Herbert Burdenski

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Herbert Burdenski
Personal information
Date of birth (1922-05-19)19 May 1922
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen,[1] Germany
Date of death 15 September 2001(2001-09-15) (aged 79)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1935 SV Erle 08
1935–1943 FC Schalke 04
1943–1944 VfB Königsberg
1944–1945 Eintracht Braunschweig
1945–1946 SV Erle 08
1946 TSV Braunschweig
1947 SSV Buer
1947–1949 FC Schalke 04
1949–1954 SV Werder Bremen
National team
1941–1951 Germany 5 (2)
Teams managed
1963–1964 STV Horst-Emscher
1969–1971 Rot-Weiß Essen
1972 Borussia Dortmund
1975–1976 SV Werder Bremen
1976 SG Union Solingen
1976–1978 Wuppertaler SV
1978–1979 Rot-Weiß Lüdenscheid[2]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Herbert "Budde" Burdenski (19 May 1922 – 15 September 2001), was a German football player and coach.


Burdenski began his football career with the Erle 08 in Gelsenkirchen. In 1935 he was discovered playing in the local school championships by Ernst Kuzorra, who signed him to FC Schalke 04. There he became part of the Schalker team, achieving both the 1940 and 1942 the German championship.

In 1949 Burdenski was a sports teacher in Bremen, and when the German championship returned he signed to play for Werder Bremen. It was during this time that "Budde" scored the 1–0 on 22 November 1950, the first international match of the West Germany national football team after the Second World War, against Switzerland in Stuttgart. Burdenski played five games for the national team during this second phase of his career.

After retiring from playing, Burdenski became a coach for: Rot-Weiß Essen, Borussia Dortmund, SV Werder Bremen, MSV Duisburg, STV Horst-Emscher, Wuppertaler SV, and Westfalia Herne. Essen and Dortmund were relegated from the Bundesliga under his reign.

Up to his death, Burdenski remained connected to FC Schalke, mainly to advise the supervisory board and presidency.

Personal life[edit]

Burdenski is the father of the successful Bundesliga player Dieter Burdenski. As a manager in Bundesliga in the 1960s and 1970s, it came to happen that Werder Bremen brought the two Burdenski's together for the season of 1975–76. Dieter Burdenski played 22 of his 34 Bundesliga matches that season under the management of his father. In February 1976, Werder, lying in a precarious position in the bottom-half of Bundesliga then, sacked Herbert to replace him with Otto Rehhagel.


  1. ^ "Herbert Burdenski" (in German). weltfussball.de. Retrieved 19 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Herbert Burdenski" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 19 December 2009.