Manfred Burgsmüller

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Manfred Burgsmüller
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-12-22)22 December 1949
Place of birth Essen, West Germany
Date of death 18 May 2019(2019-05-18) (aged 69)
Place of death Essen, Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1967 VfB Recklinghausen
1967–1968 Rot-Weiss Essen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 Rot-Weiss Essen 12 (0)
1971–1974 Bayer Uerdingen 101 (80)
1974–1976 Rot-Weiss Essen 64 (32)
1976 Bayer Uerdingen 7 (1)
1976–1983 Borussia Dortmund 224 (135)
1983–1984 1. FC Nürnberg 34 (12)
1984–1985 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 50 (36)
1985–1990 Werder Bremen 115 (34)
Total 607 (330)
National team
1975–1978 West Germany B 8 (8)
1977–1978 West Germany 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Manfred "Manni" Burgsmüller (22 December 1949 – 18 May 2019) was a German footballer. He played as a striker and sometimes as a midfielder.

Burgsmüller was born in Essen. He appeared in 447 Bundesliga games over the course of 17 seasons, scoring 213 goals. He played mainly for Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen. He also played Rot-Weiss Essen, Bayer Uerdingen, 1. FC Nürnberg and Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. He also played three games for West Germany. After retirement, he played as a kicker in American football.

Burgsmüller died in Essen on 18 May 2019, at the age of 69.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ex-Kultstürmer Manfred Burgsmüller ist tot" (in German). Deutsche Welle. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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