Roland Wohlfarth

Roland Wohlfarth ( born January 11, 1963 in Bocholt ) is a former German football player.



After his youth at Borussia Bocholt signed him in 1981 MSV Duisburg. Wohlfarth debuted on August 8, 1981 ( 1st Round ) in the 1-1 draw at home against Karlsruher SC and scored his first of 120 Bundesliga goals on 6 March 1982 ( 24th Round ) in 1:4 defeat in the away match against Eintracht Frankfurt. At the end of the season MSV Duisburg got off to the 2nd Bundesliga.

After two seasons Wohlfarth was engaged as top scorer in the Bundesliga 2 in 1984 from Bayern Munich. Although Wohlfarth had then been more committed as a reservist, he sat down at once with twelve goals in 32 games through. In the DFB Cup final in 1986 against VfB Stuttgart he became the Cup hero, as he contributed three goals for a 5-2 victory of Bavaria. It was noticeable that the FC Bayern bought almost every new season new striker ( Mark Hughes, Alan McInally, Radmilo Mihajlovic, Michael Stern head, Brian Laudrup, Adolfo Valencia, etc.) and Wohlfarth in the beginning was a reservist, fast but his place back won and always on a two-digit number of goals came. The always popular with fans of Bayern Munich Wohlfarth said: " At the beginning of each season, the new still had a bonus, but no later than three weeks after the fan curve was restless and has called for me. Then I made ​​my goals ... [ and ] not later than four weeks, I had my place again. " On the official website of the club praised him as" the Steadfast ", which " had been bought to replace injured in an emergency striker but ... with 119 goals in 254 games [ for Bayern ] behind Gerd Müller and Kalle Rummenigge Bayern third best scorer of all time " was. In addition, he met 28 times in 55 European games.

After a one-year interlude in the French first division club AS Saint- Étienne, he returned to Germany. From then on he played for VfL Bochum, with which he - as already in his first season - was relegated to the second league at the end of the season. Bochum managed direct resurgence. However Wohlfarth only played five times for the club before he moved to the second division VfB Leipzig in 1997.

In his 15th game for the Leipzig on June 7, 1998 ( 34th Round ), a goalless draw at home against the SG Wattenscheid 09, which meant relegation from the 2nd Division for VfB, he gave his farewell to the higher-class football. Then he moved to Wuppertal SV and a year later to Oberliga again 1 FC Bocholt, in which he had to end his career in 2000 due to a broken leg calf.


Wohlfarth belonged to the A- juniors - selection (U - 18) with a 1-0 Junior European Champion was against Poland's national team at the European Championships on June 3, 1981 in Dusseldorf. With the U-19 Juniors he won on October 18, 1981 with a 4-0 win over Qatar in the final Junior World Cup in Sydney. In the six games of the discharged tournament for the third time, he met four times, once of them in the final.

Although he succeeded again and again, to get at Bayern against some high-profile competitors his place and he top scorer in the Bundesliga was twice (1989 with 17 and 1991 with 21 goals ), he could be in the senior team because of strong competition in the storm ( with Jürgen Klinsmann, Rudi Voller and Karl -Heinz Riedle ) not prevail. Wohlfarth came in only two Test caps about 90 minutes to use: On October 15, 1986 in Hanover, in a 2-2 draw against the selection of Spain and on September 6, 1989 in Dublin, in a 1-1 draw against the selection of Ireland.


  • Junior World Champion 1981
  • Junior European Champion 1981
  • German champions in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
  • DFB Cup winners 1986
  • DFB - Supercup winner 1987, 1990
  • 1st League top scorer in 1989, 1991
  • Scorer 2 League 1984


Wohlfarth now lives with his wife, daughter and son in Bocholt. He works as a supervisor at a local screed installer company.

Wohlfarth was considered introverted character, which was described by the Tagesspiegel as " anti -abrasive media star." Despite 119 goals for FC Bayern and two awards for top scorer, he played only two A- caps and admitted: " Although I had with Klinsmann, Völler and Riedle three [ equal ] strong competitors ... but it just was not my thing, me to talk to the team. "Even when he Bayern manager Uli Hoeness recommended a more aggressive self-expression, Wohlfarth remained reserved in public.

Wohlfarth also confessed to a " penchant for good food ", which indirectly led to his career low point: In the first doping verdict of the football league of 16 February 1995 Wohlfarth was sentenced to a two-month ban for taking the appetite suppressant Recatol. In a pharmacy recommended as a safe, contained the Recatol standing on the doping list means norephedrine.