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Hermann Eppenhoff (19 May 1919 – 10 April 1992) was a German football player and manager.

Hermann Eppenhoff
Personal information
Date of birth (1919-05-19)19 May 1919
Place of birth Wanne-Eickel, Weimar Republic
Date of death 10 April 1992(1992-04-10) (aged 72)
Place of death Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1938 SpVgg Röhlinghausen
1938 TuS Tiefenbach
1938–1943 FC Schalke 04
1943–1944 Rote Jäger
1949–1955 FC Schalke 04
National team
1940–1942 Germany 3 (3)
Teams managed
1956–1958 TuRa Bergkamen
1958–1961 Sportfreunde Gladbeck
1961–1965 Borussia Dortmund
1965–1967 Meidericher SV
1967–1972 VfL Bochum
1972–1974 VfB Stuttgart
1976–1977 SG Union Solingen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


The forward was a member of FC Schalke 04 squad, which won the German Championship in the years 1939, 1940 and 1942. He also won three caps with the German national team.

Coaching careerEdit

Later on he served as a manager for Borussia Dortmund, winning the German Championship in 1963 and also making it to the final of the DFB-Pokal in the same year. Two years later he won the 1964–65 DFB-Pokal with Dortmund. After switching to Meidericher SV he made it to the cup final once again in 1965–66, where his team was defeated by Bayern Munich. After several years at VfL Bochum, where he made the cup final yet again in 1967–68, he eventually switched to VfB Stuttgart.