Volkmar Groß

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Birth Date:
31.01.1948
Death date:
03.07.2014
Extra names:
Фолькмар Гросс
Categories:
Football player
Nationality:
 german
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Volkmar Groß (31 January 1948 – 3 July 2014) was a German football player. He spent seven seasons in the Bundesliga with Hertha BSC, Tennis Borussia Berlin and FC Schalke 04. He represented Germany once in a friendly against Greece. He scored one goal in the Bundesliga from a penalty kick.

Career

Groß was born in Berlin. In 1967, he began his career with Hertha BSC. In 1971, Groß received a 15,000 Deutsche Mark fine as a result of an investigation into a match fixing scheme. He was suspended for two years from the Bundesliga and banned for life from the national team. During those two years, he played for Hellenic FC in South Africa as due to UN Sanctions against this country, South Africa was not a member of FIFA. In 1976, he returned to Germany and joined Tennis Borussia Berlin.

In 1979, Groß moved to the United States and signed with the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League. He began the season in Minnesota, but finished it with the San Diego Sockers. He would go on to play five outdoor, two NASL indoor and one Major Indoor Soccer League seasons with the Sockers before retiring in 1984.

Honours

  • UEFA Cup finalist: 1974–75

Source: wikipedia.org

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