Manfred Rummel

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Manfred Rummel (born July 22, 1938 in Essen ; † July 27, 2017 ) was a German football player and coach who won the DFB Cup in 1959 as a striker for Schwarz-Weiß Essen and scored 26 goals in the 1961/62 season Top scorer of the football league West was. In the Bundesliga he played in the 1960s at SC Preußen Münster and 1. FC Kaiserslautern . He spent the end of his football career in the USA. As a coach, he led both TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Rot-Weiß Oberhausen from third division to the 2nd Bundesliga in the 1970s .


Player, until 1968

The 20-year-old Manfred Rummel moved to the 1958/59 round from the then still independent town of Kettwig , from the local amateur club FSV Kettwig, to the 2nd League West to ETB Schwarz-Weiß-Essen . Rummel immediately fulfilled the expectations placed in him as a goalscorer and rose to the Oberliga West as runner- up with the team around veteran Hubert Schieth . The preliminary round in 1959/60 was very positive for the newcomer from Uhlenkrugstadion . After the catch-up game on December 20, 1959 against the table runners-up Westfalia Herne , the home game was won with 5-0 goals and Rummel had put the black and whites 1-0 in front of 20,000 spectators in the 20th minute, ETB ranked with 17:13 points and 30:16 goals in fifth place in the Oberliga West. In addition, the team of coach Hans Wendlandt in the cup thanks to the successes in the West German Cup - final victory on August 8, 1959 in Bochum with 3-2 goals against Westfalia Herne, with striker Rummel scored two goals against Alfred Pyka and Hans Tilkowski - the 6: 3 success at Hertha BSC (2 goals from Rummel) and the surprising semi-final victory on December 12, 1959 at Hamburger SV with 2: 1 goals after extra time - both goals by Rummel - in the final of the DFB Cup on December 27 played in Kassel against Borussia Neunkirchen . With the attacking line-up Horst Trimhold , Hubert Schieth, Manfred Rummel, Hans Küppers and Theo Klöckner , the Essenes decided the final clearly with 5: 2 goals for themselves. Again the goal scorer, center forward Rummel, scored two goals. After this sensational success, however, a sporting slump followed in the second half of the league, which led ETB to relegation on the final day of the round, on April 24, 1960, after the 3-0 defeat at runner-up Herne. The VfL Bochum won against champions 1. FC Köln 's home game with 3: 2 goals and pushed so from 15th place still to eleventh place forward, tied with hamborn 07, RW Oberhausen and Borussia Moenchengladbach all points with 27:33 Points ended the round and Fortuna Düsseldorf and SW Essen sentenced to relegation with 26:34 and 25:35 points respectively. SW Essen had a positive goal difference with 47:46 goals. From fifth place on the table, Duisburger SpV had achieved 30:30 points with 47:51 goals, but all teams came out of the round with a negative goal difference. Manfred Rummel scored 13 goals in this round. At ETB, the team stayed together after relegation and celebrated in 1960/61 - the local rival Rot-Weiss Essen was relegated from the league - the championship in the 2nd division West in front of Fortuna Düsseldorf and Bayer 04 Leverkusen and thus the immediate return to the league . In the year of the football world championship in Chile in 1962, the promoted team came fourth behind 1. FC Köln, Schalke 04 and Rot-Weiß Oberhausen in the Oberliga West. Manfred Rummel took the top scorer's crown with 26 goals, ahead of Karl-Heinz Thielen (25 goals), Jürgen Schütz (20), Willi Bergstein (20) and Christian Müller with 17 goals. On February 4, 1962, the scorer played a representative game for West Germany. In Wuppertal, he stormed alongside Carl-Heinz Rühl , Werner Tönges , Günter Augustat and Hans-Otto Peters in a 3-2 win against Berlin in the selection of West Germany. In the last league year 1962/63, SW Essen came seventh, but the Uhlenkrug team was unable to qualify for the new Bundesliga. Manfred Rummel had played 87 games for the black and whites in three league rounds - 1959/60, 1961/62, 1962/63 - and scored 51 goals.

For Rummel, however, it was enough for the Bundesliga, because he received a contract with SC Preußen Münster . Rummel stood on the debut day of the new league, on August 24, 1963, at the home game of the Prussians in front of 10,000 spectators in a 1-1 draw against Hamburger SV as a center forward. Coach Richard Schneider and his team finished 15th out of 16 clubs at the end of the round and were relegated to the Regionalliga West. Rummel had scored seven goals for the Prussians in 27 games.

After relegation, the man from Kettwig joined the new fusion club from Duisburg, Eintracht Duisburg , and played in the Regionalliga West in the 1964/65 season. But it wasn't enough for a top spot. The hope of being able to become a serious competitor after the merger for the Bundesliga club Meidericher SV could not be put into practice. The Eintracht took eleventh place and Rummel had scored ten goals in 26 games. He accepted the offer of 1. FC Kaiserslautern from the Bundesliga for the 1965/66 round and moved to Betzenberg. Under coach Gyula Lóránt , Rummel experienced a grueling relegation battle with the other newcomers Otto Geisert and Uwe Klimaschefski in the 1966 world championship year. In 25 games he scored eleven goals for the "Red Devils" and thus contributed to the fact that the Lautrer reached the saving 15th place with 26:42 points.

With Kaiserslautern he made an excellent start in the 1966/67 round. After the fifth, 1. FCK surprisingly took first place in the Bundesliga with 9: 1 points. After the first half of the season, however, it was only enough for tenth place. By then he had played 38 games for the Betzenbergelf since 1965 and scored 15 goals.

At this time Rummel received from the players' agent Raymond Schwab , former ETB player like him, an offer he could not refuse, and moved to the US to there in the newly formed National Professional Soccer League in Ingolstadt under coach Herbert Vogt antretenden Play Pittsburgh Phantoms . There were many Germans in the team, such as defender Herbert Finken ("My name is Finken and you're about to limp") and even more Dutchmen, above all the star Jacobus "Co" Prins . After 32 games, where Rummel was there in 19 and scored 14 goals (which was fifth in both the scorer and scorer list ), the Phantoms were last in their group of five - and, like the whole league, broke.

With many of his teammates, he therefore moved to the Kansas City Spurs in 1968, where János Bédl , who was already in office for four games in Pittsburgh, was the coach. Kansas City had around 8,500 visitors per game by far Zuschauerkröus the North American Soccer League , and also came as group winners in the play-offs, virtually the Cup semi-final, but where with 1: 1 against 1 and 0 San Diego Toros busted . After that, Rummel, who scored another 11 goals in 29 games, ended his playing career.

Trainer, Vice President and Manager

The former goalscorer entered the football coaching role through the amateur clubs Union Frintrop and 1. FC Viersen and successfully completed his training as a football teacher in Cologne in 1974. Rummel's course colleagues included Lothar Buchmann , Toni Burghardt and Richard Saller .

In 1974/75 he led Bayer 04 Leverkusen from the Middle Rhine amateur league to the 2nd Bundesliga . Rummel also achieved promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga in 1978/79 with Rot-Weiß Oberhausen . The sports teacher at a special school in Essen also temporarily acted as vice president and manager at the Niederrhein stadium at RWO.

At the beginning of the 1980s he took over the coaching position at the regional division Duisburger SV 1900 . From January 1981 to mid-1983 he was a coach at the third division team ETB Schwarz-Weiß Essen , where he was also managing director from 2006 to 2011.

Player career / statistics



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