Rudi Gutendorf

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Rudi Gutendorf
Personal information
Full name Rudolf Gutendorf
Date of birth (1926-08-30) 30 August 1926 (age 88)
Place of birth Koblenz, Germany
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1953 TuS Neuendorf
Teams managed
1955 Blue Stars Zürich
1955–1961 FC Luzern
1961 US Monastir
1963–1964 MSV Duisburg
1965–1966 VfB Stuttgart
1968 St Louis Stars
1968 Bermuda
1968–1970 FC Schalke 04
1970–1971 Kickers Offenbach
1971 Sporting Cristal
1972–1973 Chile
1974 Bolivia
1974 Venezuela
1974 TSV 1860 München
1975 Real Valladolid
1975–1976 SC Fortuna Köln
1976 Trinidad & Tobago
1976 Grenada
1976 Antigua & Barbuda
1976 Botswana
1977 Hamburger SV
1979–1981 Australia
1981 New Caledonia
1981 Fiji
1981 Nepal
1981 Tonga
1981 Tanzania
1984 Hertha BSC
1984 São Tomé & Príncipe
1984–1985 Yomiuri SC
1985–1986 Ghana
1986 Nepal
1987 Fiji
1988 China
1988 Iran U-23
1991–1992 China
1993 Mauritius
1995–1996 Zimbabwe
1997 Mauritius
1999 Rwanda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rudolf "Rudi" Gutendorf (born 30 August 1926 in Koblenz) is a German football manager, renowned for managing the highest number of national teams – to date a total of 18 teams.[1]

Career[edit]

He played for his hometown club TuS Neuendorf.

Coaching career[edit]

Retiring from active play in 1953 he took part in a coach training course under Sepp Herberger, receiving his license in 1954, before embarking on his remarkable career as a manager the following year. His last coaching job was in 2003 with the Samoa national football team.[2]

Gutendorf was the first foreign manager to win the Japanese League, in 1984 with Yomiuri SC.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1999: "Der Ball ist ein Sauhund"
  • 15 November 1999: "Beckmann"
  • 2006: "Volle Kanne – Service täglich"
  • 2009: "Mein Ehrgeiz galt dem Fußball und den Frauen"[3]

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