Hans Pflügler

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Hans Pflügler
Personal information
Full name Johannes Christian Pflügler
Date of birth (1960-03-27) 27 March 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth Freising, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1967–1975 SV Vötting-Weihenstephan
1975–1979 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Bayern Munich II
1981–1992 Bayern Munich 276 (36)
1992–1997 Bayern Munich II 66 (6)
1995 Bayern Munich 1 (0)
1997–2001 SE Freising ? (?)
2001–2002 Bayern Munich II 32 (4)
2002–2005 SE Freising ? (?)
National team
1987–1990 West Germany 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Johannes Christian "Hans" Pflügler (born 27 March 1960) is a retired German footballer. He could either appear as a left or central defender, and played solely for Bayern Munich, winning eight major titles with the club and appearing in nearly 400 official games.

Pflügler represented Germany at the 1990 World Cup and Euro 1988, winning the former tournament.

Club career[edit]

Born in Freising, Bavaria, Pflügler made his professional debuts in 1981–82, with the only club he ever knew, local and national giants FC Bayern Munich. After two experimental seasons, he became an automatic first-choice, also netting 27 Bundesliga goals from 1983–88 combined, and appearing in all the games and minutes in the 1986–87 European Cup, as Bayern finally finished second to F.C. Porto.

After helping the Bavarians to five leagues and three cups, Pflügler only managed 14 games in 1991–92, and decided to retire. However, a flood of injuries to the side in 1995 prompted a request by then manager Giovanni Trapattoni which the player accepted, appearing on 8 April, in a home game against 1. FC Kaiserslautern, where he was also booked; even more astonishingly, he spent the entire 2001–02 season with the club's amateurs in Regionalliga Süd, helping it to a final 10th place, aged 42.

International career[edit]

Pflügler played for the German national team on 11 occasions, making his debut on 25 March 1987 in a friendly game with Israel, and being selected for the squad at the following year's UEFA European Football Championship.

Pflügler was also picked for the 1990 FIFA World Cup as Andreas Brehme's backup, playing 90 minutes against Colombia for the eventual champions.[1]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Country[edit]

Personal[edit]

Pflügler is an engineer with a diploma.[2] He was also connected with Bayern's merchandising departments, where he already worked before being summoned out of retirement for the first time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Germany - Colombia 1-1 (0-0)". Planet World Cup. 19 June 1990. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Die Mannschaft ist hungrig" [The team is hungry] (in German). 11 Freunde. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 

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