Dr. Anselm Küchle

is responsible for the development of the team, the topics round about the internationalization and for education and training at the International Football Institute.
In this context, Anselm and his team develop high-quality education and training for top-level football. In doing so, he relies on modern and innovative didactic possibilities.

Anselm Küchle has been active in professional football full-time for over 10 years, and has also been involved in voluntary and semi-professional football.

The graduate sports manager and UEFA A licence holder has in the past advised institutions in sport on various issues and specialised in competence development, excellence development, coaching and personnel development in football.

In his doctoral thesis, Anselm dealt intensively with the topic of coaching competencies in top-level football. Today, Anselm is co-host of the DFB Academy podcast “Trainer*innenkompetenzen im Profifußball” and coach of managers and coaches in football.

Academic background

  • 2014 – 2016 Master’s degree in sports management with a focus on international sports management at the University of Applied Management, Erding

  • 2010 – 2014 Bachelor’s degree in sports management with a focus on club and association management at the University of Applied Management, Erding

Steinheilstraße 8, 85737 Ismaning

Professional experience

  • Since 01/2017 Head of Education and Training at the International Football Institute

  • since 01/2017 Lecturer for special assignments at the University of Applied Management

  • 01/2015 – 12/2016 Staff member of the Game and Tactics Analysis Department at the International Football Institute

  • 01/2014 – 04/2014 Further development and promotion of football in Nairobi (Kenya)

  • 01/2014 – 01/2015 Office Manager FC Ismaning

  • In the run-up, Anselm Küchle already gained interesting experience as a staff member at Sport1 and Liga Total.

Selected reference projects

  • 2019 DFB Academy project “Making coaching quality measurable?

  • 2018 – 2021 DFB Academy Project “Coaching Skills in Professional Football

  • 2016 Organisation of the 1st Expert Conference on Talent Development in Bavarian Football

  • 2015-2017 Project co-responsible for the project “Status-Quo Analysis of the Regional Leagues” for the German Football Association

  • 2015-2016 Project staff of the research project “Match data based performance indicators in professional football” for the DFL incl. Further advisory activities for the DFL

  • 2015-2017 Numerous match analyses of international football matches, detailed analysis of EM 2016

  • 2015 Co-creation of the university certificate in football match analysis – the first educational programme of its kind in the German-speaking world


  • Küchle (2022). Competence profiles of top coaches in football. An empirical study on the demands of head coaches in German professional football. Utz Publishing House

  • Neuhofer, K. Schmalhofer, A. Küchle, A., Weber, H. & Kainz, F. (2017). Game data-based video analysis in professional football:
    Match-to-match variability in the Bundesliga. In: A. Schwirtz,F. Mess, Y. Demetriou & V. Senner (Hrsg.).
    Innovation & Technology in Sport. Abstract volume of the 23rd dvs University Conference from 13-15 September 2017 in Munich
    . Hamburg: Czwalina (p. 85).

  • Küchle, A. & Schmalhofer, A. (2016). Systematic individual Player Observation in Football – Creation of individual Perturbation Profiles. In J. Wiemeyer & A. Seyfarth (Ed.),
    Book of abstracts. 11th joint dvs Conference on Motor Control & Learning, Biomechanics & Training, (pp. 28–30).

  • Küchle, A. & Schmalhofer, A. (2016). Analysis of the offensive play at the Euro 2016.
    Football Training, 34(9), 22-31.

  • Neuhofer, K. & Küchle, A. (2018). Higher, faster and further. Select, carry out and interpret the test procedures carefully – and especially draw the right conclusions from them!
    Football Training, 36(6+7), 6-13