Helmut Kremers

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Helmut Kremers
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Personal information
Date of birth (1949-03-24) 24 March 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth Mönchengladbach, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 Borussia Mönchengladbach 14 (1)
1969–1971 Kickers Offenbach 33 (4)
1971–1980 Schalke 04 226 (45)
1980–1981 Rot-Weiss Essen 18 (4)
1981 Calgary Boomers 31 (3)
1981–1982 Memphis Americans (indoor) 14 (13)
National team
1973–1975 West Germany 8 (0)
Teams managed
1989 Schalke 04 (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Helmut Kremers (born 24 March 1949) is a former German football player. His twin brother, Erwin Kremers, also played as a German international with the two brothers playing with each other regularly. Helmut and Erwin Kremers are the first ever twins to play in the Bundesliga.[1]

Club career[edit]

Moving up to the Bundesliga squad of Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1967, Helmut Kremers won his first of two DFB-Pokal trophies with then lower league side Kickers Offenbach in 1970. In 1972, he had joined FC Schalke 04 together with his twin brother Erwin in 1971, he was able to lift the trophy for a second time. Unlike his twin brother, who played winger, full back Helmut had spells with other clubs after the end of his deal with Schalke, playing for Rot-Weiss Essen in the 1980–81 2. Bundesliga and for North American Soccer League team Calgary Boomers in 1981.[2] In total, Kremers scored 50 goals in 273 Bundesliga appearances. In the fall of 1981, he joined the Memphis Americans of the Major Indoor Soccer League for one season.

International career[edit]

Kremers played in eight games for his country, the last time on 12 March 1975, in a friendly defeat at the hands of England. Although playing on less occasions for West Germany than his twin brother (who won 15 caps), Kremers was part of the 1974 FIFA World Cup winning squad. Erwin Kremers missed out on that due to a disciplinary decision taken beforehand.


  1. ^ James Dart and Paolo Bandini (10 October 2007). "Who has scored the most hat-tricks in a single season?". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Helmut Kremers". www.nasljerseys.com. Retrieved 29 July 2008.

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