Michael Rummenigge

Michael Rummenigge (2011)

Michael Rummenigge ( born February 3, 1964 in Lippstadt ) is a former German football player.



Emerged from the youth of Borussia Lippstadt, followed Rummenigge in 1981 as a 17 -year-old youth national team his brother Karl -Heinz for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. The star cast of Bavaria, he had to start his pro career 1982/83 no easy start, as he always had to withstand comparisons with his brother. His league debut came only (Matchday 33 ) on 28 May 1983 at the 0-1 defeat at home to FC Schalke 04, as he was substituted for the second half for Bernd Martin. The following season he came in 33 out of 34 league games for, scoring eleven goals, the first on August 31, 1983 ( 4th Round ) in the 3-2 win in the away match against Kickers Offenbach. By the end of the season 1987/88 he had contributed with 152 missions and 44 goals to five titles.

From 1988 to 1993 he played for league rivals Borussia Dortmund. First, not very popular with the fans, but stood at the end of his first season's first title win for Borussia since the 1960s: The National Association Cup - by the 4-1 victory over Werder Bremen at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. In the 1991/92 season he was team captain under coach Ottmar Hitzfeld. In 1993, Michael Rummenigge with BVB in the finals of the UEFA Cup against Juventus (1:3 and 0:3). After six seasons, 157 league games and 36 goals for Borussia he moved to the end of his career to Japan.

In the newly formed J. League, the Japanese professional league, he played with the Urawa Red Diamonds and remained there until the end of 1995, before he had his active professional career in early 1996 exit due to a serious toe injury.


Even as a youth player at Borussia Lippstadt, he managed to jump into the national team. On 2 December 1980, he came in Hořovice in a 0-1 defeat against the selection of Czechoslovakia for use in the U-18 national team. His only goal he scored in his last mission in this national team on April 1, 1982 in Pirmasens in a 3-0 victory over the selection of Luxembourg.

For the U-21 national team, he played nine times, the first time on September 6, 1983 in Gyöngyös with a goalless draw against Hungary. His first of four goals he scored in his second outing on October 4, 1983 in Arnsberg in a 2-1 victory in the European Championship qualifier against Austria. The last time he came on September 24, 1985 in Eskilstuna in the 1-2 defeat in the European Championship qualifier against Sweden for use.

In his two international matches in the senior team, he played a total of 28 minutes: On October 26, 1983, he came on in Berlin in the European Championship qualifier in a 5-1 win against Turkey in the 81st minute for Norbert Meier, 29 October 1986 in Vienna with the 1:4 defeat to Austria in 71 minutes of Olaf Thon. In the first game, he acted on his brother, who scored two goals the page.


  • German Champion 1985, 1986, 1987 ( with Bayern Munich)
  • DFB Cup winners 1984, 1986 ( with FC Bayern München ), 1989 ( with Borussia Dortmund)
  • DFB - Supercup winner 1982 ( unofficially ), 1987 ( with FC Bayern München ), 1989 ( with Borussia Dortmund)


  • Scorer of the month September 1983 April 1984 September 1987


As a banker ( no degree) passes Rummenigge since 2012 together with the Nicolai Black Black & Rummenigge Sports Management GmbH & Co. KG, based in Berlin. This serves, inter alia, the German national soccer player Jerome Boateng.

He also runs a sports marketing agency and a football school in Dortmund. Together with a partner, he holds a football Hall in Münster and sells under the label Trend Sports Rummenigge Soccer products.

Social, he has been involved in 2004 as a patron for the club kids laugh and for the initiative No power to drugs. End of June 2007 acquired Rummenigge be Fußballlehrer Diploma ( UEFA Pro license) at the German Sport University in Cologne.

Michael Rummenigge is married to Caroline, born farmer fields, and has three children. His son Marco ( * 1988) was also a football player, but had to quit due to persistent knee problems his career.