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West Germany’s 1980 European Championship winning side.  They beat Belgium 2-1 in the final.  That team consisted of Harald Schumaner, Manfred Kalz, Uli Stielike, Karlheinz Förster, Bernard Dietz, Bernd Schuster, Hans-Peter Briegel, Bernhard Cullmann, Hansi Müller, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Horst Hrubesch and Klaus Allofs

West Germany’s 1980 European Championship winning side.  They beat Belgium 2-1 in the final.  That team consisted of Harald Schumaner, Manfred Kalz, Uli Stielike, Karlheinz Förster, Bernard Dietz, Bernd Schuster, Hans-Peter Briegel, Bernhard Cullmann, Hansi Müller, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Horst Hrubesch and Klaus Allofs

Bundesliga top goal scorer in the 1978/79 season, Fortuna Düsseldorf’s Klaus Allofs, proudly displaying his torjägerkanone.  

Bundesliga top goal scorer in the 1978/79 season, Fortuna Düsseldorf’s Klaus Allofs, proudly displaying his torjägerkanone.  

The Allofs brothers, Thomas (l) and Klaus (r) at Fortuna Düsseldorf. 

The Allofs brothers, Thomas (l) and Klaus (r) at Fortuna Düsseldorf. 

In 2008 Mesut Özil signed a 3 year contract with Werder Bremen.  Here he is pictured with Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf and general manager Klaus Allofs.  

In 2008 Mesut Özil signed a 3 year contract with Werder Bremen.  Here he is pictured with Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf and general manager Klaus Allofs.  

After a spell in France with Marseille, Allofs returned to Germany to Werder Bremen with whom he won the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup in the 1991/92 season, beating AS Monaco 2-0 in the final in Lisbon, Portugal.  Above, Allofs scores the opening goal of that match.

After a spell in France with Marseille, Allofs returned to Germany to Werder Bremen with whom he won the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup in the 1991/92 season, beating AS Monaco 2-0 in the final in Lisbon, Portugal.  Above, Allofs scores the opening goal of that match.

In 1981, Klaus Allofs (all the way on the right) transfered from Fortuna Düsseldorf to 1. FC. Köln for a then unprecedented 2.25 million Deutsche marks. Above he is pictured with then Köln coach Rinus Michels, Klaus Fischer and Paul Steiner (from right to left).

In 1981, Klaus Allofs (all the way on the right) transfered from Fortuna Düsseldorf to 1. FC. Köln for a then unprecedented 2.25 million Deutsche marks. Above he is pictured with then Köln coach Rinus Michels, Klaus Fischer and Paul Steiner (from right to left).

Klaus Allofs played for West Germany 56 times, scoring 17 goals in the process.  His best performance in a Germany kit may have been against the Netherlands in the group stage of the 1980 European championship (above) where his hattrick decided the game in Germany’s favor and steered them on course for the eventual title.  

Klaus Allofs played for West Germany 56 times, scoring 17 goals in the process.  His best performance in a Germany kit may have been against the Netherlands in the group stage of the 1980 European championship (above) where his hattrick decided the game in Germany’s favor and steered them on course for the eventual title.  

Klaus Allofs (pictured above) and Fortuna Düsseldorf reached the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup final in the 1978/79 season. Despite a goal from Allofs, Düsseldorf still lost 4-3 to Barcelona in extra time. Ironically enough, Klaus’s younger brother Thomas (on the right) got on the ball at the same time in this shot making the goal a brotherly effort.  

Klaus Allofs (pictured above) and Fortuna Düsseldorf reached the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup final in the 1978/79 season. Despite a goal from Allofs, Düsseldorf still lost 4-3 to Barcelona in extra time. Ironically enough, Klaus’s younger brother Thomas (on the right) got on the ball at the same time in this shot making the goal a brotherly effort.  

Klaus Allofs was the hero on the night as West Germany took on the Netherlands in the group stage of the 1980 EUROs, winning 3-2.  Allofs scored a hattrick in that match and ended subsequently became the tournament’s top goalscorer.  Here he is celebrating with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Klaus Allofs was the hero on the night as West Germany took on the Netherlands in the group stage of the 1980 EUROs, winning 3-2.  Allofs scored a hattrick in that match and ended subsequently became the tournament’s top goalscorer.  Here he is celebrating with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

The indomitable Klaus Allofs, at Köln from 1981 to 1987, played 177 matches and scored 88 goals. 

The indomitable Klaus Allofs, at Köln from 1981 to 1987, played 177 matches and scored 88 goals.