Michael Kutzop

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Michael Kutzop
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-03-24) 24 March 1955 (age 60)
Place of birth Lubliniec, Poland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
FC Bürgel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1984 Kickers Offenbach 151 (35)
1984–1990 SV Werder Bremen 121 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Kutzop (born 24 March 1955) is a former German football player. He spent seven seasons in the Bundesliga with Kickers Offenbach and SV Werder Bremen.[1]

Kutzop took arguably the most famous penalty kick in the history of Bundesliga. On the penultimate game day of the 1985–86 season Kutzop's league-leading SV Werder Bremen were playing second-placed FC Bayern Munich. Werder's victory in that game would guarantee them the title. With the score of 0–0 Kutzop took the penalty kick in the 88th minute and hit the right goalpost. The game ended 0–0. On the last game day FC Bayern beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 6–0, Werder lost 1–2 to VfB Stuttgart (the team they beat 6–0 earlier in the season) and Bayern took the title on goal difference. That was the only penalty kick he missed in 40 attempts during his Bundesliga years.

Today he works at Rudi Völler's football school in Cala Millor, Majorca, Spain.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kutzop, Michael" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 31 March 2012.