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|Date of birth||19 December 1959|
|Place of birth||Essen, West Germany|
|Date of death||26 January 2017(aged 57)|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1977–1978||West Germany U-18||3||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Personal life and death
Tönnies was known as a chainsmoker and was diagnosed with lung damage in 2005 and had a lung transplant in April 2013. He died in January 2017, aged only 57, of unknown causes.
- Scorer of the second fastest hat-trick in Bundesliga history: 6 minutes (10th, 11th and 15th minute, 27 August 1991 in a 6:2 win against the Karlsruher SC, he scored 5 goals overall in that game). The performance was beaten by Robert Lewandowski on 22 September 2015. 
- Second Fußball-Bundesliga 1990–91 top scorer: 29 goals.
- "Michael Tönnies - Death announced by MSV via Twitter". N-TV. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- Matthias Arnhold (10 May 2013). "Michael Tönnies - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- Ex-Bundesligaspieler Michael Tönnies verstorben - Der Spiegel (German)
- Reuters (22 September 2015). "Soccer-Five-goal Lewandowski nets fastest Bundesliga hat-trick". yahoo.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- (German) Profile at fussballdaten.de
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