Manni Kaltz Profile

Manni Kaltz - Career in Brief


Years Club
1971-89 Hamburger SV crest Hamburger SV
1989 Bordeaux crest Bordeaux
1989-90 Mulhouse crest Mulhouse
1990-91 Hamburger SV crest Hamburger SV


Team West Germany
Debut 1975
Last Match 1983
Caps 69
Goals 8

Manni Kaltz - Career

Manni Kaltz - Playing Style

One of our favourite players of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Kaltz was a cracking attacking right-back, a memorable sight bombing up and down the flank with his socks rolled down. He was renowned for his fantastic crossing, hit with so much spin and curve that they were given their own name, "Bananenflanken" ("banana crosses"). He formed an unlikely partnership with Horst Hrubesch, summed up perfectly by a quote from the giant centre-forward; "Manni banana. I head. Goal!"!

A legend at Hamburger SV, Kaltz has made the second most appearances in the Bundesliga with 581, only Eintracht Frankfurt's Charly Körbel is ahead of him. Kaltz was also known as a penalty specialist, with 53 of his 76 goals coming from the penalty spot.

Manni Kaltz - Honours


Honour Year
The Euros Winners 1980