Manfred Ritschel

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Manfred Ritschel (born June 7, 1946 in Unterreichenbach ) is a former German soccer player .


Ritschel began his career at home club SV Unterreichenbach , then switched to ESV Ingolstadt-Ringsee via FC Stein , with whom he won the Bavarian League in 1968. The then regional league team SSV Jahn Regensburg became aware of the striker and signed him. Under the coach Aki Schmidt , the SSV almost achieved promotion to the Bundesliga in the 1968/69 season . After he was able to score 38 goals for Jahn in 60 games, Ritschel moved to Borussia Dortmund in a barter in 1970 ( Alfred Kohlhäufl came to Regensburg for him ). In his first year as a professional he played in all Bundesliga games at Borussia and scored six goals.

Manfred Ritschel was right winger and moved to the southern regional division Kickers Offenbach after BVB was relegated from the Bundesliga . With the OFC trained by Gyula Lóránt , he rose to the Bundesliga the following year. In Offenbach he also became a national player: in 1975 he played three times for Germany and scored one goal. After the Offenbacher Kickers were relegated in 1976, he moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern and played another year at FC Schalke 04 in the 1977/78 season . Before ending his career, he played from November 1978 until the end of the 1981/82 season in the 2nd Bundesliga South with SpVgg Fürth, the forerunner of today's SpVgg Greuther Fürth .

Manfred Ritschel completed a total of 231 Bundesliga games and scored 33 goals. His record in the 2nd division shows 9 goals in 108 appearances.

Ritschel continued to work as a coach after finishing his active career. In 1998 he was promoted to the Bayern League with SC 04 Schwabach .

In 2006 he was voted 407 in the program “ Our Best ” (ZDF).

Stations as a player

Former clubs: SV Unterreichenbach , FC Stein

National team

  • 1975 - 3 games, 1 goal

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