Wolfgang Paul (footballer)

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Wolfgang Paul
Personal information
Full name Wolfgang Paul
Date of birth (1940-01-25) 25 January 1940 (age 83)
Place of birth Olsberg, Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
VfL Schwerte
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1971 Borussia Dortmund 198 (7)
Men's football
Representing  West Germany
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 1966 England
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wolfgang Paul (German pronunciation: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈpaʊ̯l] (audio speaker iconlisten); born 25 January 1940 in Olsberg, Province of Westphalia) is a German former football player.[1]

Captaining Borussia Dortmund to the European Cup Winners Cup in 1966, Paul got included in Helmut Schön's West German national football team for the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[2] Despite this, the defender never played a match for West Germany and had to retire early because Wolfgang picked up an injury in the late 1960s.

Honours[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wolfgang Paul" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. "German World Cup squads". dfb.de. Retrieved 24 January 2010.