Jupp Heynckes

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Jupp Heynckes
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Jupp Heynckes (2011)
Surname Josef Heynckes
birthday May 9, 1945
place of birth Munich GladbachGermany
size 180 cm
position Storm
Years station
1956-1952 BV Green-White Holt
1962-1963 Borussia Monchengladbach
Years station Games (goals) 1
1963-1967 Borussia Monchengladbach 82 0(50)
1967-1970 Hannover 96 86 0(25)
1970-1988 Borussia Monchengladbach 226 (168)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
1966-1967 Germany U23 3 00(1)
1967-1976 Germany 39 0(14)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1979 Borussia Mönchengladbach (assistant coach)
1979-1987 Borussia Monchengladbach
1987-1991 FC Bayern Munich
1992-1994 Athletic Bilbao
1994-1995 Eintracht Frankfurt
1995-1997 CD Tenerife
1997-1998 real Madrid
1999-2000 Benfica Lisbon
2001-2003 Athletic Bilbao
2003-2004 FC Schalke 04
2006-2007 Borussia Monchengladbach
2009 FC Bayern Munich
2009-2011 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
2011-2013 FC Bayern Munich
2017-2018 FC Bayern Munich
1 Only league games are given.
Status: end of career

2 Status: end of career

Josef "Jupp" Heynckes (born May 9, 1945 in Munich Gladbach , today Mönchengladbach ) is a former German soccer coach and former soccer player . In his career he scored more victories in the German Bundesliga than anyone else as a player and coach.

During his active time as a striker , he was seen as versatile, fast and, above all, dangerous for goals. In the 1970s, as a player with Borussia Mönchengladbach, he won four German championships , the DFB and the UEFA Cup and was European and World Champion with the national team .

Heynckes worked as a coach at several clubs in Germany and Spain as well as briefly in Portugal . In 1998 he achieved his greatest success for a long time with the Champions League victory for Real Madrid , before repeating this in 2013 with FC Bayern Munich . In the same year he won the German championship for the third time after 23 years and the DFB Cup for the first time in his coaching career, making him the first German club to win the triple with Bayern Munich . He then resigned from the coaching profession and went into retirement .

After Carlo Ancelotti's dismissal , he was coached for the fourth time at FC Bayern Munich in October 2017 and won his fourth German championship with this, 29 years after his first title. In May 2018 he resigned as a trainer.

Player career


In the German Bundesliga , Heynckes played as a striker from 1965 to 1967 and from 1970 to 1978 for Borussia Mönchengladbach and from 1967 to 1970 for Hannover 96 .

Heynckes shooting on goal, promotion round game to the Bundesliga in June 1965 at Holstein Kiel

His most successful period as a player was in the 1970s at Borussia Mönchengladbach. With Borussia, he won four German championships in 1971, 1975, 1976 and 1977 , the DFB Cup in 1973 and the UEFA Cup in 1975 . From 1970 to 1978 Heynckes scored 168 goals in 226 Bundesliga games, which corresponds to an average of 0.74 goals per game. In 1974 and 1975 he was the top scorer in the Bundesliga with 30 and 27 goals respectively, while in 1974 he shared the title with Gerd Müller . In the 1966/67 season he scored five goals in an 11-0 win against FC Schalke 04 . In the highest victory in Bundesliga history so far, a 12-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the 1977/78 season , he was also involved with five goals.

After a total of 369 Bundesliga games, Heynckes ended his playing career in 1978. With 195 Bundesliga goals, he is Borussia Mönchengladbach's record scorer, and for decades the total number of 220 goals meant third place in the Bundesliga scorers' list behind Gerd Müller with 365 and Klaus Fischer with 268 goals, before Robert Lewandowski overtook Heynckes, his former coach, at the end of 2019 . With 51 goals, he is also one of the most successful goal scorers in European club competitions. In his 64 games he achieved an average of 0.80 goals, which is only exceeded by Gerd Müller with 0.89.

In the history of the UEFA Cup, Heynckes is, together with Dieter Müller , who played for 1. FC Köln and Girondins Bordeaux - both scored 29 goals - the third most successful striker behind Henrik Larsson with 40 goals, the one for Celtic Glasgow and Helsingborgs IF and Waldo from Valencia CF with 31 goals.

National team

For the German national soccer team , he completed 39 international matches between 1967 and 1976 and scored 14 goals. With the national team he won the European title in Belgium in 1972 and the world title in his own country in 1974 . In the course of this tournament, however, he was only used twice.

Success as a player

Top scorer:

  • European Champion Clubs' Cup: 1976 (6 goals)
  • European Cup Winners' Cup: 1974 (8 goals)
  • UEFA Cup: 1973 (12 goals), 1975 (10 goals)
  • Bundesliga: 1974 (30 goals), 1975 (27 goals)

Coaching career

1979 to 1987: Borussia Mönchengladbach

In the last year of his active career, Heynckes completed his training as a football teacher at the Cologne Sports University . In 1979 he succeeded Udo Lattek as coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach and at the age of 34 was the youngest head coach of the Bundesliga until then. Although the club had to allow top performers to move to various top clubs at this time, Heynckes kept his newly formed team almost always in the top third of the table - with the exception of the 1982/83 season, when there was a longer risk of relegation. His most successful season was in 1983/84 when he reached third place in the table with Mönchengladbach, tied with champions VfB Stuttgart and second-placed Hamburger SV . In the same year, the club reached the DFB Cup final under Heynckes, in which he was defeated 7: 8 (1: 1 afterwards) against Bayern Munich only after a penalty shoot-out. In the 1986/87 season Mönchengladbach landed again in third place in the Bundesliga and once again provided a top scorer in the Bundesliga with Uwe Rahn . Rahn finished the season with 24 goals as the top scorer . In the DFB Cup, the club advanced to the semi-finals in the same year. In Mönchengladbach he won no titles as a coach. On April 22, 1987, his team retired after a 0-0 draw at Scottish club Dundee United with a subsequent 0-2 home defeat in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. After the end of this season Heynckes moved to Bayern Munich.

Heynckes is considered to be the discoverer of Lothar Matthäus , who was brought from Herzogenaurach to Mönchengladbach in 1979 at the age of 18 and developed into a regular under Heynckes.

1987 to 1991: FC Bayern Munich

In 1987 Heynckes was signed by FC Bayern Munich - again Udo Lattek was his predecessor, who had led the team to the championship title in the previous season. Heynckes' first year was not very successful from Bayern's point of view. Finishing second in the championship, also remaining without a title in the other competitions, Heynckes rebuilt the FC Bayern team with several new signings (including Jürgen Kohler , Alan McInally , Thomas Strunz ) and won the German championship in 1989. FC Bayern defended this title under Heynckes the following year. After the club finished second behind 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 1990/91 , there was a crisis for FC Bayern in the 1991/92 season , caused by the departure of Jürgen Kohler and Stefan Reuter and injuries to Raimond Aumann and Brian Laudrup was weakened. After four games in a row without a win and a 1: 4 home defeat against the promoted Stuttgarter Kickers Heynckes was released on October 8, 1991 and replaced by Søren Lerby . The manager of FC Bayern Uli Hoeneß later described this decision against Heynckes as the “biggest wrong decision” of his career. FC Bayern was only twelfth in the table with four wins, four draws and four defeats. The equally unsuccessful Lerby was followed by Erich Ribbeck in mid-March . Bayern Munich finished the season in tenth. For the first time since 1979, FC Bayern failed to qualify for an international competition.

1992 to 1994: Athletic Bilbao

In the summer of 1992 Heynckes signed a contract with the Spanish first division club Athletic Bilbao and became the third German coach in Spain's top soccer league after Hennes Weisweiler and Udo Lattek .

His time with the Basque club was successful from the start. In line with the club's philosophy of only betting on players from the Basque Country , Heynckes formed a team that climbed from 15th to eighth place in the first year and qualified for participation in the UEFA Cup with fifth place in the second year .

During this time Heynckes again demonstrated a flair for young talent and brought out the Basque star Julen Guerrero , among others .

1994 to 1995: Eintracht Frankfurt

In 1994, Heynckes and Horst Köppel were hired as assistant coach for Eintracht Frankfurt. Heynckes took over Eintracht in the first season after the departure of Uwe Bein and Uli Stein and initially pursued the goal of bringing calm to the team in order to then ensure success again.

The Hessians had signed a new goalkeeper with Andreas Köpke , in a strong team with u. a. Anthony Yeboah , Maurizio Gaudino (who was refused a move to 1. FC Kaiserslautern) and Jay-Jay Okocha . These three players caused a scandal after a moderate debut: According to coach Heynckes, "some players had badly trained" during the final training session for Eintracht on Friday before a Bundesliga game against HSV. That affected the three named stars. Then Heynckes, angry about their attitude, started a 30-minute run in the forest. Yeboah told the coach that he would not appear for the game against HSV. Okocha pretended not to be mentally able to play football and Gaudino felt physically broken after two training sessions on Friday. All three players reported sick for matchday 16 of the 1994/95 season . As a result, a few days later they were completely removed from the squad for the rest of the season. Only Okocha was used in the second half of the season for Eintracht. Yeboah later criticized the measure: “The expulsion was completely unnecessary and a big mistake. With this action he ruined the Frankfurt club for years. "

Even without the three, Eintracht reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup a short time later after two victories over SSC Napoli , but there was no success in the league. After nine months at the club, Heynckes dissolved his contract on April 2, 1995 and waived severance pay.

1995 to 2003: Trainer in Spain and Portugal

Heynckes moved again to Spain and signed a contract with the Spanish first division club CD Tenerife three weeks after his resignation in Frankfurt , where he started work at the beginning of the 1995/96 season . Together with Ewald Lienen as assistant trainer and later Egon Coordes as fitness trainer , Heynckes achieved considerable successes in Tenerife and Bilbao.

In his first year he took CD Tenerife to a UEFA Cup place. The following year the club was eliminated in the semi-finals against FC Schalke 04 . In the league, Tenerife finished ninth of 22 places under Heynckes.

When Real Madrid could n't reach an agreement with Ottmar Hitzfeld in the summer of 1997 , the traditional club from the Spanish capital asked Heynckes. Heynckes finally signed in Madrid in July 1997 and succeeded the Italian Fabio Capello , who had previously been released after a year. From the very beginning, Heynckes was cautious and skeptical about the media. The elimination in the Spanish Cup against a second division team in January 1998 caused the first unrest. At the end of the season, Real Madrid finished fourth in the Spanish league. Heynckes won the 1998 Champions League with the club . The final he won was also his last game as coach at Real Madrid, as he was on leave after just one season.

His new employer in 1999 was Benfica Lisbon . With the former Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Robert Enke , Heynckes relied on the new talented goalkeeper, whom he named captain a year later. In the Portuguese league, the team finished third, eight points behind champions and local rivals Sporting Lisbon.

He settled in the Basque Country again in 2001 when he signed a two-year deal in Bilbao . At the end of the 2001/02 season , the club improved over the previous year by six places and was eighth. In the 2002/03 season, Bilbao, in seventh place, just missed a UEFA Cup spot on the final matchday . Heynckes' contract expired at the end of the season.

2003 to 2004: FC Schalke 04

In 2003 Heynckes took over the coaching position of newcomer Frank Neubarth and interim coach Marc Wilmots at FC Schalke 04 . The coach's first impression of his new club was positive. After an unsatisfactory course of the season in 2004 and ambitious new signings, the patience of those responsible with the former master coach seemed to be running out later; Rudi Assauer said : “Jupp is an old school footballer, but it's 2004.” The 2004/05 season saw the club's worst start to the season in years. After three defeats from four games, most recently a 3-0 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg, Heynckes was given leave of absence. Heynckes himself described the time at Schalke as one of his most effective coaching times.

2006 to 2007: Borussia Mönchengladbach

On May 23, 2006 Heynckes signed another coaching contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach after a year and a half break during which he cared for his wife who was suffering from cancer. The 2006/07 season began successfully with four home wins, after which his team won no more games and found themselves in a relegation zone during the winter break. Nevertheless, the club decided to keep Heynckes busy. After two more unsuccessful games at the beginning of the second half of the season, Heynckes resigned on January 31, 2007 after a 0-0 draw against Nuremberg after just 215 days in Mönchengladbach. It was later revealed that there were allegedly death threats directed against him. In 2008 Heynckes received an artificial knee joint.

2009: FC Bayern Munich

From April 27, 2009 to the end of the 2008/09 season , Heynckes was used again for the German record champions FC Bayern Munich after Jürgen Klinsmann was given a leave of absence five game days before the end. The club reached second place and thus the direct Champions League qualification.

2009 to 2011: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

On June 5, 2009 Bayer 04 Leverkusen announced Heynckes' signing. It replaced the for Hamburger SV exchanged Bruno Labbadia . With Leverkusen he remained unbeaten for the first 24 game days of the season. In doing so, he set a new start record in the Bundesliga, surpassing the record he had with FC Bayern Munich in the 1988/89 season. Across the seasons Heynckes remained undefeated 29 games in a row. The series ended on matchday 25 with a 2: 3 defeat against 1. FC Nürnberg . After the outstanding start of the season, the team stagnated in the second half of the season and finished fourth at the end of the season.

Bayer played in the 2010/11 season in the UEFA Europa League and reached the round of 16. Leverkusen finished second in the championship and qualified for the Champions League. Heynckes decided not to extend his contract, which was running out at the end of the season. His successor was the Freiburg trainer Robin Dutt .

Heynckes was the first coach in seven years to make it into the Champions League with Bayer Leverkusen after the club had qualified six times between 1997 and 2004.

2011 to 2013: FC Bayern Munich

On March 25, 2011, FC Bayern Munich announced Heynckes' engagement as head coach. He signed a two-year contract from the 2011/12 season . Heynckes succeeded Andries Jonker , who worked as an interim trainer from April to the end of the 2011 season after Louis van Gaal was on leave .

On March 17, 2012, in the away win against Hertha BSC , Heynckes had his 600th game as a coach in the German Bundesliga; only Otto Rehhagel has more than 800 Bundesliga games as a coach. After Heynckes had announced an official press release from the club to the Bayern board that he would no longer extend his expiring contract, the commitment of Pep Guardiola as his successor was announced on January 16, 2013 . A few days later it was announced that Heynckes would have liked to continue his work with the Munich team.

On February 23, 2013 Heynckes played his 1000th Bundesliga game as a player or coach in the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and SV Werder Bremen .

On May 16, 2013 Heynckes announced that he would not accompany any further Bundesliga games as a coach, but did not want to rule out the option of possible foreign engagements if Moscow, AS Monaco and Real Madrid were interested.

Heynckes is the first coach to win three titles, a triple , with a German men's soccer team, FC Bayern Munich, in one season (2012/13) . On the 28th matchday, FC Bayern prematurely won the German soccer championship, on 25th May 2013 the Champions League winner and on 1st June 2013 the DFB Cup winner. On June 4, 2013 Heynckes announced his temporary retirement.

On January 13, 2014, Jupp Heynckes was awarded the FIFA Coach of the Year 2013 award in Zurich.

2017 to 2018: fourth engagement at FC Bayern Munich

On October 9, 2017, Heynckes took over the Bayern Munich team for the fourth time, which after seven match days was five points behind Borussia Dortmund in second place in the table. He replaced Willy Sagnol , who had temporarily trained the team for a game after Carlo Ancelotti's release . Heynckes' contract ran until the end of the 2017/18 season . When he was introduced, he said that the engagement was not a comeback , but rather a service of friendship for Uli Hoeneß . Under Heynckes, Bayern played their way back to the top of the Bundesliga table and secured the German championship early on matchday 29. In the Champions League , Heynckes and the team were eliminated in the semi-finals against Real Madrid and lost the DFB Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt on May 19, 2018 . He then resigned as a trainer. In July 2018, FC Bayern opened the special exhibition “Jupp Heynckes - Player, Trainer, Human” in the “Erlebniswelt” of the Allianz Arena.

Success as a trainer


Political attitude

Shortly before his 75th birthday, Heynckes said that politics as a player and coach was not particularly important to him, but that this had changed after his career. Climate protection has become particularly important to him : For young and future generations, “a fatal climate situation was looming. That is why the young people are absolutely right when they protest. ”He had repeatedly thought that he would have to march in climate demonstrations himself because he could not bear grievances and injustice. At the same time, he said that he had “great sympathy” for the Fridays for Future movement and, also with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic , demanded a change in the current lifestyle “that is geared towards more and more profit” . If society goes on as before, then "everything will end in catastrophe".


Heynckes was the ninth of ten children of a blacksmith and first learned the profession of plasterer in order to get closer to his professional goal of being an architect . On the side, however, he continued to play football and in winter also ice hockey .

He is married and has a daughter. He lives on a farm in Schwalmtal near Mönchengladbach.


Due to the strong reddening of his face when he was excited, Heynckes was nicknamed "Osram" after the lamp manufacturer of the same name when he was coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach . For the first time will Rudi Gores have used the term. The same is said of Wolfram Wuttke . Later the nickname also became known in the media.


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  • Detlef Vetten: Jupp Heynckes & die Bayern - A story of winning and losing , Göttingen 2018, ISBN 978-3-7307-0411-0 .

Web links

Commons : Jupp Heynckes  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  7. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Josef 'Jupp' Heynckes - International Appearances . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. April 18, 2004. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
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