Manfred Zapf

Manfred Zapf ( born August 24, 1946 in Stapelburg ) was soccer player in the DDR Oberliga for the SC structure / 1 FC Magdeburg. In 1989, he briefly coached the football team of the GDR, in which he had previously denied as Active 16 games.

Life and career

Come from the SG Dynamo Stapelburg, the 1.78 m wide Manfred Zapf played 1964-1979 as a defender at SC construction and its successor 1.FC Magdeburg. His first competitive match for the SC structure, he completed on 14 April 1964 in a league encounter at Motor Zwickau ( 0:6 ). Total PTO came to Magdeburg 467 duty games, including 327 appearances in the league and 49 European Cup bets. In addition to his credit are 46 Goals in official matches. With the 1 FC Magdeburg he won in 1972, 1974 and 1975, the East German Championship, and in 1965, 1969, 1973, 1978 and 1979, the East German soccer cup. In 1974 he was in the winning team of the final match in Magdeburg at the European Cup Winners' Cup ( 1 FC Magdeburg - AC Milan 2:0 ). From 1968 to 1979 Zapf was captain of the FCM.

Zapf played 1969-1975 16 times or according to FIFA rules zu_Länderspielen 1999 12 times the national football team of the GDR. His first international game he played on 22 June 1969 for Chile (0-1). On June 5, 1975, he participated in the meeting Iceland - DDR ( 2-1 ) retired from the national team. In the final round matches of the Football World Cup 1974 Zapf was not part of the squad Buschner Elf. With the GDR -B selection Zapf graduated four games and 19 games in the National Selection. As a junior player, he came in the years 1963 and 1964 on four missions in the East German youth team. Between 1972 and 1975 he played ten times in the East German Olympic team, with whom he won the bronze medal in 1972.

After his playing career Zapf, who had also completed training as a mechanical engineer, was until 1981 at the 1 FC Magdeburg worked as a crew chief. From 1983 to 1990 he held the position of Deputy Secretary General of the East German Football Association. In early 1989, Zapf was appointed coach of the national team. Under his leadership, graduated from the GDR range between 13 February and 20 May 1989 six internationals. In this period, two defeats and a draw were in play for the World Cup qualifier, which was then practically missed. Then tap was released on 19 June 1989 as coach of the national team. After 1990 he was briefly manager at Germania 88 Berlin, after which he returned to 1.FC Magdeburg, where he was branch manager.