Dieter Kühn (soccer player)

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Dieter Kühn
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Dieter Kühn (1990)
birthday 4th July 1956
place of birth LeipzigGDR
size 175 cm
position striker
Years station
1964-1974 SC Leipzig / 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
Years station Games (goals) 1
1973-1975 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig II
(GDR League)
9 (5) 00
1974-1988 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 294 (122)
1989-1990 BSG Chemie Böhlen 42 0(34)
1990-1991 FC Sachsen Leipzig 15 (3) 00
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1972-1974 GDR U-18 40 (7) 00
1975-1988 DDR U-21 28 0(18)
1979-1984 DDR Olympia 17 (6) 00
1978-1983 GDR 13 (5) 00
1 Only league games are given.

Dieter Kühn (born July 4, 1956 in Leipzig ) is a former German soccer player.

Athletic career

Club, BSG and association stations

Dieter Kuhn, nicknamed because of its low height in Youth purpose was, was eight years old when the football section of the SC Leipzig and went through in 1966 from the sports club hived football club 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig all youth teams. In 1974 he became champions of the junior league with 1. FC Lok . He had contributed ten goals to winning the title. Also in 1974, at the age of 18, he made the leap into the top division of the Messestadt team. In 1980 the thoroughbred striker was the top scorer in the East German elite league with 21 goals . His 122 goals in 294 games in the top division of GDR football are surpassed by only seven players in the history of the Oberliga.

He won the FDGB Cup four times with 1. FC Lok and made it to the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup against Ajax Amsterdam in 1987 with the club from the Bruno Plache Stadium in Probstheida . Due to a broken rib shortly before, Kühn was only used there for ten minutes and could not do anything against the 1-0 defeat. The 1.75 meter tall attacker scored nine goals in 36 European Cup games.

From the beginning of 1989 he let his career at BSG Chemie Böhlen end in the second class . With the team from the stadium at the Jahnbaude, he made it to the league in the 1989/90 league reversal season. There he played for another year at FC Sachsen Leipzig in 1990/91 , after shortly before BSG Chemie Leipzig had merged with the company sports club from Böhlen.

Selection bets

As a hopeful junior player in a locomotive jersey, he played his way into the notebooks of the DFV's selection trainers . With the GDR U-18s , Kühn was twice at the UEFA junior tournament, the unofficial European championship in those years: in 1973 the East Germans came second in Italy and in 1974 they finished in Sweden after the preliminary round.

The striker completed 28 missions in the young national team of the GDR . After 0: 1 and 4: 4 with two Kühn goals against the Yugoslav representation in the finals, the GDR team won the European runner-up at the continental U-21 championship in 1978 .

In Moscow , the locomotive attacker won the silver medal in the soccer tournament with the East German Olympic team at the 1980 Summer Olympics . For the senior national team , Kühn played a total of 13 games between autumn 1978 and spring 1983 and scored 5 goals.

Coaching career

From 2002 to 2010 Dieter Kühn worked together with his former teammate Wolfgang Altmann as a coach at the Saxon national league team Kickers 94 Markkleeberg .


With his teammates he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze in 1980 for winning the silver medal at the Olympic Games .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Sorin Arotăriţei and Matthias Arnhold: East Germany - Topscorers . . September 4, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  2. ^ New Germany , August 22, 1980, page 4.