Wolfram Wuttke

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Wolfram Wuttke
Personal information
Full name Wolfram Wuttke
Date of birth (1961-11-17)17 November 1961
Place of birth Castrop-Rauxel, West Germany[1]
Date of death 1 March 2015(2015-03-01) (aged 53)[1]
Place of death Lünen, Germany[1]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1967–1976 SG Castrop
1976–1978 FC Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 FC Schalke 04 32 (3)
1981–1982 Borussia Mönchengladbach 58 (9)
1982–1983 FC Schalke 04 16 (7)
1983–1985 Hamburger SV 58 (15)
1985–1990 1. FC Kaiserslautern 112 (32)
1990–1992 RCD Espanyol 51 (15)
1992–1993 1. FC Saarbrücken 23 (0)
Total 350 (72)
National team
1980–1982 West Germany U-21 7 (1)
1986–1988 West Germany 4 (1)
1987–1988 West Germany Olympic 11 (6)
Teams managed
1994 TuS Haltern
2008 TSV Crailsheim
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wolfram Wuttke (17 November 1961 – 1 March 2015) was a German footballer[2] who played as a midfielder.

He made his Bundesliga debut in October 1979 for FC Schalke 04[1] in a 3–0 win against SV Werder Bremen. From 1981 to 1982, he played one and a half seasons for Borussia Mönchengladbach before returning to Schalke.[2] In summer 1983, he moved to Hamburger SV.[2] Günther Netzer, then Hamburg's sporting director, called him one of the greatest German football talents of all times.[1] After several disputes, Ernst Happel, Hamburg's manager, threw him out of the team in September 1985.[1] After that, he played nearly four seasons for 1. FC Kaiserslautern. His good performance during that time earned him four caps in the national team and he was part of West Germany's squad at the UEFA Euro 1988[3] and the West German team that won the bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1] Kaiserslautern canceled his contract in 1990 due to "unprofessional behaviour" and so he joined RCD Espanyol.[3] In 1992, he returned to the Bundesliga and played for 1. FC Saarbrücken but he had to end his career at the age of 31 due to a fracture of the shoulder.[1]

On 1 March 2015, he died due to a multisystem organ failure cause by a liver cirrhosis.[3]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

1. FC Kaiserslautern[4]

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ex-Nationalspieler: Wolfram Wuttke ist tot" [Former international: Wolfram Wuttke is dead] (in German). Spiegel Online. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Wolfram Wuttke" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Muras, Udo (1 March 2015). "Wolfram Wuttke, das schlamperte Genie, ist tot" [Wolfram Wuttke, the sloppy genius, is dead] (in German). Die Welt. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wolfram Wuttke" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "U21-Europameisterschaft 1982: Verlierer machen Karriere" [U21 European Cup 1982: Losers get ahead] (in German). weltfussball.de. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wolfram Wuttke ist tot" [Wolfram Wuttke is dead] (in German). kicker.de. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

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