Jürgen Kurbjuhn

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Jürgen Kurbjuhn
Personal information
Full name Jürgen Kurbjuhn
Date of birth (1940-07-26)26 July 1940
Place of birth Tilsit, Germany
Date of death 15 March 2014(2014-03-15) (aged 73)
Place of death Buxtehude, Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Fullback
Youth career
Buxtehuder SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1963 Hamburger SV(OL Nord) 76 (1)
1963–1972 Hamburger SV(BL) 242 (10)
Total 318 (11)
National team
1962–1966 West Germany 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jürgen Kurbjuhn (26 July 1940 – 15 March 2014) was a German football player.[1][2] Kurbjuhn had excelled as a youth-international for West Germany during his time with amateur club Buxtehuder SV and joined Hamburg's biggest, Hamburger SV, in 1960[1] when the club had just been crowned German football champion. In 1961 he was part of the Hamburg side reaching the semi-final of the European Cup against Barcelona and part of the 1963 German Cup winning side of the club. He retired, because of injury, after ten goals in 242 Bundesliga matches in 1972, mostly as a left back.

His West Germany career lasted for only five matches in the space of April 1962 to May 1966, allowing him to stay unused by Sepp Herberger at the 1962 FIFA World Cup but keeping him off another participation as he did not make it into the squad of Herberger's successor Helmut Schön for the 1966 FIFA World Cup. He played his last international on 4 May 1966, when the West Germans beat Ireland 4–0 in a friendly.

Since 1988 he has owned an insurance company in Buxtehude.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jürgen Kurbjuhn" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Nationalspieler Jürgen Kurbjuhn gestorben". Welt.de. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2014.