Michael Tönnies

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Michael Tönnies
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-12-19)19 December 1959
Place of birth Essen, West Germany
Date of death 26 January 2017(2017-01-26) (aged 57)
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Schalke 04 7 (0)
1981–1982 SpVgg Bayreuth 24 (5)
1982–1985 FC Bocholt 64 (46)
1985–1987 Rot-Weiss Essen 45 (31)
1987–1992 MSV Duisburg 179 (101)
1992–1994 Wuppertaler SV 45 (17)
Total 364 (200)
National team
1977–1978 West Germany U-18 3 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Tönnies (19 December 1959 – 26 January 2017) was a German football player.[1]

Club career[edit]

He played in the (West) German top-flight for FC Schalke 04 and MSV Duisburg and scored in 40 matches 13 goals.[2]

Personal life and death[edit]

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.[3]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Tönnies - Death announced by MSV via Twitter". N-TV. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold (10 May 2013). "Michael Tönnies - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Ex-Bundesligaspieler Michael Tönnies verstorben - Der Spiegel (German)
  4. ^ Reuters (22 September 2015). "Soccer-Five-goal Lewandowski nets fastest Bundesliga hat-trick". yahoo.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 

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