Thomas Allofs

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Thomas Allofs
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-11-17) 17 November 1959 (age 54)
Place of birth Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1978 TuS Gerresheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1982 Fortuna Düsseldorf 113 (34)
1982–1986 1. FC Kaiserslautern 126 (61)
1986–1989 1. FC Köln 70 (30)
1989 Strasbourg 11 (2)
1990–1992 Fortuna Düsseldorf 69 (23)
Total 379 (150)
National team
1979–1982 West Germany U21 17 (2)
1979–1988 West Germany B 4 (1)
1985–1988 West Germany 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Allofs (born 17 November 1959) is a retired German footballer who played as a striker.

The younger brother of another footballer, Klaus Allofs, he was a prolific goalscorer, having scored nearly 200 overall goals as a professional, always playing in the Bundesliga (a brief spell in France notwithstanding).

Allofs represented West Germany at the 1982 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Düsseldorf, Allofs started his professional career aged 19, netting five goals in 17 contests with local giants Fortuna Düsseldorf. In his first year, he combined with sibling Klaus for 29 team goals (out of 70, league's third-best), as Fortuna finished seventh; he also played in five matches in the club's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup runner-up run, including the extra time final loss against FC Barcelona.[1]

In 1982, Allofs joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern, where he proceeded to score at an impressive rate (an average of 15 per season), although the team did not win any silverware. Subsequently, he moved to 1. FC Köln, rejoining with his brother in 1986–87, and being crowned the league's top scorer in his third season, with the team finishing second.

Allofs wrapped up his career in 1992 at his first club, after an unassuming five-month stint in France with RC Strasbourg. He stayed connected with Fortuna as a director.

International career[edit]

Allofs was an uncapped (an unused) member for West Germany in the 1982 FIFA World Cup campaign, which ended with runner-up honours. He would receive two caps during three years, the first coming on 16 October 1985 in a 1–0 win in Portugal for the 1986 World Cup qualifiers.

Honours[edit]

Fortuna Düsseldorf[2]
Country[2]
Individual[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978/79: Barcelona win seven-goal thriller". UEFA.com. 1 June 1979. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Thomas Allofs" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "1. Bundesliga: alle Torjäger und Torschützen der Saison 1988/89" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

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