Willi Landgraf

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Willi Landgraf
Personal information
Full name Wilfried Landgraf
Date of birth (1968-08-29) 29 August 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Mülheim an der Ruhr, West Germany
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Rot-Weiss Essen 119 (5)
1991–1994 FC Homburg 107 (4)
1994–1996 Rot-Weiss Essen
1996–1999 FC Gütersloh 94 (2)
1999–2006 Alemannia Aachen 188 (3)
2006–2009 Schalke 04 II
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Willi Landgraf (born 29 August 1968) is a German former professional footballer who played as a defender

Playing career[]

Landgraf was born in Mülheim an der Ruhr. He is the record holder[1] of games played in the 2. Bundesliga with 508 games.[2] He notably never played a single game in the Bundesliga. Most of Landgraf's games were for Rot-Weiß Essen and for Alemannia Aachen.

Landgraf was well known for his honest, blue-collar approach to football and was regarded as a great fan favourite even of fans who did not follow his teams.

At age 37, he seemed to have finally achieved his dream of playing his first Bundesliga match, when his club Alemannia Aachen was promoted. However, After being benched most of the season because his younger rival, Landgraf left and joined the Schalke 04 reserves.

Coaching career[]

Langraf wanted to work as assistant manager for Alemannia Aachen II but the contract was cancelled and he worked with his last club FC Schalke 04.


  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (12 July 2017). "Germany - All-Time Most Matches Played in 2. Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (12 July 2017). "Wilfried 'Willi' Landgraf - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 July 2017.

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