Gottlieb Göller

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Gottlieb Göller
Personal information
Date of birth (1935-05-31)31 May 1935
Place of birth Nuremberg, Germany
Date of death 27 August 2004(2004-08-27) (aged 69)
Place of death Basel, Switzerland
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1955 1. FC Nürnberg
1955–1956 Bayern Hof
1956–1961 VfL Neustadt
1961–1962 Wormatia Worms
1962–1963 FK Pirmasens
Teams managed
1972 Togo
1979–1981 Julius Berger F.C.
1981 Nigeria
1984 Togo
1996–1997 Togo
1998–2000 Togo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gottlieb Göller (31 May 1935 – 27 August 2004) was a German football player and manager.

Göller commenced his playing career between 1953 and 1955 with first division side 1. FC Nürnberg. However, he did not find use in official matches there. He continued to play until 1963 for the second division clubs Bayern Hof, VfL Neustadt, Wormatia Worms and FK Pirmasens.

After this he worked as an engineer. When working in Togo in 1970 he was given responsibility over the national football team there through mediation of the German ambassador. He took the side to the African Nations Cup of 1972, the country's first participation in an international competition. Later in the 1970s he had a stint with the Nigerian club Julius Berger F.C. and in 1981 he managed the Nigerian national side for one game.[1]

After a short time in Moçambique he returned to Togo where he took on the national team on three more occasions, on taking it to the African Nations Cup tournaments of 1984, 1998 and 2000. At all of Togo's participations the team exited after the first round.


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