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Michael Kutzop

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Height1.89 m (6 ft 2.4 in)
Playing positionDefender
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Current clubRetired

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Michael Kutzop (born March 24, 1955 in Lubliniec, Silesia, Poland) is a former German football player of Polish origin. He spent 7 seasons in the Bundesliga with Kickers Offenbach and SV Werder Bremen.

Kutzop took arguably the most famous penalty kick in the history of Bundesliga. On the penultimate game day of the 1985/86 season Kutzop's league-leading SV Werder Bremen were playing second-placed FC Bayern Munich. Werder's victory in that game would guarantee them the title. With the score of 0:0 Kutzop took the penalty kick in the 88th minute and hit the right goalpost. The game ended 0:0. On the last game day FC Bayern beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 6:0, Werder lost 1:2 to VfB Stuttgart (the team they beat 6:0 earlier in the season) and Bayern took the title on better goal difference. That was the only penalty kick he missed in 14 attempts during his Bundesliga years.

Today he works at Rudi Völler's football school in Cala Millor, Majorca, Spain.

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