Bernhard Trares
Bernhard Trares is a retired German
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 professional footballer, who played mainly as a central defender.

Playing career

Having played in his youth for SV Kirschhausen, Trares joined Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt is a German sports club, based in Frankfurt, Hesse that is best known for its association football club.- Club origins :...

 in 1982. His professional career started in 1985 in the second division
2. Fußball-Bundesliga
- Changes in division set-up :* Number of clubs: currently 18. From 1974 to 1981 there were two conferences, each of 20 teams. In 1981–91 it had 20...

 at SV Darmstadt 98
SV Darmstadt 98
SV Darmstadt 98 is a German association football club based in Darmstadt, Hesse. The club was founded on 22 May 1898 as FC Olympia Darmstadt. Early in 1919 the association was briefly known as Rasen-Sportverein Olympia before merging with Darmstädter Sport Club 1905 on 11 November that year to...

, as a defensive midfielder. During four seasons he made 126 appearances for the "Lilies", scoring 28 goals (11 in his last).

In 1989 Trares joined Alemannia Aachen
Alemannia Aachen
Alemannia Aachen is a German football club from the western city of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia. A long term fixture of the country's second division, Alemannia enjoyed a three-year turn in the top flight in the late 1960s and, after a successful 2005–06 campaign, returned to first division play...

, also in the category, being relegated in his first season, and switching to fellow league side TSV 1860 München
TSV 1860 München
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 in 1991, in another relegation. In just two further seasons, however, the Bavaria
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n outfit succeeded to promote to the Bundesliga
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, subsequently finishing 14th, with the player netting four goals in 31 contests, while also being sent off
Ejection (sports)
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After three years, Trares left Munich
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 to join SV Werder Bremen
SV Werder Bremen
SV Werder Bremen is a German sports club best known for its association football team playing in Bremen, in the northwest German federal state of the same name. The club was founded on 4 February 1899 as Fußballverein Werder by a group of sixteen vocational high school students who had won a prize...

, where he became an important player in the team's defence
Defender (association football)
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, also helping it to the 1999 German Cup
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, in a penalty shootout win against FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich
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 (1–1 after extra time
Overtime (sports)
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). At age 35, he moved to second division team SV Waldhof Mannheim
SV Waldhof Mannheim
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, after which he joined Karlsruher SC
Karlsruher SC
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 for another two years in the category, with a further 55 matches (three goals).

Altogether Trares, who retired at almost 39, made 183 top level appearances scoring 16 goals, with an additional 281 games in the second division, scoring 46.

Coaching career

In December 2004, Trares began his coaching career, serving as assistant manager with former side 1860 München, and remaining in the post until April 2006. In January 2007, he took the reins of Wormatia Worms
Wormatia Worms
VfR Wormatia 08 Worms is a German association football club that plays in Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate. The club and its historical predecessors were regular participants in regional first division football competition right up until the formation of the national top-flight Bundesliga in 1963...

 in Oberliga Südwest
Oberliga Südwest
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. In his first season, he led the team to the Südwest-Pokal (the Cup of the Südwestdeutscher Fußballverband, i.e. South-West German football association), thus qualifying for the first round of the German Cup.

On 29 April 2009, Trares was fired by the Worms. In November of the following year, he was appointed at FSV Frankfurt
FSV Frankfurt
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's reserves.

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