Sepp Piontek

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Sepp Piontek
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Sepp Piontek, 1 June 2011. (Photo: Lars Schmidt)
Personal information
Full name Josef Emanuel Hubertus Piontek
Date of birth (1940-03-05) 5 March 1940 (age 74)
Place of birth Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1949–1958 VfL Germania Leer
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1960 VfL Germania Leer
1960–1972 Werder Bremen 278 (16)
National team
1965–1966 West Germany 6 (0)
Teams managed
1971–1975 Werder Bremen
1975–1976 Fortuna Düsseldorf
1976–1978 Haiti
1978–1979 FC St. Pauli
1979–1990 Denmark
1990–1993 Turkey
1993 Bursaspor
1995–1996 Aalborg BK
1997–1999 Silkeborg IF
2000–2002 Greenland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sepp Piontek, fullname Josef Emanuel Hubertus Piontek (born 5 March 1940 in Breslau) is a former German footballer[1] and manager.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Piontek started his playing career with VfL Germania Leer. Between 1963 and 1972, the full-back played 203 Bundesliga matches with 15 goals for SV Werder Bremen (he previously registered 75 matches and one goal with the side in Oberliga Nord (1960–1963), prior to the creation of Bundesliga), adding six caps (no goals) for the West German national team.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring he managed, in Germany, Werder Bremen (1971–1975), and later Fortuna Düsseldorf (1975–1976) and FC St. Pauli (1978–1979). In 1979, Piontek became Danish national team coach after having previously managed Haiti. He sat through 115 international matches, leading Denmark to their first ever World Cup participation in the 1986 tournament. His period as national team coach came just after the introduction of professional players in the national team, and under his reign the Denmark team became known as "Danish Dynamite". He quit as Denmark coach in 1990, and later coached Turkey.[2]

In the 1990s, Piontek returned to Denmark, where he coached Danish clubs Aalborg BK and Silkeborg IF, and subsequently worked with the Greenland national team. He currently earns a living as a lecturer.

Honours as a player[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Piontek, Josef" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/football/2003/oct/07/newsstory.sport4

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