Dietmar Bruck

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Dietmar Bruck
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-04-19) 19 April 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Danzig, Germany
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1970 Coventry City 189 (7)
1970–1972 Charlton Athletic 56 (0)
1972–1974 Northampton Town 41 (0)
1974–1975 Nuneaton Borough
1975–1977 Weymouth
Teams managed
1975–1977 Weymouth (player-manager)
1977–19xx Redditch United
1985 Leamington (caretaker manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dietmar Bruck (born 19 April 1944) is a former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a full back for Coventry City, where he spent the majority of his career, Charlton Athletic and Northampton Town.[1]

Football career[edit]

Bruck began his football career as an apprentice with Coventry City, and made his league debut at home to Swindon Town on 28 April 1961, aged just 17 years 9 days.[2] He became the first substitute used by Coventry City when he replaced Ron Farmer in a 3–3 draw against Manchester City on 4 September 1965.[3] He was part of the Coventry team that won the Second Division title in 1967,[4] and played 189 league games for the club.[1]

He moved to Charlton Athletic in October 1970 for a fee of £15,000,[5] and two years later joined Northampton Town.

After leaving Northampton he was part of the Nuneaton Borough team that reached the first round proper of the 1974–75 FA Cup[6] before moving to Weymouth as player-manager. He was sacked from his post at Weymouth in January 1977,[7] subsequently managed Redditch United,[4] and in the 1985–86 season had a week as caretaker manager of Leamington.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Bruck was born in Danzig, then in Germany, and came to England as a child. He was raised in Coventry and attended Bishop Ullathorne RC School.[9] After his football career came to an end, he worked as a financial consultant for an insurance company,[4] and after retirement worked as a "community champion" with Tesco in Coventry.[10][11] He was married to Maureen until her death, and in 2003 survived a car crash in which his partner, Sue, was killed.[9]


  1. ^ a b Dietmar Bruck career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  2. ^ Padgett, Richard (29 August 2009). "Jeffers enters top ten of Coventry City youngsters". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 26 November 2009. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Brown, Jim (28 August 2004). "The City subs who scored at the double" (reprint). Coventry Telegraph. FindArticles. Retrieved 26 November 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c Struthers, Greg (19 September 2004). "Caught in Time: Coventry win the Second Division title, 1967". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Campbell and Rodrigues transferred". The Times. 15 October 1970. p. 21. 
  6. ^ "Tooting gain 1,200 tickets for cup tie". The Times. 26 November 1974. p. 13. 
  7. ^ "Terras' Timeline". Weymouth F.C. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  8. ^ Edwards, Paul. "Southern League Midland Division 1985–1986". Leamington F.C. Archived from the original on 9 March 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  9. ^ a b Nanda, Samantha (1 October 2003). "Ex-Sky Blues star tells of crash tragedy" (reprint). Coventry Telegraph. FindArticles. Retrieved 26 November 2009. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Ex-Coventry star Dietmar Bruck runs fun day at Ricoh Arena Tesco". Coventry Telegraph. 25 June 2009. Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Donation brightens up day". George Eliot Hospital. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 

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