Gernot Rohr Biography: Parents, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Siblings, Salary, Pictures, Family, Wikipedia

March 9, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Gernot Rohr is a German professional football coach and former player who has achieved remarkable success with various clubs and national teams in Africa and Europe.

He is currently the technical adviser of the Benin national team after leading Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup and third place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Rohr is known for his tactical acumen, ability to assemble young and talented squads, and passion for the game.


  • Full name: Gernot Rohr
  • Date of birth: June 28 June 28, 1953
  • Age: 71 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Mannheim, West Germany
  • Nationality: German (naturalized French in the 1980s)
  • Profession: Football coach and former player
  • Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Parents: N/A
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  • Relationship status: N/A
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life and Education

Gernot Rohr, now 71 years old, was born on June 28 June 28, 1953, in Mannheim, a city in southwestern Germany.

He grew up in a sports-loving family and developed a keen interest in football early on. He received his basic education in his hometown and later attended a sports school in Karlsruhe.

He started playing with VfL Neckarau, a local club, before joining Bayern Munich in 1972.

Personal Life

There is little information about Rohr’s personal life, such as his parents, siblings, spouse, girlfriend, or children.

He was naturalized French in the 1980s while playing for Bordeaux in France. He speaks fluent French, German, and English and has also learned some African languages during his coaching stints.


Rohr played as a defender for several clubs in Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria, most notably Bordeaux.

There, he won three French league titles and reached the UEFA Cup final in 1996. He retired from playing in 1989 and began his managerial career with Bordeaux in 1990.

He led the club to the UEFA Cup final again in 1996, where they lost to Bayern Munich. He also managed other French clubs such as Nantes, Nice, Creteil, Ajaccio, Young Boys in Switzerland, and Etoile du Sahel in Tunisia.

Rohr switched to international coaching in 2010 when he took charge of the Gabon national team. He guided them to the quarter-finals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, where they lost to Mali on penalties.

He then coached Niger and Burkina Faso but failed to qualify them for the 2014 and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, respectively.

He was appointed manager of the Nigerian national team in 2016 and led them to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they narrowly missed out on the knockout stage.

He also took them to third place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where they beat Tunisia in the bronze medal match.

He signed a new contract with Nigeria in 2020. Still, he faced criticism and pressure from the fans and the media after disappointing results and performances in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and 2022 World Cup qualifiers. He resigned from Nigeria in 2021 and joined Benin as their technical adviser.


As a player, Rohr won the following awards:

  • Bundesliga: 1973–74 (with Bayern Munich).
  • DFB-Pokal: 1973–74 (with Bayern Munich).
  • Ligue 1: 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87 (with Bordeaux).
  • Coupe de France: 1985–86, 1986–87 (with Bordeaux).

As a coach, Rohr won the following awards:

  • Ligue 2: 1991–92 (with Bordeaux).
  • Africa Cup of Nations third place: 2019 (with Nigeria).

Net Worth

According to some sources, Rohr’s net worth is estimated at $5 million, which he earned from his playing and coaching career.

He reportedly earns $47,000 per month as the technical adviser of Benin.


Rohr has been involved in some controversies during his managerial career, such as being fired by Etoile du Sahel, Nantes, and Burkina Faso and accused of favoring foreign-born players over local ones in Nigeria.

He has also faced criticism for his conservative and defensive play style, lack of communication with the media and the fans, and poor results in some crucial matches.

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