Ulrich Borowka

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Ulrich Borowka
Personal information
Full name Ulrich Ernst Borowka
Date of birth (1962-05-19) 19 May 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Menden, West Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1967–1970 SG Hemer 08
1970–1975 FC Oese 49
1975–1979 SSV Kalthof
1979–1980 DSC Wanne-Eickel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Borussia M'gladbach II
1981–1987 Borussia M'gladbach 149 (11)
1988–1995 Werder Bremen 239 (8)
1996 Tasmania Berlin 1 (0)
1997 Hannover 96 0 (0)
1997 Widzew Łódź 8 (0)
1997–1998 FC Oberneuland
1999–2000 Viktoria Rheydt
Total 397 (19)
National team
1982–1987 West Germany U21 2 (0)
1987–1988 West Germany Olympic 9 (0)
1988 West Germany 6 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1998 FC Oberneuland
2000–2001 Berlin AK 07
2001–2002 Türkiyemspor Berlin
2003–2004 Berlin AK 07
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ulrich 'Uli' Ernst Borowka (born 19 May 1962) is a German retired footballer who played as a defender.

A versatile blue-collar worker with a powerful shot, albeit with very limited skills, he spent the better part of his career at Werder Bremen (nearly one full decade), amassing Bundesliga totals of 388 games and 19 goals over the course of 15 seasons.

Borowka represented West Germany at Euro 1988.

Club career[edit]

Born in Menden (Sauerland), Borowka made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 19 for Borussia Mönchengladbach, becoming a regular from his second season onwards – in 1984–85, as the club finished fourth, he scored a career-best five goals in 32 matches.

In 1987, Borowka signed for SV Werder Bremen, being a defensive mainstay for the club in six of his nine seasons and managing to net at least once in seven of them. In his debut campaign he helped to the league conquest, the first in 23 years, scoring in a 1–0 win at SV Waldhof Mannheim, on 9 April 1988.

Borowka played in a total of 46 official matches in the 1991–92 season, including eight in Werder's victorious campaign in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[1] The following season he added another league, eventually leaving the club in December 1995 at nearly 34, for amateurs Tasmania 1900 Berlin. Subsequently he played for Hannover 96 (third level, only one month) and Widzew Łódź, becoming the first German to play in the Polish first division before finally retiring in the amateur leagues, at the age of 38.

After retiring, Borowka had various spells in coaching, with little impact.

International career[edit]

Borowka earned six caps for West Germany in 1988, and featured for the nation at UEFA Euro 1988, playing all four matches for the semifinalists (two complete).

His debut came on 2 April in a friendly with Argentina, a 1–0 win in Berlin in preparation for the continental competition.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1991/92: Bremen shine in Stadium of Light". UEFA.com. 1 June 1992. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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