Wolfgang Kleff

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Wolfgang Kleff
Personal information
Full name Wolfgang Kleff
Date of birth 16 November 1946 (1946-11-16) (age 68)
Place of birth Schwerte, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968-1979
1979-1980
1980-1982
1982-1984
1984-1985
1985-1986
1986-1987
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Hertha Berlin
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
Bochum
Salmrohr
National team
1971-1973 West Germany
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wolfgang Kleff (born 16 November, 1946) is a former German football player. He has played for West Germany national team.

Kleff joined Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1968 and played for the team from 1968 to 1979. He also played for Hertha BSC, Fortuna Düsseldorf,Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, VfL Bochum and for the promoted FC Salmrohr in the Second Bundesliga. At this time he was 40 years old. At the end of his long career Wolfgang Kleff had played 433 matches in the Bundesliga and 56 games in the 2nd Bundesliga.

He was part of the German team for the UEFA Euro 1972 and the FIFA Worldcup 1974, both won by Germany. Due to the fact that Sepp Maier was number 1 goalkeeper he had only six matches during his international career.

With Borussia Mönchengladbach he played the UEFA Cup Final 1973 and the European Cup Final in 1977 (now Champions League). This finals were both lost against Liverpool F.C.. He won the Bundesliga five times (1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1977), one German Cup (1973) and two UEFA Cups (1975, 1979).

Even after the end of his professional career he played for different amateur clubs. His last match was 2008 as he played 35 minutes for FC Rheinbach at the age of 61.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Germany League
1968-69 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 9 0
1969-70 34 0
1970-71 34 0
1971-72 34 0
1972-73 34 0
1973-74 34 0
1974-75 34 0
1975-76 34 0
1976-77 0 0
1977-78 24 0
1978-79 1 0
1979-80 Hertha Berlin Bundesliga 33 0
1980-81 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 15 0
1981-82 34 0
1982-83 Fortuna Düsseldorf Bundesliga 31 0
1983-84 28 0
1984-85 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 2. Bundesliga 31 0
1985-86 Bochum Bundesliga 20 0
1986-87 Salmrohr 2. Bundesliga 25 0
Country Germany 489 0
Total 489 0

International career statistics[change | change source]

Germany national team
Year Apps Goals
1971 1 0
1972 1 0
1973 4 0
Total 6 0

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