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 won five league titles and two UEFA Cups with his only club, VfL Borussia 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 won 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; assistant coach to Beckenbauer at the 1990 World Cup triumph in Italy before becoming first coach of Germany following reunification.
• Had eight years in charge of Nationalmannschaft, winning EURO '96 while reaching quarter-finals of 1994 and 1998 World Cups; quit in September 1998.
• After brief spell as a Bundesliga trainer, with Leverkusen in 2000/01, he has coached four national teams; took charge of Azerbaijan in April 2008, helping them finish their unsuccessful 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win in Liechtenstein and a 1-1 draw at home to Russia. Signed a new contract for two more years on 10 November 2009.
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