Jupp Heynckes

Jupp Heynckes


Jupp Heynckes

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Josef "Jupp" Heynckes (born 9 May 1945 in Mönchengladbach) is a German football coach and former player. As player he belonged to the core of the team of Borussia Mönchengladbach in its golden era of the 1960s and 1970s where he won many national championships and the Cup as well as the UEFA Cup. He was a member of the West German national squad that won the European Championship and the World Cup in the first half of the 1970s. As manager he won two German championships with Bayern Munich and the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, their first title in the competition in more than thirty years.

Playing career

Club level

Heynckes played 369 matches in the German Bundesliga, scoring 220 goals. His tally is the third highest in this league, after Gerd Müller's 365 goals and Klaus Fischer's 268 goals.

He started his playing career in 1964 with Borussia Mönchengladbach who were in the second division. In 1965 the club, managed by the legendary Hennes Weisweiler, achieved promotion to the Bundesliga. Heynckes stayed on for two more years and then left for Hannover 96, where he spent three years.

He returned to Mönchengladbach in 1970, and stayed there until the end of his career in 1978. In the years 1971, 1975, 1976 and 1977 he won four championships, the national cup in 1973 and the UEFA Cup in 1975. He was top scorer in the Bundesliga in 1974 with 30 goals (level with Gerd Müller) and in 1975 with 27 goals.

In 1973, after eliminating FC Twente...
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