Rudi Assauer

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Rudi Assauer
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Personal information
Full name Rudolf Assauer
Date of birth (1944-04-30)30 April 1944
Place of birth Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany
Date of death 6 February 2019(2019-02-06) (aged 74)
Place of death Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1952–1963 SpVgg Herten
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1964 SpVgg Herten 35 (7)
1964–1970 Borussia Dortmund 121 (8)
1970–1976 Werder Bremen 186 (4)
Teams managed
1978–1979 Werder Bremen (joint interim)
1980 Werder Bremen (joint interim)
1981 Schalke 04 (joint interim)
1981 Schalke 04 (interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rudolf "Rudi" Assauer (30 April 1944 – 6 February 2019) was a German football manager and player.[1] His nicknames were Stumpen-Rudi, or Cheroot Rudi. He was born in Saarland, Germany.

Assauer played for Borussia Dortmund from 1964 to 1970 and for Werder Bremen from 1970 to 1976. He managed Werder Bremen from 1978 to 1979 and again in 1980. He also managed Schalke 04 in 1981.

In January 2012, aged 67, Assauer was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.[2] He died from complications of the disease at his home in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia on 6 February 2019 at the age of 74.[3]

Statistics[change | change source]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Werder Bremen 20 December 1977[4] 31 December 1977[4] 1 1 0 0 100.000 [4]
Werder Bremen 29 January 1980[4] 20 February 1980[4] 1 0 0 1 &00.00 [4]
Schalke 04 26 May 1981[5] 30 June 1981[5] 2 0 1 1 &00.00 [5]
Schalke 04 20 January 1983[5] 24 January 1983[5] 1 0 1 0 &00.00 [5]
Total 5 1 2 2 20.00

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rudolf Assauer" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. ""Der Kopf, die Birne – schlimmer geht's nicht"" (in German). sueddeutsche.de. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  3. "Rudi Assauer ist tot". Der Spiegel (in German). 6 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Werder Bremen" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "FC Schalke 04" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 April 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]

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