Jupp Heynckes

  • Date of birth : 09/05/1945
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Germany Germany
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Jupp Heynckes

FC Bayern München
Jupp Heynckes
Jupp Heynckes is in his third spell as Bayern coach ©Getty Images

Jupp Heynckes

FC Bayern München

Date of birth: 9 May 1945
Nationality: German
Playing career: VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (twice), Hannover 96
Coaching career:
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (twice), FC Bayern München (three times), Athletic Club (twice), Eintracht Frankfurt, CD Tenerife, Real Madrid CF, SL Benfica, FC Schalke 04, Bayer 04 Leverkusen

• One of the best strikers in Bundesliga history, Heynckes hit 220 goals in 369 games for Mönchengladbach and Hannover between 1964 and 1978; won four titles and a German Cup with Mönchengladbach and was the league's top scorer in 1974 (30 goals) and 1975 (27).

• Aged 34, replaced Udo Lattek as Mönchengladbach coach in 1979; mentored Lothar Matthäus but failed to win any trophies, losing to Bayern in the 1983/84 German Cup final and reaching the 1986/87 UEFA Cup semi-finals.

• Replaced Lattek again in 1987, this time at Bayern, winning 1989 and 1990 titles; club general manager Uli Hoeness called his decision to sack Heynckes in October 1991 "the biggest mistake of my career".

• Moved to Spain, first with Athletic then led Tenerife to the 1996/97 UEFA Cup semi-finals, earning a season at Madrid, whom he led to glory in the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League but left that summer. Stepped in as caretaker manager at Bayern in April 2009 following Jürgen Klinsmann's dismissal; replaced Bruno Labbadia as Leverkusen coach that summer and began season with a German record run of 24 Bundesliga games unbeaten.

• His side finished second to Borussia Dortmund in 2010/11 before Heynckes left to take charge of Bayern for a third time, reaching the 2012 UEFA Champions League final at their Fußball Arena München but losing 4-3 to Chelsea FC on penalties. In his last season at the club, 2012/13, he guided Bayern to the Bundesliga in record-breaking fashion.

Last updated: 21/05/13 11.31CET


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General info

  • Name: Jupp Heynckes
  • Date of birth: 09/05/1945
  • Country: Germany
  • Club: Bayern (Germany GER)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Champions League 2012/13

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (First round)
    19/09/79: Mönchengladbach 3-0 Viking

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid4301
UEFA Europa League
Eintracht Frankfurt8422
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 26/05/2013 01:05 CET