Volkmar Groß

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Volkmar Groß
Personal information
Full name Volkmar Groß
Date of birth (1948-01-31)31 January 1948
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Date of death 3 July 2014(2014-07-03) (aged 66)
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1972 Hertha BSC 101 (0)
1972–1974 Hellenic FC
1974–1976 FC Twente 65 (0)
1976–1977 Tennis Borussia Berlin 17 (1)
1977–1979 FC Schalke 04 35 (0)
1979 Minnesota Kicks 15 (0)
1979–1983 San Diego Sockers 125 (0)
National team
1970 Germany 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Volkmar Groß (31 January 1948 – 3 July 2014[1]) was a German football player. He spent seven seasons in the Bundesliga with Hertha BSC, Tennis Borussia Berlin and FC Schalke 04. He represented Germany once in a friendly against Greece. He scored one goal in the Bundesliga from a penalty kick.


Groß was born in Berlin. In 1967, he began his career with Hertha BSC. In 1971, Groß received a 15,000 Deutsche Mark fine as a result of an investigation into a match fixing scheme. He was suspended for two years from the Bundesliga and banned for life from the national team.[2] During those two years, he played for Hellenic FC in South Africa as due to UN Sanctions against this country, South Africa was not a member of FIFA. In 1976, he returned to Germany and joined Tennis Borussia Berlin.

In 1979, Groß moved to the United States and signed with the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League. He began the season in Minnesota, but finished it with the San Diego Sockers. He would go on to play five outdoor, two NASL indoor and one Major Indoor Soccer League seasons with the Sockers before retiring in 1984.


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  1. ^ Trauer um Volkmar Groß HerthaBSC.de
  2. ^ "Der Bundesliga Skandal" (in German). uebersteiger.de. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 

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