Bernd Jakubowski

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Bernd Jakubowski
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Jakubowski in 1971
Personal information
Born (1952-12-10)10 December 1952
Rostock, Germany
Died 25 July 2007(2007-07-25) (aged 54)
Dresden, Germany

Bernd Jakubowski (10 December 1952 in Rostock – 25 July 2007 in Dresden) was an East German footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Jakubowski began his career with Hansa Rostock, but moved to Dynamo Dresden in 1970, where he would spend the remainder of his career. Initially he was the reserve keeper, understudying Claus Boden, but he eventually took over the number 1 shirt, and he went on to play 183 games in the DDR-Oberliga, and 31 more in Europe. The bitterest moment of Jakubowski's career was perhaps a Cup Winners' Cup tie against western neighbours Bayer Uerdingen. Dynamo were leading in the first half, but a tackle from Wolfgang Funkel caused Jakubowski to be taken off with injury. His replacement, Jens Ramme, conceded six goals in the second half, and Dynamo were out. Jakubowski won the silver medal as part of the East German team at the 1980 Olympics.

After his retirement he continued to work for Dynamo Dresden in various roles, including Director of Football and Assistant Manager.