Rudi Gutendorf
Rudolf "Rudi" Gutendorf is a German
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 football manager, renowned for managing the highest number of national teams – to date a total of 18 teams.


As a player he enjoyed an unremarkable career with his home-town club TuS Neuendorf
TuS Koblenz
TuS Koblenz is a German association football club, located in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate. Fussball Club Deutschland Neuendorf, which was formed in 1911, is viewed as the foundation of the modern club.-Play under the Third Reich:...


Coaching career

Retiring from active play in 1953 he took part in a coach training course under Sepp Herberger
Sepp Herberger
Josef "Sepp" Herberger was a German football player and manager...

, receiving his license in 1954, before embarking on his remarkable career as a manager the following year. His last coaching job was in 2003 with the Samoa national football team
Samoa national football team
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  • 1999: "Der Ball ist ein Sauhund"
  • 15 November 1999: "Beckmann"
  • 2006: "Volle Kanne - Service täglich"
  • 2009: "Mein Ehrgeiz galt dem Fußball und den Frauen"

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