Sepp Maier

Sepp Maier
Personal information
Full nameJosef Dieter Maier
Date of birthJanuary 28 1944 (1944--) (age 63)
Place of birth   Metten, Germany
Height{}
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubBayern Munich
(Goalkeeper Coach)
Senior clubs1
YearsClubApp (Gls)*
1965-1980FC Bayern München536 (0)   
National team
1966-1979West Germany95 (0)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)
Josef ("Sepp") Maier (born February 28, 1944 in Metten, Germany) is a former professional football goalkeeper. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

He spent the entirety of his professional playing career at Bayern Munich, winning the Bundesliga Championship four times and the European Cup three times in succession. Between 1966 and 1977 he played in an uninterrupted sequence of 422 matches, still a German national record. He was voted West German footballer of the year three times (1975, 1977 and 1978). His nickname was "the cat from Anzing".

Maier was selected in the West Germany squad for four consecutive World Cups. In 1966 in England, he was a non-playing deputy to Hans Tilkowski. In 1970 in Mexico, he was the undisputed starter and played all games (including the legendary 3-4 semifinal loss to Italy after extra time) save for the third-place match. In 1974 on home soil, at the top of his footballing abilities, he enjoyed his greatest triumph when he helped his national side win the World Cup, defeating the Netherlands 2-1 in the final in his home city of Munich. In 1978 in Argentina, slightly past his peak but still formidable, he delivered a strong performance but could not prevent his side's failing to advance past the second round. Maier also won the 1972 European Championship with West Germany and reached the final in 1976, losing to Czechoslovakia on penalty kicks. In all, he played for his country 95 times.

As well as his goalkeeping exploits, Maier was famous for his overlong shorts and outsize gloves, and, despite his undoubted talent, was seen in some circles as somewhat of a clown. Famous is his duck hunt in the Olympia Stadion. While Bayern were pressuring the opponent's goal all the time, Maier got bored and a duck had got lost itself in the stadium. Since no shot on goal was to be expected, Sepp Maier went duck hunting instead of paying attention to the match. Needless to say, the duck escaped all the dives Maier made. His career was curtailed in 1979 following a car crash in which he sustained life-threatening injuries. After a near-complete recovery, Maier turned to coaching and has since been goalkeeping coach for both Bayern Munich and the German national side. In October 2004 his contract with the national side was terminated by coach Jürgen Klinsmann after Maier spoke out in favour of Bayern's Oliver Kahn over Jens Lehmann in a dispute over who should be the side's first-choice goalkeeper.

Honours

January 28 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

Events

  • 1077 - Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.

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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1910s  1920s  1930s  - 1940s -  1950s  1960s  1970s
1941 1942 1943 - 1944 - 1945 1946 1947

Year 1944 (MCMXLIV
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Metten is a town in the district of Deggendorf in Bavaria in Germany.

The town grew up round Metten Abbey, founded in 766.


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Anthem
"Das Lied der Deutschen" (third stanza)
also called "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit"
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goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal.
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FC Bayern Munich

Full name FC Bayern München AG
Nickname(s) Der FCB (The FCB)
Die Bayern (The Bavarians)
Die Roten (The Reds)
FC Hollywood

Founded 27 February, 1900
Ground Allianz Arena
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1930s  1940s  1950s  - 1960s -  1970s  1980s  1990s
1962 1963 1964 - 1965 - 1966 1967 1968

Year 1965 (MCMLXV
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1950s  1960s  1970s  - 1980s -  1990s  2000s  2010s
1977 1978 1979 - 1980 - 1981 1982 1983

Year 1980 (MCMLXXX
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FC Bayern Munich

Full name FC Bayern München AG
Nickname(s) Der FCB (The FCB)
Die Bayern (The Bavarians)
Die Roten (The Reds)
FC Hollywood

Founded 27 February, 1900
Ground Allianz Arena
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1930s  1940s  1950s  - 1960s -  1970s  1980s  1990s
1963 1964 1965 - 1966 - 1967 1968 1969

Year 1966 (MCMLXVI
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1940s  1950s  1960s  - 1970s -  1980s  1990s  2000s
1976 1977 1978 - 1979 - 1980 1981 1982

Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins.

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Germany

Nickname(s) Die Nationalelf

Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund — DFB
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Joachim Löw

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February 28 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

Events

  • 364 - Valentinian I is elevated as Roman Emperor.

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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1910s  1920s  1930s  - 1940s -  1950s  1960s  1970s
1941 1942 1943 - 1944 - 1945 1946 1947

Year 1944 (MCMXLIV
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Metten is a town in the district of Deggendorf in Bavaria in Germany.

The town grew up round Metten Abbey, founded in 766.


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Anthem
"Das Lied der Deutschen" (third stanza)
also called "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit"
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Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players. It is the most popular sport in the world.
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goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal.
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FC Bayern Munich

Full name FC Bayern München AG
Nickname(s) Der FCB (The FCB)
Die Bayern (The Bavarians)
Die Roten (The Reds)
FC Hollywood

Founded 27 February, 1900
Ground Allianz Arena
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Founded
1955
Continent
Europe (UEFA)
Number of teams
32 (Group Stage)
76 (total)
Current champions (2006-07)
AC Milan (7th time)
Most successful club
Real Madrid (9 times)
Website
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1930s  1940s  1950s  - 1960s -  1970s  1980s  1990s
1963 1964 1965 - 1966 - 1967 1968 1969

Year 1966 (MCMLXVI
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1940s  1950s  1960s  - 1970s -  1980s  1990s  2000s
1974 1975 1976 - 1977 - 1978 1979 1980

Also: 1977 (album) by Ash.

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Anzing is a community in the Upper Bavarian district of Ebersberg.

Geography

Municipal divisions

Constituent communities include Anzing, Auhofen, Boden, Froschkern, Frotzhofen, Garkofen, Hl.
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Germany

Nickname(s) Die Nationalelf

Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund — DFB
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Joachim Löw

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Sport Football (soccer)
Founded 1930
No. of teams 32 (Finals)
Continent International (FIFA) The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup
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Teams 16   (from 74 entrants)
Host England
Matches played   32
Goals scored 89   (average 0 per match)
Attendance 1,635,000   (average 0 per match)
Top scorer(s) Eusébio
9 goals

The
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Motto
Dieu et mon droit   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is "God Save the Queen".
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Hans Tilkowski (born July 12, 1935 in Husen near Dortmund) is a former German footballer.

The goalkeeper started his career with VfL Husen 19 and SuS Kaiserau.

Then he turned over to Westfalia Herne.
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Teams 16   (from 75 entrants)
Host Mexico
Matches played   32
Goals scored 95   (average 0 per match)
Attendance 1,603,975   (average 0 per match)
Top scorer(s) Gerd Müller
10 goals

The
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Anthem
Himno Nacional Mexicano


Capital
(and largest city) Mexico City

Official languages Spanish (
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