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Martin Hoffmann (footballer)

Martin Hoffmann (footballer)
Personal information
Date of birthMarch 22, 1955(age 61)
Place of birthGommern, East Germany
Club information
Current club1. FC Magdeburg (U19 coach)

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Martin Hoffmann (born 22 March 1955 in Gommern) is a former German football (soccer) player and manager.

Hoffmann played from 1968 to 1987 for 1. FC Magdeburg in the East German league, playing 255 matches and scoring 78 goals. With Magdeburg, he won the league title in 1974 and 1975, and the cup title in 1978, 1979 and 1983. The biggest title of all is the European Cup Winners' Cup, as Magdeburg defeated AC Milan 2 0 on 8 May 1974 in Rotterdam.

He also played for the East Germany national football team, making 62 appearances and scoring 15 goals between 1973 and 1981. In 1974 he played in six matches for East Germany in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, scroing once against Chile. In 1976, he was in the East German team which won the gold medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, playing in 5 matches and scoring once in the final against Poland.

He worked as manager of 1.FC Magdeburg in the twice, from 1994 to 1996 and from 2002 to 2003. In the 1996 97 season, he briefly managed Mecklenburg-based Parchimer FC, but left the club in the winterbreak.

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