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Pfaff in 2007
|Full name||Jean-Marie Pfaff|
|Date of birth||4 December 1953|
|Place of birth||Lebbeke, Belgium|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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Jean-Marie Pfaff (born 4 December 1953) is a Belgian former professional football goalkeeper who spent most of his professional career with Beveren and Bayern Munich. Pfaff was capped 64 times playing for Belgium, and participated at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Pfaff was born in Lebbeke. At the age of 16, he joined K.S.K. Beveren with whom he won a Belgian champions title (1979) and a Belgian Cup (1978). The same year, he received the Belgian Golden Shoe. In 1982, he entered the Bayern Munich squad, getting three Bundesliga titles (from 1985 to 1987) and two German cups (1984 and 1986).
Pfaff first played with the Red Devils in 1976 against legendary rival the Netherlands. He was the goalkeeper during Euro 80 and Euro 84, and the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. At the 1982 World Cup Pfaff nearly drowned after he was pushed into the swimming pool by a journalist, while he couldn't swim.
Pfaff was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. He is now a TV star in Belgium with the reality show De Pfaffs showing him and his family from 2002 to 2012.
Pfaff married Carmen Seth (born 24 March 1956) on 27 June 1974. They have three daughters: Debby Edilbert Gerdina (born 30 May 1975), Kelly Yvonne Danny (born 26 July 1977) and Lyndsey Linda Marc (born 4 October 1978).
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