Klaus Allofs

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Klaus Allofs
Klaus Allofs - Press conference presentation Luiz Gustavo VfL Wolfsburg.jpg
Klaus Allofs (2013)
birthday 5th December 1956
place of birth DusseldorfGermany
size 174 cm
position striker
Years station
1964-1972 TuS Gerresheim
1972-1975 Fortuna Dusseldorf
Years station Games (goals) 1
1975-1981 Fortuna Dusseldorf 169 (71)
1981-1987 1. FC Cologne 177 (88)
1987-1989 Olympique Marseille 53 (20)
1989-1990 Girondins Bordeaux 37 (14)
1990-1993 Werder Bremen 78 (18)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1978-1988 BR Germany 56 (17)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1998-1999 Fortuna Dusseldorf
1 Only league games are given.
Autograph by Klaus Allofs from the 1978/79 season

Klaus Allofs (born December 5, 1956 in Düsseldorf ) is a former German soccer player and today's soccer official. Most recently, he was managing director in the sports division at VfL Wolfsburg until December 2016 .

His brother Thomas is also a former professional footballer.

Player career


Allofs started playing soccer with his brother Thomas at TuS Gerresheim in Düsseldorf.

Fortuna Dusseldorf

His professional career began at Fortuna Düsseldorf . For the 1975/76 season Allofs joined the professional squad of Düsseldorf and came to twelve missions in his first year, but remained without scoring in the league. He made his debut on the 7th matchday, September 13, 1975, against Eintracht Braunschweig , when coach Josef Piontek replaced him in the 79th minute for Egon Köhnen . During that season, he played eleven more games, but had to wait until matchday 34 before he was placed in the starting line-up and played for 90 minutes. On December 13, 1975, Allofs scored his first competitive goal for the Fortunes: In the first leg of the DFB Cup against VfL Bochum , he scored the 3-2 lead. After standing in the shadow of players like Dieter Brei , Wolfgang Seel and Gerd Zewe in his first year as a professional , he developed into a regular player in the following year and was in midfield alongside Dieter Brei and Josef Hickersberger . Against MSV Duisburg , Allofs then scored his first Bundesliga goal on October 23, 1976 when he overcame goalkeeper Gerhard Heinze to make it 2-0. After Allofs was used even more in midfield in 1977/78, the new coach Hans-Dieterippenhauer put him up in the storm. Allofs scored 22 goals in the 1978/79 season, confirming the coach's trust. In the 7-1 victory of Düsseldorf against Bayern Munich on December 9, 1978, he gave two assists and scored two goals himself. After Bayern's 7-1 win against FC Schalke 04 in the 1976/77 season , it was the second highest defeat in the Bundesliga history of Munich.

Allofs won his first national title in the 1978/79 season: Via the Stuttgarter Kickers , VfR Heilbronn , Alemannia Aachen , MSV Duisburg , Bayer Leverkusen and 1. FC Nürnberg , the Düsseldorf team made it to the final of the DFB Cup. There the team faced the Hertha BSC team . After the game went goalless after the regular playing time, Wolfgang Seel decided with his goal in the 116th minute the game in favor of Fortunen. Allofs was on the pitch for the entire 120 minutes. Allofs and his team had already reached the final last year, but lost 2-0 to 1. FC Köln . Since Cologne became German champions in the same year, Fortuna Düsseldorf was entitled to start in the European Cup Winners' Cup of the 1978/79 season. With this they attracted attention. Already at the first international appearance of Allofs' against FC Universitatea Craiova on September 13, 1978, he scored a goal in a 4-3 victory. In the semi-final first leg against Banik Ostrau , he scored twice and thus initiated the final. In the final, FC Barcelona waited with players like Hans Krankl , Juan Manuel Asensi and Johan Neeskens . After extra time, the Spaniards decided the game 4: 3 for themselves. In the 7th minute his brother Thomas was able to equalize to 1: 1. 1979/80 Fortuna was able to defend the cup. In five games up to the final, Allofs contributed nine goals and was therefore instrumental in the renewed success. In the final, however, he remained without a goal.

See also:

1. FC Cologne

In 1981 Allofs moved to 1. FC Köln for the then record sum of 2.25 million DM . At first he still had difficulties there, but quickly became a regular player and top performer. Until 1985 he increased his goal scoring annually and this year was the top scorer with 26 goals for the second time since 1979 . He was one goal ahead of Rudi Völler . He scored four goals in a 6-1 home win against Borussia Dortmund on matchday 6 . In the following season Allofs was no longer as effective and scored only seven goals in 24 games, but found back to his old strength for the 1986/87 season and was Cologne's top scorer again with 14 goals.

The only title in Cologne was winning the DFB Cup in 1983 with a 1-0 win over local rivals Fortuna Cologne . It was Allofs' only cup game of the season. In the 90th minute he was exchanged for Frank Hartmann . He also moved into the final of the UEFA Cup with FC . In the international competition of 1985/86 the way to the final was paved via Sporting Gijón , Bohemians Prague , Hammarby IF , Sporting Lisbon and SV Zulte Waregem . Allofs scored nine goals, five in the two semi-finals against Zulte-Waregem. In the first encounter of the final with Real Madrid , he scored the 1-0 opening goal, but was unable to prevent Real's 5-1 victory. Allofs won the second leg with FC 2-0, but failed for the second time in the final of a European cup competition against a team from Spain.

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In the summer of 1987 Allofs moved to France to Olympique Marseille , where he met Karlheinz Förster , who had been playing there since 1986. After he was still a regular in his first year and had scored 13 goals, he came to fewer appearances in the following season. Marseille became French football champions that year , with the team outperforming runner-up Paris Saint-Germain by one win . In addition, the double could be made perfect with the national cup . Within Division 1 , Allofs moved to Girondins Bordeaux after winning the championship . There he had his personally most successful time in France. With 14 goals, he helped the team to second place after Marseille. During the three years in France he only played in the 1987/88 season in European Cup.

Werder Bremen

In 1990, the now 33-year-old returned to the Bundesliga shortly after the start of the Ligue 1 season. His former coach from Düsseldorf, Otto Rehhagel , brought him to SV Werder Bremen and won three titles with him. In his first year at Werder, he and his strike partner Wynton Rufer scored 25 of Bremen's 46 goals this season. This was enough for third place in the league. It went even better that year in the DFB Cup: Bremen made it to the final, in which Allofs met his old employer, 1. FC Köln. Since it was 1: 1 after 90 minutes and extra time, the penalty shoot-out decided. After Andrzej Rudy from Cologne had missed, Allofs was SV Werder's first shooter. Cologne goalkeeper Bodo Illgner fended off his shot. In the end, Werder won 5: 4 and qualified for the cup winners' cup the following year. The Bremen team also reached the final here, where they met AS Monaco . Allofs brought his team 1-0 ahead, before Rufer marked the goal of the 2-0 final score after Allofs' preparatory work. So Allofs won an international title at club level.

In the 1992/93 season , Allofs was ousted by younger competitors such as Frank Neubarth , Marco Bode , Stefan Kohn and Bernd Hobsch and saw himself increasingly in the role of the viewer. Nevertheless, he was able to look forward to winning his first German championship , but could not contribute his own goal for this. After that season, Allofs ended his career in active football.

National team

In the German senior national team , he played 56 games between 1978 and 1988, scoring 17 goals and leading the team seven times as captain.

He made his debut in the national team on October 11, 1978 in Prague in the 4-3 victory over the Czechoslovak national football team , when he came on for Ronald Worm . He scored his first goal on September 12, 1979 in the game against Argentina , when he scored 1-0 and thus initiated the 2-1 victory.

Allofs achieved his greatest success in 1980 when he won the European Championship with the German national team and was the top scorer in this tournament . He completed three of the four possible games for the DFB selection and was next to Horst Hrubesch and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the storm. He scored all of his three tournament goals in the game against the Netherlands , in which he gave the Germans a 3-0 lead. Johnny Rep and Willy van de Kerkhof shortened to 3-2, but could not turn the game around. Federal President Karl Carstens awarded him the Silver Laurel Leaf for his achievements in the tournament .

National coach Jupp Derwall did not consider Allofs for the 1982 World Cup , but two years later he would be back at the European Championship . After the European Championship triumph in 1980, the team failed in France in 1984 after the preliminary round. Allofs was on the field for over 90 minutes in all three games, but failed to score. In 1986 team boss Franz Beckenbauer nominated him for the German team for the World Cup in Mexico . There the team was runner-up, with Allofs playing in all games and only being replaced by Rudi Völler at halftime in the final . In the tournament he scored two goals.

On March 31, 1988 Allofs came to his last assignment for Germany. He scored one goal in the friendly against Sweden . At halftime he was substituted for Dieter Eckstein .

useful information

Allofs scored 177 goals in 424 Bundesliga games, which he torgleich with Dieter Müller ninth of time scorers list of the Bundesliga stands. In 1979 (Fortuna Düsseldorf) and 1985 (1. FC Köln) he was the top scorer in the Bundesliga. He was the first player to do this at two clubs. In 1980 he was the top scorer in the DFB Cup .

Since September 2018, an information stele from the Förderkreis Industriepfad Düsseldorf-Gerresheim has been reminding of the importance of TUS Gerresheim for the history of workers' sport and of Klaus Allofs as one of its most successful athletes.


International matches

Total: 56

Bundesliga games

Games in Division 1

Career as trainer and managing director

Thomas Schaaf and Klaus Allofs with the DFB Cup (2009)

For the 1998/99 season , the then second division Fortuna Dusseldorf signed Allofs as a coach. After ten consecutive games without a win and in the last place in the table, the club took him on leave in April 1999. As the season progressed, Fortuna was relegated to the West / Southwest regional soccer league .

In October 1999, Allofs succeeded Willi Lemke as director of professional football at Werder Bremen. When the professional soccer team was hived off from the entire club as a corporation in May 2003, he held the same position as managing director. After the resignation of the Chairman of the Management Board, Jürgen L. Born , in March 2009, Allofs also took over his office. Together with coach Thomas Schaaf , his former teammate, he was one of the fathers of the development of SV Werder into the top team in the 2000s. As a manager, he was able to celebrate the double (2004) and the DFB Cup (2009) with SV Werder . In addition, the club qualified five times in a row for the UEFA Champions League ; In 2009 they moved into the UEFA Cup final . In the following decade, Allofs and Werder Bremen could no longer build on these successes.

His contract with Werder, which ran until 2016, was terminated prematurely on November 14, 2012. Allofs switched to VfL Wolfsburg with immediate effect and became the new Sports Director there .

At the end of December 2012, Allofs signed Dieter Hecking as the new head coach of VfL Wolfsburg and parted ways with some players in summer 2013, for example Simon Kjær and Thomas Kahlenberg . In the 2013/14 season , Allofs finished fifth as sports director with VfL Wolfsburg and qualified for the UEFA Europa League , in which they were only eliminated in the quarter-finals against SSC Napoli . He also won the runner-up and the DFB Cup with the club in the 2014/15 season . With the runner-up, VfL Wolfsburg qualified for participation in the UEFA Champions League , where it was narrowly eliminated by Real Madrid in the quarter- finals (2: 0/0: 3). In the league, VfL only finished eighth under Allofs and thus missed out on international business. His collaboration with VfL ended on December 12, 2016.

Stations as a functionary
society Taking office Resignation function
GermanyGermany Werder Bremen 0Oct 7, 1999 Nov 14, 2012 Board of professional football
13 Mar 2009 Nov 14, 2012 Chairman of the Board
GermanyGermany VfL Wolfsburg Nov 15, 2012 Dec 12, 2016 Managing Director Sport


Allofs is a trained insurance salesman .

In 1985 he married his girlfriend at the time. The two have two children. In 2003 he met Claudia Rehmann at the training camp in Belek , who worked as a press spokeswoman for VfL Bochum . The two have a daughter. In 2010 Claudia Rehmann died of breast cancer at the age of 41. Since then, Allofs has been living with his wife Ute again. You live at the Duisburg inner harbor.

Success as a player

National team

  • European champion: 1980
  • Vice World Champion: 1986


  • European Cup Winners' Cup: 1992 (with Werder Bremen)
  • European Cup Winners' Cup finalist: 1979 (with Fortuna Düsseldorf)
  • German champion: 1993 (with Werder Bremen)
  • DFB Cup winners: 1979 , 1980 (with Fortuna Düsseldorf), 1983 (with 1. FC Köln), 1991 (with Werder Bremen)
  • French champion: 1989 (with Olympique Marseille)
  • French cup winner: 1989 (with Olympique Marseille)


  • Bundesliga top scorer 1979 , 1985
  • 1986 UEFA Cup top scorer
  • Top scorer at the 1980 European Championship

Web links

Commons : Klaus Allofs  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Match statistics Eintracht Braunschweig - Fortuna Düsseldorf 3: 1 (1: 1) from September 13, 1975 on fussballdaten.de.
  2. Match statistics Hamburger SV - Fortuna Düsseldorf 3: 1 (1: 1) from June 12, 1976 on fussballdaten.de.
  3. Match statistics Fortuna Düsseldorf - VfL Bochum 4: 4 n.V. from December 13, 1975 ( Memento from January 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  4. Fortuna Düsseldorf: Der Kader 1975/1976 ( Memento from December 26, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  5. ^ Fortuna Düsseldorf: The squad 1976/1977 ( memento from March 25, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  6. ^ Match statistics Fortuna Düsseldorf - MSV Duisburg 2: 0 (0: 0) from October 23, 1976 on fussballdaten.de.
  7. Klaus Allofs: The games of the Bundesliga 1978/1979 for Fortuna Düsseldorf on fussballdaten.de.
  8. Match statistics Fortuna Düsseldorf - FC Bayern Munich 7: 1 (2: 1) from December 9, 1978 on fussballdaten.de.
  9. Match statistics Fortuna Düsseldorf - Hertha BSC 1: 0 n.V. from June 23, 1979 ( Memento from March 28, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  10. Match statistics 1. FC Köln - Fortuna Düsseldorf 2: 0 (0: 0) from April 15, 1978 ( Memento from January 18, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  11. Match statistics FC Universitatea Craiova - Fortuna Düsseldorf 3: 4 (1: 2) from September 13, 1978 on fussballdaten.de.
  12. Match statistics Fortuna Düsseldorf - Banik Ostrava 3: 1 (0: 1) from April 11, 1979 on fussballdaten.de.
  13. Match statistics FC Barcelona - Fortuna Düsseldorf 4: 3 n.V. from May 16, 1979 on fussballdaten.de.
  14. ^ Klaus Allofs: The games of the DFB-Pokal 1979/1980 for Fortuna Düsseldorf on fussballdaten.de.
  15. Match statistics 1. FC Köln - Borussia Dortmund 6: 1 (2: 1) from September 29, 1984 on fussballdaten.de.
  16. 1. FC Köln: The 1986/1987 squad ( Memento from December 11, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  17. Match statistics 1. FC Köln - Fortuna Köln 1: 0 (0: 0) from June 11, 1983 ( Memento from March 28, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  18. ^ The matches of the 1985/1986 UEFA Cup for 1. FC Köln on fussballdaten.de
  19. Match statistics Real Madrid - 1. FC Köln 5: 1 (2: 1) from April 30, 1986 ( Memento from October 21, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  20. Marcel Haisma: Klaus Allofs - Matches in European Cups . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. July 31, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  21. ^ SV Werder Bremen: The squad 1990/1991 ( Memento from December 6, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  22. Match statistics SV Werder Bremen - 1. FC Köln 4: 3 n.E. from July 22, 1991 ( Memento from June 6, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  23. Match statistics SV Werder Bremen - AS Monaco 2: 0 (1: 0) from May 6, 1992 on fussballdaten.de.
  24. ^ SV Werder Bremen: The roster 1992/1993 ( Memento from February 3, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) on fussballdaten.de.
  25. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Klaus Allofs - International Appearances . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. March 27, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  26. ^ Match statistics Czechoslovakia - Germany 3: 4 (1: 4) from October 11, 1978 on fussballdaten.de.
  27. Match statistics Germany - Argentina 2: 1 (0: 0) from September 12, 1979 on fussballdaten.de.
  28. Match statistics Germany - Netherlands 3: 2 (1: 0) from June 14, 1980 on fussballdaten.de.
  29. Federal Archives: Sports Awards (Silver Laurel): Awarding of the Silver Laurel Leaf to the German national soccer team (European Championship 1980), signature B.Arch B122 / 29165.
  30. Match statistics Germany - Sweden 3: 5 n.E. from March 31, 1988 on fussballdaten.de.
  31. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Klaus Allofs - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. January 15, 2006. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  32. Stele recalls the beginnings of TuS Gerresheim. In: Rheinische Post. September 3, 2018, accessed September 10, 2018 .
  33. Düsseldorf takes Klaus Allofs on leave.
  34. Klaus Allofs changes immediately to VfL Wolfsburg ( memento from January 7, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), press release Werder Bremen, November 14, 2012.
  35. Perfect vfl-wolfsburg.de, accessed on November 14, 2012.
  36. https://www.vfl-wolfsburg.de/info/aktuelles/detailseite/artikel/z Zusammenarbeit-beendet- 44786.html
  37. The 18 makers of the league. kicker.de, March 6, 2012.
  38. Klaus Allofs at VfL Wolfsburg: Allofs' job change is more than just a career change. Focus Online , February 15, 2013, accessed August 17, 2015 .
  39. Klaus Allofs is now Duisburg. RP.online, January 31, 2018.