Ulrich Schulze

Ulrich "Ulli" Schulze (born 25 December 1947, in Darlingerode) is a former East German football player. The former goalkeeper is now working as a manager.

Ulrich Schulze
Ulrich Schulze (1973).jpg
Ulrich Schulze in 1973
Personal information
Date of birth (1947-12-25) 25 December 1947 (age 74)
Place of birth Darlingerode, Germany
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1954–1960 SG Darlingerode
1960–1964 Lokomotive Halberstadt
1964–1966 Lokomotive Leipzig
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1968 Lokomotive Leipzig 14 (0)
1968–1976 Magdeburg 138 (0)
1976–1982 BSG Stahl Blankenburg
National team
1974 East Germany 1 (0)
Teams managed
1982–1985 BSG Stahl Blankenburg
1985–1988 Stahl Thale
1988–1989 Wismut Aue
SD Croatia Berlin
FSV Lok/Altmark Stendal
Neustrelitz
2006 Vllaznia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Schulze grew up in the small municipality of Darlingerode near Wernigerode. In 1954 he began to play football at local club SG Darlingerode. When he was 13 years old, Schulze joined nearby club BSG Lok Halberstadt. Four years later, in 1964, Schulze moved to DDR-Oberliga side SC Leipzig. Here he won ten call-ups to the youth national team and in the 1966–67 season he played his first senior season with the club that had been reformed as 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig in the meantime. After 14 Oberliga matches, Schulze moved to 1. FC Magdeburg for the 1968–69 season where he would alternate with Hans-Georg Moldenhauer until finally establishing himself as regular goalkeeper in the 1971–72 season. With 1. FC Magdeburg, Schulze won three Oberliga championships, won the 1973 FDGB-Pokal and was in the Magdeburg team that beat A.C. Milan in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup on 8 May 1974, winning the competition.

 
Schulze (center) in 1974

After 138 Oberliga matches for Magdeburg Schulze moved to second-tier side BSG Stahl Blankenburg where he ended his career in 1982.

InternationalEdit

On 12 October 1974, Schulze played in the European Championships qualifier against Iceland in Magdeburg, a 1-all draw.[1] He earned this call-up as Jürgen Croy's back-up by good performances in the week before. But as Hans-Ulrich Grapenthin soon took over the role as back-up goalkeeper, Schulze never earned another call-up.

Managerial careerEdit

After his playing days were over, Schulze took over managing Stahl Blankenburg, staying with the club until 1985, when he took over Stahl Thale. In 1987, he won promotion to the second-tier DDR-Liga, but soon thereafter left for Wismut Aue, an Oberliga club he managed until December 1989. Following German reunification he managed SD Croatia Berlin, Lok Stendal and TSG Neustrelitz. In 2006, he went abroad and briefly managed the Albanian club KS Vllaznia Shkodër. His last job to date was managing the U19 team of 1. FC Neubrandenburg 04 that competes in the second-highest youth league.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DDR-Fußball – Alle Nationalspieler" (in German). DFB.de. Retrieved 2009-05-17.