Burkhard Pape

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Burkhard Pape
Personal information
Date of birth 1932 (age 86–87)
Place of birth Magdeburg, Germany
Playing position Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hannover 96 ? (?)
VfR Neumünster ? (?)
FSV Frankfurt ? (?)
Total ? (?)
Teams managed
1961 Baden Amateur All-Stars
1966–1968 Sierra Leone
1968–1972 Uganda
1975 Zamalek[1]
1975–1977 Egypt
Sri Lanka
Papua New Guinea
2000–2001 Tanzania
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Burkhard Pape (born 1932) is a German former professional football player and manager. After a brief playing career as a right winger, Pape became a football coach who spent nearly forty years managing national teams in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.


Playing career[edit]

Born in 1932 in Magdeburg,[2] Pape played as a right winger for Hannover 96, VfR Neumünster and FSV Frankfurt.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

In June and July 1961, Pape managed a German all-star team called the Baden Amateur All-Stars which toured the northeast United States, winning five out of six games.[4]

Pape became manager Uganda in 1968 after leaving his job coaching Sierra Leone.[5] He left Uganda in August 1972, having won 41 out of the 70 games he had been in charge of.[5] His next big job was as Egypt manager, a position he held from 1975 to 1977.[6]

After leaving Egypt, Pape left Africa and managed teams across Asia and the Pacific, such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Tuvalu.[3]

Pape returned to Africa to coach Tanzania at the 2000 Four Nation Castle Lager Cup.[7]


  1. ^ http://de.slideshare.net/timopape/burkhard-pape-schwitzen-statt-sitzen
  2. ^ "handreichung-fussball.pdf" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  3. ^ a b Florian Gasser & Christoph Zotter (June 2010). "Idi Amins Coach" (in German). Datum. Archived from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  4. ^ Steve Holroyd. "The Year in American Soccer - 1961". American Soccer History Archives. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b Hassan Badru Zziwa (18 May 2009). "Why Pape is considered Cranes' greatest coach". The Observer. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Egyptian National Team Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Four Nations Castle Lager Cup (East Africa)". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 October 2010.