Wolfgang Kraus

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Wolfgang Kraus
Personal information
Full name Wolfgang Kraus
Date of birth (1953-08-20) 20 August 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1964–1971 Eintracht Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1979 Eintracht Frankfurt 174 (29)
1979–1984 Bayern Munich 138 (17)
1984–1986 FC Zürich
1986–1987 Eintracht Frankfurt 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Wolfgang Kraus (born 20 August 1953) is a former German football player.[1]

The son of the former Frankfurt footballer Willi 'Scheppe' Kraus (born 3 December 1926, died 1993) appeared in 326 Bundesliga matches for Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich and scored 47 goals. Mostly he was used in the midfield.

After his active career he became in November 1986 sports director at Frankfurt but was fired in September 1988 after less than two years. The reason was the sale of star player and idol of the public Lajos Détári. Kraus later stated that he had nothing to do with the sale of Détari.[citation needed]


Bayern Munich
Eintracht Frankfurt


  • The first issue of the instant dismissal of his sports director at Eintracht was interjected through an opened rest room window. The second one was handed over properly.


  1. ^ "Kraus, Wolfgang" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 

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