| Christian Nerlinger|
Munich Business School
| (1973-03-21) 21 March 1973 (age 42)|
Dortmund, West Germany
Christian Nerlinger Wikipedia
Christian Nerlinger (born 21 March 1973 in Dortmund) is a retired German footballer who played as a central midfielder.
His professional career was mainly associated with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Nerlinger signed for FC Bayern Munich at the age of 13, completing his formation at the Bavarian side. He was promoted to the first team in 1992, but made no Bundesliga appearances in his debut season.
In the following campaign, Nerlinger's impact, in a midfield which also comprised Jorginho, Lothar Matthäus, Mehmet Scholl and Christian Ziege, was immediate, and he helped the eventual champions by finishing as the second top scorer in the squad with nine goals – a career-best – only behind Scholl and Adolfo Valencia's 11; he made his competition debut on 7 August 1993, in a 3–1 home win against SC Freiburg.
After another four solid seasons, Nerlinger moved to hometown club Borussia Dortmund, where he began suffering with injuries; this situation would be worsened in the following years, as he could hardly get a game at any of his following two clubs, Scotland's Rangers and 1. FC Kaiserslautern (he reunited with former Bayern teammate Carsten Jancker in the latter), forcing to his retirement from the game in December 2005.
Nerlinger was capped six times by Germany, his debut coming on 5 September 1998, in a 1–1 friendly with Romania, in which he scored the equalizer five minutes from time.
He did not attend, however, any major international tournament.
After his professional career ended, Nerlinger studied International Business at the Munich Business School. Shortly later he was appointed team manager at Bayern Munich. In January 2010, he succeeded Uli Hoeneß as technical manager, upgrading shortly after to general manager of the club. On 2 July 2012, Nerlinger was replaced by Matthias Sammer.
Nerlinger became Team Manager on 1 July 2008. He became Sporting Director of Bayern Munich on 1 July 2009. He held the position until June 2012 when he was replaced by Matthias Sammer.Bayern Munich
Bundesliga: 1993–94, 1996–97
UEFA Cup: 1995–96
DFB Liga-Pokal: 1997
Scottish League: 2002–03
Scottish Cup: 2001–02