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Gerd Zewe

Personal information
Date of birth13 June 1950(age 66)
Place of birthStennweiler, West Germany
Height1.78 m
Playing positionmidfielder, defender

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Gerd Zewe (born 13 June 1950 in Stennweiler, West Germany) is a former German football player and manager.

Zewe was a youngster for SV Stennweiler and an amateur for Borussia Neunkirchen. Starting his career with his sole professional club, Fortuna Düsseldorf, in midfield, he was later used as sweeper and appeared in 440 Bundesliga matches (42 goals), which is still a Bundesliga record for the club. Zewe was part of the Düsseldorf team that reached the German Cup final on three consecutive occasions from 1978 to 1980, carrying the trophy home in 1979 and 1980. In 1979 he further won a European Cup Winners' Cup runner-up medal with Düsseldorf, getting beaten after extra-time by FC Barcelona at St. Jakob Stadium, Basel. In 1987 he left Fortuna Düsseldorf after 15 years to team up with Kickers Würzburg to see out his career on amateur level.

Zewe's career for West Germany lasted for only four matches, but earned him a role of an unused substitute at the 1978 FIFA World Cup as one of two uncapped players in the West German squad besides 1. FC Köln's Harald Konopka. Months after the tournament he gained his first cap, playing in the 4 3 win over Czechoslovakia on 11 October 1978. Four months later his career for West Germany came to a close with a starting role in the goalless 1980 UEFA European Championship qualifier against Malta in Malta.

As manager, Zewe coached the reserve-side of Borussia Mönchengladbach for some time in the 1990s, as well as the first squads of lower level clubs Union Solingen and TuS Grevenbroich.

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