Gerhard Kentschke

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Gerd Kentschke
birthday September 18, 1942
place of birth HertenGerman Empire
size 172 cm
position midfield
Years station Games (goals) 1
0000-1963 Blue and white Langenbochum
1963-1966 Karlsruher SC 50 (10)
1966-1970 1. FC Kaiserslautern 120 (24)
1970-1972 MSV Duisburg 52 0(5)
1973-1984 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 101 (14)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1977-1989 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (assistant coach)
1977-1997 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Amat.
1981-1982 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1997-2003 SV Wermelskirchen
2010 FC Remscheid
2014 SV Wermelskirchen
1 Only league games are given.

Gerhard "Gerd" Kentschke (born September 18, 1942 in Herten ) is a former German football player and coach. From 1963 to 1972 he played 222 games in the Bundesliga for the clubs Karlsruher SC , 1. FC Kaiserslautern and MSV Duisburg and scored 39 goals.


Youth and amateur, until 1963

In Blau-Weiß Langenbochum , in a district of Herten in the Recklinghausen district, the young “Ömmes” Kentschke grew up sporty. His parents died early, he lived with his older brother Helmut, learned the trade of miner and during the day drove 1,000 meters down to the “Schlägel & Eisen” colliery as a young miner and played football on the sports field at Villa Brinkmann at Blau-Weiß in the evening. His talent already led the wing racer to the German national school team on April 7, 1958 at the international match in Chesterfield against England . The game ended with a 2-2 draw and the right winger from Langenbochum played alongside defender Klaus Beckfeld and stopper Heinz-Rüdiger Voss . As a player in the district league, he was part of the offensive team-mates Reinhold Wosab and Gerhard Neuser in the victorious selection of Westphalia in the regional cup competition in 1962 , which prevailed with a 1-0 win in the final against the Middle Rhine. The then Vice President of Karlsruher SC , Helmut Hodel , had seen the winger in the Westphalia selection and lured the offensive player to Baden with a contract for the Bundesliga in 1963.

Bundesliga, 1963 to 1972

In addition to Kentschke, the KSC also took on the players Hartmann Madl (1. FC Passau), Erwin Metzger (Schwaben Augsburg), Siegfried Stark (FC Bayern Hof), Klaus Zaczyk (VfL Marburg) and from their own youth Willi Dürrschnabel for the debut year of Bundesliga, 1963/64, under contract. It was a complete attack in the World Cup system that was still in use at that time: Metzger (RA), Zaczyk (HR), Madl (MS), Stark (HL), Kentschke (LA) and the youth national player Dürrschnabel as another half-striker. The man from Langenbochum made his debut in the Bundesliga on the fifth match day, September 21, 1963. KSC lost the home game against Borussia Dortmund with 1: 3 goals and "Ömmes" Kentschke stormed on the left wing. At the end of the round he had completed a total of 23 league games under coach Kurt Sommerlatt and scored six goals. His speed, agility and edge runs were also noticed the DFB and he came on April 29, 1964 in Carlsbad in the U 23 to international duty against Czechoslovakia. In the 1-0 success he formed the German attack together with Horst Gecks , Hans-Otto Peters , Günter Netzer and Gerd Becker . In the course of the game, his club mate from Karlsruhe, Horst Wild, was substituted on for the Kasselaner Becker on the left wing.

From 1963 to 1966 he played 50 Bundesliga games for Karlsruher SC and scored ten goals. He then experienced his most successful years at 1. FC Kaiserslautern , for whom he played a total of 120 Bundesliga games between 1966 and 1970 and scored 24 goals. After his move to the “Red Devils” from Betzenberg, coach Gyula Lóránt brought him for the first time on the seventh match day, October 1, 1966, at the home game against 1. FC Köln in Kaiserslautern. It was a successful round for the team from the Palatinate. In the previous year, the class was just as close as possible with 15th place, the Lauterer placed fifth. Kentschke had scored eight goals in 26 appearances and together with Willy Reitgaßl , Otto Geisert , Harald Braner and Helmut Kapitulski determined the offensive game of 1. FCK. But then followed with the Lauterer-Elf under the coaches Otto Knefler and Egon Piechaczek with the ranks 16th and 15th two weak rounds, but in 1968/69 "Ömmes" Kentschke with 34 appearances and eleven goals made his personal best lap record. After four rounds in the southwest, he accepted the offer from Duisburg in 1970 and moved back to West Germany.

His last Bundesliga station was MSV Duisburg , for whom he played 52 Bundesliga games (5 goals) between 1970 and 1972. When he came to the "Zebras" in 1970, the young coach Rudolf Faßnacht also took up his post in Wedau and with goalkeeper Volker Danner , Georg Damjanoff and the Westphalian national league player Bernard Dietz from SV Bockum-Hövel, the squad from the previous fifteenth was further strengthened . In fact, the MSV climbed to seventh place in the table in the 1970/71 season and the newcomers Danner (32 games), Kentschke (33-3) and Dietz (30-4) played their way into the regular line-up straight away. Center forward Rainer Budde developed scoring qualities in the second half of the season and demonstrated them impressively on the last match day, June 5, 1971, in a 2-0 home win against FC Bayern Munich, when the "Zebras" helped defending champion Borussia Mönchengladbach win the championship at To keep the Lower Rhine.

Kentschke played his last Bundesliga game on February 19, 1972 in a 2-0 home win against Hertha BSC. But he too was involved in the Bundesliga scandal and was sentenced to 10 years and a fine of 2,500 marks from April 8, 1972, but was pardoned on August 1, 1973. In the book about the history of MSV Duisburg, "In the area of ​​the zebras", it is noted that Arminia Bielefeld, deep in the relegation battle, tried to buy a victory during her guest appearance at the Wedau. “They gave the MSV team 60,000 marks through Gerd Kentschke, who used to play under Arminen's coach Piechaczek in Kaiserslautern. The team played as usual, MSV won against Bielefeld 4-1. Of course, Arminia asked for their money back, but he had already used 2,500 marks. Kentschke returned the remaining 57,500 marks, was blocked by the DFB sports court and terminated without notice by the MSV. ”In the book by Homann / Thoman about the first 10 years of the Bundesliga,“ When the duck ran amok ”, the small contribution Gerhard "Ömmes" Kentschke described the circumstances of the "scandal" as follows:

His last two years in Duisburg were ended by the scandal. A stupid story that almost got 'life sentences'. Nobody from the entire gallery of gallows birds, who postponed goals and points in the 1970/71 season, got caught up in the mesh of the prosecutors as blindly gullible as 'Ömmes'. Arminia Bielefeld gave him 20,000 marks so that the zebra should paralyze on the left wing. Kentschke put the banknotes in his pocket, didn't speak to anyone and said to himself: 'If we win, I'll give them the money back. If they win, I'll just keep it. ' Meidericher SV won, and the coal of the former miner flowed back to the alpine pasture up to five hundred marks. 'I also had some expenses', Gerd Kentschke justified the discount and was banned for fifteen years. 'I was 29 years old, that was really life sentence', he still shakes his head today (1989) at the criminal immensity, 'but somehow it was my luck too'. "


"Ömmes" Kentschke joined Bayer Leverkusen in 1973, the Werkself had just been relegated from Regionalliga West to the amateur camp in 1972/73 . He was a member of the two championship teams in 1974 and 1975 in the Mittelrhein Association and was promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga North in 1975 with Bayer 04 . With the selection of the Middle Rhine in 1974 - he was already a member of the successful eleven of Westphalia in 1962 - he also won the national cup for amateurs . From 1975 to 1977, the veteran played 48 games for Bayer in the 2nd Bundesliga, scoring five goals.

From November 23, 1981 to June 30, 1982 he was the coach of the Bundesliga team at Bayer 04 Leverkusen . He replaced Willibert Kremer as interim coach and handed over to Dettmar Cramer for the 1982/83 round . He accompanied the Bayer-Elf far into the Bundesliga as an assistant coach. He was employed part-time in Bayer's HR department and looked after the amateurs in the afternoons. After Rinus Michels left in April 1989, “Ömmes” Kentschke's work as a coach at Bayer ended.

In the following years he took over several amateur teams on the Middle Rhine. In 1996 he took over the district division TuRU Wermelskirchen and rose to the 2002/03 season with the team in the Lower Rhine regional league . On April 30, 2010 he took over the coaching position of the Lower Rhine division FC Remscheid . After relegation to the regional league, he left the club on June 30, 2010. In March 2014, he was again a coach at the relegation-threatened district league club SV 09/35 Wermelskirchen .


  • Ulrich Homann / Ernst Thoman (eds.): When the duck ran amok. Stories from the first ten years of the Bundesliga 1963–1973 . Klartext Verlag, Essen 1989, ISBN 3-88474-443-7 .
  • Christian Karn, Reinhard Rehberg: Player Lexicon 1963–1994. Agon Sportverlag. Kassel 2012. ISBN 978-3-89784-214-4 . P. 244.
  • Ralf Piorr (ed.): The pot is round. The lexicon of Revier football: The clubs . Klartext-Verlag, Essen 2006, ISBN 3-89861-356-9 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Jürgen Bitter: Germany's football. The encyclopedia. FA Herbig. Munich 2008. ISBN 978-3-7766-2558-5 . P. 366
  2. a b Ulrich Homann / Ernst Thoman (ed.): When the duck ran amok. Stories from the first ten years of the Bundesliga 1963–1973 . Klartext Verlag, Essen 1989, ISBN 3-88474-443-7 , p. 15/16
  3. Ralf Piorr (ed.): The pot is round. The lexicon of Revier football: The clubs. Klartext-Verlag, Essen 2006, ISBN 3-89861-356-9 , p. 127
  4. Sports magazine. Volume 18. No. 24 / A. Date June 16, 1963. p. 17
  5. Dembowski / Piesczek / Riederer: In the area of ​​the zebras. Verlag Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2001, ISBN 3-89533-307-7 , p. 134
  6. ^ Karl-Heinz Heimann, Karl-Heinz Jens: Kicker Almanach 1989. Copress Verlag. Munich 1988. ISBN 3-7679-0245-1 . P. 220