Jupp Heynckes Biography
(German Retired Professional Footballer and Manager)
Birthday: May 9, 1945 (Taurus)
Born In: Mönchengladbach, Germany
Josef "Jupp" Heynckes is a German former professional footballer and coach. As a player, he was part of the West Germany national team that won the 1972 UEFA European Championship as well as the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He played predominantly for the Borussia Mönchengladbach in club football and won three Bundesliga, one UEFA Cup, and one DFB-Pokal with them. As a coach, he led Bayern Munich to four Bundesliga, one DFB-Pokal, three DFL-Supercup, and one UEFA Championship wins; Real Madrid to one UEFA Championship and one Supercopa de España wins; and FC Schalke 04 to two UEFA Intertoto Cup wins. A native of the city of Mönchengladbach, Heynckes began his amateur career at Grün-Weiß in 1956. Nine years later, he debuted in the Bundesliga. After retiring as a player, he began his career as a manager at his old club, Borussia Mönchengladbach. He subsequently managed Bayern Munich, Athletic Bilbao, Eintracht Frankfurt, Tenerife, Real Madrid, and Benfica, before ending his illustrious managerial career in 2018. He is also known by his nickname “Osram", given by Rudi Gores as he turns noticeably reddish when he is feeling stressful! Heynckes has accumulated a multitude of personal awards over the years. In 2013, he received both the FIFA World Coach of the Year and the World Soccer Awards Manager of the Year awards.