Karl-Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge (German: [ˌkaʁlˈhaɪnts ˈkalə ˈʁʊmənɪɡə]; born 25 September 1955) is a German football executive and former professional football player. He is the Chairman of Executive Board of FC Bayern München AG, a daughter company of German Bundesliga team Bayern Munich.
Rummenigge in 2015
|Full name||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge|
|Date of birth||25 September 1955|
|Place of birth||Lippstadt, West Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Bayern Munich (chairman)|
|1975||West Germany B||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
As a player, Rummenigge had his greatest career success with Bayern Munich, where he won the Intercontinental Cup, two European Cups, as well as two league titles and two domestic cups. He was also honoured twice as European Footballer of the Year.
Rummenigge is a former chairman of the European Club Association, serving in that capacity from 2008 until 2017.
Rummenigge was born in Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia.
He joined Bayern Munich in 1974, coming from the Westphalian amateur side Borussia Lippstadt, for a transfer fee of ca. €10,000. He immediately showed great strength as a dribbler. His scoring qualities were initially insignificant, but would find great improvement in later years, particularly after the arrival of coach Pal Csernai in 1979. In 1979–80, he scored 26 goals and became for the first time the Bundesliga's top striker, a feat he repeated in 1981 and 1984 with 29 and 26 goals, respectively.
With Bayern he won the European Cup in 1975 and 1976. In 1975, he did not take part in the final of the competition, whilst in the year thereafter a glass of brandy sufficiently prepared the nervous Rummenigge to contribute to the defeat of AS Saint-Étienne. In the same year he became also part of the team that prevailed in the Intercontinental Cup finals against Cruzeiro EC from Belo Horizonte.
In the era of coach Csernai he found in midfielder Paul Breitner a congenial partner and he formed such a formidable one-two-punch that they were only called Breitnigge (name invented by German newspaper Bild).
The club, then often dubbed as "FC Breitnigge", won in this period the Bundesliga title in 1980 and 1981, and the DFB-Pokal in 1982 and 1984. A renewed triumph in the European Cup was denied, when the club lost the 1982 final narrowly against Aston Villa. In the season before Rummenigge was top-scorer in this competition with 6 goals.
His substantial contribution to the successes of the club and the German national football team found also expression in personal honours. In 1980, he was named German Footballer of the Year and in '80–81 the European Footballer of the Year.
In 1984, aged 29, he was sold for a record fee of €5.7m to Inter Milan. Despite a notable beginning, in which he helped the team to compete until the end for the 1984–85 Scudetto, Rumenigge's career in Italy was mostly marred by injury problems. At the end of his contract in 1987, Rummenigge moved on to Swiss first division club Servette FC in Geneva, where he saw his career out. In his last season, 1988–89, he had his last success, becoming top scorer in the Swiss league with 24 goals.
With the West German national team he took part in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, 1982 World Cup in Spain and the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. In 1978, West Germany exited in the second group stage of the tournament. In 1982 and 1986, the team was runner-up behind Italy and Argentina. Rummenigge also took part in two European Championship tournaments. In the 1980 competition in Italy, West Germany defeated Belgium in the final by 2–1 and won the trophy.
Altogether, between 1976 and 1986, Rummenigge amassed 95 caps and scored 45 goals for West Germany, including one in extra-time in the 1982 World Cup semi-final victory over France, and one in the losing 1986 World Cup final match against Argentina. He also scored a hat-trick in a group stage game against Chile during the 1982 World Cup.
Style of play
One of the most talented attacking players of his generation, Rummenigge was often lauded as a highly versatile forward, capable of playing as a second striker, winger, or flat-out centre forward. His main strengths were his pace, dribbling, heading and goalscoring ability, from both close range and from outside the box. He also had a penchant for scoring from awkward situations.
Rummenigge was also praised for his both-footedness, leadership and physical strength. However, his later career was greatly affected by injuries, in particular after his move to Inter Milan.
Bayern Munich management
In autumn 1991, Bayern Munich invited Franz Beckenbauer and Rummenigge to return to the club as vice presidents. Rummenigge held this position until February 2002, when he was appointed Chairman of Executive Board of the newly corporatised football department of the club (FC Bayern München AG). According to the club, "in his role as chairman he is responsible for external relations, new media, board affairs and representing the holding company on national and international bodies." He announced that Oliver Kahn will take over his CEO position at Bayern Munich starting 1 July 2021.
From 1990 until 1994, Rummenigge worked as a TV co–commentator for matches of the German national team.
In March 2004, he was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers.
His brother Michael Rummenigge was also a noteworthy footballer. He played as forward for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund from 1982 to 1988 and 1988 to 1994, respectively. He also represented Germany on two occasions between 1983 and 1986.
|Inter Milan||1984–85||Serie A||26||8||9||5||9||5||—||44||18|
|Germany national team|
Scores and results list West Germany's goal tally first.
|Rummenigge – goals for West Germany|
|1.||8 October 1977||Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany||Italy||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||6 June 1978||Estadio Chateau Carreras, Córdoba, Argentina||Mexico||3–0||6–0||FIFA World Cup 1978|
|3.||6 June 1978||Estadio Chateau Carreras, Córdoba, Argentina||Mexico||5–0||6–0||FIFA World Cup 1978|
|4.||21 June 1978||Estadio Chateau Carreras, Córdoba, Argentina||Austria||1–0||2–3||FIFA World Cup 1978|
|5.||20 December 1978||Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany||Netherlands||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|6.||22 May 1979||Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland||Republic of Ireland||1–1||3–1||Friendly|
|7.||12 September 1979||Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany||Argentina||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|8.||17 October 1979||Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, Germany||Wales||4–0||5–1||UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying|
|9.||21 November 1979||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgian SSR||Soviet Union||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|10.||21 November 1979||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgian SSR||Soviet Union||2–0||3–1||Friendly|
|11.||27 February 1980||Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany||Malta||7–0||8–0||UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying|
|12.||13 May 1980||Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany||Poland||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|13.||11 June 1980||Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy||Czechoslovakia||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 1980|
|14.||3 December 1980||Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria||Bulgaria||3–0||3–1||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|15.||2 September 1981||Silesian Stadium, Chorzów, Poland||Poland||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|16.||23 September 1981||Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany||Finland||2–1||7–1||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|17.||23 September 1981||Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany||Finland||4–1||7–1||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|18.||23 September 1981||Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany||Finland||6–1||7–1||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|19.||18 November 1981||Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany||Albania||1–0||8–0||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|20.||18 November 1981||Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany||Albania||2–0||8–0||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|21.||18 November 1981||Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany||Albania||5–0||8–0||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|22.||22 November 1981||Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany||Bulgaria||2–0||4–0||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|23.||22 November 1981||Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany||Bulgaria||4–0||4–0||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|24.||12 May 1982||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway||Norway||1–0||4–2||Friendly|
|25.||12 May 1982||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway||Norway||4–2||4–2||Friendly|
|26.||16 June 1982||El Molinón, Gijón, Spain||Algeria||1–1||1–2||FIFA World Cup 1982|
|27.||20 June 1982||El Molinón, Gijón, Spain||Chile||1–0||4–1||FIFA World Cup 1982|
|28.||20 June 1982||El Molinón, Gijón, Spain||Chile||2–0||4–1||FIFA World Cup 1982|
|29.||20 June 1982||El Molinón, Gijón, Spain||Chile||3–0||4–1||FIFA World Cup 1982|
|30.||8 July 1982||Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||France||2–3||3–3 (a.e.t.), 5–4 (pen.)||FIFA World Cup 1982|
|31.||13 October 1982||Wembley Stadium, London, England||England||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|32.||13 October 1982||Wembley Stadium, London, England||England||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|33.||30 March 1983||Qemal Stafa, Tirana, Albania||Albania||2–0||2–1||UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying|
|34.||23 April 1983||İzmir Atatürk Stadium, İzmir, Turkey||Turkey||1–0||3–0||UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying|
|35.||23 April 1983||İzmir Atatürk Stadium, İzmir, Turkey||Turkey||3–0||3–0||UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying|
|36.||7 June 1983||Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg||Yugoslavia||4–2||4–2||Friendly (Jubilee match: 75 years FLF)|
|37.||5 October 1983||Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen, Germany||Austria||1–0||3–0||UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying|
|38.||26 October 1983||Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany||Turkey||2–0||5–1||UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying|
|39.||26 October 1983||Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany||Turkey||5–1||5–1||UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying|
|40.||20 November 1983||Ludwigspark Stadion, Saarbrücken, Germany||Albania||1–1||2–1||UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying|
|41.||17 October 1984||Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, Germany||Sweden||2–0||2–0||FIFA World Cup 1986 qualifying|
|42.||27 March 1985||Ludwigspark Stadion, Saarbrücken, Germany||Malta||5–0||6–0||FIFA World Cup 1986 qualifying|
|43.||27 March 1985||Ludwigspark Stadion, Saarbrücken, Germany||Malta||6–0||6–0||FIFA World Cup 1986 qualifying|
|44.||17 November 1985||Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany||Czechoslovakia||2–2||2–2||FIFA World Cup 1986 qualifying|
|45.||29 June 1986||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Argentina||1–2||2–3||FIFA World Cup 1986|
- Bundesliga: 1979–80, 1980–81
- DFB-Pokal: 1981–82, 1983–84
- European Cup: 1974–75, 1975–76
- Intercontinental Cup: 1976
- kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1991–92
- Bundesliga Top Goalscorer: 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84
- Goal of the Year (Germany): 1980, 1981
- Footballer of the Year (Germany): 1980
- UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 1980
- Ballon d'Or: 1980, 1981
- Onze d'Or 1980, 1981
- Bravo Otto 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
- European Cup Top Goalscorer: 1980–81
- FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe: 1982
- FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball: 1982
- FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1982
- DFB Pokal Top Goalscorer: 1981–82
- Swiss League Top Goalscorer: 1988–89
- Swiss Foreign Footballer of the Year: 1988–89
- FIFA 100
- Bayern Munich All-time XI
- Golden Foot, as football legend: 2009
- 'Best European Manager' at the Golden Boy Awards by Tuttosport: 2020
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- "Bundesliga Historie 1977/78" (in German). kicker.
- "Bundesliga Historie 1978/79" (in German). kicker.
- "Bundesliga Historie 1979/80" (in German). kicker.
- "Bundesliga Historie 1980/81" (in German). kicker.
- "Bundesliga Historie 1981/82" (in German). kicker.
- "Bundesliga Historie 1982/83" (in German). kicker.
- "Bundesliga Historie 1983/84" (in German). kicker.
- "Bundesliga Historie 1991/92" (in German). kicker.
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- "Fans name greatest reds of all time". FC Bayern München. 1 June 2005. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
- "Lewandowski and Rummenigge win awards at Golden Boy Gala". FC Bayern Munich. 14 December 2020.
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