Roland Wohlfarth

Roland Wohlfarth (born 11 January 1963) is a former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Roland Wohlfarth
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-01-11) 11 January 1963 (age 60)
Place of birth Bocholt, West Germany
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
BV Borussia Bocholt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 MSV Duisburg 71 (39)
1984–1993 Bayern Munich 254 (119)
1993–1994 Saint-Étienne 39 (20)
1994–1997 VfL Bochum 40 (7)
1997–1998 VfB Leipzig 15 (4)
1998–1999 Wuppertaler SV 14 (4)
1999–2000 1. FC Bocholt 4 (0)
Total 437 (193)
International career
1981 West Germany U-18 5 (1)
1981 West Germany U-20 6 (4)
1982–1983 West Germany U-21 6 (1)
1986–1989 West Germany 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Wohlfarth was born in Bocholt. He was active in the Bundesliga from 1981 until 1998, spanning 287 games and 120 goals.[1] At first Wohlfarth played for Borussia Bocholt in his youth, then for Duisburg, Bayern Munich, Leipzig and Bochum. His career ended in the year 2000 at Wuppertal. With Bayern Munich he won the Bundesliga in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1990, the DFB Cup in 1986 and the DFL-Supercup in 1987 and 1990.[2][3]

In the final of the DFB-Pokal on 3 May 1986, Wohlfarth scored a hat-trick in a 5–2 victory against VfB Stuttgart.[4]

At Bayern Munich he had to fight for his place in the first-team squad every season, against top class newcomers of the club. He usually found success in doing this, becoming top scorer of the Bundesliga on two occasions, in 1989 with 17 goals and 1991 with 21.

International careerEdit

Despite his club success with Bayern Munich, Wohlfarth only earned two caps for West Germany in 1986 and 1989 respectively.[5] He failed to score in either appearance.

ControversyEdit

In the first doping judgement of the Bundesliga from 16 February 1995, Wohlfarth was convicted of the intake of forbidden substances (anorectics), and received a two-month ban.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
West Germany 1986 1 0
1986 0 0
1986 0 0
1989 1 0
Total 2 0

HonoursEdit

Bayern Munich

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (21 January 2016). "Roland Wohlfarth - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Deutscher Supercup, 1987, Finale". dfb.de. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Deutscher Supercup, 1990, Finale". dfb.de. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Bayern München 5:2 VfB Stuttgart". DFB. 3 May 1986. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  5. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (21 January 2016). "Roland Wohlfarth - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Eigentore, Doping, Kokain: Skandale der Bundesliga" (in German). Hamburger Abendblatt. Retrieved 12 January 2007.

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