Ralf Dusend

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Ralf Dusend
Surname Ralf Dusend
birthday September 28, 1959
place of birth Korschenbroich,  Germany
size 176 cm
position midfield player
Years station
VfB Korschenbroich
Borussia Monchengladbach
Fortuna Dusseldorf
Years station Games (goals) 1
1977-1987 Fortuna Dusseldorf 239 (40)
1987-1990 1. FC Nuremberg 70 0(2)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1978 Germany amateurs 1 0(0)
1979-1980 Germany U-21 6 0(1)
1 Only league games are given.

Ralf Dusend (born September 28, 1959 ) is a former German soccer player . From 1978 to 1990, the offensive player played a total of 309 league games and scored 42 goals in the Bundesliga for the clubs Fortuna Düsseldorf and 1. FC Nürnberg . In 1979 and 1980 he won the DFB Cup with Düsseldorf .


In 1976 Dusend came from Borussia Mönchengladbach to the youth team at Fortuna Düsseldorf. On October 15, 1977, the fast attacker made his debut in the international match against the USSR in the youth national team of the DFB. On December 7, 1977 and March 15, 1978, he had played in the qualifying games against Switzerland for the 1978 UEFA tournament (2-0, 2-0). In May 1978 he came in the three group matches against Scotland (0-1), Italy (5-3) and Portugal (0-1) in the UEFA youth tournament at the side of teammates such as Bernd Schuster , Thomas Allofs , Thomas Remark and Thomas Kroth on duty. He made his Bundesliga debut on April 1, 1978 under coach Dietrich Weise in the 4-1 win of Fortuna against 1. FC Kaiserslautern . He was substituted on for Rudi Bommer in the 80th minute of the game . On June 23, 1979 he celebrated his first major success when he came on in the 72nd minute of the game for Thomas Allofs in the DFB Cup final from Fortuna Düsseldorf to Hertha BSC in Hanover when the score was 0-0. His team won the cup 1-0 with a goal from Wolfgang Seel in extra time. From the 1981/1982 season he was one of the regular players in Fortuna Düsseldorf. In the rounds of 1979/80 and 1980/81 he had international appearances against Glasgow Rangers, Austria Salzburg, FC Thor Waterschei and Benfica Lisbon in the European Cup Winners' Cup .

When Fortuna was relegated from the Bundesliga in 1987, Dusend moved to 1. FC Nürnberg . He played the last competitive game of his career for Nuremberg on April 28, 1990 in a 2-1 win over VfL Bochum . In total, Ralf Dusend made 309 Bundesliga appearances and scored 42 goals.

On November 8, 1978 Dusend played in The Hague in a 2-0 defeat against the Dutch selection once in the amateur national team . He was also the first international match of the U 21 of the DFB on 10 October 1979 in Torun against Poland under Germany coach (0 1) Berti Vogts used. Dusend came on for Rudi Völler .


  • Michael Bolten, Marco Langer: Everything else is just football. The story of Fortuna Düsseldorf. Publishing house Die Werkstatt. Göttingen 2005. ISBN 978-3-89533-711-6 .
  • Christian Karn, Reinhard Rehberg: Encyclopedia of German League Football. Volume 9: Player Lexicon 1963-1994. Bundesliga, regional league, 2nd league. Agon-Sportverlag, Kassel 2012, ISBN 978-3-89784-214-4 .

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