Klaus Allofs

Allofs (2013 )

Allofs ( born December 5, 1956 in Dusseldorf ) is a former German football player and current football official. At Euro 1980, he won the title with the national team and was top scorer. Since November 14, 2012 Allofs is Managing Director in the field of sports at VfL Wolfsburg. His brother Thomas Allofs was also a professional footballer.

  • 2.1 Internationals
  • 2.2 Bundesliga games
  • 2.3 games in Division 1

Playing career


Allofs began playing football with his brother Thomas at TuS Gerresheim in Dusseldorf.

Fortuna Dusseldorf

His professional career began at Fortuna Dusseldorf. For the 1975/76 season came Allofs for Senior Squad Düsseldorf and came in his first year on twelve missions, but remained without a goal in the league. He made his debut here on 7th Round, 13th September 1975 against Eintracht Braunschweig, as einwechselte him coach Josef Piontek in the 79th minute for Egon Köhnen. In that season, he came up with eleven other games, but had to wait until the 34th game day, before he was placed in the starting XI and was on the court 90 minutes. On December 13, 1975 Allofs came to his first competitive goal for the Fortunen: In the first leg of the DFB Cup against VfL Bochum, he scored the intermediate 3-2 ahead. After he had been in his first year as a pro in the shadow of players like Dieter porridge, Wolfgang Seel and Gerd Zewe, he developed the following year team regular and was seated next to Dieter porridge and Hickersberger in the middle of Düsseldorf. Against MSV Duisburg Allofs then scored on 23 October of 1976 his first Bundesliga goal when he overcame goalkeeper Gerhard Heinze in the 2-0 final score. After Allofs was also 1977/78 more in midfield, the new coach Hans -Dieter Tip Hauer put it on by storm. Allofs scored in the 1978/79 season 22 goals, thus confirming the confidence of the coach. In the 7-1 win in Düsseldorf against Bayern Munich on 9 December 1978, he gave two assists and scored two goals himself after 0:7 of Bavaria from the 1976/77 season against FC Schalke 04 was the second highest in defeat Bundesliga history of Munich.

In the 1978/79 season Allofs won his first national title: About the Stuttgarter Kickers, the VfR Heilbronn, Alemannia Aachen, MSV Duisburg, Bayer Leverkusen and 1.FC Nuremberg attracted the Düsseldorf finals of the DFB - Pokal one. There, the team faced the team of Hertha BSC. After the game was over after the regular season scoreless, Wolfgang Seel decided with his goal in the 116th minute the game in favor of Fortuna. Allofs stood over the entire 120 minutes on the pitch. In the previous year Allofs had moved with his team to the finals, but was beaten to the first FC Cologne with 0-2. Since the Cologne German masters were in the same year, Fortuna Dusseldorf was authorized to start in the European Cup winners of the 1978/79 season. In this they made for attention. Already at the first international appearance Allofs ' against FC Universitatea Craiova on 13 September 1978, he scored a goal in the 4-3 victory. In the semi-final first leg against Banik Ostrava he scored twice, ushering in the final. In the final match of FC Barcelona waited with players like Hans Krankl, Juan Manuel Asensi and Johan Neeskens. After extension, the Spaniards decided the match 4:3 for themselves. 7 minutes into the Allofs was able to compensate for 1:1. 1979/80 could Fortuna defend the trophy. In five games until the final Allofs contributed nine goals and was thus instrumental in the renewed success. In the final, however, he remained without a goal.

See also:

  • European Cup Winners' Cup 1978/79

1 FC Köln

In 1981, Allofs for a then-record sum of 2.25 million DM 1 FC Cologne. While he was still difficulties, but became a regular player and performer. By 1985, he increased his goal tally annually, and was this year with 26 goals for the second time after 1979 scorer. He was placed with a hit before Rudi Völler. He scored on Matchday 6 in a 6-1 home win against Borussia Dortmund four hits. For episode season Allofs was no longer as effective and scored only seven goals in 24 games, but found the 1986/87 season back to its former strength and was with 14 goals again in Cologne 's top scorer.

The only title in Cologne's time was winning the DFB - Cup 1983 with a 1-0 victory over local rivals Fortuna Köln. It was Allofs ' single cup match of the season. In the 90th minute he was replaced by Frank Hartmann. He also drew with FC into the final of the UEFA Cup. In the international competition of 1985/86 was paved over Sporting Gijon, Bohemians Prague, Hammarby IF, Sporting Lisbon and SV Zulte Waregem of the way to the final. Allofs shot it nine goals, five alone in the two semi-final matches against Zulte -Waregem. In the first encounter of the final with Real Madrid, he scored the 1-0 opener, but it was unable to prevent a 5-1 win for Real. Although the FC won the return leg 2-0, but failed with Allofs for the second time in the final of the European Cup competition on a team from Spain.

See also:

  • UEFA Cup 1985/86


In the summer of 1987 Allofs moved to France to Marseille, where he met Karlheinz Förster, who played there since 1986. Once he was in his first year in regular players and 13 matches had achieved, he came in the following season to less inserts. Marseille was in the year French football champions, the team was better than runner- Paris Saint- Germain to a victory. Moreover, it was made ​​perfectly with the national cup the double. Within the Division 1 Allofs changed after winning the championship Girondins Bordeaux. There he had his most successful period in person in France. With 14 goals, he helped the team to second place to Marseille.

Werder Bremen

In 1990, the now 33 -year-old returned to the Bundesliga. His former trainer from Düsseldorf times, Otto Rehhagel, brought him to SV Werder Bremen and won three titles with him. In the first year at Werder Bremen, he scored 25 of 46 goals this season along with his strike partner Wynton Rufer. This was enough for third place in the league. Even better, it was in that year in the DFB Cup: The Bremen made ​​it to the final, where Allofs on his old employer, the first FC Cologne, met. Since it was after 90 minutes and extra time 1:1, penalty kicks decided. After the Cologne Andrzej Rudy had missed, Allofs was first scorer of SV Werder. The Cologne goalkeeper Bodo Illgner parried his shot. In the end, Werder sat still by 5-4 and was qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup the following year. The Bremer came here to the final, where they met the AS Monaco. Allofs took his team a 1-0 lead before Rufer assisted by Allofs goal marked the 2-0 win. So Allofs still won an international title at club level.

In the season 1992/93 Allofs was supplanted by younger competitors like Frank Neubarth, Marco Bode, Stefan Kohn and Bernd Hobsch and looked increasingly in the role of spectator. Still, he was pleased to have won his first German championship, was for this but not contribute their own listings. After that season Allofs ended his career in the active business of football.


In the German national team, he completed between 1978 and 1988 56 games, scoring 17 goals and led the team to seven times as captain.

His debut in the national team he was on 11 October 1978 in Prague in a 4-3 win over the Czechoslovakian national soccer team, when he came in to replace Ronald Worm. His first goal is scored, the then striker came on 12 September 1979 against Argentina, when he scored the 1-0 and thus ushered in the 2-1 victory.

His greatest success achieved Allofs 1980, when he won the European Championship with the German national team and at this tournament top scorer. He completed three of the four possible games for the DFB team and was seated next to Horst Hrubesch and Karl -Heinz Rummenigge in the storm. All his three tournament matches, he scored in the match against the Netherlands, where he brought the Germans a 3-0 lead. Johnny Rep and Willy van de Kerkhof shortened still 3:2, but could not turn the game. For the World Cup 1982 Allofs was not taken into account by national coach Jupp, outfitted, but should be two years later, the EM - tournament back again. After the EM triumph of 1980, the team failed in 1984 in France after the first round. Allofs was in all three games over 90 minutes on the court, a goal he did not succeed. In 1986 he was nominated by the then team manager Franz Beckenbauer for the squad of the German selection for the World Cup in Mexico. There was the team's vice-champion, with Allofs aground in all the games and was only substituted in the final at halftime against Rudi Völler.

On March 31, 1988 Allofs came to his last mission for Germany. In the friendly against Sweden, he scored one goal. Halftime Dieter Eckstein came in to replace him.

See also:

  • Germany at the European Football Championship 1980 in Italy
  • Germany at the European Football Championship 1984 in France
  • Germany in the football World Cup 1986 in Mexico

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Allofs shot in 424 Bundesliga games, 177 goals, which he is torgleich with Dieter Müller seventh of eternal scorer in the Bundesliga. 1979 ( Fortuna Dusseldorf ) and 1985 (1st FC Cologne), he was top scorer in the Bundesliga. He was the first player who managed this with two clubs.



  • 29 during the time when the 1 FC Cologne
  • 21 during the time at Fortuna Dusseldorf
  • 6 during the time at Olympique Marseille

Total: 56

Bundesliga games

Games in Division 1

  • 53 Olympique Marseille (20 goals)
  • 38 for Girondins Bordeaux (14 goals)

Career as coach and manager

For the season 1998/99 undertook the then second division side Fortuna Dusseldorf Allofs as a coach. After ten games without a win in a row and on the last place standing, the association took leave him in April 1999. In the rest of the season, Fortuna dismounted in the football Regionalliga West / Southwest.

In October 1999 Allofs came over from Willi Lemke on as a board professional football at Werder Bremen. With the spin-off of the professional football team from the rest of the club as a limited company in May 2003, he was managing director in the same function. Following the resignation of the Chairman of the Board Jürgen L. Born in March 2009 Allofs also assumed also the office. Along with coach Thomas Schaaf, his former teammates, he was one of the fathers of the development of the SV Werder to the top team in the 2000s. As a manager, he was the stand-in ( 2004) and the DFB-Pokal (2009) win in that time with Werder. In addition, the club qualified in these years, five times in a row for the UEFA Champions League; 2009 we moved into the UEFA Cup final. In the following decade, however Allofs and Werder Bremen were no longer able to continue our success.

His 2016 running contract with Werder was terminated early on 14 November 2012; Allofs changed with immediate effect to VfL Wolfsburg as the new sporting director.


Allofs trained as an insurance salesman.

In 1985, he married his girlfriend at the time Ute. They have two children. In 2003, he learned at the training camp in Belek Claudia Rehmann know, who worked as a press officer at VfL Bochum. The two have a daughter. 2010 Claudia Rehmann died at the age of 41 from breast cancer.