Horst-Dieter HOTTGES| 1970-1974

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Horst-Dieter HOTTGES| 1970-1974

Postby electric_trigger » 2009 Aug 24, 19:40


Club: Werder Bremen
Position: SB*
Nationality: German _ger
Age: 27-31 Era: 1970-1974

Foot: L
Side: B

Length: 174
Weight: 73

Attack: 68
Defence: 75
Balance: 85
Stamina: 90
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 85
Response: 84
Agility: 86
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 84
Short Pass Accuracy: 73
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 82
Long Pass Speed: 76
Shot Accuracy: 73
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 74
Free Kick: 72
Curling: 74
Header: 78
Jump: 76
Technique: 79
Aggression: 75
Mentality: 90
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 84
Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot frequency: 5


Bundesliga: 420 matches, 55 goals
International: 66 caps, 1 goal

Horst-Dieter Höttges (born 10 September 1943 in Mönchengladbach) A tireless and dogged defender, Höttges formed a tandem with Vogts in the national squad, and played his career for a largely weak Bremen squad

Ahead of the 1964–1965 season he signed with Bundesliga team Werder Bremen and enjoyed immediate success under Willi Multhaup at Weserstadion, ending up winner of the Bundesliga title with Werder at the end of the same season.

This outstanding success with Werder Bremen was a key for the full back to be called up by Helmut Schön for the German team already in 1965, a time when his toughness in tackling duels earned him his "Eisenfuß" (iron foot) nickname. Although Werder Bremen couldn't recopy the success of 1965, and became rather a relegation battler than a title chaser, Höttges remained loyal to them and served in the Bundesliga until 1978, scoring 55 goals in his 420 appearances for the North German side.

Internation Career
On 13 March 1965, Horst-Dieter Höttges debuted for West Germany in a friendly against Italy (1-1) at Hamburg's Volksparkstadion. Hamburg's Volksparkstadion was also the place where he won the last of his sixty-six caps for West Germany during the memorable first round defeat at the hands of East Germany in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

The defeat of the West Germans in the politically and emotionally exaggerated match lead coach Helmut Schön to significant changes in his line-up and limiting Höttges to a bench role was one of those.

It resulted in Hottges's subsequent retirement from international football after the 1974 FIFA World Cup final (West) Germany won against their Dutch opponents. His first of altogether three World Cup participations Höttges enjoyed in 1966 as part of the runner-up squad of (West) Germany in England.

He was further a member of the squad for the 1970 FIFA World Cup (third place finish) and was a starter for his country in the 1972 UEFA European Football Championship final against in Brussels on 18 June. He and his team-mates beat the Soviet Union that day to win Germany's first UEFA European Football Championship trophy.

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