Wolfgang Paul (footballer)

Wolfgang Paul (born 25 January 1940 in Olsberg, Province of Westphalia) is a German former football player.[1]

Wolfgang Paul
Personal information
Full name Wolfgang Paul
Date of birth (1940-01-25) 25 January 1940 (age 81)
Place of birth Olsberg, Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
VfL Schwerte
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1971 Borussia Dortmund 198 (7)
Men's football
Representing  West Germany
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 1966 England
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Captaining Borussia Dortmund to the European Cup Winners Cup in 1966, Paul got included in Helmut Schön's West German squad for the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[2] Despite this, the defender never played a match for West Germany and had to retire early because of the effects an injury picked up in the late 1960s had to his game.



  1. ^ "Wolfgang Paul" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. ^ "German World Cup squads". dfb.de. Retrieved 24 January 2010.