Walter Junghans

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Walter Junghans
Junghans S04 1986.jpg
Walter Junghans playing for Schalke 04 in 1987.
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-10-26) 26 October 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Hamburg, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich II & Bayern Munich U19
(Goalkeeper Coach)
Youth career
0000–1977 Victoria Hamburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 Bayern Munich 67 (0)
1982–1987 Schalke 04 148 (0)
1987–1994 Hertha BSC 171 (0)
1994 Bayer Leverkusen 0 (0)
1994–1996 Fortuna Köln 30 (0)
Total 416 (0)
National team
1976–1977 West Germany U-18 18 (0)
1979–1981 West Germany B 6 (0)
1980 West Germany 0 (0)
1983–1984 West Germany Olympic 2 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Fortuna Köln (goalkeeper coach)[1]
1998–1999 1. FC Köln (goalkeeper coach)[1]
1999–2001 SL Benfica (goalkeeper coach)[1]
2001–2005 Athletic Bilbao (goalkeeper coach)[1]
2006–2007 Borussia Mönchengladbach (assistant)[1]
2007–2010 Bayern Munich (goalkeeper coach)[1]
2010– Bayern Munich II (goalkeeper coach)[1]
2010– Bayern Munich U19 (goalkeeper coach)[1]
2011 Bayern Munich (goalkeeper coach)[1][2]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Walter Junghans (born 26 October 1958 in Hamburg) was a German footballer who played goalkeeper.[3]


Junghans started his professional career with Bayern Munich in 1977, where he was the back up for legendary Sepp Maier. In 1979, Maier had to end his career after a car accident. Junghans immediately enjoyed success and Bayern won the Bundesliga title in 1980 and 1981 with him between the posts. Bayern also won the DFB-Pokal and were European Cup runners-up in 1982, although Junghans did not play in the final. Junghans was part of the European Championship-winning 1980 Germany team, but as third choice goalkeeper he did not play in any of the games. In fact he would never get capped for Germany. Junghans left Bayern for Schalke after being demoted to second choice, spending four seasons in Gelsenkirchen. His next career stop was Berlin where he joined Hertha BSC, before eventually ending his playing career in 1996 for two seasons in the 2. Bundesliga with Fortuna Köln.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2007, Junghans returned to FC Bayern, where he again understudied Sepp Maier, this time as goalkeeper coach, before taking over upon Maier's retirement in 2008.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Walter Junghans on Weltfussball,
  2. ^ Bayern Munich U19 2015/16, FC Bayern Munich
  3. ^ "Junghans, Walter" (in German). Retrieved 19 February 2012. 

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