Ewald Lienen

Ewald Lienen

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Ewald Lienen

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Ewald Lienen (born November 28, 1953 in Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock) is a German former footballer and manager.

Playing career

Lienen began his professional career at Arminia Bielefeld of the 2.Bundesliga North in 1974. After three seasons, he moved up to the top flight with Borussia Mönchengladbach. The club had just won three successive titles, but Lienen did not manage to achieve this as the team finished runners-up in his first season then failed to mount a title challenge in the subsequent years.

However, Europe was to prove a more successful venture as the club's runners-up finish of 1977–78 qualified them for the UEFA Cup. This, they duly lifted beating Red Star Belgrade 2-1 on aggregate in the final in May 1979. Lienen played in the final, and in each of the previous rounds, scoring 2 goals along the way (against Manchester City and future club MSV Duisburg).

As holders, they were entered into the following seasons tournament, where Lienen again would make it through to the UEFA Cup final. This time, he was not to capture the prize as the team frustratingly lost on away goals to countrymen Eintracht Frankfurt. Lienen again played in all rounds of the trophy and again chipped in with 2 goals (against Viking and Saint Étienne).

After a further season here, he returned to Arminia Bielefeld, newly promoted to the Bundesliga. The club managed to survive and stabilise as a top flight team during Lienen's spell here in the early 1980s. On August 14, 1981, Lienen suffered a...
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