|Date of birth||12 July 1935|
|Place of birth||Dortmund-Husen, Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1970–1972||TSV 1860 München|
|1973–1976||1. FC Nürnberg|
|1978||1. FC Saarbrücken|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was born in Dortmund, and started his career with VfL Husen 19 and SuS Kaiserau, then joined Westfalia Herne. While there he played 18 times for the West Germany national football team. His next team was Borussia Dortmund. From 1963 to 1967 he played 81 times in the West German Bundesliga for Dortmund. Tilkowski won the DFB-Pokal with Dortmund in 1965 and the European Cup of National Cup-Winners in 1966. He was chosen German player of the year in 1965.
Between 1963 and 1967 Tilkowski played 21 times for the West German national team. He was a member of the World Cup squads of 1962 and 1966. In 1962 he was the backup keeper, as coach Sepp Herberger chose the young Wolfgang Fahrian as the team's number one. In 1966, Tilkowski was the No. 1 goalkeeper in the side, then coached by Helmut Schön, that lost the World Cup Final 4-2 to England. He was the oldest player in the West German squad, celebrating his 31st birthday during the competition. He was superseded in the national team by Sepp Maier.
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- Matthias Arnhold (3 October 2004). "Hans Tilkowski - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
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- Tilkowski, Hans. Und ewig fällt das Wembley-Tor (in German). p. 203.
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