Bernd Nickel

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Bernd Nickel
Personal information
Full name Bernd Nickel
Date of birth (1949-03-15) 15 March 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Siegbach, Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Striker
Youth career
1957–1966 SV Eisemroth
1966–1967 Eintracht Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1983 Eintracht Frankfurt 426 (141)
1983–1984 BSC Young Boys
National team
1974 Germany 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bernd Nickel (born 15 March 1949) is a former German footballer. Due to his straight shots his nickname was "Doktor Hammer".[1]

Nickel began his career in 1957 at SV Eisemroth. In 1966 he was signed by Eintracht Frankfurt, where he scored 141 goals in 426 Bundesliga games.[2] He won the DFB-Pokal in 1974, 1975 and 1981. His biggest success was the victory of the UEFA Cup in 1980. Frankfurt won against Borussia Mönchengladbach with 1–0 and 2–3. Nickel stayed until 1983 at the Eintracht. He was notorious for his heavy distance shots and free kicks. At the end of his career he joined BSC Young Boys from Switzerland for the 1983–84 season.

Nickel was capped once for the DFB team.[3] He also competed for West Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics.


  1. ^ "Bernd Nickel feiert 60. Geburtstag" (in German). 15 March 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (1 October 2015). "Bernd Nickel - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (1 October 2015). "Bernd Nickel - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 

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