Berti Vogts

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Berti Vogts
Berti Vogts 2012.jpg
Coaching Azerbaijan in 2012
Personal information
Full name Hans-Hubert Vogts
Date of birth (1946-12-30) 30 December 1946 (age 67)
Place of birth Büttgen, Germany
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Azerbaijan (manager)
Youth career
1954–1965 VfR Büttgen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1979 Borussia Mönchengladbach 419 (32)
Total 419 (32)
National team
1967–1978 West Germany 96 (1)
Teams managed
1979–1990 West Germany U21
1986–1990 West Germany (assistant)
1990–1998 Germany
2000–2001 Bayer Leverkusen
2001–2002 Kuwait
2002–2004 Scotland
2007–2008 Nigeria
2008– Azerbaijan
* 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 former German 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 and a special advisor to United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Club career[edit]

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".[1]

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.[2]

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.

International career[edit]

Berti Vogts (left) shadowing Johann Cruyff in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final

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.

Managerial career[edit]

Vogts, pictured in 2006.

After his playing career ended, Vogts became coach of the West Germany under-21 national team, and continued in that role until 1990. Starting in 1986, he became an assistant manager of the senior national side. In 1990, he was promoted to manager of Germany, succeeding Franz Beckenbauer. After the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final, Beckenbauer famously said that the reunified Germany will "probably be unbeatable for years",[3] 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.[4]

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.

After six months with Kuwait, Vogts resigned to assume the position of Scotland national football team manager.[5] In attempting to qualify for UEFA Euro 2004, Vogts took Scotland to a play off place, finishing second in their group to Germany. 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. 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".[6] Nine days after Vogts resigned, Scotland dropped to 77th place in the FIFA World Rankings, a record low.[7]

In January 2007, Vogts was appointed manager of Nigeria and signed a four-year contract. Nigeria were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2008 African Nations Cup, which was their worst performance in the competition since 1982.[8][9] Vogts resigned from his position in February 2008[10]

In April 2008, he was appointed manager of Azerbaijan on a two-year contract.[11] He extended his contract with AFFA until the end of qualifying of Euro 2012 after successful results.[12][13] Vogts was appointed by Jurgen Klinsmann as a special advisor to the United States for the 2014 World Cup.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

[15][16]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1965–66 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 34 0 2 0 36 0
1966–67 34 1 1 0 35 1
1967–68 34 6 3 0 37 6
1968–69 34 8 2 0 36 8
1969–70 34 5 3 1 37 6
1970–71 34 1 4 0 4 2 42 3
1971–72 19 1 2 0 4 0 25 1
1972–73 34 3 9 0 12 2 55 5
1973–74 27 3 3 0 7 1 37 4
1974–75 34 0 2 0 12 2 48 2
1975–76 34 1 4 1 6 0 44 2
1976–77 27 1 1 0 9 1 37 2
1977–78 34 2 5 0 8 0 47 2
1978–79 6 0 1 0 3 0 10 0
Total Germany 419 32 42 2 65 8 526 42
Career total 419 32 42 2 65 8 526 42

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 28 May 2014.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Germany 9 August 1990 7 September 1998 102 66 24 12 64.71 [17]
Bayer Leverkusen 14 November 2000[18] 21 May 2001[18] 25 11 3 11 44.00 [18]
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 65 15 21 29 23.08
Total 249 109 64 76 43.78

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Borussia Mönchengladbach
West Germany

Manager[edit]

Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vogts: Africans can reach semis". fifa.com. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Spielstatistik FC Liverpool - Borussia Mönchengladbach" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "SPIEGEL Interview with Franz Beckenbauer: "Football Has an Incredible Power Beyond Sport"". SPIEGEL Online. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 3 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Another Day, Another Coach Gone:Now It's Vogts". The New York Times. 9 September 1998. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Vogts to be Scotland boss". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 January 2002. Retrieved 2 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Vogts resigns from Scotland job". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 November 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2007. 
  7. ^ "Scotland hit new low in rankings". BBC Sport. BBC. 10 November 2004. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (4 February 2008). "Vogts future looks under threat". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Mungazi, Farayi (6 February 2008). "Nigeria FA silent on Vogts future". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Berti Vogts ends Nigeria reign". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Vogts accepts Azeri challenge". uefa.com. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  12. ^ "Berti Vogts extended his contract with the Azerbaijan national team". trend.az. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Berti Vogts signs new contract as Azerbaijan coach". news.az. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  14. ^ Creditor, Avi (30 March 2014). "Klinsmann appoints Berti Vogts USMNT special advisor; Vasquez off coaching staff". SI.com. Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Berti VOGTS". level-k.com. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Berti Vogts" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Nationaltrainer" (in German). DFB. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c "Bayer 04 Leverkusen". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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