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Manfred Zapf

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Date of birthAugust 24, 1946(age 70)
Place of birthStapelburg, Germany
Playing positionDefender

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Manfred Zapf (born August 24, 1946 in Stapelburg) is a German former footballer, later a coach. A defender, Zapf spent his entire senior career with 1. FC Magdeburg, and captained the club to its greatest successes three DDR championships, four cups, and the Cup Winners' Cup of 1974. In his time with the club he appeared in 327 league matches in the DDR-Oberliga and played 30 matches in the second-tier DDR-Liga..

He won sixteen (respectively 12) caps for East Germany between 1969 and 1975, and was part of the team that won the Bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics.

Following his retirement from footballing, Zapf joined the backroom staff at FC Magdeburg, and also had a three-month spell as manager of the East German national team in 1988 89.

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