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Bernd Nickel

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Full nameBernd Nickel
Playing positionAttacking Midfielder, Striker
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Current clubRetired

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Bernd Nickel (born March 15, 1949) is a former German footballer.

Due to his straight shots his nickname was "Doktor Hammer".

Nickel began his career in 1957 at SV Eisemroth. In 1966 he was signed by Eintracht Frankfurt, where he scored 141 goals in 426 Bundesliga games. He won the DFB-Pokal in 1974, 1975 and 1981. His biggest success was the victory of the UEFA Cup in 1980.

Frankfurt won against Borussia Mönchengladbach with 1-0 and 2-3. Nickel stayed until 1983 at the Eintracht. He was notorious for his heavy distance shots and free kicks.

At the end of his career he joined BSC Young Boys from Switzerland for the 1983-84 season.

Nickel was capped once for the DFB team. He also competed for West Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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