Bernd Hölzenbein

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Bernd Hölzenbein (born 9 March 1946) is a German former professional footballer who played as a forward or winger.[1] At international level, he was a member of the West German team that won the World Cup in 1974. Hölzenbein is best known for being fouled in the final against the Netherlands, which led to the Germans' equalizing penalty.[2]

Bernd Hölzenbein
2018-09-17 Eintracht Frankfurt Golf Open Bernd Hölzenbein-8816.jpg
Hölzenbein in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-03-09) 9 March 1946 (age 75)
Place of birth Runkel, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Winger, striker
Youth career
1956–1966 TuS Dehrn
1966–1967 Eintracht Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1981 Eintracht Frankfurt 420 (160)
1981–1982 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 46 (10)
1982?–1984? Memphis Americans 89 (41)
1984?–1985? Baltimore Blast 24 (4)
1986 FSV Salmrohr
National team
1973–1978 West Germany 40 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Hölzenbein in 2010

A qualified merchant, Hölzenbein debuted for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga in 1967 to serve for this club until his departure in 1981. A three times German Cup winner with them in 1974, 1975 and 1981, Hölzenbein also won the UEFA Cup with Frankfurt in 1980. His output of 160 goals in his 420 Bundesliga matches is still club record achievement for Frankfurt.[citation needed]

He joined Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the United States in 1981. He later played for Memphis Americans and Baltimore Blast in the Major Indoor Soccer League.[3]

In his international career, Hölzenbein scored five goals in forty appearances for West Germany between 1973 and 1978. One of his international goals was the equalizing goal in a 2–2 draw against Czechoslovakia in the UEFA Euro 1976 Final,[4] which West Germany lost on penalties. However, he became the oldest player to score in a Euro final, aged 30 years and 103 days.[5]


  1. ^ "Hölzenbein, Bernd" (in German). Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Oranje crushed in Munich". Archived from the original on 27 August 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Bernd Holzenbein". Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  4. ^ Michael Mühlen (2 November 2002). "Bernd Hölzenbein - Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Who is the oldest player to have appeared at a EURO?". UEFA. 24 February 2020.

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