Rudi Gutendorf

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Rudi Gutendorf
Rudi Gutendorf (2011) (cropped).jpg
Gutendorf in 2011
Personal information
Full name Rudolf Gutendorf
Date of birth (1926-08-30)30 August 1926
Place of birth Koblenz, Weimar Germany
Date of death 13 September 2019(2019-09-13) (aged 93)
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1953 TuS Neuendorf
Teams managed
1955 Blue Stars Zürich
1955–1961 FC Luzern
1961 US Monastir
1963–1964 MSV Duisburg
1965–1966 VfB Stuttgart
1968 St Louis Stars
1968 Bermuda
1968–1970 FC Schalke 04
1970–1971 Kickers Offenbach
1971 Sporting Cristal
1972–1973 Chile
1974 Bolivia
1974 Venezuela
1974 TSV 1860 München
1975 Real Valladolid
1975–1976 SC Fortuna Köln
1976 Trinidad & Tobago
1976 Grenada
1976 Antigua & Barbuda
1976 Botswana
1976–1977 Tennis Borussia Berlin[1]
1977 Hamburger SV
1979–1981 Australia
1981 New Caledonia
1981 Nepal
1981 Tonga
1981 Tanzania
1983 Fiji
1984 Hertha BSC
1984 São Tomé & Príncipe
1984–1985 Yomiuri SC
1985–1986 Ghana
1986 Nepal
1987 Fiji
1988 China
1988 Iran U-23
1991–1992 China
1993 Mauritius
1995–1996 Zimbabwe
1997 Mauritius
1999 Rwanda
2003 Samoa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rudolf Gutendorf (30 August 1926 – 13 September 2019)[2] was a German football manager, renowned for managing the highest number of national teams – a total of 18 teams plus Iran's Olympic team in 1988 and the China Olympic team in 1992.[3][4][5]

Gutendorf holds a Guinness World Record for coaching 55 teams in 32 countries, across five continents.[6]

Career[edit]

He played for his hometown club TuS Neuendorf.

Coaching career[edit]

Retiring from active play in 1953 he took part in a coach training course under Sepp Herberger, receiving his license in 1954, before embarking on his remarkable career as a manager the following year. His last coaching job was in 2003 with the Samoa national football team.[7]

Gutendorf was the first foreign manager to win the Japanese League, in 1984 with Yomiuri SC.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1999: "Der Ball ist ein Sauhund"
  • 15 November 1999: "Beckmann"
  • 2006: "Volle Kanne – Service täglich"
  • 2009: "Mein Ehrgeiz galt dem Fußball und den Frauen"[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kersthold, Stefan (15 September 2019). "Trainer-Legende Rudi Gutendorf gestorben" (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ Coach legend Rudi Gutendorf is dead
  3. ^ uefa.com (21 January 2015). "Member associations - News". UEFA.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ Dart, James (4 April 2007). "Football: Knowledge - the highest-scoring international draws". theguardian.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  5. ^ Djazmi, Mani (2 March 2013). "Rudi Gutendorf: The colourful life of a 'footballing missionary'". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Rudi Gutendorf: World record-holding manager dies aged 93". BBC. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Zitat des Tages: Rudi Gutendorf macht den Enkeln der Kannibalen Beine". Spiegel Online. 6 January 2003. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Rudi Gutendorf: "Mein Ehrgeiz galt dem Fußball und den Frauen"". swr.de. Retrieved 4 March 2019.

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