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Jürgen Sundermann

German footballer and manager

Jürgen Sundermann
Sundermann in 2012
Personal information
Full name Hans-Jürgen Sundermann
Date of birth (1940-01-25)25 January 1940
Place of birth Mülheim, Rhine Province, Prussia, Germany
Date of death 4 October 2022(2022-10-04) (aged 82)
Place of death Leonberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1949–1957 1. FC Mülheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1962 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 87 (2)
1962–1964 Viktoria Köln 64 (6)
1964–1966 Hertha BSC 55 (8)
1966–1968 Servette 43 (10)
1968–1972 FC Basel 90 (27)
1972–1975 Servette 82 (1)
Total 421 (54)
National team
1960 West Germany 1 (0)
1961–1962 West Germany U23 2 (0)
Teams managed
1972–1976 Servette
1976–1979 VfB Stuttgart
1979–1980 Grasshoppers
1980–1982 VfB Stuttgart
1982–1983 Stuttgarter Kickers
1983 Schalke 04
1983–1985 Strasbourg
1985–1986 Trabzonspor
1986–1988 Hertha BSC
1989 Malatyaspor
1989–1990 SpVgg Unterhaching
1991–1993 VfB Leipzig
1993–1994 Waldhof Mannheim
1994 VfB Leipzig
1994–1995 Sparta Prague
1995 VfB Stuttgart
1995–1996 Tennis Borussia Berlin
1997 CS Sfaxien
1999 Vorwärts Steyr
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Hans-Jürgen Sundermann (25 January 1940 – 4 October 2022) was a German football manager and player who played as a midfielder.

Playing career

Sundermann played his youth football with local club 1. FC Mülheim. In 1958 he signed for Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, where he played for four years. He then moved on to Viktoria Köln. After two years with them he signed for Hertha BSC and appeared in 29 matches in the Bundesliga for them, but could not help them prevent relegation. The following year they achieved promotion back to the top flight.[1] In 1966 Sundermann moved to Switzerland and signed for Servette, where he stayed for two seasons.

Sundermann joined FC Basel's first team for their 1968–69 season under head coach Helmut Benthaus. Sundermann played his debut for his new club in the game in the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern on 15 June as Basel played a 1–1 draw against his former club Servette in the first round of the 1968 Cup of the Alps.[2] Basel won their group and advanced to the final, but were defeated by Schalke after extra time. After playing in these six Cup of the Alps matches and five further test games, Sundermann played his domestic league debut for the club in the home game in the St. Jakob Stadium on 17 August. He scored his first goal for the club in the same game as Basel won 4–2 against Biel-Bienne. [3] At the end of the season Sundermann won the Swiss Championship with the club.

In the 1969 Cup of the Alps Basel won their group and in the final they beat Bologna 3–1. Sundermann scored Basel's third goal in this final.[4] At the end of the 1969–70 Nationalliga A season Sundermann won the Swiss Championship with the club for the second time. At the end of the 1970–71 Nationalliga A season Basel finished the Championship level on points with Grasshopper Club but were defeated in the play-off final 4–3 after extra time in front of 51,000 spectators in the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern.[5]

Sundermann remained with Basel until the winter break of the 1971–72 Nationalliga A season. During the three and a half years with the club, Sundermann played a total of 175 games for Basel scoring a total of 44 goals. 90 of these games were in the Nationalliga A, 13 in the Swiss Cup, four in the European Cup, two in the UEFA Cup, another 23 in Cup of the Alps and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and 43 were friendly games. He scored 27 goals in the domestic league, 3 in the domestic cup, 6 in the European games and the other eight were scored during the test games.[6]

Following his time with Basel, Sundermann returned to his former club Servette, where he ended his active career in 1976.

Sundermann won one cap for the West Germany national team in March 1960.[7]

Coaching career

Among other accomplishments the coach won promotion to the Bundesliga with VfB Leipzig in the 1992–93 2. Bundesliga.


FC Basel


  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (24 October 2019). "Hans-Jürgen Sundermann - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  2. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv” (15 June 1968). "Servette FC - FC Basel 1:1 (0:0)". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  3. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv” (17 August 1968). "FC Basel - FC Biel-Bienne 4:2 (1:0)". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  4. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv” (27 June 1969). "FC Basel - Bologna FC 1909 3:1 (3:0)". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  5. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv” (8 June 1971). "Grasshopper Club - FC Basel 4:3 n.V. (2:2, 1:1)". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  6. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv” (2022). "Jürgen Sundermann - FCB statistic". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  7. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (24 October 2019). "Hans-Jürgen Sundermann - International Appearances". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 25 October 2019.


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