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Matthias Herget

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Full nameMatthias Herget
Date of birth14 November 1955(age 61)
Place of birthAnnaberg-Buchholz, East Germany
Height1.78 m
Playing positionSweeper

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Matthias Herget (born 14 November 1955, in Annaberg-Buchholz) is a former German football player who has also worked as a manager.

Herget played in 237 Bundesliga matches, scoring 26 goals, for VfL Bochum and Bayer 05 Uerdingen, playing in 39 internationals (four goals) for West Germany between 1983 and 1988. He was part of the West Germany squad for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, playing just in the final first round tie against Denmark (0-2) at Querétaro's Estadio La Corregidora. On call for the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship, the former midfielder and striker was the regular sweeper of Franz Beckenbauer's team at the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship.

In his managerial career, he has had spells at lower league clubs such as SSV Buer, Eisbachtaler Sportfreunde 1919 e.V. and 1. FC Bocholt.

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