Coaching Azerbaijan in 2012
|Full name||Hans-Hubert Vogts|
|Date of birth||30 December 1946|
|Place of birth||Büttgen, Germany|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|1979–1990||West Germany U21|
|1986–1990||West Germany (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Hans-Hubert "Berti" Vogts (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛɐ̯tiː ˈfoːkts]; born 30 December 1946 in Büttgen) is a German former footballer. He played for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga his whole professional club career and won the FIFA World Cup with West Germany in 1974. He later managed Germany (winning Euro 96 with them), Scotland and Nigeria. He is currently manager of the Azerbaijan national team.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Managerial career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Honours
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Vogts joined the boys' football team of local sports club VfR Büttgen in 1954 at the age of seven, staying with them until his 1965 transfer to Borussia Mönchengladbach. A right-side defender, his tenacity earned him the nickname "Der Terrier".
He was one of the key figures during Borussia's golden years in the 1970s, when it won the Bundesliga five times, the German Cup once, and the UEFA Cup twice. Vogts also played in the 1977 European Cup Final defeat by Liverpool.
Vogts made 419 Bundesliga appearances for Mönchengladbach, scoring 32 times and also appeared 64 times for the club in European competition, scoring 8 goals. Vogts remained with Mönchengladbach until he retired from playing in 1979.
Vogts played nine international boys' games for West Germany, made three appearances for the under-23s team, and has 96 senior caps, making him one of Germany's most capped players. He was captain for 20 of the senior games, scored one international goal and was also a member of the German national team that won the 1974 World Cup. Nicknamed “Der Terrier” for always fighting for every ball as if it were his last, Vogts was a big favourite with his home crowd. Vogts famously marked, and subdued, Johan Cruyff, in the final of the 1974 World Cup in Munich, West Germany.
During the match between West Germany and Austria on 21 June 1978 in the second round of the 1978 FIFA World Cup he scored an own goal, allowing Austria to beat West Germany for the first time in 47 years and preventing West Germany from moving on to the next round. In Austria this match is fondly known as the Miracle of Cordoba.
West Germany Under 21 National Team
After his playing career ended, he became a coach for West Germany's under-21 national team, and continued in that role until 1990. Starting in 1986, he became an assistant manager of the senior national side.
Germany National Team
In 1990, he was promoted to manager of the national team as successor of Franz Beckenbauer. After the final match, Beckenbauer famously said that the reunified Germany will "probably be unbeatable for years", a statement which turned out to be a burden for Vogts during the upcoming years. Although Vogts led the German national team to a Euro 1992 runner-up place and a Euro 1996 win, two World Cup quarter-final defeats in 1994 and 1998 are also on his sheet. He stepped down as manager in September 1998.
After some time out of managing, he was appointed manager of Bayer Leverkusen in November 2000. The following May, despite earning Bayer Leverkusen Champions League qualification, he was sacked. He became manager of the Kuwait national team in August 2001.
Kuwait National Team
Vogts then spent six months coaching Kuwait.
Scotland National Team
After six months with Kuwait, Vogts resigned to assume the position of manager of the Scottish national team. In attempting to qualify for the 2004 European Championships, Vogts took Scotland to a play off place. In the play offs Scotland were drawn against the Netherlands and Vogts led them to a 1–0 victory at Hampden Park, but the Netherlands beat Scotland 6–0 in the return leg. The Scottish press became notably more hostile towards Vogts following a series of defeats in friendly matches which caused the team to drop to a record low in the FIFA World Rankings. An October 2004 draw with Moldova essentially put paid to Scotland's hopes of qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, and Vogts resigned the following month, with a year and a half remaining on his contract, citing "disgraceful abuse".
Nigeria National Team
Azerbaijan National Team
Club career statistics
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
- As of 6 March 2014.
|Germany||9 August 1990||7 September 1998||102||66||24||12||64.71|
|Bayer Leverkusen||14 November 2000||20 May 2001||25||11||3||11||44.00|
|Kuwait||12 August 2001||28 February 2002||11||2||6||3||18.18|
|Scotland||1 March 2002||2 November 2004||31||8||7||16||25.81|
|Nigeria||15 January 2007||20 February 2008||15||7||3||5||46.67|
|Azerbaijan||1 April 2008||Present||64||15||21||28||23.44|
- Borussia Mönchengladbach
- Bundesliga: 1969–70, 1970–71, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77
- DFB-Pokal: 1972–73
- UEFA Cup: 1974–75, 1978–79
- West Germany
- "Vogts: Africans can reach semis". fifa.com. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
- "Spielstatistik FC Liverpool - Borussia Mönchengladbach" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "SPIEGEL Interview with Franz Beckenbauer: "Football Has an Incredible Power Beyond Sport"". SPIEGEL Online. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 3 November 2008.
- "Another Day, Another Coach Gone:Now It's Vogts". The New York Times. 9 September 1998. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Vogts to be Scotland boss". BBC Sport. 21 January 2002. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
- "Scotland hit new low in rankings". BBC Sport. 10 November 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2007.
- "Vogts resigns from Scotland job". BBC Sport. 1 November 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
- "Berti Vogts ends Nigeria reign". BBC Sport. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
- "Vogts accepts Azeri challenge". uefa.com. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
- "Berti Vogts extended his contract with the Azerbaijan national team". trend.az. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Berti Vogts signs new contract as Azerbaijan coach". news.az. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Berti VOGTS". level-k.com. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Berti Vogts". world-soccer.org. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Berti Vogts" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
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