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Wolfram Wuttke

Full name: Wolfram Wuttke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: November 17, 1961 in Castrop-Rauxel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: March 1, 2015 in Lünen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Wolfram Wuttke, one of the greatest German football talents, was at times brilliant but at times very difficult to manage. He was especially known for his refined shooting and passing with the sidefoot. Between 1979 and 1990 he played as a striker and midfielder in 299 games in the German Bundesliga for six different clubs, mostly for 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Hamburger SV, with whom he was Bundesliga runner-up in 1984. Wuttke scored 66 goals in his career. After an intermediate stopover in Spain at Espanyol Barcelona, he finished his career at 1. FC Saarbrücken.

Wuttke’s sporting highlight was winning an Olympic bronze medal in 1988 at Seoul. He also played four times for the German national football team. He was considered a difficult player and during his professional career had problems with almost all of his coaches. Well known especially were his disputes with [Ernst Happel]. Wuttke later himself coached several amateur league clubs

After his career Wuttke suffered from various diseases, including breast cancer, which he survived. He owned a sports shop, but eventually was forced to declare bankruptcy. He died due to multiple organ failure at only 53-years-old.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Football Men's Football West Germany FRG 3 Bronze

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC PK
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Football West Germany FRG Final Standings 3 1988-09-17 2 1 0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Football West Germany FRG Final Round Match 3/4 1 1988-09-30 FRG 3, ITA 0 0 0 0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Football West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1988-09-27 BRA 1, FRG 1 0 1 0 0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Football West Germany FRG Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1988-09-25 FRG 4, ZAM 0 0 0 0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Football West Germany FRG Group A Match #1 1 1988-09-17 FRG 3, CHN 0 1 0 0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Football West Germany FRG Group A Match #3 1 1988-09-19 FRG 4, TUN 1 1 0 0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Football West Germany FRG Group A Match #6 2 1988-09-21 SWE 2, FRG 1 0 0 0
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