Pierre Littbarski

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Pierre Littbarski
Pierre Littbarski 2006 (cropped).jpg
Littbarski in 2006
Personal information
Full name Pierre Michael Littbarski
Date of birth (1960-04-16) 16 April 1960 (age 62)
Place of birth West Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder, winger
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg (lead scout)
Youth career
1967–1976 VfL Schöneberg
1976–1978 FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1986 1. FC Köln 234 (89)
1986–1987 RC Paris 34 (4)
1987–1993 1. FC Köln 172 (27)
1993–1994 JEF United Ichihara 63 (10)
1996–1997 Brummell Sendai 29 (5)
Total 532 (135)
National team
1979–1982 West Germany U-21 21 (18)
1980 West Germany B 1 (0)
1981–1990 West Germany 73 (18)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Yokohama FC
2001 Bayer Leverkusen (assistant)
2001–2002 MSV Duisburg
2003–2004 Yokohama FC
2005–2006 Sydney FC
2006–2008 Avispa Fukuoka
2008 Saipa
2008–2010 FC Vaduz
2010–2011 VfL Wolfsburg (assistant)
2011 VfL Wolfsburg (caretaker)
2011–2012 VfL Wolfsburg (assistant)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pierre Michael Littbarski (German pronunciation: [ˈpi̯ɛʁ lɪtˈbaʁskiː]; born 16 April 1960) is a German professional football manager and former player of 1. FC Köln and the West Germany national team. Known for his dribbling abilities,[1] he was mostly used as an attacking midfielder or winger. Littbarski was a FIFA World Cup winner with West Germany in 1990, and the runner-up in both 1982 and 1986. Littbarski was the caretaker manager of VfL Wolfsburg after taking over from Steve McClaren from 7 February to 17 March 2011.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1. FC Köln 1978–79 Bundesliga 16 4
1979–80 34 7
1980–81 32 6
1981–82 33 15
1982–83 34 16
1983–84 33 17
1984–85 28 16
1985–86 24 8
Total 234 89
RCF Paris 1986–87 Division 1 32 4
1987–88 2 0
Total 34 4
1. FC Köln 1987–88 Bundesliga 31 8
1988–89 30 5
1989–90 34 8
1990–91 15 2
1991–92 36 1
1992–93 26 3
Total 172 27
JEF United Ichihara 1993 J1 League 35 9 3 2 6 0 44 11
1994 28 1 0 0 2 0 30 1
Total 63 10 3 2 8 0 74 12
Brummell Sendai 1996 Football League 27 5 3 1 - 30 6
1997 2 0 0 0 5 0 7 0
Total 29 5 3 1 5 0 37 6
Career total 532 135

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany 1981 2 3
1982 15 5
1983 8 0
1984 3 0
1985 10 4
1986 7 0
1987 6 3
1988 8 0
1989 4 2
1990 10 1
Total 73 18
Scores and results list West Germany's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Littbarski goal.
List of international goals scored by Pierre Littbarski
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 October 1981 Praterstadion, Vienna  Austria 1–1 3–1 1982 World Cup qualifier
2 3–1
3 18 November 1981 Westfalenstadion, Dortmund  Albania 6–0 8–0 1982 World Cup qualifier
4 14 April 1982 Müngersdorferstadion, Cologne  Czechoslovakia 1–0 2–1 Friendly
5 12 May 1982 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo  Norway 2–1 4–2 Friendly
6 3–1
7 2 July 1982 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid  Spain 1–0 2–1 1982 World Cup
8 8 July 1982 Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville  France 1–0 3–3 1982 World Cup
9 24 February 1985 Estádio Nacional, Lisbon  Portugal 1–0 2–1 1986 World Cup qualifier
10 27 March 1985 Ludwigsparkstadion, Saarbrücken  Malta 4–0 6–0 1986 World Cup qualifier
11 17 April 1985 Rosenaustadion, Augsburg  Bulgaria 3–1 4–1 Friendly
12 30 April 1985 Strahov Stadium, Prague  Czechoslovakia 2–0 5–1 1986 World Cup qualifier
13 9 September 1987 Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf  England 1–0 3–1 Friendly
14 2–0
15 13 October 1987 Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen  Sweden 1–0 2–2 Friendly
16 22 March 1989 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia  Bulgaria 2–1 2–1 Friendly
17 4 October 1989 Westfalenstadion, Dortmund  Finland 2–0 6–1 1990 World Cup qualifier
18 19 June 1990 San Siro, Milan  Colombia 1–0 1–1 1990 World Cup

Managerial statistics[change | change source]

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Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Yokohama FC 2003 2004 88 20 34 34 022.73
Sydney FC 2005 2006 34 21 7 6 061.76
Avispa Fukuoka 2007 2008 72 30 12 30 041.67
Total 194 71 53 70 036.60

Honours[change | change source]

1. FC Köln[4]

Germany[5]

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. "Littbarski, dribble ace turned coach". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. "Pierre Littbarski – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. 1 February 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  3. "J.League Data Site". data.j-league.or.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  4. "Pierre Littbarski" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. "P. Littbarski". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. "Bundesliga Historie 1981/82" (in German). kicker.
  7. "Bundesliga Historie 1984/85" (in German). kicker.
  8. "Bundesliga Historie 1989/90" (in German). kicker.
  9. "World Cup 1982 – Statistics". Planetworldcup. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  10. "Das Tor des Jahres 1985 - Pierre Littbarski" (in German). Sportschau. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  11. "Sydney FC inducts eight greats to its Hall of Fame". The World Game. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2020.

Other websites[change | change source]