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Klaus Allofs

Klaus Allofs
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Allofs in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-12-05) 5 December 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
TuS Gerresheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975-1981 Fortuna Düsseldorf 169 (71)
1981-1987 1. FC Köln 177 (88)
1987-1989 Marseille 53 (20)
1989-1990 Bordeaux 37 (14)
1990-1993 Werder Bremen 78 (18)
Total 514 (211)
National team
1978-1988 West Germany 56 (17)
Teams managed
1998-1999 Fortuna Düsseldorf
1999-2012 Werder Bremen (general manager)
2012-2016 VfL Wolfsburg (sporting director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Klaus Allofs (born 5 December 1956) is a German former professional football player, manager, and executive.

A striker, Allofs was a prolific goalscorer for club and country. He amassed Bundesliga totals of 424 games and 177 goals over the course of 15 seasons (finishing as the league's top scorer on two occasions), playing mainly for Fortuna Düsseldorf and 1. FC Köln. His younger brother, Thomas, was also a professional footballer and also a striker, sometimes on the same team.

Allofs gained nearly 60 caps for West Germany, representing the nation in one World Cup and two European Championships, including the triumphant Euro 1980 tournament.

In 1999, after briefly working as a coach at Fortuna Düsseldorf, he became general manager at former club Werder Bremen, where he, in tandem with head coach Thomas Schaaf, helped the club to great success, winning the double of Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal in 2004, reaching the 2009 UEFA Cup Final and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League six times.

Playing career

Club

Born in Düsseldorf, Allofs began playing professionally for home team Fortuna Düsseldorf, in 1975. He started his career as an attacking midfielder, and scored nearly 100 overall goals for the club, helping it to consecutive German cup wins, and often playing upfront with sibling Thomas. In 1978-79, he finished as the Bundesliga's top scorer, and also scored three in nine in Fortuna's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup runner-up run,[1] including one in the final, an extra time loss against FC Barcelona.[2]

In 1981 Allofs joined 1. FC Köln, where he continued scoring at an excellent rate. In 1985-86 he only tallied seven times in the league, one goal being from 70 metres out against Bayer Leverkusen (an intended pass to a breakaway forward that bounced over the advancing Leverkusen goalkeeper), but he added nine in as many matches in the UEFA Cup, as the team lost the final on aggregate to Real Madrid. In the following season, he re-partnered with Thomas, then left the country during three years, playing in France with Olympique de Marseille and FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Allofs retired in June 1993, aged nearly 37, after three seasons with SV Werder Bremen, still managing to score regularly. In the 1991-92 Cup Winners' Cup he scored in the final against AS Monaco FC, in an eventual 2-0 win.[3] In his final year, he played 16 games without scoring - the only time other than his first season that it happened in his career - as Werder won the league title. In total, he appeared in 424 Bundesliga matches, totalling 177 goals.[4] When he retired he was in joint seventh place on the list of the Bundesliga's all-time leading scorers, tied with Dieter Müller.

International

Allofs played for Germany a total of 56 times, scoring 17 goals.[5] His first match was on 11 October 1978 in Prague, against Czechoslovakia, a 4-3 friendly win.

Allofs went on to play for the national side at the victorious UEFA Euro 1980 (where he scored three times to top the goalscoring charts, all in a 3-2 group stage win against the Netherlands), Euro 1984 and 1986 FIFA World Cup. Pushed to the sidelines by emerging stars Rudi Völler and Jürgen Klinsmann, he retired from international play on 31 March 1988, scoring in a friendly with Sweden.

Post-playing career

Allofs (right) celebrating the win of the 2004 DFB-Pokal as general manager of Werder Bremen

Ahead of the 1998-99 season Allofs was appointed head coach at former club Fortuna Düsseldorf. In April, with the club placed last in the table, he was fired.[6]

In July 1999, Allofs became general manager of Werder Bremen.[7][8] In the 2003-04 season he and head coach Thomas Schaaf led Bremen to the double of Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal.[9][10] This success was followed by six qualifications to the UEFA Champions League.[10] In the 2008-09 season they also reached the 2009 UEFA Cup Final.[10]

In November 2012, Allofs left Bremen to join VfL Wolfsburg as their new sporting director,[11] remaining there until December 2016.[12]

Career statistics

International goals

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Allofs goal.
List of international goals scored by Klaus Allofs
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 September 1979 Olympiastadion, West Berlin, West Germany  Argentina
1-0
2-1
Friendly
2. 27 February 1980 Weserstadion, Bremen, West Germany  Malta
1-0
8-0
UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying
3. 27 February 1980 Weserstadion, Bremen, West Germany  Malta
4-0
8-0
UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying
4. 13 May 1980 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany  Poland
2-1
3-1
Friendly
5. 14 June 1980 Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy  Netherlands
1-0
3-2
UEFA Euro 1980
6. 14 June 1980 Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy  Netherlands
2-0
3-2
UEFA Euro 1980
7. 14 June 1980 Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy  Netherlands
3-0
3-2
UEFA Euro 1980
8. 19 November 1980 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, West Germany  France
4-1
4-1
Friendly
9. 7 January 1981 Parque Central, Montevideo, Uruguay  Brazil
1-0
1-4
Mundialito
10. 16 December 1984 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta  Malta
2-1
3-2
1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 16 December 1984 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta  Malta
3-1
3-2
1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. 30 April 1985 Generali Arena, Prague, Czechoslovakia  Czechoslovakia
5-0
5-1
1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
13. 12 March 1986 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany  Brazil
2-0
2-0
Friendly
14. 4 June 1986 Estadio La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico  Uruguay
1-1
1-1
1986 FIFA World Cup
15. 8 June 1986 Estadio La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico  Scotland
2-1
2-1
1986 FIFA World Cup
16. 24 September 1986 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark
2-0
2-0
Friendly
17. 31 March 1988 Olympiastadion, West Berlin, West Germany  Sweden
1-0
1-1 (2-4 pens)
Friendly

Honours

As player

Fortuna Düsseldorf[13]

1. FC Köln[13]

Marseille[14]

Werder Bremen[13]

West Germany[13]

Individual

As general manager

Werder Bremen

References

  1. ^ Marcel, Haisma (31 July 2008). "Klaus Allofs - Matches in European Cups". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "1978/79: Barcelona win seven-goal thriller". UEFA.com. 1 June 1979. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "1991/92: Bremen shine in Stadium of Light". UEFA.com. 1 June 1992. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (15 January 2006). "Klaus Allofs - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (27 March 2015). "Klaus Allofs - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "2.Bundesliga: Düsseldorf beurlaubt Klaus Allofs". Der Spiegel (in German). 20 April 1999. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Fußball. Allofs wird Sportdirektor bei Werder Bremen". Frankfurter Rundschau. 14 July 1999. p. 18.
  8. ^ "Telephonbuch hilft". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German) (159). 14 July 1999. p. 38.
  9. ^ a b c Christoph, Manfred (12 May 2004). "Bremen duo at the double". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Marwedel, Jörg (15 November 2011). "Klaus Allofs und Thomas Schaaf - Keine nette Werder-Familie". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Klaus Allofs Leaves Werder Bremen for Wolfsburg Post". Inside Futbol. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ "Wolfsburg trennt sich von Allofs". Inside Futbol. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ a b c d "Klaus Allofs" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Klaus ALLOFS" (in French). L'Équipe. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ "1. Bundesliga: alle Torjäger und Torschützen der Saison 1978/79" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ "1. Bundesliga: alle Torjäger und Torschützen der Saison 1984/85" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ "Bundesliga Historie 1978/79" (in German). kicker.
  18. ^ "Bundesliga Historie 1984/85" (in German). kicker.
  19. ^ "Bundesliga Historie 1990/91" (in German). kicker.
  20. ^ "Klaus Allofs". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ "Fairs/UEFA Cup Topscorers". RSSSF. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 2015.

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