Jean-Marie Pfaff

Jean-Marie Pfaff (born 4 December 1953) is a Belgian former professional football goalkeeper[1] who spent most of his professional career with Beveren and Bayern Munich. Pfaff was capped 64 times playing for Belgium, and participated at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Jean-Marie Pfaff
Jean-Marie Pfaff at Runa Ralley 2007 cropped.jpg
Pfaff in 2007
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-12-04) 4 December 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Lebbeke, Belgium
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1982 Beveren 305 (0)
1982–1988 Bayern Munich 156 (0)
1988–1989 Lierse 23 (0)
1989–1990 Trabzonspor 22 (0)
Total 506 (0)
National team
1976–1987 Belgium 64 (0)
Teams managed
1998–1999 K.V. Oostende
Honours
Representing  Belgium
UEFA European Championship
Runner-up 1980
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Pfaff was born in Lebbeke. At the age of 16, he joined K.S.K. Beveren with whom he won a Belgian champions title (1979) and a Belgian Cup (1978). The same year, he received the Belgian Golden Shoe. In 1982, he entered the Bayern Munich squad,[2] getting three Bundesliga titles (from 1985 to 1987) and two German cups (1984 and 1986).[3]

International careerEdit

Pfaff first played with the Red Devils in 1976 against the Netherlands.[4] He was the goalkeeper during Euro 80 and Euro 84, and the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.[citation needed]

After retirementEdit

Pfaff was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. He is now a TV star in Belgium with the reality show De Pfaffs showing him and his family from 2002 to 2012.[5]

HonoursEdit

Beveren[6]

Bayern Munich[7]

Belgium

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jean-Marie Pfaff". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (16 January 2020). "Jean-Marie Pfaff - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Jean Marie PFAF". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  4. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (16 January 2020). "Jean-Marie Pfaff - International Appearances". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  5. ^ "De Pfaffs". IMDB. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  6. ^ "SK Beveren | Geschiedenis".
  7. ^ "FC Bayern München | Honours".
  8. ^ "UEFA Euro 1980".
  9. ^ "Winnaars Gouden Schoen".
  10. ^ "Nationale Trofee voor Sportverdienste".
  11. ^ "Ballon d'Or 1983".
  12. ^ "Ballon d'Or 1986".
  13. ^ "Ballon d'Or 1987".
  14. ^ "1986 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team".
  15. ^ "IFFHS (International Federation of Football for History & Statistics)". iffhs.de. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  16. ^ "Soulier d'or belge du 20ème siècle".
  17. ^ a b "IFFHS' Century Elections". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  18. ^ UEFA.com (15 January 2004). "Aruna voted Belgium's finest | Inside UEFA". UEFA.com. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  19. ^ "FIFA 100".
  20. ^ "Legends". Golden Foot. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.

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