Wolfgang Weber

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Wolfgang Weber
Wolfgang Weber (1968).jpg
Wolfgang Weber in 1968
Personal information
Full name Wolfgang Weber
Date of birth (1944-06-26) 26 June 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Schlawe, Pomerania,[1] Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–1962 SpVgg Porz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1978 1. FC Köln 356 (21)
National team
1964–1974 West Germany 53 (2)
Teams managed
1978–1980 SV Werder Bremen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Wolfgang Weber (born 26 June 1944) is a German former footballer[2] best remembered for scoring the last-minute equaliser for West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final.

Playing Career[edit]

Wolfgang Weber and Luis Artime during the match against Argentina at the 1966 FIFA World Cup

Weber, a central defender with 1. FC Köln in 356 Bundesliga matches,[3] poked the ball home with almost the last kick of the game at Wembley in 1966 to make the score 2–2. Opponents England went on to win 4–2 in extra time.

Weber played for Köln between 1963 and 1978 and won 53 caps for his country, scoring just one other goal.[4] He also represented West Germany at the 1968 European Championships and the 1970 World Cup. His last appearance for his country was in 1974.

Later Life[edit]

From summer 1978 until his dismissal in January 1980 he coached the Bundesliga side Werder Bremen but was sacked in the relegation struggle of the North German side in his second season. His successor Fritz Langner, who acted in cooperation with Rudi Assauer, couldn't avoid the drop to the 2. Bundesliga in the later stages of Bremen's 1979-80 campaign.

In retirement, Weber has been involved with the German branch of the Special Olympics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Bulle" Weber feiert 65. Geburtstag" (in German). fussballportal.de. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Weber, Wolfgang" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (15 June 2017). "Wolfgang Weber - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (15 June 2017). "Wolfgang Weber - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 

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