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Klaus Allofs
German footballer and manager

Klaus Allofs

Klaus Allofs
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Intro German footballer and manager
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From Germany
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Gender male
Birth 5 December 1956, Düsseldorf
Age 66 years
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Klaus Allofs (born 5 December 1956) is a retired German footballer who played as a striker.
A prolific goalscorer for club and country, his younger brother, Thomas, was also a professional footballer – and a striker. He amassed Bundesliga totals of 424 games and 177 goals over the course of 15 seasons (being crowned the competition's top scorer on two occasions), mainly representing Fortuna Düsseldorf and 1. FC Köln.
Allofs gained nearly 60 caps for West Germany, representing the nation in one World Cup and two European Championships, winning the Euro 1980 tournament.

Club career

Born in Düsseldorf, Allofs began playing professionally for home team Fortuna Düsseldorf, in 1975. He started his career as an attacking midfielder, and scored nearly 100 overall goals for the club, helping it two consecutive German cup wins, while often playing upfront with sibling Thomas. In 1978–79, he finished as the Bundesliga's topscorer, and also scored three in nine in Fortuna's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup runner-up run, including one in the final, an extra time loss against FC Barcelona.

In 1981 Allofs joined 1. FC Köln, where he continued scoring at an excellent rate. In 1985–86, he only netted seven times in the league including a 70 m range goal against Bayer Leverkusen, but added nine in as many matches in the UEFA Cup, as the team lost the final on aggregate to Real Madrid. In the following season, he re-teamed with Thomas, then left the country during three years, playing in France with Olympique de Marseille and FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Allofs retired in June 1993 at nearly 37, after three seasons with SV Werder Bremen, still managing to figure regularly. In the 1991–92 Cup Winners' Cup he scored in the final against AS Monaco FC, in an eventual 2–0 win. In his final year, he played 16 games without scoring – the only time it happened in his career, save for his rookie campaign – as Werder won the league; in total, he appeared in 424 league matches, totalling 177 goals. Sharing his goalscoring record with Dieter Müller, he left the game as the competition's alltime seventh scorer.

In 1999, Allofs was hired as coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf. After leaving this position, he left for an old acquaintance, Werder Bremen, going on to work for over a decade as general manager. In November 2012, Allofs left Bremen to join VfL Wolfsburg as their new sporting director. They part ways on 12 December 2016.

International career

Allofs played for Germany a total of 56 times, and scored 17 goals. His first match came on 11 October 1978 in Prague, against Czechoslovakia, a 4–3 friendly win.

Allofs went on to feature for the nation at the victorious UEFA Euro 1980 (where he scored three times to top the goalcharts, all in a 3–2 group stage win against the Netherlands), Euro 1984 and 1986 FIFA World Cup. Pushed to the sidelines by emergent Rudi Völler and Jürgen Klinsmann, he retired from international play on 31 March 1988, scoring in a friendly with Sweden.

International goals



Fortuna Düsseldorf
  • DFB-Pokal: 1978–79, 1979–80
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: Runner-up 1978–79
1. FC Köln
  • DFB-Pokal: 1982–83
  • UEFA Cup: Runner-up 1985–86
  • Ligue 1: 1988–89
  • Coupe de France: 1988–89
Werder Bremen
  • Bundesliga: 1992–93
  • DFB-Pokal: 1990–91
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1991–92


West Germany
  • UEFA European Championship: 1980
  • FIFA World Cup: Runner-up 1986


  • Bundesliga: Top scorer 1978–79, 1984–85
  • UEFA European Championship: Top scorer 1980
  • UEFA Cup Top Goalscorer Award: 1985–86*

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