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Udo Kießling

Full name: Udo Kießling
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: May 21, 1955 in Crimmitschau, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Starbulls Rosenheim, Rosenheim (GER) / DEG Metro Stars, Düsseldorf (GER) / Kölner Haie, Köln (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com

Biography

Udo Kießling was one of the most remarkable German ice hockey players ever. The son of famous former national and club coach Gerhard Kießling, Udo was inducted into the German Hall of Fame for Ice Hockey and in 2000 into the International Hockey Hall of Fame. He was a defender who played 24 seasons in the German Bundesliga (later German Ice Hockey League DEL) in 1,020 matches, scoring 881 points. With the Kölner EC “Die Haie” (Cologne Sharks) he won six German Championships, in 1977, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988, and was elected Player of the Year in 1977, 1984, and 1986. Additionally Kießling earned 320 international caps (as of 2009 still the German record, and an international record until 2003), participating in five consecutive Olympics (1976 – 1992), earning a bronze medal in 1976. Additionally he played in 13 A-Class and 2 B-Class World Championships. In 1981 he was the first German ice hockey player to play a game in the NHL, with the Minnesota North Stars, but he returned to the German Bundesliga after this one game. After the 1987 World Championship he was named to the World Championship All-Star Team. Kießling retired after a severe injury in 1997. His popularity can be mostly impressed by his fans who created the following hymn on him: “Er ist kein Mensch, er ist ein Tier und spielt in Köln mit der Nummer 4” (He is not a man – he is an animal – and he plays in Cologne with number 4).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey West Germany FRG 3 Bronze
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey West Germany FRG 9T
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey West Germany FRG 5
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey West Germany FRG 5
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Germany GER 6

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Standings 3 1976-02-03 0 1 8
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Round Match #1 1 1976-02-06 FRG 7, POL 4 0 0 4
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Round Match #5 2 1976-02-08 FIN 5, FRG 3 0 1 0
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Round Match #9 2 1976-02-10 URS 7, FRG 3 0 0 0
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Round Match #11 2 1976-02-12 TCH 7, FRG 4 0 0 2
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Round Match #13 1 1976-02-14 FRG 4, USA 1 0 0 0
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Qualifying Round Match #3 1 1976-02-03 FRG 5, SUI 1 0 0 2
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Standings 9T 1980-02-12 2 2 6
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #2 2 1980-02-12 ROU 6, FRG 4 0 1 2
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #5 1 1980-02-14 FRG 10, NOR 4 1 1 2
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #9 2 1980-02-16 SWE 5, FRG 2 0 0 2
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #11 2 1980-02-18 TCH 11, FRG 3 0 0 0
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #15 2 1980-02-20 USA 4, FRG 2 1 0 0
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Standings 5 1984-02-07 2 1 4
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Classification Round Match 5/6 1 1984-02-17 FRG 7, FIN 4 0 0 0
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group A Match #2 1 1984-02-07 FRG 8, YUG 1 0 1 2
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group A Match #4 1 1984-02-09 FRG 8, POL 5 0 0 0
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group A Match #9 1T 1984-02-11 SWE 1, FRG 1 0 0 0
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group A Match #12 2 1984-02-13 URS 6, FRG 1 0 0 0
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group A Match #15 1 1984-02-15 FRG 9, ITA 4 2 0 2
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Standings 5 1988-02-13 1 5 20
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Round Match #2 2 1988-02-24 FIN 8, FRG 0 0 0 0
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Round Match #4 2 1988-02-26 CAN 8, FRG 1 0 0 2
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Final Round Match #8 2 1988-02-28 SWE 3, FRG 2 0 1 2
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #1 1 1988-02-13 FRG 2, TCH 1 0 0 2
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #4 1 1988-02-15 FRG 7, NOR 3 1 1 6
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #7 1 1988-02-17 FRG 3, AUT 1 0 1 4
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #11 2 1988-02-19 URS 6, FRG 3 0 1 2
1988 Winter 32 Calgary Ice Hockey West Germany FRG Group B Match #15 1 1988-02-21 FRG 4, USA 1 0 1 2
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Final Standings 6 1992-02-08 0 0 6
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Final Round Match 5/6 2 1992-02-22 SWE 4, GER 3 0 0 0
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1992-02-18 CAN 3, GER 3 0 0 0
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Classification 5-8 Match #1 1 1992-02-20 GER 5, FRA 4 0 0 2
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Group A Match #2 2 1992-02-09 FIN 5, GER 1 0 0 2
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Group A Match #5 2 1992-02-11 USA 2, GER 0 0 0 0
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Group A Match #9 2 1992-02-13 SWE 3, GER 1 0 0 0
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Group A Match #10 1 1992-02-15 GER 5, ITA 2 0 0 2
1992 Winter 36 Albertville Ice Hockey Germany GER Group A Match #13 1 1992-02-17 GER 4, POL 0 0 0 0