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Volkmar Groß

Personal information
Date of birthJanuary 31, 1948(age 68)
Place of birthBerlin, Germany
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Volkmar Groß (born January 31, 1948 in Berlin) is a retired German football player. He spent 7 seasons in the Bundesliga with Hertha BSC, Tennis Borussia Berlin and FC Schalke 04. He represented Germany once in a friendly against Greece. He scored one goal in the Bundesliga from a penalty kick.

In 1967, Groß began his career with Hertha BSC. In 1971, Groß received 15,000 DM as part of a match fixing scheme. As a result, he was suspended for two years from the Bundesliga and banned for life from the national team. During those two years, he played for Hellenic FC in South Africa as due to UN Sanctions against this country, South Africa was not Member of the FIFA. In 1976, he returned to Germany and joined Tennis Borussia Berlin.

In 1979, Groß moved to the United States and signed with the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League. He began the season in Minnesota, but finished it with the San Diego Sockers. He would go on to play five outdoor, two NASL indoor and one Major Indoor Soccer League seasons with the Sockers before retiring in 1984.

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