Berti Vogts Biography
Hans-Hubert “Berti” Vogts is a former German Footballer, born on 30th December 1946, in Buttgen, Germany.
He was a defender who played at the Right Back position for Germany National Team and Borussia Monchengladbach.
In 1954, at the age of 7, Vogts joined the VfR Buttgen Boys Football team. He played for them till 1965 before joining Borussia Monchengladbach.
Vogts played 9 games for the West Germany Boys team before playing for the U23 team in 3 matches. He was nicknamed as “Der Terrier” for always fighting for the ball at all situations.
In 1965, Vogts moved to Borussia Monchengladbach, where he played for 15 seasons, scoring 32 goals.
Berti Vogts made his debut for West Germany on May, 1967 against Yugoslavia at the age of 20. Yugoslavia won that European Championship qualifier 1-0.
Rise to Glory
Vogts put in some fine performances for the National team which ensured his place in the 1972 European Cup.
Germany went on to win that tournament beating Soviet Union 3-0 in the final.
He was also part of the 1974 FIFA World Cup winning team. In the final against Netherlands, Vogts marked Johan Cruyff throughout the match and played a crucial part in the Germany’s 2-1 victory.
During the 70s, Vogts won five Bundesliga titles, two UEFA Cups and one German Cup for Borussia Monchengladbach.
He also won the German Footballer of the year twice in 1970 and 1971.
Vogts played for VfR Buttgen during his youth period before moving to Borussia Monchengladbach in 1965. He played out his whole career at this club till 1979.
Vogts retired from football in 1979 and joined the West Germany U21 team as a coaching staff.
He then went on to become the assistant manager of the Germany National team in 1990. He managed Germany for 8 years and led them to the 1996 Euro Cup glory. He joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2000.
He then went to manage Kuwait, Scotland, Nigeria as manager. He then worked as a Technical Advisor for the United States National team from 2015 to 2016.