Allofs in 2008
|Date of birth||5 December 1956|
|Place of birth||Düsseldorf, West Germany|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|1981–1987||1. FC Köln||177||(88)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
A prolific goalscorer for club and country, his younger brother, Thomas, was also a professional footballer – and a striker. He amassed Bundesliga totals of 424 games and 177 goals over the course of 15 seasons (being crowned the competition's top scorer on two occasions), mainly representing Fortuna Düsseldorf and 1. FC Köln.
Born in Düsseldorf, Allofs began playing professionally for home team Fortuna Düsseldorf, in 1975. He started his career as an attacking midfielder, and scored nearly 100 overall goals for the club, helping it two consecutive German cup wins, while often playing upfront with sibling Thomas. In 1978–79, he finished as the Bundesliga's topscorer, and also scored three in nine in Fortuna's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup runner-up run, including one in the final, an extra time loss against FC Barcelona.
In 1981 Allofs joined 1. FC Köln, where he continued scoring at an excellent rate. In 1985–86, he only netted seven times in the league including a 70 m range goal against Bayer Leverkusen, but added nine in as many matches in the UEFA Cup, as the team lost the final on aggregate to Real Madrid. In the following season, he re-teamed with Thomas, then left the country during three years, playing in France with Olympique de Marseille and FC Girondins de Bordeaux.
Allofs retired in June 1993 at nearly 37, after three seasons with SV Werder Bremen, still managing to figure regularly. In the 1991–92 Cup Winners' Cup he scored in the final against AS Monaco FC, in an eventual 2–0 win. In his final year, he played 16 games without scoring – the only time it happened in his career, save for his rookie campaign – as Werder won the league; in total, he appeared in 424 league matches, totalling 177 goals. Sharing his goalscoring record with Dieter Müller, he left the game as the competition's alltime seventh scorer.
In 1999, Allofs was hired as coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf. After leaving this position, he left for an old acquaintance, Werder Bremen, going on to work for over a decade as general manager. In November 2012, Allofs left Bremen to join VfL Wolfsburg as their new sporting director. They part ways on 12 December 2016.
Allofs went on to feature for the nation at the victorious UEFA Euro 1980 (where he scored three times to top the goalcharts, all in a 3–2 group stage win against the Netherlands), Euro 1984 and 1986 FIFA World Cup. Pushed to the sidelines by emergent Rudi Völler and Jürgen Klinsmann, he retired from international play on 31 March 1988, scoring in a friendly with Sweden.
|1.||12 September 1979||Olympiastadion, West Berlin, West Germany||Argentina||Friendly|
|2.||27 February 1980||Weserstadion, Bremen, West Germany||Malta||UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying|
|3.||27 February 1980||Weserstadion, Bremen, West Germany||Malta||UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying|
|4.||13 May 1980||Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany||Poland||Friendly|
|5.||14 June 1980||Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy||Netherlands||UEFA Euro 1980|
|6.||14 June 1980||Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy||Netherlands||UEFA Euro 1980|
|7.||14 June 1980||Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy||Netherlands||UEFA Euro 1980|
|8.||19 November 1980||Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, West Germany||France||Friendly|
|9.||7 January 1981||Parque Central, Montevideo, Uruguay||Brazil||Mundialito|
|10.||16 December 1984||Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta||Malta||1986 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11.||16 December 1984||Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta||Malta||1986 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12.||30 April 1985||Generali Arena, Prague, Czechoslovakia||Czechoslovakia||1986 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|13.||12 March 1986||Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany||Brazil||Friendly|
|14.||4 June 1986||Estadio La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico||Uruguay||1986 FIFA World Cup|
|15.||8 June 1986||Estadio La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico||Scotland||1986 FIFA World Cup|
|16.||24 September 1986||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark||Denmark||Friendly|
|17.||31 March 1988||Olympiastadion, West Berlin, West Germany||Sweden||Friendly|
- Fortuna Düsseldorf
- 1. FC Köln
- Werder Bremen
- West Germany
- Bundesliga: Top scorer 1978–79, 1984–85
- UEFA European Championship: Top scorer 1980
- UEFA Cup Top Goalscorer Award: 1985–86*
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