The German soccer coach Rudi Gutendorf died Saturday he was 93 years old.
Gutendorf, you might be thinking outside just to be able to place him exactly. And it is certainly in order.
although his trænergerning have sent him in the Guinness book of world records, so is he at these latitudes is not a name that immediately resonates.
On the other hand it can get to it, when you look at the man's record.
For his trænerkarriere ranges very far. Let us just take the cold facts:
In a career that stretched from 1955 to 2003, he reached to head for the 55 team. 55! And more impressive was the spread in 32 countries.
He reached the impressive enough to be a trainer for 18 countries. Be preserved, none of the countries was on the top shelf, we can interchangeably mention: Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, Botswana, New Caledonia, Nepal, Tonga, Fiji, Tanzania, São Tomé & Principe, China, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and at the very end in Samoa.
But there was also a little larger nations in between - such as Chile, Bolivia, Australia and Ghana.
On the klubsiden he has also wandering well around. At home in Germany, he has been the coach of Duisburg, Stuttgart, Schalke, Hamburger SV, 1860 Munich, Hertha Berlin and Fortuna Köln. In addition he has coached clubs in Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Peru, the UNITED states and Japan.
the Two times he was at the OLYMPICS as national coach - it happened in 1988 in Iran and in 1992 with China.
in Addition, he was out for a little bit of each in his colorful trænerliv.
As chilean national coach, he got constructed a big wooden wall with holes in at the country's national stadium, as the players would have to shoot for goal after the. When president Pinochet shortly after took over power in the country, had to Gutendorf escape - and his wall was used to execute dissidents up.
In Rwanda should he try to gather the tribes Hutu and Tutsi after the bloody civil wars in the country, while he was in Iran was fired shortly before the country's triumph in the Asia Cup in 1990, when the præstestyret would not have an infidel national coach.
But he liked his ever-changing life.
- I have not worked with anything other than football in my whole life. It has been my job, and I love the job, said Gutendorf of the life that now is over.
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