His career as a player

  • 1978: Change from Eintracht Freiburg to SC Freiburg and start of the professional career. Debut in the 2nd Bundesliga South in August 1978 at the age of 18.
  • 1980: Moved to big neighbor VfB Stuttgart, for whom he was only able to play four Bundesliga appearances in one year due to a serious injury.
  • 1981: Löw moved on to Eintracht Frankfurt (5 goals in 24 Bundesliga games).
  • 1982: He returned to SC Freiburg, where he became a top scorer in the now single-track Bundesliga 2. The 1983/84 season was Löws' most successful to date with 17 goals in 31 missions.
  • 1984: The KSC brings the second division scorer into the upper house, but things are not really going well in Karlsruhe. After a year with only two goals in 24 appearances, it's over again.
  • 1985: Return to Freiburg again. In 1985/86 and 1986/87 Löw was in top form again in the feel-good oasis. After two consecutive mixed years, he went to Switzerland for FC Schaffhausen.
  • 1989 to 1995: End of career in Switzerland. Löw tries his hand at first with Schaffhausen, later with FC Winterthur to get promoted to the first Swiss league, but fails in each case.
  • 1995: End of career after one year at FC Frauenfeld (Switzerland).

As a coach, Löw should then become much better known than during his playing days. Of course, his greatest success will not be forgotten, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with the DFB-Elf.

Joachim Löw: His career as a coach

  • 1992 to 1994: Löw makes his first steps as a youth coach at his former Swiss club, FC Winterthur.
  • 1994/95: Löw is player-coach at the small Swiss club FC Frauenfeld, his last position as an active player.
  • 1995: Rolf Fringer brings Löw to VfB Stuttgart as his assistant coach.
  • August 1996: Fringer leaves Stuttgart, Löw initially becomes his successor as head coach on an interim basis. Six unbeaten games convince the bosses, from September 1996 Löw is officially the new coach of the Swabians.
  • 1997: In his first season as head coach, Löw leads VfB in fourth place and also wins the DFB Cup with Giovane Elber and Co. His first title.
  • 1997/98: In his second season, Löw finished fourth in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart, and VfB also reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup. There Löw and Co. are defeated by Chelsea FC just 0: 1.
  • 1998: Löw moves to Fenerbahce. In his first season in Turkey he finished third behind Besiktas and Galatasaray and had to leave Istanbul after just one year.
  • October 1999: Löw joins the second division KSC. The ambitious Karlsruhe team are fighting against relegation to the then third-class regional league. Löw cannot stop the downward trend, has to leave in April 2000 and the KSC actually goes down in the end.
  • December 2000: Return to Turkey, this time Löw hires at Adanaspor. Because of unrest in the club, he stays for only 67 days and five games.
  • October 2001: Löw continues his career in Austria with FC Tirol and leads the team to the Austrian championship. However, Tyrol files for bankruptcy in 2002 due to indebtedness, and Löw is again without an employer.
  • 2003: After a year off, it goes back to Austria, Löw signs with Austria Wien. However, he only stayed for a good six months and was gone again in March 2004.
  • 2004: Löw becomes Jürgen Klinsmann's assistant and thus an important part of the new start with the DFB team after the messed up EM in 2004.
  • 2006: After the summer fairy tale, Klinsmann stops and Löw becomes his successor as national coach.
  • 2008: Vice European Champion after losing 1-0 in the final against Spain.
  • 2010: Third place in the World Cup in South Africa.
  • 2012: Semi-final against Italy at the EM.
  • 2014: World Champion! Löw and the DFB-Elf beat Argentina 1-0 in the final in Rio.
  • 2016: Out of the EM semifinals against hosts France.
  • 2018: Disgraceful preliminary round at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
  • March 9, 2021: Löw announces that he will stop as national coach after the EM in summer 2021.

Joachim Löw: His statistics as a national coach

COMPETITIONGAMESVICTORIESDRAWDEFEATS
total1891203831
International matches70322216
European Championship qualification403244
World Cup qual302730
UEFA Nations League10253
Confederations Cup5410
European Championship171124
World Championship171214

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