Erwin Kostedde

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Erwin Kostedde
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-05-21) 21 May 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth Münster, Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1967 SC Preußen Münster 35 (18)
1967–1968 MSV Duisburg 19 (5)
1968–1971 Standard Liège 52 (43)
1971–1975 Kickers Offenbach 129 (80)
1975–1976 Hertha BSC 26 (14)
1976–1978 Borussia Dortmund 48 (18)
1978 Union Solingen 2 (0)
1978–1979 Standard Liège 15 (6)
1979–1980 Laval 34 (21)
1980–1982 Werder Bremen 75 (38)
1982–1983 VfL Osnabrück 30 (12)
Total 465 (255)
National team
1974–1975 West Germany 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Erwin Kostedde (born 21 May 1946) is a German former footballer. The son of a German mother and an African-American father, Kostedde was the first black player to play for West Germany,[1] and was the top scorer in the Belgian League in 1970–71 and in Ligue 1 in 1979–80.

He scored 98 goals in 218 Bundesliga matches.[2] He won his first of three caps for West Germany in 1974.[3]

In 1990, Kostedde was accused of robbing an amusement hall, and spent six months in prison before being acquitted and receiving DM 3,000 compensation.[4][5][6]

In 1994, a fanzine at Kickers Offenbach was started and given the name 'Erwin' in Kostedde's honour. The fanzine lasted for 13 years and produced 65 editions.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erwin KOSTEDDE" (in French). Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (23 September 2015). "Erwin Kostedde - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (23 September 2015). "Erwin Kostedde - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Muras, Udo (28 September 2011). "Vom "Boss" bis Gaudino – Fußballstars hinter Gittern - Kostedde monatelang in Untersuchungshaft". Die Welt (in German). Axel Springer. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Gohla, David (23 November 2010). "Erwin Kostedde: Leben mit dem ruinierten Image" (in German). kult-kicker.de. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Schmitz, Werner (9 October 2001). "Was macht eigentlich ... Erwin Kostedde". Lifestyle (in German). Stern.de. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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Preceded by
Günter Netzer
Goal of the year award in Germany
1974
Succeeded by
Klaus Fischer