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Berti Vogts

Published: Monday 31 May 2010, 23.27CET
Berti Vogts
Azerbaijan coach Berti Vogts ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 31 May 2010, 23.27CET

Berti Vogts


Date of birth: 30 December 1946
Playing career:
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
Coaching career:
Germany, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Kuwait, Scotland, Nigeria, Azerbaijan

• A feisty, tenacious right-back, Vogts was among the most prominent footballers in his country during the 1970s; the two-time West German player of the year landed five league titles and two UEFA Cups with his only club, Mönchengladbach. An unused member of the West Germany squad that won the 1972 UEFA European Championship, he was a FIFA World Cup winner in 1974.

• Retired from playing in 1979, having made 419 Bundesliga appearances for Gladbach, scoring 32 goals. Also earned 96 caps for West Germany, at the time a tally second only to his contemporary Franz Beckenbauer.

• Oversaw various West Germany age-group selections from 1979 to 1990; was assistant coach to Beckenbauer at the 1990 World Cup triumph in Italy before becoming head coach of Germany following reunification.

• Had eight years in charge of the Nationalmannschaft, winning EURO '96 while reaching the quarter-finals of the 1994 and 1998 World Cups; quit in September 1998.

• After a brief spell as a Bundesliga trainer, with Leverkusen in 2000/01, he coached Kuwait, Scotland and Nigeria. Took the Azerbaijan helm in April 2008, helping them finish their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with a four-game unbeaten run, and signed a new deal in December 2013 to lead the side for a further two years.

Last updated: 05/09/14 18.40CET

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