|Full name||Wolfgang Kleff|
|Date of birth||16 November 1946|
|Place of birth||Schwerte, Germany|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Goalkeeper (retired)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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]
|1984-85||Rot-Weiß Oberhausen||2. Bundesliga||31||0|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|Germany national team|
References[change | change source]
- Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Wolfgang Kleff". www.national-football-teams.com.