Günter Brocker

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Günter Brocker
birthday May 24, 1925
place of birth DuisburgGerman Empire
date of death May 29, 2015
position Defender (left)
Years station
Works team of the Duisburg copper smelter
Years station Games (goals) 1
1949-1952 Duisburg FV 08
1952-1961 FC Schalke 04 152 (0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1961-1965 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1965-1967 SV Werder Bremen
1967-1968 FC Schalke 04
1969-1970 Tennis Borussia Berlin
1971-1972 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
1 Only league games are given.

Günter Brocker (born May 24, 1925 in Duisburg - Hochfeld ; † May 29, 2015 ) was a German football player and coach. As a player he became German champion with FC Schalke 04 in 1958 under coach Eduard Frühwirth .



In 1952, Günter Brocker moved, probably because of a tip from his ex-trainer Willy Busch to Schalke, from the 2nd League West from Duisburg FV 08 for 8,000 DM and a friendly game to Schalke 04, although he had already signed with Meidericher SV . Ernst Kuzorra and Hermann Eppenhoff convinced Brocker to move to Schalke, Fritz Szepan brought the left defender from Wedau to Emscher. By 08 he had completed 28 games in the Oberliga West in the 1949/50 season . Brocker made 152 appearances for Schalke by 1961, the greatest success being winning the German championship in 1958. Between 1952 and 1961, the strong defensive player played a total of 152 league games, six cup games, five European Cup matches and was ten times in the finals of the German championship . In addition to his assignments for Schalke, he was officially a salesman in the Westphalia department store , the largest department store in Gelsenkirchen at the time , but mainly had to take on representative tasks.


Brocker ended his career as a player at the age of 36 and opted for a career as a coach. He passed the soccer teacher exam with national coach Sepp Herberger with a “1 plus” and, on his recommendation, took over his first coaching position in the Palatinate from 1961 at 1. FC Kaiserslautern and was fourth in the Oberliga Südwest with this team. In the last year of the league, 1962/63, he was able to get the championship title in the southwest and move into the final round of the German championship. There, however, Fritz Walter's successors had no chance. After the first two years in the Bundesliga at Betzenberg, he succeeded Willi Multhaup at Werder Bremen , the German champion of 1965 in 1965/66. In the European Cup , Werder was eliminated in the second round against Partizan Belgrade with goalkeeper Soskic and defender Jusufi. When he started the 1967/68 season with three losses, he was released on September 4, 1967. He then got a contract with FC Schalke 04 and managed to stay up in 1967/68. But even that did not prevent the renewed release on November 17, 1968 after the 1: 4 defeat at Alemannia Aachen , with a score of 10:20 after 15 games. His fourth coaching position in the Bundesliga was from the round 1971/72 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen . In retrospect, the course of this season was completely overshadowed by the revelations of the Bundesliga scandal . On November 1, 1972, standing in 18th place in the table, Brocker was dismissed from the "Kleeblattclub". The use of the talents Ditmar Jakobs and Franz-Josef Tenhagen was positive, the involvement in the Bundesliga scandal was negative. The president of RWO, Peter Maaßen, was convicted as an active club official. Brocker was accused of manipulating the Bundesliga promotion game Tennis Borussia Berlin against Arminia Bielefeld (0: 2) on June 27, 1970. A proper court acquitted him, but the DFB banned him in 1972 for two years.


Brocker, who later became a sports teacher at a vocational school in Duisburg, lived as a pensioner with his wife in Duisburg-Buchholz. His son Michael (* 1958) made six appearances in the Bundesliga for MSV Duisburg in the 1978/79 round .


  • Jürgen Bitter : Germany's football. The encyclopedia. Sportverlag, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-328-00857-8 .
  • Matthias Kropp: Triumphs in the European Cup. All games of the German clubs since 1955 (= "AGON Sportverlag statistics." Volume 20). AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 1996, ISBN 3-928562-75-4 .
  • Matthias Weinrich: Encyclopedia of German League Football. Volume 3: 35 years of the Bundesliga. Part 1. The founding years 1963–1975. Stories, pictures, constellations, tables. AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 1998, ISBN 3-89784-132-0 .
  • Ulrich Merk, André Schulin: Bundesliga chronicle 1964/65. Volume 2: Werder's surprise coup. AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 2004, ISBN 3-89784-084-7 .
  • Klaus Querengässer: The German football championship. Part 2: 1948–1963 (= AGON Sportverlag statistics. Vol. 29). AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 1997, ISBN 3-89609-107-7 .
  • "It used to be easier to become German champion", detailed interview in: RevierSport 5/2013, p. 16 f. ( online )

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Schalke 04 mourns the loss of master player Günter Brocker ( memento from June 8, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) on schalke04.de from June 5, 2015, accessed on June 5, 2015.