Rüdiger Abramczik

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Rüdiger Abramczik
Rudiger Abramczik and Werner Kasper.jpg
Rüdiger Abramczik and Werner Kasper (2009)
birthday February 18, 1956
place of birth GelsenkirchenGermany
size 182 cm
position Winger
Years station
1964-1966 Erler SV 08
1966-1973 FC Schalke 04
Years station Games (goals) 1
1973-1980 FC Schalke 04 198 (44)
1980-1983 Borussia Dortmund 90 (30)
1983-1984 1. FC Nuremberg 24 0(3)
1984-1985 Galatasaray Istanbul 30 0(9)
1985-1987 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 47 0(9)
1987-1988 FC Schalke 04 4 0(0)
1988-1989 Wormatia worms 9 0(5)
1990-1991 FC Gütersloh
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1976-1981 Germany B 3 0(0)
1977-1979 Germany 19 0(2)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1992-1993 1. FC Saarbrücken
1999-2000 Antalyaspor
2001 Levski Sofia
2002-2003 FC Carinthia
2005-2006 HSG Mülheim-Kärlich
2008-2010 Metalurgs Liepaja
1 Only league games are given.

Rüdiger "Abi" Abramczik (born February 18, 1956 in Gelsenkirchen-Erle ) is a former German football player and coach as well as a player in the national team . During his active time at FC Schalke 04 , the offensive player was regarded as an outstanding right winger and flank giver (" god of flanks ").

Athletic career

Club career

The son of a locksmith was discovered by Berni Klodt at the Gelsenkirchen district association Erle 08 . At the age of ten Abramczik moved to FC Schalke 04 . In various youth national teams he made 23 appearances.

On August 11, 1973 Abramczik made his debut in the Bundesliga at 3-0 in Stuttgart and remained the youngest player in the history of the House of Lords for almost three years before Jürgen Friedl made his first appearance for Eintracht Frankfurt in 1976 and thus in his capacity as the youngest Bundesliga player. Abramczik formed a storm duo with Klaus Fischer , as whose "template provider" he was considered. He scored his first goal five weeks before his 18th birthday in a 5-2 win against VfL Bochum .

Because of financial problems, Schalke sold his "street footballer" Abramczik to Borussia Dortmund in 1980 . At BVB, he and Manfred Burgsmüller formed one of the most dangerous strikers in the following years.

After further stints at 1. FC Nürnberg , Galatasaray Istanbul ( Turkish Cup winner 1985) and Rot-Weiß Oberhausen , he returned to Schalke in 1987 and played four more games as a Libero . In total, he came to 316 Bundesliga games, in which he scored 77 goals. He let his career end with Wormatia Worms and FC Gütersloh .

Selection bets

In 1977 he made his international debut in the DFB-A national team in a 5-0 win over Northern Ireland . A year earlier, Abramczik had already celebrated his debut in the B selection , for which he appeared three times.

He played 19 times in the German national team until 1979 and scored two goals. He also took part in the World Cup in Argentina in 1978, where he scored a goal in the second final round in a 2-2 draw against the Netherlands. In total, he played three games for the DFB selection at the 1978 World Cup . His early departure from the national team was linked to a dispute with the then DFB President Hermann Neuberger .

Coaching career

Although he was financially independent, Abramczik returned to the football business and coached, among others, 1. FC Saarbrücken , Lewski Sofia and FC Carinthia in Austria. Until 2006 he was also an amateur trainer. On August 3, 2008 he took over the Latvian vice-champion Metalurgs Liepaja and he led him to the Latvian championship in 2009. The contract, which expired on December 31, 2010, was not extended.


On March 23, 2012 Abramczik became sporting director at KSV Hessen Kassel . However, he only held this post until June 30, 2012.


His success in football made Abramczik financially independent. In his hometown of Gelsenkirchen he gradually bought over 30 houses and apartments, and he also ran a dye works and a sports shop. He runs a travel agency together with Manfred Burgsmüller and Peter Neururer .



  • 1977 : German runner-up with Schalke 04
  • 1985: Turkish cup winner with Galatasaray Istanbul



Rüdiger Abramczik is married and has two children. His brother Volker Abramczik was also a professional soccer player.


  • Christian Karn, Reinhard Rehberg: Encyclopedia of German League Football. Player Lexicon 1963–1994 . AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 2012. ISBN 978-3-89784-214-4 , page 19/20.
  • Fritz Tauber: German national soccer player. Player Statistics from A to Z . AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 2012, ISBN 978-3-89784-397-4 , page 9.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Rüdiger Abramczik - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga . RSSSF.com . April 8, 2020. Accessed April 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Rüdiger Abramczik - International Appearances . RSSSF.com . April 8, 2020. Accessed April 9, 2020.
  3. ^ Latvian title for Abramczik, on uefa.com
  4. Abramczik resigns as a trainer in Latvia ( memento of the original from July 18, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / de.fifa.com
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  6. KSV thanks Rüdiger Abramczik ; HP of KSV Hessen Kassel